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ST Electronics Unveils the World's Most Compact, Lightweight Block Up Converters

June 16, 2011 - Singapore

ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems) today announced the launch of a new series of compact and light weight BUCs (Block Up Converters) marketed under its Agilis brand. The Agilis compact series of BUCs available in C, X, Ku and Ka-Band frequencyranges are among the smallest and lightest in the world. ST Electronics' new products and end to end satellite communications solutions will be showcased at CommunicAsia 2011, Booths #1N3-01 and 1N3-07 (Level 1), Marina Bay Sands.

Designed and developed by ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems), the Agilis 129 Series Palm Size 4W Ku-BUC, which weighs only 0.8kg, operates over a wide temperature range from -40 to +60 degrees and consumes less than 34W DC power. The innovative and efficient thermal design makes this BUC the world's smallest. At the size of a smartphone, the palm-sized BUCs deliver extremely high reliability, quality and rich features; offering functions covering excellent linearity and phase noise characteristic, high power efficiency, low spurious, automatic temperature compensation, and more.

Light and highly portable, installation is a breeze as the Agilis' Compact Series BUC can be mounted directly on the antenna feed horn, eliminating the need for interconnecting cables and minimising Radio Frequency (RF) cable loss. This reduces the complexity and installation cost significantly allowing system integrators and end users to benefit directly and quickly from significant cost savings. The BUCs are ideal for both mobile and uplink applications, as they deliver advanced capability for monitoring and control through the Bluetooth and Wifi wireless interfaces.

"Our Agilis brand of VSAT RF (radio frequency) products have become widely accepted globallyand have grown from strength to strength, serving a wide range of industry, covering telecommunications, government and defence, maritime, oil and gas, broadcast and enterprise organisations in over 100 countries. Our quality satellite communications products and solutions address the needs of today's rural areas and urbanising cities," says Rajanik, VP, Satellite Networks, ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems).

"This is strengthened by ST Electronics' excellent support through our poolof experienced engineers, who are equipped with sound industry knowledge and technical expertise. We are committed to continued investment in research, development and product enhancements to ensure that our customers benefit from the latest featureswith ease of implementation and management, high quality, reliability and dependability of our products."

Agilis products are always designed in anticipation of new industry trends, technical standards and requirements, product innovation and market applications. As product lifecycles continue to shrink and user requirements become more stringent in today's satellite communications industry, ST Electronics' Agilis products will continue to provide customers with the assurance of satisfactoryand lasting results.

Visit us at CommunicAsia @ Marina Bay Sands. Come and see our satellite communication solutions at Booths #1N3-01 and 1N3-07 (Level 1); and our Telematics solutions at "Next Gen Services & Applications" Techzone, Booth # 3J4-14 (Level 3).

About ST Electronics

ST Electronics (Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited), the electronics arm of public-listed ST Engineering, delivers innovative system solutions to government, commercial, defence, and industrial customers worldwide. With a presence in more than 30 cities in 20 countries, ST Electronics markets its solutions to more than 100 countries internationally. It specialises in the design, development and integration of advanced electronics and communications systems, such as broadband radio frequency and satellite communication, e-Government solutions, information communications technologies and IT, rail and traffic management, real-time command and control, modelling and simulation, interactive digital media, intelligent building management and information security. Its subsidiary, ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems) connects customers globally through Broadband Wireless Communication and Sensor Solutions. Together with its US related satellite communications company, VT iDirect, the company serves a wide range of industry, covering telecommunications, government and defence, maritime, oil and gas, broadcast and enterprise organisations. Please visit

Source: ST Electronics



Magdalen Loh
AVP/Head, Corporate Communications
ST Electronics
Tel: +65 6413 1788
Fax: +65 6484 8840

Melinda Ilagan,
Senior Associate
EASTWEST PR for ST Electronics
Tel: +65 6222 0306


Mah How Teck
ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems)
Tel: +65 6521 7373
Mobile: +65 9856 7373

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