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MANTA+ adopted by US SOF community

(20 May 2019 - Paradigm) Paradigm, Lepton Global Solutions and Kymeta are proud to announce that the MANTA+ solution has been adopted by the United States Special Operations Forces community and is now commercially available for other users.

This fully integrated satcom and LTE solution ensures constant connectivity by seamlessly switching between satellite, cellular and Wi-Fi networks. Operational both as a comms-on-the-pause terminal and a comms-on-the-move terminal, the MANTA+ is self-pointing and provides automatic network switching via the integrated LTE router. The unit has no moving parts and is discreet, the user just adds power.

Any device connected to the MANTA+ (whether wirelessly or via a physical port) will be routed via Wi-Fi, cellular or satellite depending on real time availability, service weighting and/or least cost.

Extremely flexible, the MANTA+ integrates the PIM (Paradigm Interface Module) and can operate on any network, supporting all major modem types and a range of BUC powers.

The MANTA+ is a complete, ruggedized, low power, one case outdoor terminal. It is airline checkable and simply powered either via DC (vehicle/vessel) or from regular AC electrical power.

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(courtesy: Paradigm)

“To be adopted by such an experienced customer operating in truly challenging environments clearly demonstrates the capability of this terminal for both government and commercial sectors. The MANTA+ also demonstrates how the PIM is continuing to make satcom simple for all users.” said Ulf Sandberg, Managing Director of Paradigm.

“Paradigm’s interface and integration work has further evolved the capabilities of Kymeta’s next-generation antenna,” stated Rob Weitendorf, a Managing Partner at Lepton Global Solutions. “The interoperable MANTA+ fills a significant gap in mission critical communications operations for our SOF customer.”

“We are excited to be partnered with Paradigm and Lepton Global Solutions to bring the MANTA+ to the commercial market. Paradigm’s innovative approach has resulted in a fully integrated satcom solution that is flexible and easy to use, and will serve multiple markets and applications,” added David Harrower, Sr. Vice President of Global Sales, Kymeta.

About Paradigm

Paradigm provides optimal, innovative and reliable satellite communication and control solutions at a competitive price.

Paradigm is a UK-based, independent and privately owned company with Europe’s largest satcom warehouse. Incorporating an extensive logistics capability, Paradigm is able to deliver extremely efficient and cost-effective global services and unique solutions, from the provision of satcom equipment and terminals to the design and installation of complete turnkey systems.

Paradigm has extensive engineering experience designing and delivering customised satellite terminals and earth stations for a wide range of industries and sectors, developing close relationships with customers, and giving valuable insight into their key requirements.

About Lepton Global Solutions

Lepton Global Solutions specializes in the engineering and delivery of customized, yet cost-effective turnkey satellite communications solutions to commercial and government customers. Lepton’s end-to-end solutions, which go beyond managed satellite services to include VSAT equipment installation, 24×7 technical support, and customized back-end IT infrastructure, are tailored to meet customer-specific needs.

Lepton is headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Vienna, Virginia.

About Kymeta

Kymeta is unlocking the potential of satellite connectivity, combined with cellular networks, to satisfy the overwhelming demand for global ubiquitous mobile connectivity. The company’s flat-panel satellite antenna, the first of its kind, and Kymeta KĀLO connectivity services provide revolutionary mobile connectivity on satellite and hybrid satellite-cellular networks to customers around the world. Backed by U.S. and international patents and licenses, the Kymeta terminal addresses the need for lightweight, slim, and high-throughput communication systems that do not require mechanical components to steer toward a satellite. Kymeta makes connecting easy – for any vehicle, vessel, or fixed platform.

Kymeta is a privately held company based in Redmond, Washington.