Virgin Australia Selects Gogo For In-Flight Connectivity

Virgin Australia is joining the 2Ku revolution to provide the fastest in-flight connectivity in the skies with Gogo.  Welcome to the family!  By using Australia’s largest satellite provider Optus Satellite for domestic and New Zealand services and Intelsat and SES for all other international flights, Gogo is able to leverage both the open architecture of […]

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[VIDEO] TEK Talk, Episode 4 (Low-Profile Antennas)

What’s the big deal about low-profile antennas?  Find out in the epic conclusion to the ‘TEK Talk’ mini-series!  This fourth episode is a spin-off from the phased array topic (Episode 1) drilling down deeper into the pro’s and con’s of low profile antennas and what applications they are best suited for. Features Seth Miller, Aviation Technology […]

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[VIDEO] TEK Talk, Episode 3 (Bandwidth)

The ‘TEK Talk’ mini series continues with Episode 3 on the topic of bandwidth, discussing how much bandwidth is really needed for an office-in-the-sky (or on-the-ocean, or on-the-road, or any mobile broadband) experience.  Also touching upon future technologies and how they will drive antenna designs going forward. Features Seth Miller, Aviation Technology Journalist, interviewing Bill […]

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[VIDEO] TEK Talk, Episode 2 (Battle of the Bands)

In a battle of the bands, who wins: Ku-band or Ka-band? The ‘TEK Talk’ mini series continues with Episode 2 on the battle of the bands.  They cover how HTS spot beams contrast to FSS wide beams, the advantages and disadvantages, and ultimately which one is better.  Features Seth Miller, Aviation Technology Journalist, interviewing Bill Milroy, […]

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Paradigm’s Swarm45 Ka-Band Terminal Gets Telenor’s Blessing

Paradigm’s Swarm45 Ka-Band Terminal has received approval from Telenor Satellite.  The Terminal uses ThinKom’s unique flat plate antenna, can be ‘carried-on’ luggage and can be rapidly deployed in less than five minutes. Paradigm’s Swarm45 delivers high data rates over Telenor’s THOR 7 and other High Throughput satellites (HTS). “The terminal is designed around the PIM (Paradigm Interface Module) […]

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Impressive Real-World Tests of Gogo 2Ku on Delta Airlines

A couple third-party real-world tests of the Gogo’s 2Ku IFEC system showing impressive data rates and connectivity have been flowing in. Both Jason Rabinowitz and Seth Miller, RGN contributing editors, took flights on Delta Airlines between JFK and MIA conducting speed tests consistently clocking in between 15 Mbps and 19 Mbps.  Both expressed how flawlessly streaming […]

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[VIDEO] TEK Talk, Episode 1 (Phased Arrays)

We’ve produced a brand new series called ‘TEK Talk’ covering a broad range of hot topics in the world of satellite communications.  Watch Episode 1 below as Seth Miller, Aviation Technology Journalist, interviews Bill Milroy, ThinKom CTO on the discussion topic of phased-arrays.  They cover how phased-arrays contrast to traditional gimbaled antennas, the different types […]

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Gogo Completing One Install Per Day

Gogo’s install rate continues to ramp up! A recent article on Runway Girl Network states: “Pacing to reach its stated goal of equipping up to 100 aircraft with 2Ku inflight connectivity by the end of the year, Gogo feels confident about the robustness of its supply chain. ‘We are comfortable with the supply chain, and we’ve given […]

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How Antennas Are Evolving for IFEC

Our CTO, Bill Milroy, was recently quoted in a GCA Link article on the evolving antennas for IFEC.  It also features several prominent pictures of our ThinAir Falcon-Ku3030. “Airplanes need antennas, and lots of them. Some can carry well over 60 for a variety of purposes, but one has come to the spotlight — the […]

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[Video] ThinKom Manufacturing in Action

ThinKom’s manufacturing team continues to ramp up production every month and is running like a well-oiled machine–much like the ThinAir Falcon-Ku3030 they’re building, except without the oil of course.  That’s just one of the many ongoing production lines at our design and manufacturing headquarters in Hawthorne, CA.  These mature, proven, and fielded antennas are being produced […]

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