Andrew Corporation and GigaSat Limited have signed a multiyear agreement
that makes Andrew the exclusive OEM provider of GigaSat's flyaway
antenna family in North America.
The agreement, signed by both companies at the IBC 2006 show September
8-12 in Amsterdam, expands Andrew's high performance offerings for the
growing military satellite communications market. The GigaSat flyaway
antennas, in 1 meter, 1.2 meter, 1.8 meter, and 2.4 meter sizes, feature
lightweight carbon fiber construction for dependable performance in the
toughest of conditions for applications such as data restoration,
military situations, and sporting events. The antennas also are easy to
deploy and transport, and come with transit cases that enable baggage
check-in on commercial airlines.
"The innovative GigaSat flyaway antenna product line is a strong
addition to the product offerings we can make available to large
commercial and government customers through our experienced sales
teams," said Jude Panetta, group president, Satellite Communications,
"We are delighted to team with Andrew on bringing our leading antennas
to a broader range of customers and we look forward to a great future
together," said Chris Lay, managing director, GigaSat Limited.
Andrew's Satellite Communications Group provides a complete line of
antennas from 46 centimeters to 11.5 meters for all enterprise,
government/military, and consumer satellite communication applications.
Andrew-designed and -built products--which cover C, Ku, K, X, and the
emerging Ka band--include type approved earth station antenna hubs and
gateways for broadband and broadcast, VSAT broadband antennas for
consumer and enterprise customers, DBS antennas for home satellite
broadcast systems, and complete installation and testing services.
GigaSat is an award-winning company, accredited as an ISO 9001-2000
manufacturer of products and systems for the satellite communications
industry. A significant inward investment in research and development
has rewarded GigaSat with a comprehensive and highly innovative range of
products including mobile and flyaway satellite earth station antennas
from 0.9m to 3.7m plus an extensive range of electronic hardware such as
MPEG-2 video encoders, digital modulators, frequency converters and both
solid state and TWT amplifiers. GigaSat systems capability includes
design and implementation of virtually any satcoms related project,
whether it be a flyaway or vehicle-based satellite newsgathering system.
About Andrew Corporation
Andrew Corporation (NASDAQ: ANDW) designs, manufactures, and delivers
innovative and essential equipment and solutions for the global
communications infrastructure market. The company serves operators and
equipment manufacturers from facilities in 35 countries. Andrew (www.andrew.com),
headquartered in Westchester, IL, is an S&P 500 company founded in 1937.
Forward Looking Statements
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statements involve certain risks and uncertainties. Factors that may
cause actual results to differ from expected results include
fluctuations in commodity costs, the company's ability to integrate
acquisitions and to realize the anticipated synergies and cost savings,
the effects of competitive products and pricing, economic and political
conditions that may impact customers' ability to fund purchases of our
products and services, the company's ability to achieve the cost savings
anticipated from cost reduction programs, fluctuations in foreign
currency exchange rates, the timing of cash payments and receipts, end
use demands for wireless communication services, the loss of one or more
significant customers, and other business factors. Investors should also
review other risks and uncertainties discussed in company documents
filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.