CARLSBAD, Calif., November 28, 2023 – Viasat, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global leader in satellite communications, today announced the availability of the GX LITE terminal. Built with land expeditionary users’ requirements in mind, GX LITE readily translates to any “grab and go” situation and enables secure, flexible, high-throughput communications worldwide.
GX LITE was developed with Viasat’s value-added manufacturer partner, Get SAT, an innovator in lightweight satellite communications terminals for ground, airborne, and maritime applications. It leverages Get SAT’s highly efficient flat panel antenna technologies and enables fully autonomous operation to transmit and receive high-bandwidth data rates.
The GX LITE terminal is designed to operate across commercial Ka-band with reliable service via the Global Xpress (GX) network, the world’s first and only globally available, high-throughput commercial Ka-band network. GX LITE is available via subscription service -SATCOM as a Service -supporting unique Maximum Information Rate (MIR) and Committed Information Rate (CIR) users’ needs.
Matt Wissler, Chief Technology Officer, Viasat Government Services, said “Viasat is committed to delivering innovative solutions that support our customers’ missions on land, at sea, in the air and in space. We are proud to partner with innovative terminal manufacturers like Get SAT to develop technology that is tailored specifically to U.S. Government land users’ requirements. GX LITE is another successful example of this collaborative approach.”
Viasat and Get SAT designed GX LITE to align with the current and future needs of land expeditionary users. It is lightweight and easily transportable with a carrying case that can fit into a commercial airline’s overhead compartment. Additionally, the terminal’s low power consumption and ability to operate on batteries for up to seven hours is designed to deliver increased flexibility. The terminal is easy to set up and operate, enabling network connection anywhere in the global footprint with no user configuration. It features a user-friendly front panel interface and a Wi-Fi capability that can be configured, enabled, and disabled by the user.
Viasat is a global communications company that believes everyone and everything in the world can be connected. With offices in 24 countries around the world, our mission shapes how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the world communicate and connect. Viasat is developing the ultimate global communications network to power high-quality, reliable, secure, affordable, fast connections to positively impact people’s lives anywhere they are—on the ground, in the air or at sea, while building a sustainable future in space. On May 31, 2023, Viasat completed its acquisition of Inmarsat, combining the teams, technologies and resources of the two companies to create a new global communications partner.
About Get SAT
Get SAT is at the forefront in supplying Micronized Satellite Terminals, which come in a compact form and are suitable for ground, air, and maritime applications. The company’s groundbreaking antenna technology delivers the highest level of efficiency in the most compact size.