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Kymeta antenna on car
Kymeta’s next-generation antenna can fit on top of a vehicle to provide hybrid cellular-satellite connectivity. (Kymeta Photo)

汉威系统是一家总部位于韩国的智能技术公司,同意在Redmond,洗涤基础上进行3000万美元的投资Kymeta Corp.— with an eye toward getting a foothold in the market for antennas capable of linking up with satellite constellations in low Earth orbit.

股权投资协议随访$85 million funding round8月由Microsoft联合创始人比尔盖茨领导。盖茨支持Kymeta自发射以来作为2012年的下一代天线冒险。

Kymeta是in the midst of the commercial rollout for its latest connectivity offering, a hybrid cellular-satellite broadband service known as Kymeta Connect.

The service relies on an innovative flat-panel antenna called the u8. Metamaterial-based electronics allow Kymeta’s antenna to lock onto satellites without the need for moving parts.

Kymeta Connect目前在地球静止地球轨道或地球上利用卫星。但它的系统可以升级,以便与宽带卫星星座的兼容性,这些星座在低地球轨道或狮子座中形成的宽带卫星星座 - 包括OneWeb,spacex的Starlink.和亚马逊’s futureProject Kuiper星座。

与计划的计划完美地包围汉威, a global conglomerate involved in industries ranging from telecommunications to aerospace and finance.汉威系统Co.侧重于国防电子和信息基础设施中的智能技术。

“我们对Kymeta的投资的目标是早期进入Leo卫星天线市场,并使我们的技术组合多样化,”Hanwha Systems Co.的首席执行官Youn Chul Kim,said in a news release. “With the expertise of HSC’s top-notch defense communication and radar technologies, we are joining hands with this promising U.S. satellite antenna company. All these efforts will further strengthen HSC’s aerospace systems capabilities.”

假设投资协议赢得监管批准,汉威系统将在Kymeta的董事会席位。

Kymeta表示,新的资金将支持增加的硬件生产以及系统的能力和客户体验的增强,以及提高公司的整体增长轨迹。“

“Support from HSC will help us expand our reach and drive the development and productization of our metamaterial-based antenna technology,” said Doug Hutcheson, Kymeta’s executive chairman.

像Kim一样,Hutcheson强调了低地轨道宽带卫星服务的前景。

“LEO antenna solutions will become preferred for latency-sensitive and highly mobile applications as additional LEO satellites are launched and constellations are deployed,” Hutcheson said. “Kymeta’s solutions work on existing GEO networks and are LEO upgradeable. We look forward to working with HSC to develop technologies and solutions that are reliable and critical for communications on the move.”

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