The AN/PSC-14(C) can provide voice and high bandwidth, beyond-line-of-sight encrypted IP reach-back in conditions other BGAN terminals can survive only when turned off and tucked away in one or more rugged cases
CARLSBAD, Calif. (PRWEB) September 3, 2008
BGAN is the world's first mobile communications service to deliver simultaneous voice and broadband IP data to a portable device across most of the world's landmass. BGAN terminals support standard IP speeds of up to half-a-megabit per second and streaming IP data rates of up to 256 kbps.
"The PSC-14 is a welcome complement to the BGAN family of terminals for military users, and Inmarsat is pleased to grant case approval," said Sal Manno, director of Army programs at Inmarsat. "This latest ViaSat BGAN product offering is an important milestone in the development of a BGAN terminal with HAIPE encryption inside."
"The AN/PSC-14(C) can provide voice and high bandwidth, beyond-line-of-sight encrypted IP reach-back in conditions other BGAN terminals can survive only when turned off and tucked away in one or more rugged cases," said Doug Poorman, ViaSat BGAN terminal program manager. "The multi-function AN/PSC-14 provides a full eight hours of transmit time using common battery packs used by other military radios or can operate using a standard 12-volt vehicle power adapter."
National Security Agency certification for the secure BGAN terminal is pending. The AN/PSC-14(C) is complemented by the ViaSat VRT-100 that provides voice and IP services without encryption to enable rugged communication for commercial and military operations. More details on the features of the AN/PSC-14(C) and VRT-100, including how to buy or arrange for a demonstration, can be found at bgan.viasat.com.
ViaSat produces innovative satellite and other digital communication products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to any location. The company provides networking products and managed network services for enterprise IP applications; is a key supplier of network-centric military communications and encryption technologies to the U.S. government; and is the primary technology partner for gateway and customer-premises equipment for consumer and mobile satellite broadband services. The company has five subsidiaries: US Monolithics, Efficient Channel Coding, Enerdyne Technologies, Intelligent Compression Technologies, and JAST. These companies design and produce complementary products such as monolithic microwave integrated circuits, DVB-S2 satellite communication components, video data link systems, data acceleration and compression products, and mobile satellite antenna systems. ViaSat has locations in Carlsbad, CA, and Duluth, GA, along with its Comsat Laboratories division in Germantown, MD. Additional field offices are located in Boston, MA, Baltimore, MD, Washington DC, Australia, China, India, Italy, and Spain.
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