New SkyWAN® Platform for Government and Defence Applications

ND SatCom Extends SkyWAN® Technology Portfolio

Friedrichshafen, June 19, 2007 - ND SatCom, an SES ASTRA company and a leading global supplier of satellite-based broadband VSAT, broadcast, government and defence communication network solutions, is extending its SkyWAN® family with new modem technology integrated in the ND SatCom SkyWAN® IDU 7000. This Indoor Unit (IDU) is the new flagship of SkyWAN®'s product family and supports flexible, secure and cost efficient satellite network solutions especially for government and defence institutions.

The new satellite modem provides efficient Turbo Coding based on a patented Turbo-Φ algorithm. Specifically optimized for MF-TDMA VSAT systems, this increases the air interface efficiency of these networks. "With this feature, ND SatCom sets a new benchmark for VSAT networks and brings us ahead of the competition in terms of modem performance and efficiency", explains Dr. Gerhard Bommas, Managing Director & CTO of ND SatCom. Additionally, SkyWAN® IDU 7000 provides faster transmission speeds that now exceed 10 Mbit/s, which suit key applications such as high-quality image transmission for border surveillance. The combination of more efficient bandwidth and higher transmission speeds, enable mission critical applications with smaller antennas and higher performance.

ND SatCom provides enhanced security features with the new modem. SkyWAN® separates the user from network management data traffic via a dedicated IP network. Unauthorized access to the network is minimized via a new automatic authentication feature in the network management system, SkyNMS. Defence against frequency interference is another key element of the security feature-set.

SkyWAN® IDU 7000 is IPv6 ready and therefore suitable for seamless integration into the terrestrial world. "When selecting our new SkyWAN® product, customers are investing in the latest future-proof technology", adds Ulrich Kiebler, VP Government & Commercial.

About ND SatCom

ND SatCom, an SES ASTRA company, is a leading global supplier of satellite-based broadband VSAT, broadcast, government and defence communication network and ground station solutions. ND SatCom's innovative technologies are deployed in government and defence, broadcast & media, enterprise and telecom environments worldwide. As a global company with more than 25 years of experience in the satellite networks and systems businesses, ND SatCom is a reliable source of comprehensive and secure turnkey and tailored system engineered solutions. ND SatCom is represented by regional sales and service offices worldwide.

ND SatCom
Corporate Communications
Anita Bunk
Phone: +49 7545 939 7103

Company Name: ND SatCom, Inc.
Address 1: 3801 E. Plano Parkway, Suite 200
City: Plano
State: TX
Zip: 75074
Country: USA
Phone: +1 214 231 3400

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