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ST Engineering Electronics Deepens Smart Satellite Connectivity Business Foray into Maritime Markets

Singapore, 25 June 2018 – Customers in the maritime communications markets will be able to enjoy high performance, cost-effective satellite connectivity following ST Engineering Electronics’ partnership with global communications partner Orbit Communications Systems (Orbit).

Driving Smart Satellite Connectivity with Global Partnership

Announced in the lead-up to ConnecTech Asia 2018 taking place on 26-28 June 2018, ST Engineering Electronics has been selected by Orbit, a leading provider of precision tracking-based communications solutions and airborne communications management systems, to supply its Agilis® Multi-Band Block Up Converters (BUCs) to strengthen Orbit’s maritime Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) system.

Compact and field-proven, the Agilis® BUCs enable higher efficiencies with their improved radio frequency (RF) performance that accommodates higher uplink data transmission rates. Supporting band-switching flexibility, the BUCs allow seamless transfer between new space and legacy satellites, preventing connection loss and delivering superior connectivity under severe sea conditions.

“We are proud of the support and confidence our customers have in our ability to meet their stringent requirements,” said Goh Wai Pheng, General Manager, Satcom & Sensors Systems, ST Engineering Electronics. “Our in-depth understanding of our customers’ satellite business needs, coupled with our highly engineered portfolio of satellite communications solutions, has enabled us to implement new and improved connectivity to meet unprecedented data demands from businesses and applications worldwide.”

Innovative, Smart Satellite Connectivity Solutions on Showcase at ConnecTech Asia

In further affirmation that ST Engineering’s Smart City growth plan is steadily gaining traction, ST Engineering Electronics will be showcasing its cutting-edge satellite communications capabilities that enable seamless connectivity at ConnecTech Asia, Level 1. Key exhibit highlights include:

  • The Agilis Triband Solid State Power Amplifier, delivering premium performance and reliable microwave power amplification for satellite hub and remote terminals;
  • The 1M Triband Manpack Satellite Terminal, a custom-built terminal that enables different frequency band use with a simple change of the feed system;
  • Agilis 0.35M Communications-on-the-move (COTM) Terminal that provides immediate, effective and efficient satellite communications capability on the move

For more details of the exhibits on showcase, refer to Annex A.

Notes to editor:

* Following ST Engineering’s group-wide exercise to harmonise all its corporate brands by using "ST Engineering" as its masterbrand, ST Electronics is now known as ST Engineering Electronics. To find out more, please visit

ST Engineering is a global technology, defence and engineering group specialising in the aerospace, electronics, land systems and marine sectors. The Group employs about 22,000 people across offices in Asia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East, serving customers in more than 100 countries. Its employees bring innovation and technology together to create smart engineering solutions for customers in the defence, government and commercial segments. Headquartered in Singapore, ST Engineering reported revenue of S$6.62b in FY2017 and it ranks among the largest companies listed on the Singapore Exchange. It is a component stock of the FTSE Straits Times Index, MSCI Singapore, SGX ESG Transparency Index and SGX ESG Leaders Index.

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