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SkyCross Announces the Expansion of its Mobile Video Product Family to Include Antennas Supporting Terrestrial Services

SkyCross Announces the Expansion of its Mobile Video Product Family to Include Antennas Supporting Terrestrial Services

VIERA, Fla., Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyCross, a leading developer and manufacturer of advanced wireless antenna solutions, today announced the expansion of its successful mobile video product family. SkyCross is currently the worldwide leading supplier of mobile video antennas for the Satellite - Digital Multimedia Broadcasting (S-DMB) service in South Korea and is now applying this technology leadership and exclusive field experience to provide antennas for terrestrial services, including T-DMB and Digital Video Broadcasting - Handheld (DVB-H). This announcement comes on the heels of a recent mobile video collaboration with Intel to further develop mobile video applications together with selected voice and data initiatives.

This expansion of the SkyCross mobile video antenna product family to terrestrial networks supports the expanding rollout in South Korea, the introduction of T-DMB and DVB-H in China, as well as DVB-H trials in Europe and in other parts of the world. SkyCross already provides internal antennas that support terrestrial back-up links for satellite video. This offering is now being extended to include external, retractable, detachable, as well as internal, terrestrial antenna designs. In addition to these stand-alone mobile video antennas, SkyCross also offers multi-mode internal antennas that couple CDMA and/or GSM with mobile video capabilities.

The mobile video terrestrial frequency bands operate as low as 180 MHz on some networks. This is considerably lower than voice standards, which start at the 850 MHz band. The low frequency specifications for terrestrial mobile video physically demand a larger antenna. SkyCross is able to engineer these antennas smaller than the competition with equivalent performance and has developed fully embedded solutions even at the lowest frequency bands.

The SkyCross product family extension supports the mobile video standards in a variety of applications including handsets, PC cards, notebook computers, and UMCPs (Ultra-Mobile Personal Computers). SkyCross is flexible in the engineering of its antennas, accommodating the allotted space and other components in these various devices. The results are high quality antennas that meet the demands of manufacturers and enable excellent reception of the broadcast video signals. These are two important factors in the continued growth and market acceptance of this emerging market.

"SkyCross continues to exhibit technology leadership in the mobile video arena," said Dr. Chris Morton, CEO of SkyCross. "We support all relevant next- generation technology, network architectures and devices with antennas that offer superior performance in the smallest possible size. Our antennas facilitate the design of sleek devices while enabling a positive user experience."

About SkyCross

SkyCross is a leading developer and manufacturer of next-generation RF and antenna technology for mobile and fixed wireless telecommunications and mobile computing markets. SkyCross antenna solutions are based on several patented antenna technologies and designs that allow its engineers to deliver high performance, multi-mode, multi-band antennas that can be hidden inside a mobile casing, have a very low radiation profile, and offer better gain characteristics over existing solutions. Typical applications for the antennas include mobile handsets, laptop computers, PC cards, access points, and household electronics. For details, please visit


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