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Global MilSatCom 2014

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 @ 03:11 PM

Inmarsat Global Government will be presenting results from recent trials and operational deployments to show how high-throughput mobile satellite services can increase force capability yet reduce costs.

Andy Start, President, Global Government, will be presenting the evidence on the first day of Global MilSatCom which runs from 4-6 November at the Park Plaza Riverbank, London.

He will also be discussing how high-throughput mobile satellite services can deliver global coverage, high capacity links and outstanding value for money, showcasing:

  • Low Profile BGAN (LPB) – developed directly from government customers’ need for a terminal that can be buried under ground or camouflaged and still operate effectively, LPB delivers discreet, unmanned communications to allow concealed surveillance anywhere
  • VHF variant of L-TAC – the original L-TAC Manpack terminal which delivers BLOS comms capabilities to soldiers on the ground using their existing UHF tactical radios is now available in a new SlingShot VHF variant. Both are available as a manpack, vehicular-mounted and marine platform. All variants are compatible to enable UHF and now VHF military tactical radios operating in the frequency band 58 to 88 MHz to share the same Inmarsat-4 satellite channel and therefore seamlessly intercommunicate.

Outstanding value

This year’s conference – Europe’s largest military satellite communications events – will focus on how to overcome operational challenges faced by military satellite communications end-users, such as the difficulty of establishing satcom capability when troops have just been deployed, managing MilSatCom on difficult terrain and securing cost-efficient connectivity.

Speakers will be discussing how to tackle these issues through international cooperation on military and civil projects.

Delegates can also visit Inmarsat Global Government’s stand, where its complete portfolio of reliable, secure and globally available voice and broadband data services will be on show.

The conference and exhibition brings together over 400 of the industry’s key senior military representatives with satcom solutions providers and operators to hear about the newest technologies.


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Inmarsat Approves Worlds First Isatdock2 For Isatphone 2 By Beam

Wednesday, November 5, 2014 @ 03:11 PM

Beam Communications Pty. Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of World Reach Limited (ASX: WRR) announces that they have received Inmarsat approval for its range of BEAM IsatDock2 docking stations for the recently released Inmarsat IsatPhone satellite handset.

This additional docking station development further enhances BEAM’s position providing one of the broadest range of satellite equipment in the marketplace. This new range of docking solutions enables the use of satellite handsets to be extended to applications where normal handheld services are limited or impractical.

The four docking stations are for maritime, vehicular, in-building as well as a low cost universal solution.

The IsatDock2 docking stations will commence commercial shipments from BEAM before the end of 2014.

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Virgin Atlantic to Offer New Gogo Satellite-Internet Service

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 @ 02:09 PM

Virgin Atlantic Airways will introduce high-speed Internet connectivity on its flights as it becomes the first European customer for a new in-flight connectivity system being sold by Gogo Inc.

Virgin Atlantic will use Gogo’s new satellite-based system, called “2Ku,” that could allow limited live-streaming video for some passengers, said Michael Small, president and chief executive of the Itasca, Illinois-based communications provider. Virgin Atlantic will be one of the first users of an upgraded communications link that will boost throughput and reduce drag, he said.


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