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ELB Engineering Services (Pty) Ltd (ELB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Kymeta Corporation (Kymeta) based in Redmond, Washington, USA as a technology partner.

Kymeta has been recognized for its disruptive technology that is making mobile communications more accessible and secure globally. In the last four years the Kymeta team have developed a unique solution to mobile communications in the form of a thin, flat and light satellite antenna. Dubbed the Kymeta KyWay™ terminal, the technology is providing data access anywhere, anytime at high speed to satellite networks like never before.

This partnership reflects ELB’s determination to embrace “disruptive” technologies, bolstering our offering as a true “know-how solutions provider.” The Kymeta flat-panel antenna technology overcomes limitations of data connectivity on remote sites and promises to revolutionise communication in various industries, including the control and monitoring of process plants, mines, and other remote infrastructure through-out Africa.

The partnership with Kymeta has bridged the gap between off site control and acquisition of data and connectivity on remote sites. Not only does this technology improve fixed communication but the mTennau7 Antenna Subsystem Module (ASM) can be mounted directly to the roof of a mobile vehicle giving full uninterrupted data connectivity to the vehicle and operator.

ELB’s plan for the future is to integrate Kymeta technology into our Intelligent Solutions portfolio to enhance the integral role of data and communication wherever in the world we may be. For example, when a mine is built, there is often no infrastructure to support data and communication systems. Kymeta brings connectivity to all our remote operations whilst utilising the best satellites for data transfer.

Instead of operating from a ground-based communication system, the KyWay terminal looks to the skies for its data transfers. The advantage of Kymeta technology can swiftly be realised as it is enclosed within a small flat panel, measuring just 45 cm, which can be placed directly onto moving vehicles, containers or existing infrastructure with little effort.

ELB staff will be trained in the service and set up of Kymeta satellite terminals at their head office in Redmond, Washington. This will be the first step in achieving a local support base for future ELB-Kymeta solutions.

There are several markets which will be disrupted by Kymeta’s revolutionary technology, some are traditionally known to have strong network infrastructure while other markets are new and exploratory.

The examples include but are not limited to:


  • Renewable energy
  • Mining
  • Police and first responders
  • Banking (ATMs)
  • Security cash in transit
  • Fleet management
  • Agriculture
  • Shipping, commuter and cargo rail
  • Mobile communications/data centres About Kymeta The world’s demand for ubiquitous mobile connectivity is irrefutable. A global, mobile network is the answer to connecting people and places that have never been connected before.

Kymeta is making seamless, always-connected mobile communications possible across satellite and cellular networks to deliver a single, global, mobile network.

End-to-end mobile communications are delivered with Kymeta K LO™ connectivity services, and the only commercially-available, electronically-steered, flat-panel satellite terminal that goes places traditional satellite antennas cannot. Backed by U.S. and international patents and licenses, the Kymeta KyWay™ satellite terminal makes high-throughput, mobile communications possible in cars, trains, buses, trucks, boats, and much more.

If it moves, Kymeta keeps it connected.

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