Inmarsat showcases latest innovations at Gitex
Dubai, October 20, 2013
Inmarsat, a leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, is showcasing its latest innovations at InfoComm MEA 2013, during the Gitex Technology Week, which started today (October 20).
It includes BGAN High Data Rate (BGAN HDR), a revolutionary service for broadcasters, delivering a step-change in video quality for journalists and L-TAC, Inmarsat’s unique solution to extend the reach of UHF radios used by the world’s militaries.
Additionally, Inmarsat will be offering an update on its Global Xpress (GX) service, said a statement.
With the first launch on schedule for December and full global coverage on course to be achieved by the end of 2014, GX will be the world’s first globally available high-speed broadband network. It will offer a combination of global coverage from a single operator, consistent higher performance of up to 50Mbps, and the network reliability, it said.
The BGAN HDR service is scheduled to ‘go live’ globally in November. Its full channel option will provide broadcasters with an expected streaming rate of around 650kbps, while Cobham Satcom’s Explorer 710, the first terminal to access the HDR service, has a built-in bonding capability, enabling connection speeds above 1mbps.
Inmarsat will also welcome partners and customers to its Technology Showcase on October 21.
In addition, the event will include displays of BGAN Push to Talk, a rugged voice dispatch and communication system; low profile ruggedized BGAN, a surveillance system; M2M, long term machine-to-machine management; fleet management via IsatData Pro, a two-way short message service for M2M communication; and the mobile data node which provides access to mobile applications delivered to smartphones and tablet devices in remote, hostile and extreme environments. - TradeArabia News Service