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: sales@grcltd.net 

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 - sales@grcltd.net 

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!

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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

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