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ViaSat_100_80.jpgNoordwijk, 18 Apr, 2006: ViaSat announced that its LinkStar VSAT system has received the SatLabs Group Certificate of Compliance on Apr 12, 2006.

ViaSat Inc. has obtained a Certificate of Compliance for its LinkStar VSAT system from SatLabs. The tests verify that the LinkStar broadband satellite terminal complies with the standard and is able to interoperate with other DVB-RCS systems.
The LinkStar terminal passed all DVB-RCS qualification tests in one day at the SatLabs certification facilities located at CETECOM in Germany.

"Interoperability between terminals and systems is one of the key advantages of the DVB-RCS open standard and contributes to lowering the cost of broadband satellite communications equipment." said Xavier Lobao, chairman of the SatLabs group. "Customers wanting to take advantage of the standard are able to choose equipment from multiple vendors. Five DVB-RCS terminal vendors have obtained certificates of compliance since testing began last year."

About ViaSat
ViaSat produces innovative satellite and other communication products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to any location. Products include satellite ground equipment, information security devices, tactical data radios, and communication simulators. ViaSat has a full line of VSAT products for data and voice applications, and is a market leader in Ka-band satellite systems, from user terminals to large gateways. ViaSat has locations in Carlsbad, CA, and Duluth, GA, along with its Comsat Laboratories division in Germantown, MD. Additional field offices are located in Boston, MA, Washington DC, Australia, China, India, Italy, and Spain.

In addition the company has two wholly-owned subsidiaries: US Monolithics, based in Chandler, AZ designs and produces monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) and modules for use in broadband communications for military and commercial applications; and Efficient Channel Coding, based in Cleveland, OH is an innovator in satellite communication components and systems, based on the new DVB-S2 standard, that increase the efficiency of today’s advanced satellite, wireless, and wire-line communication systems.