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April 21st, 2010

Expand Networks... SATCOM For Scripps

Expand Networks' advanced WAN Optimization technology is supporting satellite communication services for one of the world’s most important centers for global science research, Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California, San Diego. Deployed across one of the largest U.S. academic fleets, Expand’s Accelerators are improving the performance of critical applications and communications over low bandwidth — high latency satellite links, enabling fast, reliable and cost-effective communications between the ships and shore. Steve Foley is a network engineer at the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics at Scripps Oceanography: “Our research vessels need to squeeze every bit of bandwidth out of those fixed satellite links. The more data we can send home, the better. The more satellite images, phone calls, support, etc. that the scientists on the ship can get from shore, the better they can do their science.” Combining integrated Space Communication Protocol Standard (SCPS) with compression, byte-level caching and layer 7 QoS, Expand’s technology is extending ‘virtual capacity’ to staff working onboard and onshore, enabling Scripps to pass substantially more data across its fixed bandwidth satellite links.