ST Briefs

Datapath Names Helfgott President, COO

Datapath Inc., a provider of satellite and wireless communications networks, announced Nov. 1 the appointment of David Helfgott as president and COO, effective Nov. 15. A 20-year industry veteran, Helfgott formerly was president and CEO of Americom Government Services Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of SES Global S.A., that provides the U.S. government with commercial […]

By | November 2, 2006

C-Com Forms Sales Alliance with OrbitIQ

C-Com Satellite Systems Inc. announced Oct. 31 it has signed a sales partnership agreement with Ottawa-based OrbitIQ, which will assist C-com in identifying strategically located global sales partners for the C-com-manufactured Inetvu mobile platforms. "Many of OrbitIQ’s existing sales partners are ideally suited for reselling our Inetvu mobile satellite-based Internet products," Leslie Klein, president and […]

By | November 1, 2006

Glowlink Receives Patent for Satellite Uplink Power Control Technology

Glowlink, a provider of satellite ground equipment, announced Oct. 31 that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office was granting its patent for satellite uplink power control (UPC) technology. The technology achieves fast and accurate control of transmit power for satellite traffic without causing transponder compression or saturation. Built into the company’s Model 3010 and Model […]

By | November 1, 2006

GPSFlight To Provide GPS Tracking For Edwards Air Force Base

GPSFlight, a provider of miniature wireless GPS telemetry, has been selected as a technology provider to Edwards Air Force Base for tracking base personnel and vehicles as they travel in and around the practice bombing range, the company announced Oct. 31. The GPSFlight tracking system is a combination of base stations, tracker units, and software […]

By | November 1, 2006

Sea Launch Delivers XM-4 Satellite To Orbit

XM Satellite Radio and Sea Launch announced the Oct. 30 launch of the XM-4 satellite. Early data indicate the spacecraft is accurately positioned and in excellent condition. XM-4, built by the Boeing Satellite Development Center, carries a high-power S-band digital audio radio service payload provided by Alcatel Alenia Space. The spacecraft will be located at […]

By | November 1, 2006

MDA Joins Rocketplane Kistler’s COTS Team

MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. signed a strategic long-term agreement with Rocketplane Kistler to participate in the Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) program, MacDonald Dettwiler announced Oct. 31. Rocketplane Kistler is one of the two finalists selected recently by NASA to develop a COTS demonstration model. The program is intended to demonstrate the viability of […]

By | November 1, 2006

NDS Sees Healthy Revenue and Profits Boost

NDS, a supplier of middleware and conditional access services to direct-to-home operators, posted a 14 percent increase in revenues to $164 million in the third quarter, the company announced. Operating profits for the quarter, which closed Sept. 30, reached nearly $45 million, an increase of about 25 percent compared to the 2005 third quarter. The […]

By | November 1, 2006

Iridium Receives DISA Contract; Completes Phase One Test With Marine Corps

Iridium Satellite has announced two new initiatives aimed toward the U.S. military market. The company has approval to provide its 9601 data modem to the U.S. Department of Defense and other approved users through its contract with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). Based on the company’s short-burst data messaging service, the modem is already […]

By | November 1, 2006

Iridium, Omnilink Launch Offering in Brazil

Iridium Satellite LLC announced Oct. 30 that it has launched products and service offerings in Brazil through an alliance with Omnilink. Anatel, the Brazilian telecommunications agency, has confirmed operational authority for the full suite of Iridium products and services throughout the country. Omnilink, a maker of vehicle tracking systems based in Sao Paulo, Brazil, will […]

By | October 31, 2006

Terrestar Inks Research And Development Agreement With DISA

Terrestar Networks Inc., a provider of 4G mobile communications networks, announced Oct. 30 a cooperative research and development agreement with the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), part of the U.S. Department of Defense. Under the agreement, which covers Terrestar’s developing North American Emergency Response Communications Network, Terrestar and DISA will conduct joint research and […]

By | October 31, 2006

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