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Ursys Signs Capacity Deal with Optus Satellite

By | July 12, 2016
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      [Via Satellite 07-12-2016] Optus Satellite has announced a new wholesale relationship with Ursys, a designer and provider of satellite based voice and data communications, specifically for complex networks in remote and rural areas.

      Ursys will use dedicated satellite capacity on Optus’ D2 satellite, stationed at 152 degrees east, and will also have access to third party international satellite providers. In addition, Ursys will use Optus’ teleport facilities at Belrose, north of Sydney, and the wider Optus infrastructure.

      A current initiative of Ursys is Remote Outback Satellite Infrastructure e-Health (ROSIE), a tele-health network for 23 remote health clinics across North Western Australia, the Northern Territory and South Australia. ROSIE uses commercial grade communications services to enable health applications normally only available in city or regional clinics. These applications allow direct access between remote clinicians and city specialists in real time.

      Ursys has designed, built and managed several nationally significant networks for Australia, including; NT Connect for the Local Government Association of Northern Territory communities; the South Pacific Tsunami Warning Network for the Bureau of Meteorology; a national satellite based Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) network for Apa Group; and a complete commercial grade VSAT services solution for Cygnus Satellite.