Connectivity Redefined: Anuvu and QEST Introduce new dual-panel Ka Antenna


Aside from showcasing its new Dual-Panel Ka-Band Inflight Connectivity Antenna System (DPSAA) to airlines attending the APEX IFSA Expo, Anuvu execs are celebrating connectivity of a different kind this week as well. 

“APEX is an important event on our annual calendar as we’re in the business of improving the passenger experience with our customer airlines through both entertainment content and aircraft connectivity,” Kim Ruvolo, Anuvu VP Marketing told APEX Media. “Seeing the event return to more normal attendance levels allows us the opportunity to connect in person with our partners, clients and future clients.” 

Estibaliz Asiain, Anuvu SVP Media & Content said she wholeheartedly agrees. “The opportunity to connect with our customers, partners and friends in-person is a tremendous advantage for us. We’re incredibly happy to be back at APEX for a more traditional event this year.”

A key component of Anuvu’s Airconnect Ka multi-orbit connectivity platform, designed specifically for both GEO and LEO networks, Anuvu and QEST’s new antenna provides the best possible performance on each network.

Building on QEST’s latest-generation responsive motion-control system, the dual-panel antenna maximizes data flow even when GEO and LEO satellites are low on the horizon. Anuvu’s customers can select the GEO satellite connectivity option that provides the most efficient inflight connectivity performance today, while maintaining full forward compatibility with current and future non-geostationary networks.

“We are thrilled to be able to showcase our latest hybrid-network, multi-orbit innovation with our longtime partner QEST,” said Mike Pigott, Anuvu EVP Connectivity. “QEST continues to innovate in satellite communications through the development of antenna systems based on their decades of experience.”

“Anuvu remains committed to designing and developing the best solutions to enable our aviation customers to obtain superior connectivity services today and well into the future. Our open-architecture design doesn’t lock customers into specific system components, enabling customers to maximize the value of their investment over time while receiving the best service in the market,” Pigott added.

The DPSAA is the latest innovation from a family of antenna products designed by QEST to withstand the harsh environment on the aircraft fuselage. Leveraging existing designs that have over 60 million hours of operational excellence, this latest antenna offers not only world-class reliability but also incorporates innovative technology designed to out-perform all other antenna platforms.

After many years in which Electrically Steerable Antennae, or ESA’s, have consistently failed to mature, Anuvu’s DPSAA solution meets the market target of a high-performance antenna with low power requirements and lower costs compared to an ESA solution.

“We at QEST are excited to see an innovative and forward-looking company like Anuvu introduce this dual-panel antenna design to address an immediate need in the market as airlines consider how new LEO networks can enhance their connectivity options,” said Stefan Bihler, Executive Manager and Chief Commercial Officer at QEST.

For more information visit Anuvu at booth 510 at this year’s APEX/IFSA EXPO