First government XpressLink conversion and Global Xpress activation by Network Innovations marks launch milestone

22 March 2016: Network Innovations (NI) partnering with Intellian announced today the first major European Government XpressLink conversion and Global Xpress (GX) Maritime service activation.  As a leading Inmarsat VAR with extensive experience in field testing and transmitting on the GX network, NI spent months gaining insight into the organization’s communication requirements where speed of service combined with global coverage presented a unique challenge existing satellite services could not fulfill.  Network Innovations’ earlier leadership conducting successful in-field testing of the GX service both on land and at sea, for Global Government, Maritime and Enterprise clients proved to be pivotal as the teams created a customized solution.

Utilizing an existing Intellian GX100 1m Ku-Band and converting it to a Global Xpress terminal by using the Intellian upgrade kit, Network Innovations and Inmarsat were able to provide the organization with transmission speeds that far exceeded what was achieved on the previous service. “Understanding the need for faster and broader service, Network Innovations’ strong partnership with the Inmarsat Global Government team and learned expertise from previous GX beta testing deployments were crucial in developing a customized solution delivering uninterrupted global coverage exceeding the customer’s expectations.” said Roy Sielaff, Director European Government Sales.  This first GX conversion and activation for a major European customer marks another milestone for Network Innovations and Inmarsat as part of the Inmarsat Global Xpress launch.

Andy Start, President, Inmarsat Global Government, said: “This first Global Government conversion from XpressLink by Network Innovations highlights the importance of Inmarsat working together with strong partners to establish market rapport and technical expertise in the government market.  NI’s ongoing commitment to meeting the specific requirements of their government clients has been justly rewarded by this conversion, which we believe will be the first of many such conversions as governments move to capitalize on the power of Global Xpress”.


For further information

Inmarsat
Jonathan Sinnatt
Director of Corporate Communications
jonathan.sinnatt@inmarsat.com
+44 (0)20 7728 1935
Network Innovations
Roy Sielaff
Media Contact
+31 40 295 3001

About Inmarsat

Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,600 staff in more than 60 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ISAT.L).

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About Network Innovations

Network Innovations (NI) is a satellite communications integrator, focused in the provision and support of systems which enable its customers to communicate anywhere on the planet. Incorporated in 1988, Network Innovations has grown consistently and profitably through a team of professionals located at offices around the globe. It has specialized in the successful development and delivery of turn-key communications solutions for the media, energy, maritime, enterprise and government sectors. Its flexibility to custom-design solutions and integrate various satellite communications technologies for customer and industry specific needs is one of its key differentiators. Please visit www.networkinv.com for more information.

About Intellian Technologies, Inc

Intellian is the global leader in maritime satellite communication antenna technology. This well-established company has an international reputation for bringing patented innovation to the VSAT and TVRO market. One of the fastest expanding companies in the industry, Intellian exports its products to 6 continents and over 45 countries with over 400 contracted dealers and a worldwide support network. It is currently undergoing a substantial expansion of its manufacturing and R&D facilities in Korea.

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