Kymeta, e3 Systems Ink Distribution Deal
Kymeta announced that e3 Systems has become the exclusive global distribution partner for the yacht market, representing Kymeta metamaterials-based electronically steered flat panel satellite antennas and connectivity services. e3 Systems will make the solutions available through select Value Added Resellers and other strategic partners.
“The commitment and insight that e3 has provided over the last three-and-a-half years has been very valuable to Kymeta,” said Håkan Olsson, Vice President of Maritime at Kymeta Corporation, who added the two companies together are currently running sea trials on several superyachts and fully functional solutions are available for yachts through e3 Systems.
According to Kymeta, its mTenna technology and flat panel satellite solutions are “changing the face of yachting,” eliminating the need for domes. Weighing about 21.3 kilograms makes the Kymeta flat panel antenna particularly attractive for the superyacht market.
The solutions e3 Systems will represent include the mTennau7 Antenna Subsystem Module (ASM) and KyWay terminal that launched for commercial availability in March 2017. Sea trials on superyachts started in early May 2017 and will continue on both sail and motor yachts in the Caribbean, Atlantic and Mediterranean over the next three months.
e3 Systems is in the process of appointing value added resellers as specialist partners to sell, install and support Kymeta connectivity solutions. Additionally, e3 will appoint shipyards and other organizations to become specialist locations with the facilities for the installation of Kymeta flat panel mTenna technology and KyWay terminals combined with KĀLO high-throughput access services.