November, 2010

23 Nov

MotoSAT MESA 1.2M Motorized Earth Station Antenna System

The MotoSAT MESA™ 1.2M Motorized ESA with its Global Network Management System (GNMS) is moving fixed VSAT communications into a new era of network services.

The MESA is a motorized self-pointing auto-acquiring antenna that can be mounted on either a permanent or portable fixed base. Building upon MotoSAT’s proven mobile satellite technology, the MESA uses tri-axis antenna alignment to provide automatic satellite peaking and acquisition for fixed base applications. It is designed to provide single button satellite acquisition and automatic reacquisition in the harshest of environments.

Cost Effective
The MESA can give you the flexibility of a mobile satellite antenna at a fraction of the cost. Its automatic alignment and realignment is continuously achieved without ever requiring a technician to be onsite, making this fixed base antenna one of the most cost effective VSAT systems on the market. The MESA is easily transportable from site to site, and can be quickly mounted and dismounted in a matter of minutes. For VSAT users located in areas prone to high winds, hurricanes or tornados, the MESA can eliminate costs and outages related to frequent antenna realignment.

The MESA is a motorized Ku-band satellite antenna that uses tri-axis alignment. Each antenna is capable of being configured to automatically acquire every Ku-band satellite worldwide. The MESA is compatible with all satellite modems. Remote monitoring is available via web access.

With the availablility of low-cost broadcasting increasing worldwide on inclined orbit satellites, the MESA is designed to take advantage of these opportunities. Its motorized auto-aligning capabilities for both elevation and azimuth allow it to accurately track inclined orbit satellites anywhere in the world.

Most businesses rely upon terrestrial connections for voice and data communications. When these traditional means go down, whether for short-durations or long-term outages, your enterprise could be without critical services for hours or days. MotoSAT’s satellite to LAN failover systems can provide your enterprise with the assurance that critical services will be uninterrupted when an outage occurs. When the MESA antenna is combined with our EtherSAT™ on-demand service, fixed base enterprises are confident that they have the backup and redundancy needed to keep their critical services supported.

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10 Nov

Iridium OpenPort Voice and Data Service

Introducing Iridium’s new maritime voice and data service – Iridium OpenPort – the world’s first global, high-speed network specifically engineered for the marine market.

Iridium OpenPort offers true IP connectivity with up to three phone lines available for simultaneous use. Equipment is easy to install and surprisingly affordable. Iridium OpenPort delivers more bandwidth at a better price to your customers and their fleets.

Iridium OpenPort offers:

Three separate phone lines
High-speed data
Flexible and attractive pricing packages
Lightweight, low-profile satellite antenna
Best of all, with Iridium OpenPort customers receive Iridium’s worldwide pole-to pole coverage, unmatched network quality and world-class technical support.

More Voice
The Iridium OpenPort below-decks unit contains three RJ11 jacks, enabling users to make up to three simultaneous voice calls, even during data transmission – no more waiting for a free phone line to make a call. Crew calls are easily separated from ship’s business calls for simplified accounting.

Faster Data
Iridium OpenPort utilizes true IP technology to provide a flexible and powerful array of data services. A single Ethernet port provides a connection to a standard PC or to a router or hub for multiple PCs. Choose from a range of configurable data rates to meet your specific requirements. Engineered for simultaneous functionality, data and phone ports support high-volume usage. Iridium OpenPort’s simplified service plans replace expensive and wasteful per-minute pricing with more cost-effective per-megabyte rates.

Less Expensive
With its small footprint and light weight, the Iridium OpenPort omni-directional antenna array does not require a stabilization platform and is virtually maintenance-free.
It can be mounted in any convenient location on deck for quick, easy and inexpensive installation. The lower capital expenditure and airtime costs add up to a faster return on investment.

A Solid Return on Investment
Users will quickly reap the benefits of Iridium OpenPort. Multiple phone lines allow for simultaneous captain and crew use while email and data files are being transmitted. Affordable, easy-to-install equipment provides a smooth upgrade path. Truly global coverage unleashes power and availability to any point on the planet.

Iridium Openport Features
Global gap-free, pole-to-pole coverage, unleashing power and availability to any point on the planet.
A lightweight, low profile omni-directional antenna that does not require a stabilization platform (packaged separately).
Three simultaneous voice lines and one data line ensuring a ship’s standard business communication is not interupted.
Flexible and attractive pricing packages that provide a simplified pricing structure.

…for more Maritime Terminals

05 Nov

Iridium GeoPro Messenger

The affordable, rugged GeoPro Messenger device supports global two-way text messaging. Along with hassle-free check-ins, the GeoPro Messenger also makes it easy to call for help in an emergency and provide in-event updates to assist first responders.

Remote Workforce Safety, Location Awareness and Two-Way Messaging Solution. When work takes employees off the grid they often have no reliable means of maintaining communication. Not only does this limit productivity, it also threatens their health or safety in the event of an emergency. The GeoPro Messenger is a life saver in more ways than one.

GeoPro Messenger Features

  • Rugged two-way satellite/GPS messaging device
  • Dedicated two step emergency button
  • One handed non-slip form factor
  • Easy to use and intuitive interface
    • Joystick to navigate on-display menus and keyboard
    • Dynamic softkeys for quick selection and response
  • Automated tracking reports with flexible intervals
  • Network/power optimized push messaging
  • Multiple messaging options including free form text and predefined messages
  • LED and audio alerts
  • USB sync for predefined messages, address book and waypoints

Most remote workers lack a reliable and affordable means of
communicating beyond cellular coverage zones. Not only is such
communication essential for productivity, it can be a critical
lifeline when an individual’s health or safety is threatened.

GeoPro stands alone as the only complete remote workforce
safety and productivity solution. GeoPro leverages Iridium’s global
satellite network, GPS, and a secure hosted web application
to deliver unparalleled benefits to remote workers and the
organizations responsible for them.

In addition to supporting routine two-way messaging, the rugged
GeoPro Messenger device helps remote workers check-in with
supervisors, call for help, provide emergency confirmation and inevent
updates. Features like waypoints let employees record the
GPS coordinates of any location of interest and make notes about
it. There are countless applications for waypoints like marking a
fire line, plant species, industrial spill or field equipment needing

At the organizational level, GeoPro provides a 360º remote
workforce view, mitigating risk by increasing management’s
visibility of employee location and status. Easily configured to the
organization’s safety protocols, GeoPro’s rich application services
help management effectively and affordably communicate
with the field, monitor employees, and promptly respond to
emergencies or missed check-ins. The GeoPro system is also
extensible to additional devices, networks and assets.

…for more Satellite Phones and Accessories