North America

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

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

New Delivery Platforms Could Help Home2US Reach Subscriber Target

Home2US Communications, which launched a pay-TV platform via satellite in North America that caters to a variety of ethnic markets, hopes to eventually get somewhere between 1 and 2 million subscribers for its service. The operator currently has around 150,000 subscribers, nearly 55 percent of whom receive the company’s premium package. With a target market […]

By | August 28, 2006

New GPS Technology Helps Wildlife Group Better Track Endangered Species

A technology partnership between H.A.B.I.T. Research Ltd., a Victoria-based company that designs, develops and manufactures technology for wildlife research, and Swiss positioning technology provider u-blox, is making it possible for scientists to study the behavior of endangered species once thought too tiny to be tracked by GPS, raising the hope that many smaller species may […]

By | August 21, 2006

Homeland Security: In Touch, On The Move

For a long time, establishing a satellite link required the user to stop or pause along the way, and that still remains a valid option today in many instances. However, mobile connectivity when fixed services are impaired, provides greater flexibility, and saves time as the user moves, either in order to arrive at the scene […]

By | August 1, 2006

Analysts: Satellite TV May Be Reaching Peak In Canadian Market

When Canada’s Bell Expressvu and Star Choice launched their direct-to-home (DTH) services in 1997, the cable TV industry nicknamed them "The Death Stars," fearing that consumers – many who were fed up with their local cable TV carriers – would flock to DTH. Throughout the past eight years, the satellite operators have made gains and […]

By | July 17, 2006

SOTM: Satellite Links In Motion

Ongoing military operations in Afghanistan and Iraq are putting more emphasis on the need for reliable, robust and bandwidth-rich satcom-on-the-move (SOTM) solutions. The U.S. military and Allied Forces relies primarily on small portable, fixed VSAT terminals which can be deployed rapidly, as existing SOTM programs are limited in number and in scope. Among other things, […]

By | July 1, 2006

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