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ST Electronics Showcases Agilis Ultra-Lite Series of Ka-band Block-Up Converters to capture growing demand in High Throughput Satellite services

Designed to take advantage of the rapidly expanding mobility market demands driven by the growth in HTS

Singapore, 31 May 2016 — ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems) Pte Ltd, a leading manufacturer and supplier of VSAT products and solutions announced today the introduction of an ultra-lite series of Ka-band Block-Up Converters (BUCs). The growth in High Throughput Satellite (HTS) applications has created increased requirements for smaller and lighter equipment, especially in the mobility markets of maritime, aero, and land communications.

Designed with a focus on SWAP (Size, Weight, and Power), the ultra-lite Ka-band series provides the smallest and lightest family of BUCs available today. The series consists of 3 Ka-band BUCs: 25W (2.9kg), 40W (4.9kg) and 110W (9.9kg).

“Mobility applications, both commercial and government, will become the core of the HTS applications within the next 10 years. This ultra-lite series of BUCS was designed to meet the continued demand for higher speed and always on availability,” said Mr Rajanik Mark Jayasuriya, Vice President, Satellite Networks Business Group, ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems).

The super compact-sized series will be exhibited at the ST Electronics Booth #1N3-01 at CommunicAsia2016, Marina Bay Sands, Expo and Convention Centre, Level 1, from 31 May to 3 June.


ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (ST Electronics). With over 20 years of experience, the company is a leading supplier of innovative broadband wireless communication solutions to customers and industries in more than 100 countries worldwide. Together with its related company VT iDirect in US, the company provides and supplies Very Small Aperture Terminals (VSATs) and a wide range of RF equipment marketed under its Agilis brand name for telecommunications, government and defence, maritime, oil and gas, broadcast and enterprise applications. The company also specialises in the design, development and production of advanced space electronics, satellite buses, earth observation satellites and other terrestrial sensors and applications. Please visit and

ST Electronics (Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited) is the electronics arm of Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd, one of the largest public-listed companies on the Singapore Stock Exchange. ST Electronics is a global engineering company specialising in the design, development and integration of advanced electronics and communications systems. Our capabilities are in Rail & Intelligent Transportation; Satellite & Broadband Communications; Info Comm Technologies; Command & Control operations, Training & Simulation; Intelligent Building & Security Systems and Cybersecurity. We have a presence in over 20 countries spanning North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, China, India and Southeast Asia. For more information, please visit

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Wendy Ong
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ST Electronics
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