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Royalty Group Seeks Higher Fees From Satellite Radio

Soundexchange, the non-profit organization that collects and distributes royalties from digital music services on behalf of artists and record labels, is seeking higher fees from Sirius Satellite Radio and XM Satellite Radio, Soundexchange announced Oct. 30. "The essence of satellite radio is music," John Simson, executive director of Soundexchange, said in a statement. "We are […]

By | November 6, 2006

Noble Drilling Services: Satellite Provides Communications Pipelines

Keeping a global company’s information technology infrastructure efficient, up to date and secure while adhering to a fixed budget is a constant struggle. Simply maintaining the status quo is not enough. Pause for a deep breath and the competition passes you by technologically. Such is the daily world that information technology professionals live in, juggling […]

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

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

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

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

Landing Rights Resurfacing In Europe

By Gerry Oberst European satellite operators are complaining that new regulatory structures being establish in the old country are recreating the "landing rights" system that supposedly has been abolished. Landing rights are permissions that operators must obtain for their satellite to be used in a particular country. Traditionally, the system applied to commercial satellite systems […]

By | November 1, 2006

M.A. Mortenson: Boosts Employee Productivity By 300 Percent

When a corporation has multiple projects underway simultaneously, and those projects are spread out around the globe, having an advanced network in place that can disseminate a wide range of applications is paramount. But corporate executives face a challenge when it comes to choosing the right network platform to deliver secure, always-on connectivity to the […]

By | September 1, 2006

Business continuity Maintaining Communications After A Disaster

An increasing number of organizations are discovering that the only way to guarantee their communication systems stay online during times of crisis is to employ satellite backup systems to their terrestrial networks, which can be knocked out by any number of natural or manmade events. For IT/Network managers, such threats are all too real. Experiencing […]

By | September 1, 2006

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