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BlueTide Expands U.S. Market Reach with KNS, Inc.

BROUSSARD, Louisiana, USA (February 19, 2014)—BlueTide Communications Corporation (BlueTide) announces it will be the KNS, Inc. (KNS) “master distributor” of full service installation and support to the North American market.

Says KNS, Director Noah Chung, “Leveraging our BlueTide relationship makes good business sense. With their strong distribution channels and strategic Gulf of Mexico Corporate Office, BlueTide represents a singular advantage for KNS. With engineers who are fully trained on our products, BlueTide is able to provide real-time expertise to customers needing 24-hour support.”


The BlueTide Network powered by Hughes Network Systems—a global leader in commercial satellite communications offering industrial-grade high speed internet access, voice, private back hauls and video, coupled with cutting edge KNS VSAT and TVRO antennas, will provide North American customers with access to full service, turnkey solutions for the offshore, commercial shipping, oil and gas and leisure maritime markets. With a complete inventory of KNS antennas and parts, BlueTide will be able to compress delivery times by avoiding shipping and customs’ delays related to overseas manufacturing and exporting.


Over the past few years, KNS has seen steady growth in the U.S. market and considers the Louisiana Gulf Coast to be the third largest region behind Europe and Asia. In support of market expansion, KNS has invested in significant training of BlueTide engineers and technicians, ensuring efficient and higher quality installations and service. BlueTide Managing Director Emil Regard asserts, “Having local inventory reduces time-to-market and allows us to be extremely responsive to customer and dealer needs.With real-time access to a broad inventory, KNS can provide swift and detailed technical support as well as quick access to spare parts when needed.”



Media Contact:

Allen Jeong
International Sales
KNS Inc.
Hwaam-dong 59-5, Yuseong-gu
Daejeon 305-348, South Korea
Direct: +82.42.932.0351
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About KNS, Inc.

Based in DaeJeon, South Korea, KNS is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator in the marine communications industry. KNS has been serving customers worldwide providing high quality service, VSAT antennas, equipment and parts for the marine communications industry. The Company specializes in marine stabilized antenna systems for satellite communications, satellite television-at-sea, broadband at sea, voice and data services. For more information, visit


About BlueTide Communications Corporation (BlueTide)

BlueTide is based in Broussard, Louisiana, USA and represents expertise in Maritime VSAT communications for commercial and leisure markets since 2009. Originally formed as the Communications Division of ESSI
Corporation, BlueTide was established as an independent division of ESSI in 2014. Powered by Hughes Network Systems HX mobility platform, BlueTide serves customers around the globe including the Gulf of Mexico, Trinidad, Brazil, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Southeast Asia. BlueTide provides primary and back-up broadband satellite communications as well as a host of value-added services including video surveillance, VPN, commercial grade voice services, mapping and monitoring services.