We're certified... Cyber Essentials certified!

Happy New Year! We're proud to say we've successfully renewed our Cyber Essentials accreditation for another year! Designed to help guard against the most common cyber threats, the Cyber Essentials certification is a great way to demonstrate a real commitment to Cyber Security, protecting not only our own IT infrastructure, but also our ability to serve our customers.

XT phone home

4 new Thuraya XT-Lite Handsets ready for dispatch to offshore lone workers

Heading out to an offshore renewable energy customer, these Thuraya XT-Lite Sat Phones are ideally suited to users operating in remote areas. With credit valid for 5 YEARS on GRC's backup sim plan, this low cost handset, with up to 80 hours standby battery life, is perfect as an emergency contact solution for commercial users, or friends and family on their travels. Contact us now to find out more: sales@grcltd.net

A swarm of Swarms!

10 Swarm45 SatCom Terminals and Scytale+

A swarm of Swarms! Tested and configured, these Paradigm Swarm45 SatCom Terminals on Avanti and GRC SCYTALE+ and V units are ready for delivery to the customer, providing deployable, high-speed, secure communications. Operating over the Swarm45, the GRC designed SCYTALE+ (Peli Case) and SCYTALE+ V (Peli Backpack), provides a secure, high-bandwidth (currently up to 15Mbps) voice and data connection, supporting the growing demand for deployed office/command and control by commercial and government sectors.

Though the weather outside is frightful...

2 Swarm45 Satcom Terminals being tested in snowy conditions

Wind? Snow? Ice? Perfect conditions to setup these 2 Swarm45 SatCom Terminals on Avanti! Lightweight and packing into a single hard case, the Swarm45 is a perfect partner for our SCYTALE's, offering mobile, high speed voice, data and streaming video from some of the most remote regions in the world... including snowy Hereford!


GRC and Thales Defence and Security sign Representative Agreement

GRC Ltd is pleased to announce the signing of a Representative Agreement with Thales Defence and Security, Inc. (TDSI). This agreement will enable GRC to market a range of Thales products in key European and international markets, offering customers in these regions sales support, expertise and greater access to Thales market leading products and solutions.

US Army using Thales Radio Handset

GRC’s Managing Director Iain Pope said, “GRC is extremely pleased to commit to this relationship and we look forward to developing the range of Thales products available to these markets. We have a successful history working with Thales radio and satellite products and I’m confident this partnership will further enhance our ability to provide end users with the best communications solutions.”

Products GRC will be handling include; the world leading Thales IMBITR multiband inter/intra team encrypted radio system and the innovative range of Tampa Microwave (a Thales company) Manpack Satellite Terminals.

Tampa manpack satellite terminal

Based in the UK (Hereford) and Dubai, GRC develop and supply mission critical communication products and solutions, including the provision of command and control, satellite services, radio frequency, situational awareness, secure networking and intelligence systems. Their comprehensive range of solutions enable military, government, emergency response, commercial and aid agency organisations to face changing global communication challenges. www.grcltd.net

Thales Defence & Security, Inc., based in Clarksburg Maryland, is a global company serving defence and commercial markets with innovative solutions for the ground tactical, airborne and avionics, naval/maritime, and security domains. www.thalesdsi.com

Keeping track on the Pennine Way

GRC are proud to provide GPS tracker support to British Armed Forces personnel, who are running 268 miles along The Pennine Way! They are completing the event in an effort to raise money and awareness of The Hoplite Fund, a charity which supports serving members, the dependants of serving members, and ex-members of the United Kingdom Special Forces Signal Regiment, a Hereford based charity.

GRC have provided Iridium NAL SHOUT nano personal trackers and access to our TrackIt solution, allowing event organisers, friends and family access to real-time location information and offering an emergency alert option, should the person with the tracker encounter any issues.

We wish everyone taking part all the best and happy trails!


GRC are a Herefordshire based company specialising in satellite, radio and secure communication solutions. We also offer a range of GPS tracking hardware, ideal for emergency/rescue users, lone workers, outdoor enthusiasts... and super-fit folk, completing crazy 268 mile runs!

GRC - DSEI 2017

We would like to thank all our guests who managed to make it out of the DSEI 2017 halls and on to the Sunborn to visit us - we had a great week and the event was a huge success!

GRC aboard the Sunborn during DSEI 2017

We had live demonstrations of the GRC Sandfly, Cobham Explorer 5075GX and Swarm45 satellite terminals, running over Avanti and Inmarsat GX in addition to Inmarsat BGAN and Thuraya IP+ in operation.

GRC aboard the Sunborn at DSEI 2017 - Cobham Explorer 5075GX and GRC Sandfly satellite terminals

We held briefings on our full Scytale suite, with the ever popular Scytale Lite, housed in a single Peli backpack, proving a big hit with delegates and commercial organisations looking for simple, rapidly deployable comms in remote regions. We also demonstrated the multi-agency interoperability offered for RF by the ICRI (Incident Commanders Radio Interface), which received considerable interest from attending NATO members.

