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Hispasat, GetSat Offer Satellite on the Move Services

By Annamarie Nyirady | March 21, 2019
Hispasat’s 36W-1 satellite

An artistic rendering of Hispasat’s 36W-1 satellite. Photo: ESA

Hispasat and GetSat, a manufacturer of satellite terminals, have signed an agreement to offer Satellite on the Move (SOTM) Services. By pairing GetSat’s terminals and Hispasat’s satellite fleet, both companies aim to strengthen their business opportunities in aerial, drone, maritime, and land-based emergency services for security and emergency applications in Latin America, Europe, and North Africa. This joint solution also aims to ensure safe communications when natural disasters occur for urgently activated rescue teams and for security agencies using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), helicopters, planes, or terrestrial vehicles.

The companies reached this strategic partnership after the successful demonstration of GetSat’s MicroSAT L/M Land and Maritime mobile terminal, which reached data traffic speeds of three Mbps — during both upload and download — while remaining connected to Hispasat’s fleet. GetSat’s terminals are based on its patented InterFlat technology, which allows signals to be transmitted and received in the same panel.

“We want to address the Emergency and Security services market, which is rapidly growing and requires robust, consistent connections in which satellites play a key role.” Hispasat Business Director Ignacio Sanchis said. ” Together with GetSat, Hispasat will be able to take advantage of the capacity of its entire network to offer broadband solutions in the Ka- and Ku-bands for projects that require rapid response times combined with extensive broadband use to transmit data”.