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Rockwell Collins adds satellite tracking to CommuniCase® Technology

Provides users with more satellite communication availability at a lower cost

SINGAPORE (June 23, 2011) – Rockwell Collins has added satellite tracking capability to its SWE-DISH CommuniCase Technology (CCT) family of portable satellite communication products, providing its customers with more satellite communication availability at a lower cost. An upgrade kit is available for existing users or customers can select the option on new orders.

The new tracking functionality is integrated in the ruggedized XD controller unit and allows for accurate tracking of inclined satellites. CCT satellite terminals also provide Auto Peak functionality, which allows the terminal to automatically align and find the satellite signal.

When satellites approach the end of their life cycle, they take on what is called an “inclined orbit,” meaning they drift on a daily basis, which makes it more difficult for ground stations to pick up their signal. The use of inclined satellites results in savings due to lower capacity costs. In addition, CCT users have increased availability in areas of the world where only inclined satellites are available.

“Around 10 percent of all active satellites are inclined, so this feature gives our customers many more options while reducing their costs,” said Bob Haag, vice president and general manager of Communications Products for Rockwell Collins.

Rockwell Collins SWE-DISH CCT represents a major advancement in compact, quick-to-air, portable SATCOM technology. The flexibiliGS-NR-ty of CCT enables military personnel, broadcasters and emergency first responders to easily interchange components in the field to establish a new system configuration. The modular system architecture creates a significant cost advantage when compared to competing solutions.

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