Industry News: Technology (July 2007)
Apposite Technologies Announces Gigabit-Speed WAN Emulator
Apposite Technologies Inc. unveiled its Linktropy 7500 and Linktropy 7500 Pro wide-area network emulation appliances, the company announced.
The emulators simulate bandwidth, delay, packet loss, congestion and other impairments that may affect satellite or other types of networks. (Apposite Technologies, Inc.; 9025 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 215, Beverly Hills, CA 90211; Tel: 310/858-1492; Fax: 310/858-1493; www.apposite-tech.com)
Globalstar Launches Satellite Data And Voice Module
Globalstar USA LLC is shipping its new GSP-1720 satellite data and voice module, the company announced.
The device, manufactured by Qualcomm Inc., is designed to provide integrators, original equipment manufacturers and value-added developers a compact, power-efficient system for two-way satellite communications data applications.
Separately, AeroAstro unveiled a new asset-tracking satellite downlink decoder rack for Globalstar ground stations designed to expand the geographic coverage of the Globalstar Simplex Data Service. The digital signal-processing infrastructure component receives and decodes asset-tracking and monitoring data from field transmitters and transmits the signals via the Internet. (Globalstar; 461 So. Milpitas Blvd, Milpitas, CA 95035; Tel: 408/933-4000; www.Globalstar.com)
Globecomm Introduces Next-Generation Satellite Network Management System
Globecomm Systems Inc. has introduced its next-generation satellite network management system, the company announced.
Dubbed AxxSys Orion, the system monitors and controls terrestrial elements of a satellite communications network, offering the ability to manage other network elements including routers, microwave, fiber and wireless subsystems. The system, deployed over an industry-standard IP network, can be scaled to monitor dozens to thousands of devices, Globecomm said.
In a separate move, Globecomm named Stephen Wilson vice president of its new Globecomm Services Maryland operation. Wilson previously served as vice president of North American regional sales for New Skies Satellite Inc. (Globecomm; 45 Oser Avenue, Hauppauge, NY 11788-3816; Tel: 631/231-9800; Fax: 631/231-1557; www.globecommsystems.com)
MacDonald Dettwiler Radarsat-2 Passes NRC Aerospace Test
Radarsat-2 passed an acoustic qualification test conducted by the National Research Council Institute for Aerospace Research, the institute announced.
The test certified that Radarsat-2, built by MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., can withstand the noise environment generated by rocket engines during launch later this year for the Canadian Space Agency.
Radarsat-2 is designed to provide C-band radar imagery with ground resolution of 3 to 100 meters. (MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd.; 13800 Commerce Parkway, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada V6V 2J3; Tel: 604/278-3411; Fax: 604/278-1837; www.mdacorporation.com)
OmniGlobe Networks Introduces Network Management Software
OmniGlobe Networks has rolled out OmniCenter, a network management software system that combines satellite and WiMax network management, operations monitoring and bandwidth optimization, the company announced.
OmniCenter is designed for Internet service providers and network operators. (OmniGlobe Networks, Inc.; 6600 Trans-Canada Highway, Suite 750, Pointe-Claire, Montreal, Quebec, CANADA H9R-4S2; Tel: 514/693-8949; Fax: 514/697-0186; www.omniglobenet.com)
Thrane & Thrane To Introduce Aero-SB
Thrane & Thrane introduced its Aero-SB cabin communications system at the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Geneva, the company announced.
Based on SwiftBroadband from Inmarsat, Aero-SB offers Wi-Fi connectivity with a full-featured office system including five channels for voice and data at speeds up to 432 kilobits per second while enabling the addition of wireless voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) to the service. (Thrane & Thrane A/S; Lundtoftegårdsvej 93 D, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Denmark; Tel: +45 39 55 88 00; Fax: +45 39 55 88 88; www.thrane.com)
ViaSat DISA Approves Modem
ViaSat Inc.’s MD-1366 Enhanced Bandwidth Efficient Modem has been certified by the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) for operation over the Defense Satellite Communications System Network, ViaSat announced. The program, a project of the Project Manager Defense Communications and Army Transmission Systems, DISA and the U.S. Navy, is designed to provide a more efficient, high-speed modem to replace legacy equipment. (ViaSat; 6155 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, CA 92009-1699; Tel: 760/476-2200; Fax: 760/929-3941; www.viasat.com)