Network-ready satellite terminal introduced by ViaSat

One of the world leaders in network services and products, ViaSat, has introduced the VMT-1220P: a lightweight, portable satellite terminal that is ready to connect to a worldwide broadband network. Featuring an auto-acquiring antenna that can send and receive full-motion video files, ViaSat’s satellite broadband terminal comes in a 16x16x24-inch frame which can easily be house in a ballistic bag for transport and shipment.

The new device was proudly introduced at the AUSA 2012. The VMT-1220P’s mobility and network-ready features makes it an ideal solution for military operations working in remote regions of conflict. Set-up can easily be done with the user-friendly interface, and soldiers can utilize the terminal to access classified networks across the globe, as well as make phone calls.

According to Larry Taylor, Vice President of ViaSat Alpha Innovations Team, the VMT-1220P offers high-performing connectivity that could easily access broadband networks without compromising the quality of the services.

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Beam brings HQ Satellite Communications in Russia’s Antarctic Polar base

Australia-based Beam Communications snagged a deal to provide powerful satellite communications services to Russia’s Antarctic Polar station, through the installation of Inmarsat products. The IsatDock Pro was successfully installed in the Russian polar bases in the southernmost continent.

Over 150-200 people are currently staying in the five Russian bases in the Antarctic as part of research expedition and scientific exploration teams. The harsh conditions of the region means these temporary settlements rely on satellite communications to connect with the rest of the world. Some of Inmarsat’s powerful products are already in use like the Iridium system, the BGAN, and the IsatPhone Pro.

The HQ satellite communications provided by Beam have successfully serviced the polar stations. Many of these satellite equipment, especially the antennas, were designed and tested to stand the severe Antarctic environment.

Inmarsat’s latest reach in the South will primarily be used for service communications between polar stations. In particular, the IsatDock Pro is a cutting-edge docking station that can support voice communications through Bluetooth, and included features like a USB port, phone charging, and an active privacy handset. The technology will also facilitate communications between the polar bases and mainland headquarters.

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