Inmarsat Partners: GetSAT

20 June 2019

Kfir Benjamin, CEO, GetSAT

  • us-government

  • global-xpress

At the SATELLITE 2019 Conference in Washington, D.C. we sat down with Kfir Benjamin, Chief Executive Officer at GetSAT, an innovator in lightweight satellite communication terminals for ground, airborne and maritime applications, to discuss its successful partnership with Inmarsat, and other industry issues.

Most recently, the two organizations announced that Inmarsat has type approved GetSAT’s MilliSAT-H-GX and MilliSAT-W-GX for use on its Global Xpress service. These new terminals are the lightest and most compact all-in-one, on-the-move solutions serving the Global Xpress network. Inmarsat constantly strives to identify and join forces with value add terminal manufacturers like GetSAT to leverage the best technology that commercial industry has to offer and develop innovative hardware solutions built to government users’ requirements.

During this video podcast, Mr Benjamin discussed the strong relationship between the two organizations and how Inmarsat is able to deliver users true worldwide coverage. He notes that Global Xpress is the only network that can support government customers’ global, mobile requirements: “You can start in Boston and fly to Afghanistan and have seamless coverage.” Key to this relationship is the focus that Inmarsat places on their type approved terminal solutions process. Mr Benjamin explains that while worldwide coverage is one thing, the type approval process is an extremely important part of making sure that customers receive terminals that have been tested and approved. This means that when they are in the field they can be confident it works, and works at the push of a button. For GetSAT, the type approval process ensures that their supply chain and quality assurance is in place and what is being delivered to their customers not only meets but goes beyond expectations. Mr Benjamin also touches on why he feels Inmarsat is a good partner: “Inmarsat is here to make its partners successful and the combination of their people and expertise is a winning combination.”

To hear the full discussion and learn more about Inmarsat’s partnership with GetSAT, click here and watch the full video podcast. Satellite terminals form part of the high-performance and all-time assured quality provided by Inmarsat services. Inmarsat works closely with its industry-leading value-add manufacturers, like GetSAT, to deliver best-in-class, Inmarsat type-approved terminal solutions built to users’ requirements. To guarantee this experience, Inmarsat requires all of its terminal manufacturers to complete a rigorous design and acceptance test process to ensure the highest standards of quality and performance of its systems.