Washington, D.C. – GetSAT, Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes), Klas Telecom and NexTech Solutions (NTS) recently partnered at an exercise that took place June 28 – 29 in Virginia Beach, VA, to demonstrate an integrated Communications-On-The-Move (COTM) SATCOM solution for HD video, voice and data connectivity comprising multiple key technologies. The novel solution was first mounted in a fast-moving Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) where it provided an uninterrupted HD video call between six participants in various geographic locations, and subsequently was placed on a U.S. Navy watercraft where it delivered the same capability.
“Both the land and maritime vehicles were maneuvering at top speeds,” NTS Director of Engineering Louis Pacheco said. “We also experienced rainy and cloudy conditions and the system performed beautifully with high uplink and downlink speeds.”
Wayne Marhefka, Sr. Director at Hughes Defense & Intelligence Systems Division (DISD) added, “The four companies provide a unique and powerful solution to meet many of the requirements facing the military today.”
The innovative COTM system comprised a Klas Telecom Voyager 8 baseband kit running Acano HD video collaboration software, Sonus VX for voice optimization and Riverbed Virtual Steelhead for data bandwidth optimization. A GetSAT Micro Satellite antenna was mounted on the roof of the SUV and onboard the ship, connected to the new Hughes HM200 COTM modem, which operates with the unique Hughes Scrambled Code Multiple Access (SCMA) waveform. A 1.8 meter satellite dish and HM100 modem located at the Hughes facility in Germantown, MD, provided hub and Internet connection.
“We were very excited to showcase this solution to our customers in Virginia Beach and the results confirm that the demo was a success,” said Klas Telecom Government President and CEO Dave Huisenga. “It is important for forward-thinking companies in our industry to collaborate so we can continue to support our military with the best technologies available.”
GetSAT is the leading provider of Micronized Satellite Terminals. The InterFlat is the latest breakthrough in antenna panel technology, providing the world’s highest efficiency performance in the smallest package. Combining the InterFlat with our state-of-the-art control and tracking mechanism, creates the most powerful and fully contained satellite terminal system.The InterFlat is a leap forward in capability and SWaP, enabling us to provide truly portable, full duplex, wide-band satellite communications. GetSAT customers include top tier defense, commercial and technology companies. The GetSAT team is composed of industry-leading experts with multi-disciplinary skills, dedicated to providing an exceptional, agile and affordable customer experience. For more information on GetSAT: www.GetSAT.com.
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the global leader in satellite broadband for home and office, delivering an innovative and comprehensive suite of HughesON™ managed services for enterprises and governments worldwide. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 5 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing approximately 50 percent market share. Its products employ global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A, and GMR-1.
Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions. For additional information about Hughes, please visit www.hughes.com.
About Klas Telecom
Founded in 1991, Klas Telecom is an engineering and design company with 25 years of experience developing highly capable, lightweight communications solutions for use in austere environments where low size, weight, power and ruggedization are required. With over 80% of the company dedicated to engineering and design, Klas Telecom is able to stay on the forefront of the remote communications market. Klas Telecom operates in the U.S. and international defense, first responder, disaster relief, law enforcement and transportation markets. The company employs staff across four offices located in Washington, DC; Herndon, VA; Tampa, FL; and Dublin, Ireland. For more information on Klas Telecom: www.klastelecom.com.
About NexTech Solutions
NexTech Solutions (NTS) is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Information Technology systems integrator, value added-reseller (VAR) and engineering services provider. Our team consists of veteran technology engineers, solution architects, and managers with decades of working knowledge and experience with the Federal Government and Commercial Corporations. With our best-of-breed technology partners, NTS is focused in systems and network engineering to support: Application Delivery, Voice/Video Web Collaboration, and Cyber Security. We pride ourselves on quality, integrity and fairness to our customers, employees and business partners. For more information on NexTech Solutions: www.nextechsol.com.
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