To provide L-band satellite customers with a fresh alternative to today’s antiquated technologies, ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAT) is launching a new worldwide network service for the machine to machine (M2M) market. Similar to its innovation in broadband services, ViaSat is focused on creating a more economically favorable system designed to provide higher speeds, greater security, and faster response to small fixed and mobile terminals. The ViaSat L-band Managed Service is enabled by technologies that provide a new combination of features for Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) that is expected to lower the cost of ownership for M2M networking.
The new service introduces an innovative new waveform optimized for M2M that leverages ViaSat’s extensive experience in serving U.S. government customers with highly secure, reliable, and rugged satellite-based global services. Operating over the highest performance L-band satellites, the ViaSat technology uses satellite bandwidth more efficiently to bring a number of performance differentiators to a variety of customers in the energy, utilities, logistics, and enterprise sectors:
- High availability
- Integrated security
- Broadcast and multicast
- Low latency
- Netted voice
“The agreements we’ve just completed with LightSquared and Thuraya signal the launch of our worldwide MSS services,” said Phil Berry, VP MSS at ViaSat. “In the same way that we transformed satellite broadband, we’re bringing innovation to this market with a focus on constantly improving system economics while enabling an order of magnitude performance improvement over comparable M2M legacy systems. We are developing a range of fixed and mobile devices to deliver the service for a variety of applications.”
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About ViaSat (www.viasat.com)
ViaSat creates satellite and other wireless networking systems that efficiently deliver the most bandwidth for fast, secure, and high-quality communications to any location for consumers, governments, enterprises, and the military. The company offers fixed and mobile satellite network services including Exede® by ViaSat, which features ViaSat-1, the world’s highest capacity satellite; service to more than 3,000 mobile platforms, including Yonder® Ku-band mobile service; satellite broadband networking systems; and network-centric military communication systems and cybersecurity products for the U.S. and allied governments. ViaSat also offers communication system design and a number of complementary products and technologies. Based in Carlsbad, California, ViaSat employs over 3,100 people in a number of locations worldwide for technology development, customer service, and network operations.