Mobile Deployable Communications 2019 31st January 2019

Warsaw, Poland 31 January – 1 February 2019 http://www.mobiledeployable.com/SDA With the ability to effectively communicate driving the tempo of the modern battlespace, the need to know ‘where I am, where my friends are and where the enemy is’ remains fundamental for the success of any operation. This critical requirement has become ever more vital as militaries deploy in degraded environments to tackle asymmetrical threats and electronic warfare technologies which risk disrupting the allied ability to effectively operate. SMi’s 12th annual Mobile Deployable Communications conference returns to further explore key drivers causing the growing demand for flexible, protected, and interoperable CIS capabilities, and through expert led presentations, from some of the world’s leading authorities, will discuss the challenges for both solution providers and end users of deployable communications. Key topics include: SatCom on the move, software defined radios, ground terminals and network-enabled capabilities, standardising C4ISR networks, building tactical CIS networks and maximising data telemetry resiliency, operational feedback, research and development and much more! Early bird discounts: Register by 28th September to save £400! Register by 31st October to save £200! Register by 30th November to save £100! Register online at: http://www.mobiledeployable.com/SDA For more information please contact:...

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Satellite Interference Reduction Group and Intelligence-Sec To Host Satellite Technology Asia 2018

Isle of Man and Buckinghamshire, UK, 4th September 2018 – The Satellite Interference Reduction Group (IRG) and Intelligence-Sec have partnered to host a joint event called Satellite Technology Asia 2018, between 9th – 10th October in Singapore. The event will explore the local challenges facing the Asia Satellite Market, as well as those of a global nature. Speakers from high-profile industry organisations will discuss a range of topics across the two-day event, which will be an excellent opportunity to network with industry contacts. The event will explore the use of satellites by Asian nations, the importance of satellites for the military and governments of Asia, as well as the increased potential for disruption from space debris & interference. Attendees will hear sessions on the future of Space Situational Awareness (SSA) and Space Traffic Management (STM) in light of the growing problem of congestion in space and spectrum. Martin Coleman, Executive Director, IRG, commented: “This will be IRG’s first APAC-based event of the year so we are really looking forward to returning to the region to hear from the local industry. This event is going to be extra special for us as we are partnering with Intelligence-Sec and will be bringing together both of our respective audiences. I’m excited to lead a session during the event which will explore specific satellite interference issues in Asia-Pacific, a number of which are unique to the region, such as the importance of space weather forecasting.” Other areas that will be analysed during the two-day conference and exhibition is the future of satellites, smallsats, the developments of 5G and HTS satellites and what is coming next. Another topic of discussion will be the potential for Artificial Intelligence to improve efficiencies and diminish errors within the satcoms world, as well as the impact of LEO constellations on the wider industry. Martyn Hill, Director, Intelligence-Sec, added: “Satellite usage is on the up, and more and more countries are launching satellites for imagery, weather, surveillance and broadcasting purposes. But with this increase in satellites comes an added potential for congestion, interference and service disruption. Satellite Technology Asia will act as a platform for local operators, manufacturers and users to give us an overview of their current capabilities and future plans. It’s shaping up to be a really great event which we are very happy to be co-hosting with IRG.” IRG members can register for Satellite Technology Asia for free using the registration form on the website. Non-members wishing to attend should download and complete the booking form, detailing their preferred payment method, and return it to events@intelligence-sec.com. To be part of the Satellite Technology Asia event either as a speaker, sponsor/exhibitor or delegate please email events@intelligence-sec.com. Current...

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Constellations Satellite and Space Podcast Celebrates 25th Episode….

The forum where industry leaders share insights, and expectations SAN DIEGO, CA, June 26, 2018– Constellations, the podcast where space industry leaders share their thoughts on business, policy and opportunities, announced today it has released its 25thepisode.  The guest for this event was Susan Bull, Sr. Consultant with COMSYS, the world’s foremost VSAT consultancy.Susanshared her thoughts on the impact of HTS on capacity pricing, the major business model changes satellite operators must make, and the aerospace mobility market. Constellationsbrings together key influencers and leaders in the satellite and space industries, like Ms. Bull, to discuss emerging trends and technologies in New Space, HTS, Defense Policy and so much more. Recent guests have included:” Assured Communications with Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, SVP, Inmarsat Data Centers in Space, Cliff Beek, CEO and President, Cloud Constellation High Throughput Satellites,Skot Butler, President, Intelsat General Journey to Mars, Caleb Williams, Spaceworks Free to Air, Lasers and Predictions about LEO, Jim Simpson, CEO, ABS Balance, Certainty and Sharing the Spectrum, Tom Stroup, President, Satellite Industry Assoc. Cloud Technology, Machine Intelligence & Bots, Dave Mihelcic, Federal CTO, Juniper Networks Previous guests have commented on their participation in Constellations… “I just had the privilege this morning to participate in Constellations podcast sponsored by Kratos. We had the most fascinating discussion on satellite technology, communications capabilities all for the military, I encourage you to take a listen, it was really fun to do and I look forward to seeing how many other guests will come forward.” – Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, SVP Government Policy, Strategy, and Outreach for Inmarsat. “I am pleased to have been part of this excellent podcast series highlighting the space and satellite industry.  As I review the podcast I realize how much has happened at IGC in just a few short months.  I spoke about our high-throughput satellite platform and with our next launch in the 3rd quarter we will have completed the first global Ku-band HTS system driving a host of new opportunities for mobility platforms in the government sector.  Congratulations to Kratos for pushing boundaries and allowing me and my space colleagues a new platform for spreading the word about the exciting future of satellites and space.” – Skot Butler, President of Intelsat General “Congratulations Kratos on your  #25 Constellation podcast.  I thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the June podcast reviewing the key challenges facing the industry including the new HTS, LEO and other constellations and emerging technology.   With the advent of reusable rockets and increasing development of smaller affordable satellites, the industry is rapidly evolving and will bring more connectivity to the way we communicate – connecting the unconnected in the future.” – Jim Simpson, CEO of ABS “Congratulations to Kratos on the 25th Constellations podcast. It...

