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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New VSAT Monitoring and Geolocation System to Mitigate Interference Debuts from Atos

Atos has launched their new satellite monitoring and geolocation system, which can detect, localize and mitigate interference from the ever-increasing number of smallsat carriers and devices. Named Atos SkyMon ILS (Interference Localization System) VSAT, the system — formerly known as SIECAMS — is the latest innovation following Atos’ recent acquisition of Siemens Convergence Creators (CVC), resulting in reinforced capabilities in the space market. Over the next couple of years, thousands of powerful smallsats will be launched into LEO, which means that detecting and localizing interference is therefore becoming more and more crucial.   Atos SkyMon ILS VSAT, a fully integrated solution to monitor, identify and geolocate interference caused by VSAT networks and provides: Overview of the identified VSAT networks including all active terminals Monitoring of cross-pol and adjacent satellite interference for each active terminal Geographical location of VSAT terminals on a map Classification of VSAT network Automatic identification of TDMA carriers Demodulation of TDMA carriers List of terminal-IDs causing interference Atos SkyMon ILS VSAT is part of a complete software suite which includes: SkyMon ILS – interference localization system working with two adjacent satellites SkyMon ILS ONE – the world’s first single satellite geolocation system SkyMon TIS – terrestrial interference scanner to identify and localize interferences caused by terrestrial mobile communication networks SkyMon CID – identification of the DVB-Carrier-ID Pierre Barnabe, COO, Big Data & Security, at Atos, said the company’s SkyMon is the most comprehensive range of solutions to identify and geolocate any kind of satellite interference and this latest addition enables Atos to support its clients in solving the challenges of a heavily crowded space. SkyMon ILS VSAT is ready to order now and will be delivered by the end of...

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Kratos awarded contract to build proof-of-concept system

$2.6 million awarded to enable Satellite Communication (SATCOM) roaming capability for the U.S. government National Security Solutions provider, Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, has announced that its Kratos RT Logic subsidiary won an award for the Pilot Phase 2 programme. This effort will implement a proof-of-concept system enabling an enterprise solution to increase the capacity and resiliency of wide-band satellite communications (SATCOM)…. Read...

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Integrasys has welcomed the new EMEA Sales Manager, Sebastien Couvet

 Madrid, Spain, 18th June 2018 – Integrasys has welcomed the new EMEA Sales Manager, Sebastien Couvet, to its team’s headquarter office in Las Rozas, Madrid.  With over 20 years of experience as an international sales manager in ICT and IT sectors, Couvet has been recruited by Integrasys to help develop the business further across Europe, Middle East Asia and Africa. Having previously worked with major organizations of the industry, telefony operators and manufactures.  Sebastien brings a wealth of knowledge of telecommunications, as well as the company’s product offerings and customer base.  Sebastien Couvet, EMEA Sales Manager, Integrasys commented: “I am very proud and excited to join Integrasys team. I am looking forward to be very soon in contact with our partners and customers with the aim to achieve a great job together.”  Álvaro Sánchez, General Manager, Integrasys, commented: “Sebastien’s experience in the industry, and his proven ability will be a great asset to the company. We are glad to be welcoming him to the team.”  Our new member has a consolidated experience in defining business strategies and commercial policies for Export sales in IT sectors. In charge of a client portfolio distributed in more than 15 countries, mainly in Western & Central Europe and Baltic countries as well as Australia or North Africa. Responsible for the development and implementation of individualized sales strategies to fit markets trends and to motivate and incentive both direct and indirect sales channels in order to increase sales revenues through new and  existing customers. Used to working in an international environment and to travel, multilingual and with skills and aptitudes for the technological and industrial markets. Permanently focused in achieving quantitative and qualitative objectives defined by markets and periods. Dynamic, pragmatic and with high communication skills to establish strong and long-term relationships, negotiate commercial agreements and manage complex sales processes.  Thanks to this incorporation, Integrasys is adding even more value to its customers because the success is reached by the best employees. Sebastien is one of those.  Integrasys has continually been recognised with industry awards over the past two to three years, most recently winning the Most Innovative Technology at the World Teleport Association awards, presented during Satellite 2018.  About Integrasys  Integrasys specialises in providing satellite spectrum monitoring systems for the satellite, telecommunication, and broadcast markets. Its solutions enable fast and efficient installation and monitoring, helping reduce both errors and cost.  Integrasys is a privately-owned company, founded in 1990 by a group of experts in automated RF and microwave test systems and software.  For more information, please visit:  Website – http://www.integrasys-space.com/  Twitter – https://twitter.com/IntegrasysSA  LinkedIn –...

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