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April 13th, 2015

Thuraya Telecommunications Goes Limitless Beyond Line-Of-Sight

Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a Mobile Satellite Services operator and Global Radio Data Communications Ltd (GRC) provider  in communication products and solutions, announced the successful certification of GRC's Arion solution. End-users can now experience limitless Beyond Line of Sight broadcast range for their tactical multi-band, encrypted radios, over Thuraya’s broadband service.

The Arion solution is certified for use on the Thuraya network utilizing the Thuraya IP and IP+ broadband terminals. It allows for the transmission of real-time encrypted communications directly to an operations room or another network anywhere in the world, be it land or sea, across Thuraya’s coverage area. The solution enables operators to remotely control its features, minimizing the need to visit equipment in hostile environments and greatly increases end-user safety. Its capability of passing encrypted voice and situational awareness data through unencrypted radios, allows it to be left unattended in the most strategically advantageous locations.

“Deployed teams need to stay in touch with their operations room regardless of where they are. This key customer segment now has access to encrypted TacSat capability via this solution from GRC which is a key strategic requirement for them.” said Randy Roberts, Chief Innovation Officer at Thuraya. “The Arion solution is available through our extensive distribution network of service partners around the world.”

Ian Pope, Managing Director at GRC Ltd. said, “Our partnership with Thuraya allows us to provide users with the ability to utilize encrypted radio comms over Thuraya’s reliable satellite network.  Our solution provides a strategic advantage to our customers in the most demanding environments where line of sight comms is critical but impossible.  We are glad to announce this partnership with Thuraya which allows us to get our mission critical solution into our customers’ hands in some of the most remote but important geographies in the world.”