Satnews Daily
February 17th, 2011

TeleCommunication Systems + Cisco... Remarkable Routing (SATCOM)

[SatNews] TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS) has entered an exclusive arrangement to be the operator of the Cisco Internet Routing in Space (IRIS) solution using the Cisco(r) 18400 Space Router on Intelsat IS-14.

This industry-first solution enables the convergence of satellite communications and existing information technology infrastructure. By using the benefits of secure Layer 3 Internet Protocol (IP) routing on board the spacecraft, end-to-end IP Virtual Private Network services can be offered directly from space with new levels of flexibility and network control. The Cisco 18400 Space Router allows organizations to reach multiple continents from a single connection to TCS' network infrastructure. The converged Cisco IRIS solution enables voice, data and video traffic over a single IP network to increase efficiency and flexibility compared to more fragmented satellite communication networks. Customers benefit from increased bandwidth optimization and application flexibility delivered by TCS through an end-to-end Cisco IP network. The companies foresee major opportunities to deploy cost-efficient solutions in both government and commercial markets.