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July 11th, 2010

GateHouse A/S + Inmarsat... Of BLOS Benefit (MILSATCOM)

[SatNews] GateHouse A/S and Inmarsat plc have signed a contract for a development program, which strengthens the technological and commercial co‐operation between the two companies in respect to the BGAN Software Defined Radio (SDR) waveform developed by GateHouse. The agreement supports a joint effort in bringing the complete BGAN SDR waveform, compliant with the Software Communications Architecture (SCA) framework, to the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) program, which already has produced a number of SDR radios and waveforms. BGAN SDR opens a new path to establishing broadband satellite communication on the move, and will provide beyond‐line‐of‐sight (BLOS) communication capabilities for military forces engaged in remote regions where BGAN currently is the only viable option. SDR radio manufacturers will benefit from the joint implementation road map which ensures a fast track to developing a type approved Inmarsat BGAN user terminal.