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August 22nd, 2019

The 2019 ACOMMS Award for Vendor Innovation Goes to Speedcast

Speedcast International Limited (ASX: SDA) has won the prestigious 2019 ACOMMS Award for Vendor Innovation for the company’s SIGMA Gateway platform — hosted by the Communications Alliance of Australia, the award ceremony took place in Sydney on the evening of August 15.

The Speedcast SIGMA Gateway is an integrated connectivity management platform that seamlessly manages global VSAT, MSS, 4G/LTE, Wi-Fi, and voice services, and provides automated and efficient management of multiple secure WAN links to ensure least-cost routing. The unique value of SIGMA Gateway lies in running specialized value-added applications and services in virtual machines (VMs). With the VM option, customers can access enterprise applications such as cybersecurity, e-learning, maritime email and more, and also have the option to tailor the SIGMA resources to accommodate VMs of their choice. 

SIGMA Gateway hosts VMs and presents them as a single instance, making it ideal for critical or high-availability requirements. For Maritime and Energy customers in particular, it provides all-in-one services designed for scalable and modular architectures, enabling customers to quickly adapt to changing business needs. SIGMA Gateway easily integrates into a vessel or rig’s existing network, segmenting business, crew, IoT and bespoke or custom networks to prioritize the most critical applications and serve them without interruption. The platform enables remote configuration and dedicated resource allocation of CPU, disk space and memory, specifically tailored for easy installation in challenging environments. 

Pierre-Jean Beylier, CEO, Speedcast, said that it is an honor to be recognized with an ACOMM Innovation award for the SIGMA Gateway solution. Innovation is a key element of Speedcast’s growth strategy, as the firm's customers increasingly look to Speedcast for more than just connectivity. SIGMA Gateway gives customers the ability to seamlessly manage hybrid networks and quickly deploy and operate mission-critical enterprise applications and services.