Anuvu and QEST Introduce New Dual-Panel Ka Antenna

20. October 2022 Anuvu will debut its multi-orbit inflight connectivity antenna at the Airline Passenger Experience Association Expo in Long Beach, Calif

Anuvu, the leading provider of high-speed satellite connectivity and entertainment solutions for demanding worldwide mobility markets, will showcase its new Dual-Panel Ka-Band Inflight Connectivity Antenna System (DPSAA) to airlines attending the Airline Passenger Experience Association Expo in Long Beach, California.

The antenna is a key component of Anuvu’s Airconnect Ka multi-orbit connectivity platform designed specifically for both GEO and LEO networks, providing the best possible performance on each network.

Based on proven antenna technology, the dual-panel antenna delivers class-leading performance on today’s GEO networks, optimizing for fast handoffs and ultra-high data rates. Building on QEST’s latest-generation responsive motion-control system, the dual-panel antenna maximizes data flow even when GEO and LEO satellites are low on the horizon. Anuvu’s customers can select the GEO satellite connectivity option that provides the most efficient inflight connectivity performance today, while maintaining full forward compatibility with current and future non-geostationary networks.

"We are thrilled to be able to showcase our latest hybrid-network, multi-orbit innovation with our longtime partner QEST,” said Mike Pigott, Anuvu EVP Connectivity. “QEST continues to innovate in satellite communications through their development of antenna systems based on their decades of experience.”

“Anuvu remains committed to designing and developing the best solutions to enable our aviation customers to obtain superior connectivity services today and well into the future. Our open-architecture design doesn’t lock customers into specific system components, enabling customers to maximize the value of their investment over time while receiving the best service in the market,” Pigott added.

The DPSAA is the latest innovation from a family of antenna products designed by QEST to withstand the harsh environment on the aircraft fuselage. Leveraging existing designs that have over 60 million hours of operational excellence, this latest antenna offers not only world-class reliability but also incorporates innovative technology designed to out-perform all other antenna platforms.

After many years in which Electrically Steerable Antennae, or ESA’s, have consistently failed to mature, Anuvu's DPSAA solution meets the market target of a high-performance antenna with low power requirements and lower costs compared to an ESA solution.

“We at QEST are excited to see an innovative and forward-looking company like Anuvu introduce this dual-panel antenna design to address an immediate need in the market as airlines consider how new LEO networks can enhance their connectivity options,” said Stefan Bihler, Executive Manager and Chief Commercial Officer at QEST.