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Kymeta and e3 Systems awarded 2017 Excellence in Innovation Award

Kymeta and e3 Systems have been awarded the International Superyacht Society Award for Excellence in Innovation 2017 for their electronic-flat satellite antennas and terminals. 

Launched in early 2017, the Kymeta™ panels are the world’s only commercially viable electronically scanning flat satellite antennas and terminals, now available for use on superyachts through exclusive superyacht-distribution partner, e3.

The honour is presented to an individual or business that has demonstrated innovation in their endeavours within the previous year, the award was presented to Roger Horner, managing director of e3, and Hâkan Olsson, president of maritime at Kymeta, at the ISS Gala Dinner 2017 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale.

Horner said, “It is a real honour to receive this award from the ISS and I’d like to thank everyone at e3, Kymeta and our partners for all their hard work. 

“I’d also like to offer our gratitude to the owner and crew of M/Y White Rose of Drachs and S/Y Maltese Falcon for their part in the successful sea trials, which have been fundamental in bringing this game-changing technology to market and ensuring that reliable, ubiquitous, mobile connectivity on the water is now a reality.”

The timely award arrives as e3 and Kymeta are showcasing the Kymeta™ flat panel antennas at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show, taking place this week 1st to 5th November. This follows what e3 brands to be a “fantastic response” to the technology at the Monaco Yacht Show earlier this year.

During the Florida show, VIPs will once again have the opportunity to see working single-panel installations on board a moving yacht, made possible with the help of Fleet Miami. 

Olsson explained, “FLIBS 17 heralds a new era of mobile connectivity for the superyacht sector. Commercially available to superyachts for the first time, our award-winning antennas and terminals will be bundled with Kymeta’s KĀLO™ internet access services.

“This first-of-a-kind technology is redefining connectivity on the water and over the coming months we shall see a rapidly increasing number of yachts opting to go domeless.” 

For more information, visit Kymeta or e3 Systems

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