Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, today announced that its L-band Advanced Communications Element (LACE) II solution has been named as the winner of the “Top Government Mobility Satcom Innovation” category in the Mobile Satellite User Association’s (MSUA) 2020 Mobility Innovation Awards. Additionally, Inmarsat’s SATCOM as a Service campaign was named the winner of the “Best Mobility Marketing Campaign” category.
This is the fourth time in the past five years that Inmarsat’s technology has been the recipient of these awards, a testament to the value the company consistently delivers to its government and military customers.
The Inmarsat LACE II solution, with its efficient terminal size, weight and power (SWaP), is an ideal choice for military and civilian government users that require mission-critical, high-rate data feeds to and from remote locations, worldwide. Integrating the latest advancements in compact, high-throughput L-band terminals, LACE II is a high-gain, two-way terminal that delivers record-breaking data rates up to 8Mbps across Inmarsat’s reliable, global L-band space and ground network.
Government-tested and in use today, LACE II is a lightweight, easy-to-use, rapid-pointing terminal the size of a laptop and weighs only 10.8lbs. The terminal uses the award-winning Wideband Streaming L-band (WiSL) innovative lease capability and, from the moment the transit case is opened, connectivity is established in less than two minutes.
Inmarsat’s SATCOM as a Service is the next-generation model for delivering value to government customers. Based on Inmarsat’s 40 plus years as a leader in global mobility solutions, which are unique in the market, SATCOM as a Service delivers an end-to-end, fully integrated capability that brings mobile, high-throughput connectivity the way users seek it: easily, affordably and operationally available no matter where they operate.
Through its commitment to continual innovation and its focus on serving government markets, SATCOM as a Service is recognized as a purpose-built solution for government users who require worldwide mobility delivered through a single subscription.
Inmarsat has demonstrated how SATCOM as a Service is a readily available alternative to address government users’ most essential communications challenges. It allows for rapid delivery of proven technology and on-going innovation that covers satellites, ground infrastructure and type-approved terminals to provide a fast, cost-effective solution. Inmarsat’s forward-looking innovation arrives at no capital expense for customers. Once Inmarsat implements and tests these new technology-enabled improvements, subscribed users simply “connect” and enjoy the benefits.
“Today’s government agencies and military forces are more mobile than ever, and require agile communications systems – and SATCOM is a critical enabler for mission success,” said Steve Gizinski, Chief Technology Officer, Inmarsat Government. “As a trusted commercial owner/operator, Inmarsat understands and supports the government’s drive toward a fully-integrated SATCOM architecture and has invested heavily into enhancing SATCOM mobility, flexibility, redundancy, throughput, resilience and protection. The MSUA awards are a testament to the hard work of Inmarsat’s team and our continued commitment to the success of our customers’ missions.”
To learn more about Inmarsat’s LACE II solution, visit https://www.inmarsatgov.com/capability/l-band/lace2/.
To learn more about Inmarsat’s SATCOM as a Service offering, visit https://www.inmarsatgov.com/capability/global-xpress/global-xpress-satcom-as-a-service/.
Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the interests of the satellite mobility users and providers worldwide. It serves the interests of the satellite mobility community by fostering communications among and between users, equipment suppliers, satellite operators, applications developers and other market stakeholders. In addition, MSUA gathers and disseminates news, information, analysis, trend data and event announcements critical to the satellite mobility community as well as facilitates member discounts for satellite mobility events. Finally, MSUA assembles mobility user and provider views on system and service concerns, and conveys this information to regulatory and other authorities both in the U.S. and in Europe.
Inmarsat is the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications. It owns and operates the world’s most diverse global portfolio of mobile telecommunications satellite networks, and holds a multi-layered, global spectrum portfolio, covering L-band, Ka-band and S-band, enabling unparalleled breadth and diversity in the solutions it provides. Inmarsat’s long-established global distribution network includes not only the world’s leading channel partners but also its own strong direct retail capabilities, enabling end to end customer service assurance.
The company has an unrivalled track record of operating the world’s most reliable global mobile satellite telecommunications networks, sustaining business and mission critical safety & operational applications for 40 years. It is also a major driving force behind technological innovation in mobile satellite communications, sustaining its leadership through a substantial investment and a powerful network of technology and manufacturing partners.
Inmarsat operates across a diversified portfolio of sectors with the financial resources to fund its business strategy and holds leading positions in the Maritime, Government, Aviation and Enterprise satcoms markets, operating consistently as a trusted, responsive and high-quality partner to its customers across the globe.
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