[SatNews] CapRock Government Solutions has partnered with Tampa Microwave, a provider of remote terminal solutions, to deliver complete end-to-end man-packable military-grade satellite communications solutions.
The agreement enables CapRock to provide government and military users deployed in remote areas of operation with a lightweight, portable man-pack satcom solution that easily connects to CapRock’s CommandAccess™ network. In March, CapRock expanded coverage of its CommandAccess pre-packaged satellite subscription service with the finalization of its commercial X-band network that includes military-grade features for secure voice, video and data communications. When integrated with Tampa Microwave’s TM-X850MP man-pack terminal, the combined service offering creates new communications options for field-deployed government agencies. Tampa Microwave’s X-band man-pack terminal is certified for use on Paradigm’s Skynet 5 fleet of military hardened satellites that are fully MAC I compliant and part of the CommandAccess network. The microsat terminal is expected to complete the final phase of WGS certification by the first quarter of 2011. With no laptop required for deployment, the lightweight microsat weighs just 31 lbs in a single rucksack. Using advanced power management the terminal can operate with one standard military battery for over 85 minutes. The terminal also offers enhanced reliability by eliminating mechanical cooling fans found in traditional terminals.
CapRock offers one of the industry’s most robust end-to-end fiber and satellite networks which includes over 3GHz of capacity on 63 satellites and four self-owned and operated teleports and Network Operations Centers in different parts of the world. CapRock will exhibit at next week’s MILCOM 2010 Conference in San Jose, California. CapRock and Tampa Microwave representatives will be on hand with the man-pack terminal in booth 719 to discuss how the joint effort provides deployed field personnel with enhanced tactical communications solutions. Representatives of both companies will also be on hand during that week in booth 757 at the GEOINT 2010 Symposium in New Orleans, Louisiana.