December 9, 2020

Global Mobility Further Transformed with Kymeta’s u8

Kymeta U8

Kymeta’s next-generation u8 antenna has arrived.

Kymeta u8 Powered by ST Engineering iDirect's iQ 200

This is important news for users that rely on communications on the move and on the pause. It’s set to further transform mobile connectivity anywhere on the planet. Building on the solid foundations of the u7 antenna, the u8 has been re-engineered for increased performance and adaptability, ensuring it can meet customers’ diverse and evolving needs.

From first responders that require connectivity when existing infrastructure is unavailable to public safety workers that must access information and communications at all times through to commercial applications, both mobile and fixed, the u8 delivers continuous, reliable connectivity, anywhere.

Software-defined and electronically steered, the u8 operates over the complete Ku-band. Its low-profile, aerodynamic design means the antenna can be fixed to the structure of vehicles enabling the user inside to connect anywhere with multi-WAN and cellular configuration. Easily integrated onto mobile platforms, it utilizes a cloud-based portal for connectivity management and has low power requirements. With an eye to the future, the antenna can also be upgraded to a LEO configuration when available.

iQ 200 Board

Powering the u8 is ST Engineering iDirect’s iQ 200 modem board which is enabling key features on the antenna including:

  • High performance and efficiency with DVB-S2/DVB-S2X outbound and Adaptive TDMA returns
  • Secure 256-bit AES encryption
  • 10 and 50 MHz reference for BUC compatibility
  • OpenAMIP to facilitate information exchange between the antenna and modem for mobility applications

Want to know more?

Explore Kymeta’s terminal solutions at and contact your ST Engineering iDirect sales team for more information.