Eurosatory 2014

Maintaining contact, no matter where (ES14E2)

17 June 2014

Many parts of the world remain unconnected by terrestrial networks, but according to Thuraya Telecommunications, the Dubai-based mobile satellite services (MSS) operator, users now have a reliable ‘commson- the-move’ no matter where they are.

Designed and manufactured by Hughes Network Systems, a global leader in broadband satellite solutions, Thuraya IP Voyager is a dedicated cost-effective and high-quality vehicular IP broadband satellite terminal for end-users in the government, oil and gas, broadcast media, military, and human relief sectors. It is said to be the only terminal available in the market capable of achieving streaming IP rates of up to 384kbps as well as user-definable asymmetric streaming.

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

The company has also launched the latest edition of its SatSleeve designed for Android-based smartphones, allowing Samsung Galaxy users to turn their smartphone into a satellite phone, to make phone calls, send SMS messages and access apps via Thuraya’s satellite network when they are unable to connect to a terrestrial GSM network.

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