GRC aboard the Sunborn at DSEI 2017 Scytale Lite

Cisco were on hand to demonstrate live streaming HD video conferencing over our Sandfly terminal on Avanti airtime, with pixel perfect clarity and seamless connectivity.

GRC aboard the Sunborn at DSEI 2017 live HD video streaming on Cisco DX80

Thales were also present with their new VesseLink solution, offering critical marine operation global communications coverage.

GRC aboard the Sunborn at DSEI 2017 - Thales VesseLink maritime satellite communications

In addition Thales also had their advanced TH5310 - TH5315 IMBITR multiband inter/intra team radio available for testing.

GRC aboard the Sunborn at DSEI 2017 with Thales TH5310/TH5315 IMBITR

Thank you again to everyone who attended and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

GRC aboard the Sunborn at DSEI 2017

North By South - GRC Proud to support James Redden

James Redden trekking through the snow

In December 2017, ex-soldier, public speaker and IT consultant, James Redden (www.jamesredden.co.uk) will embark on a full distance solo, unsupported and unaided ski to the Geographic South Pole. By undertaking this challenge James aims to raise awareness and funding for Soundabout and Meningitis Now, while also completing the mission in under 30 days to set a new UK record!

Having already skied to the Geographic North Pole in 2016, James is no stranger to the challenges he’ll face, but covering a distance of about 700 miles, this expedition will be even tougher! The conditions will be brutal; with a climb from sea level to about 3000 metres in temperatures as low as -40 C and into winds of up to 80 Mph, meaning the kit he takes with him will be truly “mission critical”.

Given the solo nature of his expedition, the communications element will be crucial, providing James’ link to the outside world. To ensure he stays connected James will be taking an Iridium 9575 Satellite Phone and an Iridium GO! Satellite Wi-Fi Hotspot, allowing him to check in, access social media, share photos and keep everyone updated on his progress – despite being in one of the most remote locations in the world.

GRC are proud to partner alongside Microsoft in support of James and wish him all the best in this incredible adventure!


Soundabout have pioneered the use of music, rhythm and sound to give disabled children and adults a voice, a way to express themselves and be listened to - www.soundabout.org.uk

Meningitis Now were the first meningitis patient group in the world, founders of the meningitis movement and the only charity dedicated to fighting meningitis in the UK - www.meningitisnow.org

James Redden treking through snow

GRC at Herefordshire Defence and Security Expo

Herefordshire Defence and Security Expo 2017

GRC would like to invite you to the first Herefordshire showcase for the defence and security industries!

Held on Wednesday 1 February 2017 at The Courtyard, Hereford, Herefordshire between 10.00am – 16.30pm, the Herefordshire Defence & Security Expo is a forum for military, security agencies and suppliers to identify common interests, solutions and opportunities.

We will have a range of products on display, including our innovative Scytale suite (including the Scytale Medium and Scytale Lite), our Arion radio range extension solution and satellite hardware.

If you would like to arrange a meeting one-to-one meeting, please contact us

We look forward to seeing you at the show!


Global RadioData Communications Ltd – Network Monitoring Centre (NMC) and Helpdesk

GRC Ltd. has launched a new Network Monitoring Centre (NMC) and associated Help Desk at its Hereford business centre of operations. The NMC is now ‘LIVE’ and will support existing and future customers with Network Assurance, Performance Monitoring, Escalation and Resolution.

GRC NMC Customer Service

With more and more organisations relying on satellite services for data transfer, communication, welfare and safety applications, the GRC NMC has been designed specifically to support this trend and the growing demand for a dedicated monitoring and help desk service.

With the ability to monitor deployed satellite communication assets and to provide the end user with the facility to quickly engage with Subject Matter Experts, the NMC provides a responsive Single Point of Contact for change, troubleshooting and configuration management aligned to industry best practice.

GRC Network Monitoring Centre Hereford

Customers contacting the NMC, either on the Freephone number or via email, will have their query formally logged against a ticket number and actioned by a dedicated specialist from our in-house engineering team. With the ability to operate 24/7, the NMC provides an immediate linkage into the various service provider Network Operations Centres, with unique access to key contacts if the need for escalation arises.

Able to monitor multiple networks concurrently and with options for live reports on uptime, response logging and a range legacy data analysis, the NMC not only offers the customer support, but also the added confidence in the ability of their chosen service provider to deliver against Service Level Agreements.

Steve Slater, GRC’s Operations Director commented that “Building and configuring the NMC has added another valuable strategic capability to GRC’s diverse portfolio. Working with clients in the defence sector, government agencies and oil and gas industry, we know that communication is a critical part of their daily operations and by offering them a reliable monitoring service, we can support their teams on the ground, which leads to increased efficiency and performance and mitigating risk.”

If you want to know more about the GRC Network Monitoring Centre or any of our other services, please contact us via email info@grcltd.net or call us on +44 (1432) 373800

GRC NMC Satellite Service Monitoring Centre