Isotropic Systems Limited (ISL) secured an additional $1M in funding to revolutionize satellite antenna technology for high throughput connectivity in mobility markets. ISL will design and develop antennas that address the most common operational challenges - efficiency, cost, form factor and durability.
"As advances in high throughput satellites and constellations continue to drive demand for high capacity data on the move, a new range of low profile antennas, with no moving parts, exceptional spectral efficiency, at low price prices is required," said Dan DiFonzo, Chief Technology Officer, ISL. "However, existing antennas, such as phased array and metamaterial antennas continue to lack spectral and/or power efficiency, scalability, to meet the business requirements for the mobility sector."
ISL's antenna will be the first truly 'broadband' low-profile antenna with fully electronic beam steering, easily scalable to effective apertures and can be designed to match almost any desired form factor. Designed for satellite broadcast, VSAT, microwave, multipoint wireless and 5G broadband communications, the antennas are low cost and have no moving parts to adhere to the stability requirements of mobility.
ISL will initially focus on broadcast and VSAT applications in the satellite industry, partnering with the world's leading scientists and engineers in the field of antenna design, further refining ISL's scientific discoveries that hold the promise of a new paradigm in antenna performance.
"We are thrilled to be a part of developing game-changing technology that will revolutionize the satellite industry and much more," said Robert Dooner, Director of Waterlow Management. "We are confident in not only the technology, but also the pedigree and experience of the world's leading experts on the ISL technical team led Prof. Yang Hao at Queen Mary University, London, in this new approach to antenna design. ISL's solid understanding of the market and business challenges matched with its state of the art facilities will define the roadmap for the most innovative commercial products in the industry."
"The core of our technology is the adaptable form factor, simple manufacturing and significantly lower cost," said Dan DiFonzo. "This will enable users to access a wide variety of mobile, portable and fixed satellite services going well beyond the capabilities of existing antenna solutions."
About Waterlow Management Limited
Waterlow Management Ltd is a bi-coastal boutique venture capital firm backing bold entrepreneurs who are scaling remarkable products. With offices in London, Waterlow fills a gap in the market for entrepreneur-friendly expansion stage capital. Waterlow eliminates the deal constraints of traditional growth capital, helping entrepreneurs craft the ideal financing.
About Isotropic Systems Limited
Isotropic develops metamaterial and nanomaterial based technology and communications products. The company is privately held and headquartered in London, England.