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Global Invacom Group Limited
10 October 2016


Global Invacom's R&D and Manufacturing Arm Launches Low-Cost Compact Iridium / GPS Repeater   


London / Singapore, 10 October 2016 - Global Invacom Group Limited ("Global Invacom" or "the Group"), a satellite communications ("Sat Comms") equipment provider listed on the Singapore Exchange and the U.K. AIM Market, today announces that its R&D and manufacturing arm, Foxcom, has launched a low-cost Iridium / GPS repeater.


The compact coax kit is the latest in Foxcom's highly-successful range of Iridium and GPS repeaters, adding further capability to the radio frequency ("RF") over fibre equipment specialist.


Iridium satellite telephones are used globally, however traditionally they have been limited to outdoors use only, as building structures block the ingress and egress of the signal indoors. Repeater systems in addition to GPS L1 and GLONASS signals have been developed to overcome this barrier, eliminating any satellite acquisition delay when leaving the building.


Foxcom's latest coax-based Iridium repeater enhances the technology further, enabling satellite telephones to operate indoors using a low cost solution. For example, when used in an aircraft hangar the Outdoor Unit ("ODU") and Indoor Unit ("IDU") may be just a few meters apart. Additionally, the cost of the coax-based kit is significantly lower than that of the optical version.


For longer distances, an ODU can be installed on a roof, along with a pair of antennas - one for transmitting and one for receiving signals. The RF signal is converted to an optical signal by the ODU and transmitted along single-mode fibers to the indoor unit. The IDU converts the optical signal back to RF and makes it available inside the building via a pair of ceiling-mounted antennas.


The new coaxial repeater system merges the ODU and IDU into one combined unit removing the optical fiber interfaces. The single IP65 repeater unit is roof-mounted and comes as a kit with antenna set and the required cabling.


Iridium repeaters are used across a range of industries, including underground civil defense/military bunkers, oil rigs/ships and large buildings.


Since its establishment in 1993, Foxcom has become the supplier of choice to leading satellite operators, broadcasters and integrators around the globe by constantly meeting the demand for high performance, increased bandwidth and reliability.

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About Global Invacom Group Limited


Global Invacom Group Limited ("Global Invacom") is listed on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited Mainboard ("SGX-ST") and its shares are admitted to trading on the AIM Market of the London Stock Exchange in the U.K.

 Global Invacom is a fully integrated satellite equipment provider with seven manufacturing plants across China, Israel, Malaysia, U.K. and the U.S. Its customers include satellite broadcasters such as BSkyB of the U.K. and Dish Network of the U.S.A.

 On 24 August 2015, Global Invacom completed the acquisition of Skyware Global, a leading U.S.-based designer and supplier of satellite antennas products and services for C-band, Ku-band and Ka-band frequency platforms, positioning itself as the world's only full-service outdoor unit supplier.

 Global Invacom provides a full range of dish antennas, LNB receivers, transmitters, switches and video distribution components and electronics manufacturing services in satellite communications as well as manufacturing services in TV peripherals, computer peripherals, medical, and consumer electronics industries.

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