A great day showcasing a range of satellite terminals and proving capabilities to visitors at GRC, from the small form Swarm, Tampa Microwave Manpack and Satcube to the Tampa 1.3m and Paradigm Connect100. We also demonstrated GRC’s own SCYTALE suite and our Mission Modules attached to Thuraya Telecom IP+, providing RoIP.
Huge thanks to Herefordshire & Worcestershire Chamber of Commerce and Visit Herefordshire for a superb networking day at the beautiful Oldcastle in Colwall. A fantastic event and a great chance to meet fellow Herefordshire and Worcestershire businesses... where better to discuss cloud security than under skies like these!
Did someone say heatwave? The Satellite Terminals we supply are built tough, but even the hardiest models can succumb to extreme weather. Engineered to permit maximum RF-penetration, these tents are ideal for protection from wind, rain and of course... sun! Available in 4 sizes, (2 examples shown with Tampa Microwave 1.3m and 65cm Manpack inside) and with aircon units available, these tents can reduce downtime, maintenance costs and hardware failures - please contact us for more information - firstname.lastname@example.org
GRC are extremely proud to sponsor Hereford Lads Club Under 11's Team - The Panthers. It was great to meet players Zach and Tom, who delivered a superb presentation about their team and football ambitions. Wishing The Panthers the best of luck in their upcoming games and looking forward to seeing them among the World Cup squad in a few years time!
Avanti Communications Group plc (“Avanti”), a leading provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”), has announced its new project, Satellite Enablement for Disaster Risk Reduction in Kenya (“SatDRR Kenya”). Through satellite technology, the project will enhance Kenya’s ability to plan for and respond to disasters.
The project, funded under the UK Space Agency’s International Partnership Programme (IPP), will provide secure fixed and mobile satellite communications via Avanti’s Ka-band satellite, HYLAS 2, for emergency situations such as conflict, famine, floods and disease outbreaks.
Partnering with Global Radiodata Communications (“GRC”), Torchlight Group Limited, Airbus Defence and Space (Intelligence), the Red Cross Society in Kenya, and working closely with the Kenyan Ministry of Interior and relevant Kenyan Government agencies.
SatDRR Kenya will enable emergency responders and humanitarian organisations to act quickly and effectively on the ground, enabled by satellite communication. The project will also provide earth observation data to improve Kenya’s pre-, during and post-disaster strategy and planning, allowing end-users to access information on large-scale disasters such as floods and droughts.
SatDRR Kenya will demonstrate how high throughput resilient satellite connectivity and accurate remote sensing data can save lives, as well as reducing the social and economic impact on affected communities. Access to satellite services will be underpinned by a capacity building and knowledge transfer programme to embed capability which will deliver sustainable benefits to the Kenyan Government and communities.
Graham Peters, Managing Director of Avanti Government said “Avanti is delighted to be awarded the UK Space Agency’s IPP funding for the SaTDRR Kenya project. Combined with knowledge from our project partners and satellite capacity from our HYLAS 2 satellite, the project will provide Kenya’s disaster response teams crucial communication tools and training to plan and respond to disasters.”
Sam Gyimah, Science Minister, said “These partnerships are first and foremost about helping developing countries stand on their own two feet by building the capability to deal with specific challenges. They also showcase the UK’s expertise and demonstrate the services and technology on offer from our leading space innovators.”
Read more about how Avanti’s satellite services can be used for public safety and disaster communications, click here
The UK Space Agency’s International Partnership Programme uses UK space expertise to deliver innovative solutions to real-world problems across the globe. IPP seeks to maximise the practical impact on the lives of those living in developing countries by partnering with developing countries to use space solutions to solve their specific development challenges, and in doing so increase their capacity.
For further information please visit the Avanti website: https://www.avantiplc.com/news/announces-satdrr-kenya/
The first pair of Satcube Terminals on Intelsat airtime and GRC Scytale Mini+ have been delivered! This innovative satcom terminal weighs only 8KG, will set up in <10mins, yet delivers speeds of up to 20Mbps via HTS satellite. Combined with the Scytale Mini+, this duo will provide secure, high-speed VoIP and Data communication to the most remote areas on the planet!
Current Terminals of choice for quick move deployments where size, weight and power are key requirements. The Tampa Microwave Manpack 65 and Satcube AB are one-man carry satcom terminals and are able to be established <10 minutes on arrival. Combined with the GRC SCYTALE baseband units, they provide IP Voice and Data at high bandwidth with 99.5% availability.
We don’t just provide hardware, airtime and remote support… our engineers, who are always ready for deployments, have been completing repairs and training with users operating in Lebanon, maintaining critical communications with VT iDirect satcom kit operating on Avanti Communications airtime in one of the region’s most challenging environments.
Day 6 of the Hoplite Charity Bike Ride and Team GRC have crossed the border back into England and on to the finish line in Hereford... which coincidentally turned out to be at another pub! A huge thanks from Iain and Mike for all the kind comments from everyone, it's been a great trip and the support and sponsorship for this worthy cause is hugely appreciated!
The Hoplite Charity Bike Ride rolls on to day 5 and the end is almost in sight! After a week of sunshine, it was a slightly damp start to the day when Iain and Mike mounted up in Nantgaredig, but they were soon on their way, finishing in Three Cocks (must resist childish jokes...) to a day which has seen... 54 miles covered and 20 pints and 5 curry lunches consumed!
Day 4 of the Hoplite Charity Bike Ride and Team GRC have covered another 50 miles! Mounting up in Solva, they headed East through gentle... okay, okay... steep Welsh hills, to end the day in Nantgaredig, just past Carmarthen. This was also the point where the boys "Jack Wagon" support crew swapped over from Jimmy Hayes to Gaz Pope - a huge thank you to Jimmy from Iain and Mike for all his help this week!
Day 3 of the Tour de Wales and Team GRC have completed the North to South leg of the Hoplite Charity Bike Ride, covering 185 miles so far! Starting the day in New Quay, Iain and Mike made their way down the Welsh coast to St Davids, before turning the corner to Solva, where like true athletes... they went to the pub!