China-based AirMedia Group Inc. (Nasdaq: AMCN) has announced that Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILT), a strategic partner of Air Esurfing Co. Ltd. (ARE), has received DO-160 certification for Gilat´s Ku/Ka dual-band aero terminal, the company said.
Providing opportunities to HTS operators, IFEC service providers and airlines leveraging IFC opportunities with the flexibility of uses of both the Ku or Ka bands, Gilat´s success marked a significant milestone in the collaborations between Gilat and ARE.
AirMedia commented that ARE and Gilat have built a strategic collaboration upon ARE´s innovative ability to integrate Gilat´s dual-band terminal into the commercial IFC and IFEC solutions in China to accommodate and empower communications with satellite ChinaSat 16 and future ChinaSat 18 on the Ka band.
DO-160, Environmental Conditions and Test Procedures for Airborne Equipment is a standard for the environmental testing of avionics hardware. It is published by the Radio Technical Commission for Aeronautics(RTCA).
Air Esurfing Co., Ltd. is an IFC operator and IFEC service provider in China.
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. is a provider of satellite-based broadband communications.
AirMedia Group Inc. is an operator of out-of-home advertising platforms in China targeting mid-to-high-end consumers as well as a first-mover in the travel Wi-Fi market.