Inmarsat confirms type approval of Skyware Technologies Global Xpress terminals

Skyware Technologies is among the first set of fixed land terminals to earn ‘approved’ status for use over Inmarsat’s Global Xpress network

3 June 2015: Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L), the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, is pleased to announce that after extensive testing on Inmarsat-5 F1, the Skyware Technologies SKY 98 GX, SKY 180 GX, and ATOM 65 GX with Assisted Pointing terminals have received full type approval for use over the Inmarsat Global Xpress (GX) network.

The ATOM 65 GX with Assisted Pointing is the smallest and lightest commercial transportable terminal available for GX. Designed for quick deployment by users with minimal training, the ATOM 65 GX offers a powerful flyaway solution to meet the mobility needs of users for a range of enterprise, NGO, and government missions.  The ATOM 65 GX is available with two airline-compliant rugged cases for airline check-in. As with the SKY GX series, the ATOM 65 GX comes standard with Skyware Technologies’ proven “DRC” 5W RF transceiver providing a highly reliable and silent fan-free solution to meet the rigors of a range of harsh environmental conditions.

The SKY 98 and SKY 180 fixed terminals have also received full type approval for Global Xpress. With reflector sizes of 98cm and 180cm respectively, and flexible mounting options including king post and non-penetrating roof mounts, the SKY GX series of terminals offers a cost-effective solution for a range of enterprise and governmental applications. The options in aperture size provide Inmarsat customers with scalability to match their throughput, environmental and service availability needs.

”We are delighted to be able to approve these terminals for use over GX,” said Greg Ewert, President, Inmarsat Enterprise. “Having a range of terminal options to meet the diverse connectivity needs of our customers, further complements the speed, strength and flexibility of our new GX service.”

Oliver Kroner, Skyware Technologies CEO, said “With the first ATOM and SKY terminals already in the hands of our VAR partners and their end user customers, we are excited to have reached this critical milestone towards providing GX end users with high quality, easy to use, terminals to complete the package.”


Notes to editors

Global Xpress is the first high-speed commercial Ka-band broadband satellite network that will span the world. It is unique – truly representing a new era in mobile communications. Global Xpress will deliver worldwide coverage from a single operator, consistent, high bandwidth and the Inmarsat network reliability, which customers have depended on for decades. Operating in the resilient Ka-band, yet integrating seamlessly with our existing L-band network, Global Xpress allows customers across aviation, maritime, enterprise and government sectors to have reliable and assured access to high throughput communications.

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About Inmarsat

Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,600 staff in more than 60 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ISAT.L). For more information, please visit

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About Skyware Technologies

Skyware Technologies is a global leader in advanced integrated terminal solutions and satellite RF electronics, with operations on three continents and extensive expertise in the world’s most in-demand satellite communications technologies. Skyware Technologies’ winning combination of high technology and low-cost manufacturing makes its cutting-edge terminal solutions and RF electronics platforms unique in the market.

Skyware Technologies’ flagship VSAT products include transportable and fixed terminals for government and commercial applications, the market’s first enterprise Ka-band transceiver, and the world’s most versatile Ka-band transceiver with electronic polarization switching. Partnered with Inmarsat, the new ATOM and SKY integrated terminals are available with out-of-the-box compatibility with the Global Xpress® network. Further information is available at: