TeleCommunication Systems partners with Hughes to enhance secure satellite network

Hughes Network Systems, a provider of
broadband satellite solutions and services, announced that TeleCommunication
Systems, a provider of secure mobile communication technology will incorporate
the Hughes HX VSAT system in its TCS HX Enabled Secure Satellite Network.

The network service will be sold by both
TCS and Hughes. The service will provide international satellite coverage for
government and military customers, enhancing TCS’s C4ISR prominence in secure
communications solutions.

“We are pleased to work with TCS on
the TCS HX Enabled Secure Satellite Network,” said Rick Lober, vice
president and general manager of the Defense and Intelligence Systems Division
at Hughes.

The Network will provide transmission
security (TRANSEC) with higher data rates and greater flexibility and bandwidth
efficiency than anything currently on the market.

The TCS HX Enabled Secure Satellite Network
will support voice, data, and video communications. Ideal implementations for
the Network include Command and Control (C2) operations and
Intelligence/Surveillance/Reconnaissance (ISR) transport, as well as to provide
Morale, Welfare, and Recreation (MWR) capabilities for warfighters deployed in
combat and peacekeeping missions.

“Hughes wins by gaining the ability to
take advantage of expanded coverage into Europe, Africa, the Caribbean and
Latin America; TCS wins by now having the ability to offer our customers better
bandwidth efficiencies and TRANSEC capabilities; and our current and potential
customers win by having access to more throughput on less capacity, which will
translate into significant savings for them,” said Michael Bristol, senior
vice president and general manager of government solutions for TCS.

The TCS HX Enabled Secure Satellite Network
has an anticipated launch of early 2012. The service will be available on the
General Services Administration (GSA) IT Schedule 70.

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