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Astronics prepares to roll out speedy LuxStream satcom
All the signs look promising for the KuSAT-2000 satcom terminal. Astronics performed a test flight where its team was able to transfer approximately 12 GB of data, including as many as seven devices streaming in HD.

Astronics Corporation has announced a recent successful test flight employing its Ku-band tail-mounted antenna technology for the Collins Aerospace KuSAT-2000 satcom terminal for its LuxStream business jet connectivity solution.

The KuSAT-2000 tail-mounted antenna system demonstrated download speeds of up to 25 Mbps service in the US and 15 Mbps globally utilising SES satellites. The team transferred approximately 12 GB of data during the test flight, including as many as seven devices streaming high definition content from a comprehensive selection of video streaming services. In parallel to these streaming services, the crew executed multiple voice and video calls, testing a wide range of communications platforms. The system exceeded all key performance indicators established for this test flight, providing confidence in system performance as the rollout of LuxStream progresses.

“We are excited to work with Astronics to bring LuxStream's unmatched connectivity speeds to business jets around the world,” says Bruce Quade, senior programme manager of services for Collins Aerospace. “During our test flight, I was thrilled to connect with Matt Landel, director of sales engineering at Astronics AeroSat, by video conferencing with him using the LuxStream service. This experience highlights how LuxStream provides the fastest broadband speeds available, with unmatched worldwide coverage.”

“We are proud to be partnered with Collins Aerospace,” adds Paul Mitchell, GM of Astronics AeroSat. “We are pleased to continue growing our relationship as installations of LuxStream increase.”

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