EchoStar Delivers Transponder and Uplink Capacity to Vredes, MotoSat
[Satellite Today 01-16-09] EchoStar Satellite Services signed an agreement with Vredes Inc. provide satellite services for emergency management and other remote location broadcast demands, EchoStar announced Jan. 15.
Vredes will use EchoStar’s broadcast capabilities to provide redundant transponder and hub services to support MotoSat its EtherSat service. Vredes will have the ability to provide MotoSat with domestic Ku-band satellite access across multiple satellites via EchoStar’s uplink facilities. MotoSat’s mobile antenna can be placed on emergency management vehicles or commercial vehicles in remote locations and send and receive broadband data via satellite.
"The MotoSat GNMS platform is based on the full integration of its fixed and mobile self-aligning antennas using iDirect satellite-based IP communications technology and was developed by Vredes in response to our customers’ specific needs for a highly reliable service with exceptional performance," said Ed Travis, CTO and cofounder of MotoSat. "We are confident that this new service will become the standard for customers within the emergency response, oil and gas, and other commercial mobile satellite communication industries."