A new mobile satellite hardware solution provides critical dual satellite redundancy increasing reliability for emergency management communications
New Orleans, LA - January 9, 2013 “ Ground Control Systems, Inc., a leading satellite internet and voice provider, and IP Access International (IPA), a global commercial satellite service provider of voice, video and data network solutions today announced that Ground Control has launched its Dual Matrix satellite service on their line of mobile satellite hardware.
This solution was created to address the critical communications needs of emergency responders, and engineered expressly for the recently announced IPA Isis Network. Ground Control is currently showcasing the Dual Matrix communications platform this week at the International Disaster Conference & Expo(IDCE) in New Orleans, LA January 8-10 with future shows planed in 2013.
By having redundant satellite options and independent earth stations on both coasts means Ground Control's Dual Matrix can guarantee communications in a regional disaster that no other mobile communication solution offers. Others may offer multiple satellites, but all are directed toward the same terrestrial facility, or require tedious and complicated overrides that are eliminated with the one button push offered by the Dual Matrix service.
œIn a crisis, it is imperative that field communications be reliable and easily deployable. With Dual Matrix, a single Ground Control satellite antenna provides emergency responders immediate connectivity to dual satellite options, dual terrestrial teleports, dual iDirect HUBs, dual fiber backbones, and dual independent networks, said Jeff Staples, CEO Ground Control Systems. œThe new satellite communications solution, while extremely reliable, is also very easy to use. Dual Matrix is designed to allow first responder staff, with little to no training, to deploy and fully operate the system in minutes.
œWith Ground Control's Dual Matrix solution customers now have the unique ability to seamlessly transition between west coast and east coast teleports in the event of any natural disaster, said Alan Rich, IPA president. œBy leveraging the IPA Isis network, Dual Matrix customers have access to redundant satellite options and independent teleports on both coasts to protect their critical communications from regional disasters.
About Ground Control Systems, Inc.
Ground Control is a full-service satellite Internet provider that offers high-speed fixed, mobile, portable and maritime solutions for organizations throughout the world. Ground Control manufactures the Toughsat MSS mobile satellite systems as well as provides connection services for all of our product offerings. Our clients include federal, state and local governments, educational institutions, oil & gas, emergency and disaster services, fortune 1000 businesses, small businesses, professionals, and RVers.
About IP Access International
IP Access International is a global business satellite internet, voice, video and data connectivity provider delivering fixed and mobile satellite solutions to businesses around the world. IP Access International offers high performance, end-to-end networking for voice, video and data services around the world. With advanced satellite communications on land and sea via a sophisticated infrastructure of linked satellites and land networks, IP Access International provides businesses with multi-network communications all through a single source provider. IP Access International's global headquarters are located in San Juan Capistrano, California, U.S.A. For more information, visit www.ipinternational.net or call866-510-7889.
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