Tel Aviv, July 9, 2020 – hiSky Ltd., a pioneer of affordable voice and data satellite communications and provider of satellite-connected IoT services, announced today the start of Early Field Trials (EFT) of its Ku-band satellite terminal; another milestone in the expansion of the company’s portfolio of products and services.
Developed over the past year, the new SmartelliteTM Dynamic Ku-band terminal complements hiSky’s ability to provide global coverage of its services, both onshore and offshore, and in territories where the Ku frequency offers a significant advantage, or where Ka frequencies are simply not available. Enabling a low and medium data rate for IoT applications, the new terminal meets a growing demand across a range of industries, including fisheries, fleet management, agriculture, oil & gas and more.
Based on hiSky’s innovative SmartelliteTM Dynamic Ka-band terminal, the Ku-band terminal offers the same advantages in terms of on-the-move capabilities, weight, size and price. It also uses the same building blocks, such as a built-in modem and phased array antenna technology, and connects to hiSky’s comprehensive Network Management System (NMS), hiSky360 managing both Ka and Ku-band terminals on the same network.