AeroAstro To Upgrade Globalstar Network
[10-19-07 – Satellite Today] AeroAstro, a business unit of the Radyne Corp., will supply Globalstar with network upgrades to increase satellite messaging capacity, Radyne announced Oct. 18.
AeroAstro will supply ground network upgrades as part of its Sensor Enabled Notification System to enhance receiver sensitivity and the overall customer messaging capacity of the Globalstar Simplex data network. The updates will expand the data capacity of the network by 10 times and increase receiver sensitivity by 40 percent, which will further expand the geographic coverage area of the ground stations.
"Asset tracking, personal tracking and remote data monitoring are three of our most vital core customer segments, and we expect the enhancements resulting from this agreement with AeroAstro will provide customers with even better service and increased messaging capacity," Jay Monroe, chairman and CEO of Globalstar, said in a statement. "As we move towards transitioning to our second-generation constellation, Simplex data is expected to grow in importance. Therefore, we are committing to continue enhancing our global Simplex data network.”
Deliveries of the upgrades will begin in early 2008. Financial details of the contract were not released.