Advantech Wireless Wins Again! DVB-RCS Hub Selected for UAV Video Backhaul and Dissemination from In-Theatre Operations

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Advantech Wireless, a Quebec-based manufacturer of satellite communications systems has been contracted through Marshall Communications Corporation for the design, supply and installation of an additional DVB-RCS Hub to DISA. In response to increased requirements from USCENTCOM, the HUB will support UAV video backhaul and dissemination from in theater operations. This hub is similar to the previously delivered DVB-RCS hubs and will incorporate new features such as DVB-S2 technology which will allow increased bandwidth efficiency.

Joe Zerucha, Vice President of Global Sales for Advantech Wireless remarked: “We are proud to supply this additional hub to DISA with our partner, Marshall Communications.

Advantech Wireless, a Quebec-based manufacturer of satellite communications systems has been contracted through Marshall Communications Corporation for the design, supply and installation of an additional DVB-RCS Hub to DISA. In response to increased requirements from USCENTCOM, the HUB will support UAV video backhaul and dissemination from in theater operations. This hub is similar to the previously delivered DVB-RCS hubs and will incorporate new features such as DVB-S2 technology which will allow increased bandwidth efficiency.

The new order from DISA includes not only equipment procurement but also services from Advantech’s renowned systems engineers and support staff. These services include system design, operators training, installation, integration and various support activities.

The fully redundant Advantech DVB-S2/RCS Hub supports 2 outbound links operating at up to 135 Mbps each and inbounds to the hub totaling 120 Mbps based on Advantech world leading technology. Advantech has also received an order for an undisclosed number of modems to be integrated and used for the in theatre operations.

Joe Zerucha, Vice President of Global Sales for Advantech Wireless remarked: “We are proud to supply this additional hub to DISA with our partner, Marshall Communications, a leading provider of satellite networking products and services. We are committed to leveraging our leadership position in the DVB-RCS marketplace to help Marshall deliver world-class solutions.”

About Marshall Communications
Headquartered in Ashburn, VA, Marshall Communications Corporation (MARSHALL) is a small disadvantaged, Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB), and was established in 1991. MARSHALL has been providing high quality satellite communications and multimedia networking solutions including full turnkey systems engineering and integration using COTS technology to DOD and non-DOD Agencies for over 19 years. MARSHALL was awarded a Schedule 70 (Contract # GS-35F-0195S) by the GSA Federal Supply Service (FSS) in February 2006; a Seaport-e (Contract # N00178-07-D-5143) by the U.S. Navy Department in June 2007; and an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) (Contract # N65236-08-D-5159) by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command in 2008. MARSHALL’s team has over 100 years of satellite communications network operations, planning, and systems engineering experience - inclusive of Cisco Certified Engineers. The Company specializes in “Best of Breed” in standards-based, open architecture systems and delivering satellite-based IP network solutions that are cost
cost effective and promote quality of service and reliability. MARSHALL can be viewed on the Internet at
http://www.marshallcomm.com.

About Advantech Wireless
Advantech Wireless, an ISO 9001: 2008 certified corporation, is shaping the world with leading-edge wireless broadband communications. Since 1988, Advantech manufactures and deploys networking solutions for broadband connectivity, broadcast solutions and backhaul requirements using satellite and terrestrial wireless communications. Products include: VSAT / DVB-RCS Hub & Terminals, SSPA’s, Block-up Converters, Frequency Converters, Satellite Modems, Antenna Controllers and Terrestrial Microwave Radios. For further information please visit the company’s web site at: http://www.advantechwireless.com.

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