Satcomm plays key role at G-8 summit

(Report via NewsEdge) ND SatCom, an SES ASTRA company, supported reliable communications during the recent G-8 Summit in Heiligendamm, Germany for first responders of the German Federal Agency for Technical Relief (THW).


THW staff members provided technical assistance to the summit's infrastructure and used the network for telephony and data exchange via satellite.


A satellite-based communication network using SkyRAY Light, ND SatCom's new antenna system, established the link to THW headquarters in Bonn via a mobile station in Heiligendamm. 


TheSkyRAY Light system is fast to deploy and easy to use, which is of utmost importance in critical government applications.


SkyRAY Light's operational concept is "plug and play." Antenna pointing is based on a one-button operation enabling non-technical first responders to be on air within minutes.


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