ViaSat Gains High-Rate Modem and Design Technologies with Acquisition of Assets of Gray Labs
- Applications include high-speed intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) data communications
ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT), an innovator in satellite and other wireless networking systems and services, has expanded its high-speed satellite data communication technology base with the acquisition of a high-rate modem product line and custom spacecraft technologies for earth observation from Gray Labs Inc. Gray Labs has been at the leading edge of this market for several decades and the technology continues to provide high performance in ISR and other applications.
ViaSat creates new ways to access advanced network applications with satellite and other wireless networking systems that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to any location. The company provides networking products and services for enterprise and consumer IP applications and is a key supplier of military communications and encryption technologies to the U.S. government.
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ViaSat will continue to support Gray Labs products and customers with state-of-the-art design from its Duluth, Georgia campus. The former staff of Gray Labs has relocated to ViaSat facilities, and Dr. Jim Gray, former Gray Labs president, has assumed a senior consulting position at ViaSat where he will help expand the capabilities of satellite-to-earth communications for ISR.
"The output of ISR sensors is growing exponentially, so maximizing satellite data rates is increasingly important," said Kent Leka, VP of Satellite Ground Systems at ViaSat. "The expertise we obtained from Gray Labs in high-rate communications gives us important new ways to deliver a higher level of performance and increased data throughput for commercial and government customers. We're also gaining technical expertise and an entrepreneurial spirit that the Gray Labs team has in common with ViaSat."
"With the combination of our advanced technologies and our strong positions in the satellite ISR market, we're looking forward to accomplishing great things as we move forward together," said Dr. Gray.
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Source : ViaSat, Inc.