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ThinKom Solutions joins space consortium creating interoperability standards for satellite networks

ThinKom Solutions has announced it has joined the Digital Intermediate Frequency Interoperability (DIFI) Consortium, an independent space-industry group formed to advance interoperability in satellite and ground system networks.

DIFI member organizations contribute to the innovation of digital transformation of space, satellite and related space technologies for the benefit of the industry.

ThinKom develops and supplies advanced phased-array antenna systems that enable high-speed communications for satellites in space, aircraft in flight, land vehicles on the move and other applications, including terrestrial gateways for satellite communication networks.

“We believe open digital interfaces will be critical in providing an orderly transition as the new generation of non-geostationary satellite constellations and terrestrial infrastructure proliferate over the coming years,” said Bill Milroy, CTO and Chairman of ThinKom Solutions.

“We look forward to collaborating with our peers in the DIFI Consortium to develop simple, open, interoperable digital IF/RF standards that will benefit the entire industry and encourage their widespread adoption across all industry segments,” he added.

“At DIFI we are pleased to welcome ThinKom as a member,” said Stuart Daughtridge, Chairman of DIFI and Senior Vice President for Advanced Technologies at Kratos. “As a leader in phased-array antenna technology, ThinKom is a significant contributor to the digital transformation of our industry and as such will be able to help further the maturity and adoption of our interoperable digital IF standard.”

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