HISPASAT, a Spanish satellite-based telecommunications operator, and GetSAT, a manufacturer of micronized satellite terminals for aerial, maritime and land-based applications, have signed an agreement to offer on-demand Satellite on The Move (SoTM) Services.
By pairing GetSAT’s ruggedized terminals and HISPASAT’s powerful satellite fleet, both companies strengthen their business opportunities in the aviation, maritime, land-mobile, and unmanned sectors in support of security and emergency applications in Latin America, Europe and North Africa. This joint solution ensures safe communications when natural disasters occur for urgently activated rescue teams and for security agencies using UAVs, helicopters, planes, or terrestrial vehicles.
The companies reached this strategic partnership after the successful demonstration of GetSAT’s MicroSAT Land and Maritime (L/M) mobile terminal, which reached data speeds of more than 5Mbps, during both upload and download, while remaining connected to HISPASAT’s fleet. GetSAT’s terminals are based on its patented InterFLAT technology, which allows signals to be transmitted and received in the same panel, thus reducing the size, weight and energy consumption to provide advantages essential for the success of critical missions.
The agreement reduces the barriers to entry of this type of service for potential clients, thereby minimizing the impact of the user’s investment and operating costs.
Ignacio Sanchis, Business Director of HISPASAT, said, “We want to address the Emergency and Security services market, which is rapidly growing and requires robust, consistent connections in which satellites play a key role. Together with GetSAT, HISPASAT will be able to take advantage of the capacity of its entire network to offer broadband solutions in the Ka and Ku bands for projects that require rapid response times combined with extensive broadband use to transmit data”.
Kfir Benjamin, GetSAT Chief Executive Officer, reported, “Our demonstration showed GetSAT’s high technological proficiency in reaching constant high data speeds in on-the-move applications. The unique advantage of GetSAT’s compact, lightweight, ultra-low power consuming systems is that no user ever compromises on quality, size, weight, or power. Working with Hispasat augments our business development and expands our geographic reach and potential client base.”
GetSAT’s MicroSAT terminals are constructed as a fully integrated, lightweight compact design. The L/M family of products provide an on-the-move, ruggedized solution meeting the most stringent environmental standards. All L/M terminals are easy to deploy and integrate, and can be outfitted with various antenna sizes in accordance with bandwidth requirements of ground, air and maritime applications. GetSAT’s unique all-in-one design including BUC and modem is optimized for use in harsh environments and its ultra-low power-consuming platform is compatible with KA and KU-Band applications.