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EM Solutions Innovation Success at Pacific 2019

EM Solutions is honoured to have been awarded the Pacific 2019 SME Innovation Grant and to be Highly Commended in the Pacific 2019 National Innovation Award.

Both awards are associated with the Cobra X/Ka Tri-Band Maritime Satellite Communications Terminal which has recently been deployed on numerous vessel platforms by the Royal Australian Navy. The Cobra terminal was developed by EM Solutions in collaboration with the Australian Department of Defence and provides enhanced capability through its ability to operate on both military and commercial satellite systems and use of proprietary satellite tracking technology that ensures robust operation in the harshest of conditions.

The award was presented to EM Solutions by the Honourable Melissa Price, Australian Minister for Defence Industry on the opening day of the Pacific 2019 in Sydney Australia and accepted by Gary Shmith, EM Solutions Global Director of Sales.

Speaking from the Netherlands where he is currently travelling on business, CEO Rowan Gilmore commented:

“This is further, well deserved acknowledgement, to the Engineering and Operations teams at EM Solutions in Brisbane who have continued to strive for innovation excellence during the design, trialing and now operational deployment of our world leading mobile satellite terminals for defence and government users. The support of our end customer, the Australian Navy has been critical to ensure the capability delivered is aligned with requirements and that the outcome is leading-edge technology that is globally competitive.”

On the same day as the Pacific 2019 Innovation Award, EM Solutions was further honoured to have been showcased as an example of “transformational partnerships in action” in the release of the Navy Industry Engagement Strategy.

EM Solutions is showcasing the Cobra terminal during the Exhibition on the Queensland Government Stand.



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About EM Solutions

EM Solutions, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Electro Optic Systems Holdings Limited, is a trusted technology developer of innovative microwave and on-the-move radio and satellite products that help to deliver high speed telecommunications anywhere in the world. The company’s principal activity is the design, assembly, test, and support of high end, broadband satellite transceivers and communications-on-the-move terminals for defence and government customers. For its unique innovation, EM Solutions has won numerous awards. In August 2018 EM Solutions won the Australian Department of Defence Essington Lewis Award for “SME Defence Team of the Year” for its collaboration with the Royal Australian Navy on the development of the Cobra Tri-band Maritime Terminal.

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