Starling Advanced Communication Ltd., a provider of innovative Satcom two-way Ku-band antenna systems for mobile communication, today announced that it will showcase the MIJETLite™ a new competitive antenna system, for ongoing In flight applications, at CommunicAsia 2008, to be held in Singapore on June17- 20, 2008.
The new MIJETLite™ is based on Starling’s proven flat panel technology which enables data transmission and reception at true broadband bit rates via an extremely low profile and lightweight antenna.
The state of the art antenna system will provide aircrafts with a compact size, lightweight, high performance Ku band antenna system at a competitive price, opening up the airborne broadband market for in flight entertainment and communications and cockpit applications.
Air travelers will be able for the first time to enjoy boundless applications across all travel routes: unlimited Internet connectivity, to send and receive e-mails, watch Live TV, to use their own mobile phones and personal mobile devices during flight, video conferencing, instant messaging and various entertainment applications, including video-on-demand, online gaming and multimedia applications.
"The MIJETLite™ antenna is another major technology step for Starling and it's offering" says Jacob Keret, Vice President Marketing and Sales, Starling Advanced Communication " there is an increasing demand in the market for a reliable and cost-effective airborne broadband antenna systems to enable in flight applications, Starling is the first to provide an available advanced solution to support high speed and high performance broadband services onboard aircraft at a very competitive price."
The revolutionary and highly cost-effective new antenna, meets the unique challenges of airborne broadband communications, by providing compact size, low profile (diameter 29'' – 74 cm, height 6.5" – 16 cm), and lighter (50lb – 23kg) ku band antenna system With very high speed data rates. The new antenna will provide full global coverage, will be very easy to install, and will be suitable for any wide body and narrow body aircrafts.
Starling will present the MIJETLite™ antenna system at the Orbit Booth as part of its display, the new antenna system marks a joint effort of a technological cooperation between Starling and Orbit, to deliver broadband satellite communication capabilities onboard all size of commercial aircraft, both for cockpit and passenger applications.
About Starling Advanced Communication
Founded in 2003, Starling (starling-com.com) is a public company listed on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE: STLG). Starling develops and manufactures next generation compact, low profile ku band Satellite based antenna systems that enable full-featured broadband connectivity on mobile platforms. Starling's first product is MIJET™ – an antenna system of a family of two-way Ku band antenna systems for aircraft. The MIJET family antennas consisting of MIJET™, MIJETLite™ and MiniMIJET™ are expected to enable broadband in-flight entertainment and personal communications not currently available in commercial aircraft.
The Company's CoMPA™ (Coherent Multi-Panel Antenna) technology enables data transmission and reception at high bit rates via an exceptionally low profile antenna.
Starling's largest shareholders include IDB group through Elron Electronic Industries (NASDAQ: ELRN), Rafael Development Corporation, and Elbit Systems.