SOURCE: Vizada


June 16, 2011 08:01 ET

Vizada Announces New WAN Optimization Capabilities and Hawaiian-Based PoP for Inmarsat Broadband Services

Company Responds to Growing Bandwidth and Security Demands With Plans to Enhance Services for Land, Maritime and Aeronautical Customers

MUNICH, GERMANY--(Marketwire - Jun 16, 2011) - Vizada, the world's largest independent satellite communications provider, is announcing two significant enhancements to its current Inmarsat BGAN, Swift Broadband and Fleet Broadband service platforms. For commercial service, the company plans to integrate the Expand WAN Optimization and Acceleration Technology for its current Inmarsat offerings. In addition, Vizada is deploying a new PoP in Paumalu, HI, to benefit all Inmarsat I4 services for land, maritime and aeronautical customers. This announcement coincides with the Inmarsat Aeronautical Conference in Munich, Germany where Vizada will be previewing these new technologies.

Vizada is integrating Expand WAN Optimization and Acceleration Technology for commercial service with its current Inmarsat BGAN, Swift Broadband and Fleet Broadband services. The company is expanding its WAN Optimization capabilities to provide network and protocol optimization along with TCP and application acceleration for IP services through the Vizada satellite and terrestrial networks.

"This enhancement offers our customers requiring high data throughput, a powerful, trustworthy new option," said Michelle Wagner-Suziedelis, Senior Director, Solutions Engineering & Commercial Strategy & Product Management - Aero for Vizada. "Expand enables data intense applications to work seamlessly and efficiently over satellite."

Vizada plans to provide the Expand WAN Optimization and Acceleration Technology as a Value Added Service. Customers will be able to easily integrate it with products from key Inmarsat terminal manufacturers, such as Thrane & Thrane and EMS.

In addition, Vizada is announcing today plans to deploy a new BGAN, Swift Broadband and Fleet Broadband PoP in Paumalu, HI. This PoP will be co-located with the Inmarsat SAS and will benefit all Inmarsat I4 services for land, aero and maritime customers.

"Vizada recognizes that customers operating in this region need an efficient interconnect with minimal latency to Inmarsat's Broadband IP services," continued Wagner. "The new PoP will reduce latency and allow users to connect to their facilities through a dedicated leased line, such as a Terralink Interconnect. This will enable customers to transmit data securely and reliably using an alternative delivery path than the public Internet!"

The new PoP and its associated services complement Vizada's network of existing PoPs, including those at Amsterdam, New York City, Aussaguel and Hong Kong. Like Expand optimization and acceleration capabilities, the Paumalu PoP will be integrated with the Vizada suite of Value Added Services.

The new Expand and PoP capabilities will be available to customers in Q3 of 2011. For more information about these upcoming services, please contact us at:

Vizada is the worldwide leading independent provider of global satellite communications, with more than $700 million in 2009 revenue, and more market share on more satellite networks than any other satellite communications provider in the world. Vizada customers include commercial, military and business aircraft, merchant shipping vessels, emergency response teams, government and military units, news gathering organizations, and Fortune 500 companies. Vizada offers fixed and mobile communications services using multiple satellite network operators, including, Eutelsat, Inmarsat, Intelsat, Iridium, Loral, New Skies, SES Americom and Thuraya. Gateway access to these networks is made possible through the Vizada Global Teleport Network -- five state-of-the-art facilities strategically positioned around the world. Vizada also provides Vizada Solutions™, leading edge technologies for IP & networking, messaging, business tools, prepaid solutions, fixed2mobile services and secure communications. Vizada has regional centers of operation located in Washington D.C., United States for the Americas and Paris, France for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia.

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