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Starling to present broadband antenna system for airliners
Posted: 12-Apr-2007 [Source: Starling Advanced Communication Ltd.]

[Starling to present its MIJET antenna for in-flight broadband connectivity at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2007.]

Yoqneam, Israel -- Starling Advanced Communication Ltd., a provider of innovative low profile two-way Ku-band antenna systems for aircraft, today announced that it will present its revolutionary MIJET antenna for in-flight entertainment at Aircraft Interiors Expo 2007, to be held on April 17-19, 2007, in Hamburg, Germany.

MIJET is the world's fastest low-profile, fuselage-mounted antenna for airliners. The innovative new antenna sets the highest performance levels for two-way Ku-band connectivity, opening new horizons for broadband in-flight applications, such as the Internet, VPN, PDA, VoIP, e-mail, mobile phones, video conferencing, instant messaging and various entertainment applications such as video-on-demand, live TV, online gaming and multimedia applications.

Powered by a new technology, the MIJET is an ultra-small (diameter 30" x 75 cm, height 6" x 15 cm), bidirectional airborne Ku-band antenna. It is suitable for any wide body airliner such as B747 and A340, or narrow body airliner such as B737 and A319. In addition to its compact size, MIJET sets the highest level of performance and bit rate for airliners: transmission bit rate of up to 1.25 Mbps and reception bit rate from 10-15 Mbps. MIJET is easy to install and requires only one cable connection into the aircraft. All electronic and RF units are housed inside the antenna for optimal ease of installation and maintenance.

"The world is facing now a new era in in-flight entertainment and MIJET creates new opportunities for airlines," said Jacob Keret, Vice President Marketing and Sales, Starling Advanced Communication. "Airlines can offer high-performance broadband services in all flight conditions, across all aircraft in their fleet. MIJET provides the industry's best-of-breed solution for unmatched high-speed bit rates and superior cost-effectiveness, compared to other technologies."

The MIJET antenna family is based on Starling's patent-pending CoMPA (Coherent Multi-Panel Antenna) technology which enables data transmission and reception at true broadband bit rates via an extremely low profile antenna. CoMPA combines transmission/reception capabilities with advanced signal processing, making it possible to build exceptionally small, low profile antennas that are suitable for the full range of mobile platforms. All electronic units are housed inside the antenna. CoMPA supports varied elevation angles enabling consistent global coverage, including over transatlantic and equatorial routes.

The MIJET antenna family includes also MiniMIJET - an ultra-small (diameter 16" x 40 cm, height 4" x 10 cm), bidirectional airborne Ku-band antenna for business jets, ranging from 4-seaters to large VIP jets.


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