Satnews Daily
September 24th, 2011

RRsat Expands Backup And Disaster Recovery With Spacecom

[SatNews] As part of the agreement they will act as Spacecom’s remote and mirror Earth...

RRsat Global Communications Network Ltd. (NASDAQ: RRST) announced that it signed an agreement with Spacecom, the operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, for monitoring, backup and disaster recovery services. As part of the agreement, RRsat will act as Spacecom’s remote and mirror Earth station for telemetry monitoring, tracking, and commanding (TT&C) and In-Orbit Testing (IOT) operations for Spacecom’s AMOS-5 satellite to be launched later this year.

The Earth station will also act as a disaster recovery (DR) site for the operations.  In addition RRsat will provide indoor space — hosting all relevant ground control equipment and operation positions. With over 160 satellite dishes in 6 RRsat-owned teleports plus an extensive global fiber network that is connected to RRsat’s advanced playout centers, RRsat provides backup and disaster recovery services that allow TV channels, multi-channel platform operators and satellite operators like Spacecom to stay on air during disruptions in playout, distribution or operations. 

These services include content preservation, downlink and turnaround uplinks to the same or substitute satellites, fiber and IP connectivity as backup of existing connectivity or as potential workaround solutions, full or partial playout as well as hosting equipment to be maintained and monitored by our expert staff. Mr. David Rivel, Founder and CEO of RRsat stated: “We are very happy to have signed an agreement with Spacecom, a veteran and current customer, for a new line of business. The Backup and Disaster Recovery Services is a growing market for us where we are well positioned to offer tailor made solutions to our customers due to the size and location of our teleports in Hawley, PA and Emek HaEla, Israel and our full range of end-to-end solutions.