L-3 TRL. Avanti Communications to offer new Ka-Band service

Sept. 26, 2013 at 3:41 PM

GLOUCESTERSHIRE, England, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- L-3 TRL Technology and Avanti Communications in Britain are to provide Ka-Band satellite services to government and military agencies.

The services using Avanti Communications' satellites provide coverage over parts of Europe, the Middle East. The Caucasus region and Africa and is for customers using L-3 TRL's CATAPAN encryption devices for direct high-speed connectivity.

"We are pleased to be working with Avanti in bringing secure satellite communications to numerous international defense and government agencies," said Adrian Cunningham, L-3 TRL vice president and head of its National Security division. "The Ka-Band airtime services offer extremely cost- effective network options with the added benefit of uncontended or contended communications, allowing users to stay connected during all types of weather."

L-3 TRL said the new Ka-Band offering provides secure, multiple transportable and/or fixed nodes. Data transfer speeds are as much as 10Mbps. Tests of encrypted secure voice and data transmission scenarios, including under differing weather conditions, have shown no degradation in service.

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