|[March 07, 2014]
TrustComm signs agreements with Inmarsat and Spectra Group to distribute new L-TAC service with Slingshot adaptor
STAFFORD, Va. --(Business Wire)--
TrustComm Inc., the premier small-business provider of assured satellite
communications solutions to commercial and government organizations,
today announced it has been designated as a Service Provider for
Inmarsat's (News - Alert) new L-TAC space-segment services and has signed a
distribution agreement with Spectra Group to provide Slingshot adaptors
required to access L-band frequencies from existing fielded UHF radios.
L-TAC from TrustComm, available now, uses existing fielded UHF tactical
radios to access the Inmarsat-4, L-band satellite constellation when UHF
capacity is not available for any reason. TrustComm has been conducting
live demonstrations of L-TAC at selected locations worldwide with
excellent feedback, particularly for those users who have a
Communications-on-the-Move (COTM) requirement for UHF.
By attaching a Spectra Group Slingshot adaptor kit (a small converter
and antenna) to the external communications port of commonly used UHF
MILSAT radios, users can achieve short-term and/or longer-term network
access to private leased channels on Inmarsat satellites that have the
same capabilities as UHF 25kHz channels (e.g. one 56kbps wideband
channel or five 5kHz ANDVT voice channels) on UHF MILSAT or UHF
"TrustComm recognizes the value of L-TAC's capabilities and the gap it
fills, along with the significant cost savings for government end users
when compared to commercial UHF channels. We have dedicated significant
resources to field this service, working closely with Inmarsat and
Spectra Group," said TrustComm Chief Executive Officer Bob Roe. "Being
selected as an Inmarsat Service Provider for L-TAC demonstrates
Inmarsat's confidence in our secure infrastructure and our deep
understanding of military COMSATCOM requirements."
Roe added, "We look forward to helping military forces effectively and
efficiently deploy L-TAC to exercise greater command and control through
existing tactical radios, improving mission assurance - all at an
affordabe cost. I am particularly impressed with the reliability and
clarity this service offers while on the move, and can appreciate how
well this will be received in the operator community - especially by
those who don't like to pause on the move."
Peter Hadinger, president of Inmarsat's U.S. Government Business Unit,
said, "TrustComm has identified the value of the Inmarsat L-TAC
capability for its user groups and has been actively demonstrating and
providing valuable feedback on the solution for the past year."
More information on L-TAC from TrustComm is available at this link.
About TrustComm Inc.
TrustComm is a global provider of assured, customized satellite
communications services for companies and government agencies that
require instant, robust and easily deployable connectivity. Originally
founded in 1999, TrustComm was acquired in 2013 by the American
investment group Global Secure Networks Inc. TrustComm's assured satcom
services, terrestrial and end-to-end networks provide maximum
reliability to support a broad range of applications. Those applications
include broadband Internet access, VoIP, video conferencing and data
communications - for business continuity, emergency response, tactical
field deployment and temporary usage. With its global network,
engineering expertise, 24/7 primary S-NOC (News - Alert) and owned infrastructure at
the highly secure Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston, and
redundant S-NOC near Quantico, Va., TrustComm exceeds the security and
reliability standards of its clients. For more information, please visit www.trustcomm.com.
plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite
communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing
reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments,
enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can
be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,600
staff in more than 60 locations around the world, with a presence in the
major ports and centers of commerce on every continent. Inmarsat is
listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ISAT.L).
About Spectra Group
Group (UK) is a leading provider of voice and data services in areas
where either none exist or where high-intensity conflicts, natural
disasters, pandemics or terrorist attacks may have destroyed existing
networks. Spectra has expertise in the design, delivery, implementation
and ongoing support for a comprehensive range of satellite and radio
communication services. These services are supplied to clients operating
around the world in many different market sectors including defense,
government, aid, security, oil and gas, and commercial.
All product and company names mentioned in this press release are
trademarks of their respective companies.
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