CAMBRIDGE, ON, April 17, 2013 /CNW/ - COM DEV International Ltd. (TSX:
CDV), a leading manufacturer of space hardware subsystems, today
announced that Telesat's ANIK G-1 satellite was successfully launched
on April 15 with COM DEV-built multiplexers and switches on board.
The SSL-built satellite is the newest addition to Telesat's global
fleet; Anik G1 carries 16 extended Ku-band transponders fully
contracted to Shaw Direct for 15 years. Shaw Direct currently uses
Telesat's Anik F1R satellite for its Canadian DTH services and the
addition of Anik G1 at the same orbital location will enable Shaw
Direct to add over 100 HD channels for their subscribers. Anik G1 also
has three X-band transponders that are fully contracted to Astrium
Services for 15 years to support government applications across the
Americas and much of the Pacific Ocean, including Hawaii. Anik G1 will
also bring new capacity to meet the growing demand for satellite
communications services in South America.
Click here to view the launch video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwrAlNm6u9Y
"We are very pleased to be involved with this satellite which
demonstrates the growing demand for more bandwidth." said Mike
Williams, President of COM DEV International Products. "In addition to
the increased number of HD channels it will provide to Canadian DTH
subscribers, it will also double the C-band and Ku-band transponders
serving South America from its orbital location."
About COM DEV
COM DEV International Ltd. (www.comdevintl.com) is a leading global provider of space hardware and services. The
company has a staff of 1,300, annual revenues of $208 million, and
facilities in Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. COM DEV
designs manufactures, and integrates advanced products, subsystems and
microsatellites that are sold to major satellite prime contractors,
government agencies and satellite operators, for use in communications,
space science, remote sensing and defense applications. The company has
won contracts to supply its equipment on over 900 spacecraft. COM DEV's
majority-owned subsidiary, exactEarth Ltd., provides satellite data
services for global maritime surveillance.
This news release may contain certain forward-looking statements that
involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially
from results indicated in any forward-looking statements. The Company
cautions that, among other things, in view of the rapid changes in
communications markets and technologies, and other risks including the
cost and market acceptance of the Company's new products, the level of
individual customer procurements and competitive product offerings and
pricing, and general economic circumstances, the Company's business
prospects may be materially different from forward-looking statements
made by the Company.
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