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21 July 2016 The DataPath QCT90 man-pack antenna has achieved full Inmarsat Type Approval for use on commercial Ka-band frequencies over Global Xpress (GX), Inmarsat’s globally available high-throughput wideband service.

This highly portable and simple to operate terminal has been designed with first responders and military in mind; the durable, ultra-portable terminal ensures quick connectivity in remote locations.

The terminal offers a true man-portable solution, packing into a single IATA compliant case or soft backpack.

Single terminal

Andy Start, President Global Government, Inmarsat said: “Enhancement of the QCT90 will allow personnel to deploy with a single terminal, confident that they have an additional level of resilience in their communications strategy, which now includes access to the global coverage offered through Inmarsat’s GX network.”

Inmarsat GX is an unprecedented plug-and-play, high-throughput satellite connectivity service that supports high definition voice, video and data applications, available globally through a single operator.

Its secure beam-to-beam handover capabilities and worldwide coverage make it ideal for global airborne, naval and land operations.

Comprehensive solutions

“To ensure the success of their missions, our customers must count on their communications partners to deliver reliable, comprehensive solutions,” said David Myers, President & CEO of DataPath.

“We are excited to work with Inmarsat to provide easy-to-use and cost effective end-to-end communications solutions that combine not only terminals and high-throughput Inmarsat connectivity, but also our MaxView® Enterprise™ network management software, advanced network mobility products, 24 x 7 cyber security services, and professional and field support services.”

As a leading provider of remote field communications and information technology solutions to the aerospace, government, broadcast, and infrastructure markets, this Type Approval further expands DataPath’s ability to support customers as a service provider of Inmarsat GX solutions.

Service provider

As an approved Inmarsat Government GX satellite service provider, DataPath can offer customers complete solutions pairing high-throughput connectivity, at a fixed monthly subscription price, with its field proven line of Portable Satellite Terminals.

DataPath has previously achieved Inmarsat Type Approval for use on GX’s military Ka-band frequencies for the company’s CCT120 and CCT200 fly-away terminals, DA120 drive-away terminal and STT 208 trailer-based antenna systems.

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