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January 19th, 2010
Inmarsat + SkyTerra — Helping Hands For Haiti With SATCOM Assistance
Inmarsat and SkyTerra are collaborating to ensure that relief and recovery efforts in earthquake-ravaged Haiti have access to essential satellite communications.
Globalstar — Window Watching Successful For Six Sat Sendoff
Globalstar, Inc.(Nasdaq:GSAT) has announced
DISH + Nagravision — Threat Mitigation
Nagravision SA, a Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.VX) company, has announced?the execution of a Conditional Access System agreement with DISH Network L.L.C., a subsidiary of DISH Network Corporation (NASDAQ: DISH).
ATCi — Underserved To Be Served
Antenna Technology Communications Inc. (ATCi) and Solana HK have announced from the PTC Conference in Honolulu a new agreement to jointly offer affordable, industry broadband satellite and fiber services to underserved markets throughout Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Thales Communications — From The Cradle To The Marines
Thales Communications, Inc. has been awarded two contracts by the Joint Program Executive Office Joint Tactical Radio System (JPEO JTRS) to provide Cradle Vehicle Adapters (CVAs) for the U.S. Marine Corps.
OmniGlobe Networks — Sat Support For Iridium In Canada
OmniGlobe Networks Inc. announced its wholly-owned subsidiary, RAMTelecom, has been awarded a three-year contract by the Government of Canada for the provision, maintenance, and operation of comprehensive Iridium satellite services and terminal equipment.
IDC — For NPR, It's All About Infrastructure (SatBroadcasting™)
International Datacasting Corporation (TSX:IDC) has been awarded a US$5.3 million contract by National Public Radio (NPR) to update and refurbish the Public Radio Satellite System(R) (PRSS(R)).
Garmin — DigitalGlobe Sat Imagery Included In Service
Garmin International Inc. will begin offering BirdsEye Satellite and Aerial Imagery, an annual subscription service that gives users the option of loading highly-detailed photo-based maps to select Garmin handheld navigators.
Cisco — Spatial Routing
Cisco announced its Internet Routing in Space (IRIS) technology has achieved a major milestone with the successful in-orbit test of the Cisco IOS? Software's networking capabilities and the company's on-board router.
EchoStar Satellite — (Ka)-Bands Together To Assist In Haiti
EchoStar Satellite Services reports to SatNews that they are another company stepping up to assist in the aftermath of Haiti by donating satellite communications services to Haiti relief agencies.
Skyware Global — Moving On Up...
Skyware Global has appointed Mike Murray as New Product Introduction Manager for Antenna Systems, Peter Matuschik as New Product Introduction Manager for Electronics, Evangelos Avramis as Principal RF Engineer for Electronics, and Ronald Fowler as ODU Systems Engineer.
CapRock Government Solutions — Moving On Up...
CapRock Government Solutions has selected Augustine Ponturiero to join its Fairfax, Virginia-based team as Director of Operations.
Sirius XM — Financially Speaking
Satellite radio provider Sirius XM (SIRI.O) said last Tuesday it had added more than 257,000 net subscribers during the fourth quarter, the most since the third quarter of 2008, as it benefited from improvements in car sales.
Space Foundation Cyber 1.0 Conference — Explores Strat And Tact
More is more at the Space Foundation's Cyber 1.0 Conference, a new event that addresses the Air Force Space Command (AFSPC)'s newly acquired cyberspace mission, that will be held April 12 at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado, immediately before the official kickoff the 26th National Space Symposium.
Fujitsu Frontech — From MPEG-2 To AVC With New Encoder (SatBroadcasting)
Fujitsu Frontech North America Inc. has announced the IP-9400, a new MPEG-4 encoder that reduces operational costs significantly as broadcasters convert from MPEG-2 to AVC encoding in their HD and SD microwave, satellite, and IP digital news gathering systems.
Boeing — Bidding Begins
The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] intends to bid on NASA's ISS Cargo Mission Contract.