The new solution combines BGAN and PRISM PTT+ to keep operations efficient and safe in remote regions.
Mobile satellite communications provider Inmarsat and Cobham SATCOM, have launched a new Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) push-to-talk (PTT) solution to connect remote workers using vehicles across the globe.
The solution aims to provide real-time data transfer and PTT communications to enable remote utilities, mining, aid and NGO, agricultural work and more, as well as for use in public safety and emergency response.
Remote workers from a variety of industries brave hostile environments to deliver critical operations. Inmarsats and Cobhams new solution responds to these challenges by utilising its BGAN solution, which promises reliability of more than 99% uptime.
Low form factor satellite terminals, such as the new Cobham EXPLORER 323, are mounted on vehicles providing real-time GPS, telemetry and PTT capabilities, through the EXPLORER Mobile Gateway anywhere in the world. This allows control centres to monitor the movement and performance of their vehicles while enabling communications with crew wherever they are located.
An important feature of the solution is the integration with existing equipment on board. The Cobham EXPLORER Mobile Gateway integrates easily into any existing radio equipment, allowing the organisation to keep and use their existing trusted equipment. PRISM PTT+, a service powered by Cobham SATCOMs innovative PRISM (Private Routing & Intelligent System Management) technology enables the BGAN PTT Solution to switch between connectivity types such as UHF or VHF, 3G/4G and satellite making the solution cost-effective and easy to use.
Commenting on the new solution, Tara Maclachlan, Vice President of IoT, Enterprise at Inmarsat, said: Inmarsats BGAN push-to-talk solution is set to offer a new level of resilient communications for organisations working in remote regions. It provides visibility of the movements and performance of remote assets along with real-time communications ensuring organisations benefit from enhanced efficiencies and safety levels.
Todd McDonell, President of Inmarsat Global Government remarked: First responders and public safety teams need communications certainty, especially in operating conditions where fixed networks become disabled or degraded due to emergency events. The Broadband Global Area Network push to talk solution provides government users with a way to maintain comms-on-the-move connectivity regardless of the situation on the ground. Providing voice, data and streaming services that can be easily integrated with the existing radio and data networks, the Broadband Global Area Network push to talk service provides extended coverage for traditional communications links.
Henrik Nørrelykke, Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing, Cobham, added: Cobham SATCOM is excited to work with Inmarsat to launch the new BGAN PTT Solution. Utilising the Cobham EXPLORER Mobile Gateway, the PRISM PTT+ solution enables easy integration into any existing radio equipment, making it simple for organisations across a range of industries to upgrade their trusted 2-way radio capabilities.