Communication in challenging environments

Scytale in the snow with a Thuraya IP+

FaceTime in challenging environments. Providing VOIP and Wi-Fi, SCYTALE can bond multiple GSM networks to maximise available bandwidth, with the option to fail-over on to satcom, if cellular networks are compromised. The addition of a picocell allows users to make voice calls with their own mobile devices, delivering the ultimate communication bubble!

Motorola Radios for mobile teams working in remote areas

Motorola Radios for mobile teams working in remote areas

Heading out to a customer, these Motorola Solutions Radios will soon be helping keep mobile teams working in remote areas safe and productive. Low-cost, reliable and simple, we've used these radios in a number of communication solutions, designed specifically around customers requirements, providing hardware, training, installation and on-going support that our customers know they can trust!

GRC attending Three Counties Defence & Security Expo 31 May 2018

3CDSE - Three Counties Defence and Security Expo Attendee List

GRC are looking forward to exhibiting at the Three Counties Defence & Security Expo 31 May 2018. We'll be taking along some of the latest manpack sattellite communication terminals and our rapidly deployable SCYTALE, allowing users to access voice, data and streaming video services within minutes of setup!

The Three Counties Defence and Security Expo (#3CDSE) is the three counties’ (Herefordshire, Worcestershire & Gloucestershire) leading expo for the defence and security industry. 3CDSE will provide a forum for military, suppliers and security agencies to identify common interests, solutions and opportunities. 3CDSE’s focus is innovation, with a focus on cyber security, hardware and vehicles, UAV and counter-UAV technology, communications and military procurement. The event is unique amongst defence and security expos, in that it offers business to business networking with key decision-makers. It includes a day-long programme of expert speakers and workshops and a major exhibition. Delegate passes can be purchased by visiting

GRC invited to attend Royal Marine innovation demonstration

Slightly cold and a little damp under foot... GRC were delighted to be included in a Royal Marine demonstration of innovative technology within an exercise on Dartmoor. Demonstrating the compact Tampa Microwave Manpack Terminal and Swarm45, alongside GRC’s own SCYTALE Maritime, a carry-on communications hub featuring bonded 3G/4G GSM and satellite capabilities, providing VOIP phones, Wi-FI for data and streaming video and more in a simple all-in-one package!

Avanti Communications and GRC Sign Major Contract to Support Defence Communications

GRc and Avanti Logos

Avanti Communications Group plc (“Avanti”), a leading provider of satellite data communications services in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (“EMEA”), has signed a minimum commitment contract valued at $500,000 with Global Radiodata Communications Ltd (“GRC” or “GRC Ltd”), who develop and supply mission-critical communication products and solutions, to provide high speed and resilient Ka-band satellite communications to defence and commercial operations.

Following successful trials, Avanti and GRC will deploy secure high data-rate communications across Avanti’s High Throughput Satellites, HYLAS 1 and HYLAS 2, using GRC’s very small (man-pack and SCYTALE) terminal solution.

The strategic partnership directly supports defence and security organisations in the provision of flexible, agile and portable satellite communications to the military across EMEA. The capability also demonstrates Avanti’s ability to support the exponential growth in the Internet of Things (“IoT”) and connected sensors, as well as enable defence and security organisations to take advantage of full motion video, as well as other C4ISR data.

Graham Peters, Managing Director of Avanti Government Solutions, said: “The collaboration between Avanti’s High Throughput Ka-band technology and GRC’s innovative portable communication systems provides a capability that has enormous potential across defence and security markets.  We are proud to be working with GRC to support Defence communications.” 

Iain Pope, Managing Director of GRC Ltd, said: “GRC specialise in designing small, portable communications systems and Avanti provides us with exceptional capacity and high throughput  Ka-band communications leading to greatly improved operational capability for our military users.”

The partnership between Avanti and GRC enables Avanti to offer a unique and highly sought-after capability to defence and security markets around the world, including in the areas of Satellite on the Move (SOTM).

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About Avanti Communications
Avanti connects people wherever they are – in their homes, businesses, in government and on mobiles. Through the HYLAS satellite fleet and more than 180 partners in 118 countries, the network provides ubiquitous internet service to a quarter of the world’s population. Avanti delivers the level of quality and flexibility that the most demanding telecoms customers in the world seek.

Avanti is the first mover in high throughput satellite data communications in EMEA. It has rights to orbital slots and Ka-band spectrum in perpetuity that covers an end market of over 1.7bn people.

The Group has invested $1.2bn in a network that incorporates satellites, ground stations, datacentres and a fibre ring.

Avanti has a unique Cloud-based customer interface that is protected by patented technology.

Avanti Communications is listed in London on AIM (AVN: LSE).


About Global Radiodata Communications Ltd
Based in the UK (Hereford), GRC Ltd design and supply key communication products and solutions, including the provision of command and control, satellite services, radio frequency, situational awareness and secure networks. Their comprehensive range of solutions enables defence, government, emergency response, commercial and aid agency organisations the ability to operate in challenging environments and

FaceTime when you need it most

Building on our tried and tested SCYTALE defence welfare products, GRC’s innovative engineering team use real-world knowledge and next generation technology to provide a unique way of enabling deployed personnel to keep in touch with friends and family. Using satcom and bonded GSM, this evolution of SCYTALE provides VOIP phones and Wi-Fi in a cost-effective, rapidly deployable package, allowing operational personnel to get FaceTime when they need it most.

Lightweight, manpack satcom at GRC HQ

A great day demonstrating lightweight, manpack satellite communication at GRC HQ, with the Satcube, Swarm45 and Tampa Microwave Terminals live and linked to our SCYTALE suite! These highly portable terminals pack into a single carry-on bag, but supply super-fast broadband speeds, offering defence and government users, broadcasters and oil and gas workers the perfect voice and data solution.

GRC and Satcube sign reseller agreement

GRC are delighted to sign a contract as an official reseller of the ground-breaking SATCUBE! Not much bigger than a laptop and connecting in under a minute, SATCUBE delivers an outstanding 4 Mbps full duplex over standard satellite and up to 20Mbps via HTS satellite – speeds normally associated with much larger, heavier terminals! With hot-swap batteries, IP65 rated for water and dust and offering connection via LAN or Wi-Fi, it’s ideal for defence users, first responders, broadcasters, oil and gas teams - anyone who needs high speed, portable communication! Contact us now for more information: 

Scytale Maritime upgraded to access 3G/4G networks

Scytale Maritime being tested after receiving an upgrade to include bonded 3G/4G GSM

In response to customer feedback, GRC’s SCYTALE Maritime now supports connection via 3G/4G networks in addition to satellite! This upgrade allows vessels within range of port or coastal services to use cost-effective bonded GSM networks for their data, or bond with a sat com connection for super-fast network access! As a carry-on comms hub, the Maritime requires no permanent fixtures and creates a high-speed, self-healing, self-optimising, Wi-Fi, broadband voice and data network within minutes of deployment!

All we need is radio...

Box full of Motorola Handheld and Vehicle Radios

Rugged and cost effective, Motorola radios offer a reliable mission critical communication solution for users operating on foot, or in vehicles. Configured and tested, this kit is off to a security customer as part of a custom designed solution to upgrade their existing comms hardware. If you have any RF or satcom requirements and would like to discuss them with us, please get in touch -