ViaSat Follow-on Contract Continues LinkWayS2 Broadband Modem Adoption as U.S. Government Standard for Tactical Satcom

ViaSat Follow-on Contract Continues LinkWayS2 Broadband Modem Adoption as U.S. Government Standard for Tactical Satcom

CARLSBAD, Calif., Feb 03, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- ViaSat (Nasdaq:VSAT) has received additional orders for its LinkWayS2(R) satellite modem systems to support U.S. government networks. The system includes U.S. Department of Defense approved transmission security, to provide secure, efficient tactical network connections to warfighters. Each modem also features a second DVB-S2 demodulator to enable both full mesh and one-way receive operation in a single product. The value of the follow-on orders totals $1.9 million.


The LinkWayS2 system connects users with single-hop, full mesh, high-throughput data transport and secures the links with TRANSEC transmission security. The open-standards MF-TDMA (multi-frequency, time-division multiple access) system provides more operational flexibility compared to proprietary hub-spoke MF-TDMA modem systems.

“The LinkWayS2 IP network provides more throughput, efficiency, and security than other IP network systems,” said Phil Chacon, business director for ViaSat C4I satcom. “And our warfighters will continue to gain performance from our periodic enhancements to the LinkWay product family.”

The LinkWayS2 system represents the next generation, DVB-S2 standard platform in a strong lineage of LinkWay modem products that feature increased throughput and transmission rate and 100% backwards-compatibility with the widely deployed LinkWay2100 modem. The integrated National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) certified, Type 3 cryptographic module performs AES-256 encryption/decryption in accordance with Federal Information Processing Standards 140-2, Level 2 (FIPS 140-2, Level 2), so all over-the-air data can be bulk-encrypted.

For more information or to purchase LinkWayS2 modems, email

About ViaSat (

ViaSat produces innovative satellite and other digital communication products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to virtually any location. The company provides networking products and managed network services for enterprise IP applications; is a key supplier of network-centric military communications and encryption technologies and products to the U.S. government; is the primary technology partner for gateway and customer-premises equipment for consumer and mobile satellite broadband services; and owns WildBlue, the premier Ka-band satellite broadband service provider. ViaSat also offers design capabilities and a number of complementary products including monolithic microwave integrated circuits and modules, DVB-S2 satellite communication components, video data link systems, data acceleration and compression, and mobile satellite antenna systems. ViaSat, with annual revenues over $600 million, is based in Carlsbad, CA. Major locations include Duluth, GA, Germantown, MD (Comsat Laboratories), and Greenwood Village, CO (WildBlue), along with additional field offices and service centers worldwide.

Safe Harbor Statement

Portions of this release, particularly statements about periodic enhancements and the throughput, efficiency, security, and performance of the ViaSat LinkWayS2 modems, may contain forward-looking statements regarding future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties. ViaSat wishes to caution you that there are some factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including but not limited to: contractual problems, product defects, manufacturing issues or delays, regulatory issues, technologies not being developed according to anticipated schedules, or that do not perform according to expectations; and increased competition and other factors affecting the wireless communications and secure networking industry generally. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in ViaSat’s SEC filings available at, including ViaSat’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. ViaSat undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.

Comsat Labs and Comsat Laboratories are tradenames of ViaSat, Inc. Neither Comsat Labs nor Comsat Laboratories is affiliated with COMSAT Corporation. “Comsat” is a registered trademark of COMSAT Corporation. All additional products are trademarks of their respective owners.


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