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Integrasys Optimises Satellite Communications for UAV Operations

Madrid, Spain, 17th July 2018 – Integrasys, a leading manufacturer of Carrier Monitoring Systems, and Acorde, a designer and manufacturer of RF front-ends for satellite communications systems, have collaborated to integrate Satmotion Pocket, the auto-commissioning system from Integrasys, into Acorde’s Block-Up Converters (BUCs) for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). This joint integration makes it possible for operators to receive the benefits of Satmotion Pocket in a UAV environment. The integration of the solution within Acorde’s BUCs enables UAVs to operate more efficiently, optimising energy consumption due to increased signal pointing accuracy. UAVs are able to automatically connect to the right satellite, therefore using less energy and minimising potential interference caused by inaccuracies in pointing. Manuel Lobeira, CEO, Acorde, commented: “UAVs are notoriously challenging for satellite communications by their very nature, especially given the constant movement. Satmotion Pocket is extremely simple to use, making it the perfect solution to integrate into our BUCs for UAVs, which we know are often operated by those who may not consider themselves experts in satellite communications. We look forward to working with Integrasys to instigate further user testing of this integration in real-world scenarios.” Satmotion Pocket is a useful application for measuring Copol, Xpol and ASI, and feeding this information back to the user in a readable format. By detecting any anomalies before they become a problem, the tool prevents any disruption to the satellite signal and limits the possibility of service-degrading disruption. It is also available as a mobile app. Alvaro Sanchez, General Manager, Integrasys, said: “This integration benefits both the UAV and satellite operator. From the former’s perspective, integrating Satmotion Pocket into the BUCs from Acorde reduces the output of wasted energy by automatically and accurately connecting to the correct satellite every time. It also means the UAV operator is less likely to cause interference by connecting to the wrong satellite which would require the intervention of the satellite operator. It’s an exciting development for the UAV industry and the wider satellite community.” Martin Coleman, Executive Director of the Satellite Interference Reduction Group added: “It is really important that we consider errors in the transmission environment, something Integrasys and Acorde are doing with this integration. The potential for interference caused by UAVs is a major concern for the satellite industry. It’s really important that we maintain the most reliable satellite communications service possible so that satellite remains the most attractive option to users. The integration between Satmotion Pocket from Integrasys, and the BUCs from Acorde, means operational efficiency and optimization of energy consumption, both of which will help prevent any potential disruption to satellite signals.” Satmotion Pocket is fully compliant with the latest BUC technology, GaN BUCs. About Integrasys Founded in 1990 by Hewlett Packard engineers, Integrasys specialises...

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ETL Systems Launches DWDM Solution at IBC

IBC, Amsterdam, 17th July 2018 – ETL Systems, a global designer and manufacturer of RF signal distribution equipment for satellite communications, will be launching its StingRay DWDM solution at IBC. The solution enables high-quality distribution between a satellite antenna and a remote control room. Using DWDM technology, multiple signals can be transmitted and received over distances of up to 100s of kilometers through a single fibre cable. It also offers the potential to deliver redundancy by adding an additional fibre connection. The StingRay DWDM is able to maintain a much finer optical spectrum, enabling it to distribute up to 40 channels through one single fibre cable. It is able to cover much larger distances before suffering any signal loss. The addition of pre-amp and post-amp Erbium Doped Fibre Amplifiers from ETL Systems further reduces the effects of any potential optical signal loss. Ian Hilditch, CEO, ETL Systems, commented: “Satellite is under increasing pressure to deliver high performance and quality in all environments. This is mainly fuelled by growing competition for many of its customer base, covering a range of applications, and all vying to deliver multiple services across disperse locations. Both CWDM and DWDM represent great potential for the satellite industry to deliver RF signals much more cost-efficiently and over large distances.” ETL Systems will also demonstrate its existing StingRay CWDM (Coarse Wavelength Division Multiplexing) solution, which combines eight optical signals on a single fibre by using different wavelengths. Other products on display include its Griffin Redundancy Switch, which provides signal redundancy for satellite modulators, downconverters, or modems, and its Hurricane Matrix, which provides L-band routing for up to 64 input and output feeds. ETL Systems will be demonstrating its solutions on its booth (1.A33) at IBC from 14th– 18th September. About ETL Systems ETL designs and builds high performance satellite communications and Radio Frequency (RF) equipment, with a focus on customisation and customer service. In FY2016, 91% of sales were exports. ETL’s products are generally used in satellite ground stations and include switch matrices, splitters, amplifiers, and RF over fibre links. Customers include governments, satellite operators, telecoms companies, and broadcasters. Eight of the top twelve NATO governments use ETL products to protect their citizens and fourteen of the top twenty global satellite operators also use ETL equipment. With its dedicated in-house engineers based in Herefordshire, UK, ETL Systems has seen an average growth of 20 per cent in the last five years and has won three Queens Awards for International Trade. Media Contact: Helen Weedon Radical Moves PR Tel: +44 1570 434632 Mob: +44 7733 231922...

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