Ottawa, Ontario February 18, 2011 - Calian Technologies Ltd. (TSX:CTY) is pleased to announce that its Systems Engineering Division (SED) has signed a contract with VT iDirect Inc. (iDirect) for provision and installation of antennas and RF Systems for Inmarsat's new Ka band Global Express Program. The baseline contract is valued at near $15 million USD over a 42 month period.
iDirect has been selected as the prime contractor for the ground system to support Inmarsat’s new Global Express VSAT service. Inmarsat has contracted the delivery of three state-of-the-art Ka-band satellites that will enable the company to deliver a unique global high-speed mobile broadband service offering.
"We are extremely pleased to have been selected by iDirect to provide the antenna and RF systems for the Inmarsat Global Express service," said Brent McConnell, President of SED. "I believe this success is a direct result of our long history with Inmarsat and a very complementary capability to iDirect."