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Thuraya Introduces First Dedicated Vehicular Broadband Terminal

By Katie Kriz | February 24, 2014
Thuraya IP Voyager

Thuraya IP Voyager. Photo: Thuraya

[Via Satellite 02-24-2014] Thuraya Telecommunications has launched its first dedicated vehicular IP broadband terminal designed and manufactured by Hughes Network Systems. The Thuraya IP Voyager is designed for end users in the government, oil and gas, media and relief sectors, and is capable of achieving streaming IP rates of up to 384 kbps.

The Thuraya IP Voyager will enable remote users to collaborate using video, data and VoIP services to achieve mission-critical tasks in areas that are not served by terrestrial communication networks. The terminal is designed to connect at IP broadband speeds of up to 444 kbps while on-the-move, and includes a built-in Wi-Fi access point as well as four Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) ports to connect multiple wired devices.

“Many parts of the world remain unconnected by terrestrial networks. In developing the Thuraya IP Voyager, we listened closely to our customers to understand their needs and we were able to design a robust ‘comms-on-the-move’ terminal that it is easy to install and facilitates real productivity in the field. There is an opportunity in the land vehicular terminal market, which is now being addressed with the Thuraya IP Voyager,” said Asher Faredi, product manager of land data at Thuraya.