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Pacific 2019 innovation success for EM Solutions

EM Solutions has been awarded the Pacific 2019 SME Innovation Grant and highly commended in the Pacific 2019 National Innovation Award at the Pacific Exhibition in Sydney.

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 Melissa Price, Australian Minister for Defence Industry, on the opening day of the Pacific 2019 in Sydney and accepted by Gary Shmith, EM Solutions global director of sales.

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.

EM Solutions designs and manufactures products that assist in the delivery of real-time voice, data and multimedia anywhere in the world.

Employing a team of specialist engineers at its head office in Brisbane, EM Solutions designs and supplies leading-edge satellite and microwave communication technology for customers in the global defence and maritime industries, as well as broadcasting and telecommunications sectors.

Over the last 15 years, EM Solutions has built a customer base of more than 200 of the world’s largest system integrators and telecommunication companies, delivering high-quality products and service.

Pacific 2019 innovation success for EM Solutions
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