Thuraya Certifies GRC Arion Solution to Provide Commercial TacSat – Satellite Today

Thuraya IP. Photo: Thuraya

Thuraya IP. Photo: Thuraya

[Via Satellite 04-13-2015] Thuraya Telecommunications Company and Global RadioData Communications (GRC) announced the successful certification of GRC’s Arion solution. End-users can now use limitless Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS) broadcast range for their tactical multi-band, encrypted radios over Thuraya’s broadband service.

The Arion solution is certified for use on the Thuraya network using the Thuraya IP and IP+ broadband terminals. It allows for the transmission of real-time encrypted communications directly to an operations room or another network anywhere in the world, be it land or sea, across Thuraya’s coverage area. The solution enables operators to remotely control its features, minimizing the need to visit equipment in hostile environments. Its capability of passing encrypted voice and situational awareness data through unencrypted radios, allows it to be left unattended in the most strategically advantageous locations.

“Deployed teams need to stay in touch with their operations room regardless of where they are. This key customer segment now has access to encrypted TacSat capability via this solution from GRC, which is a key strategic requirement for them.” said Randy Roberts, chief innovation officer at Thuraya. “The Arion solution is available through our extensive distribution network of service partners around the world.”

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