Advantech Wireless Technologies, satcom subsidiary of Canadian wireless management company Baylin Technologies, this month announced a purchase order valued at CA$1.75 million ($1.28 million) from a major satellite services provider for its 3kw Summit soft-fail redundant solid-state power amplifier systems.
“The solid-state power amplifier is where everything is headed,” Tony Radford, vice president of global sales at Advantech, tells Connectivity Business News in this episode of “The Dish” podcast.
In a discussion on the sale and the importance of high-power amplifiers for handling high-volume traffic being broadcast to satellites, Radford says, “It’s at the point now where there really isn’t any place that we can’t go [where high power is needed].”
Advantech has a wide portfolio of communications technologies, Radford said. In fact, the company last month received a $394,000 order from an undisclosed U.S. government systems integrator for radio frequency converters and a $4.9 million order from an unnamed government program for two of its x-band Summit II solid-state power amplifier systems.
The Quebec-based company is expected to drive revenue for parent company Baylin (TSX: BYL), particularly with its sales to North American defense customers, Chief Executive Leighton Carroll said last month on Baylin’s fourth-quarter 2022 earnings call.
Tune into “The Dish” to learn more about these orders, Advantech’s technology portfolio and how the company stays competitive in the evolving satcom industry.