PolarSat receives multi-phase VSAT order from GECI to upgrade Mozambique’s Air Traffic Control Network

- Montreal, Quebec, Canada

PolarSat Inc. the technology leader in full mesh hubless VSAT modem technology, is pleased to announce that it has received a multi-phase order from GECI for equipment supply, and technical services for a VSATPlus®3 satellite communications network. This network is to upgrade the air traffic control communications network within Mozambique. This upgrade is a strategic element within Aeroportos de Mozambique master plan to improve its overall Communications, Navigations and Surveillance (CNS) systems.

We selected the PolarSat VSAT technology to serve our valued customers in our core market. PolarSat has an extensive successful track record in mission-critical Air Traffic Control settings. This technology expands GECI’s extensive CNS product mix and provides our customers with a complete solution to their Air Traffic Management (ATM) needs”, said Daniel Jimenez Randell, Vice President of Sales, GECI.

The Mozambique ATC network consists of total of 11 sites with two Air Traffic Control (ATC) regional control centers all connected in a full mesh all-IP based network. The VSAT network provides backbone connectivity for VHF voice communications relay to cover the whole continental airspace and Oceanic airspace delegated to the Beira Flight Information Region. The airspace is divided into northern and southern regions that are controlled by their ATC control centers, located in Maputo and Beira. The VSATPlus®3 provides geographic redundancy in transporting control center traffic. In the event of a failure of one of the centers the VSATPlus®3 system automatically provides connectivity to the other ATC center. All sites will support a complex mix of voice and data communications including hot lines, AFTN, AMHS, ADS B, Internet and general corporate internal communications.

Ron Mankarious, Vice President of Sales and Marketing said, “PolarSat is very pleased to work with GECI because of their extensive experience in the CNS/ATM market place worldwide. The launch of this new ATC network utilizing the VSATPlus®3 platform demonstrates PolarSat’s strengthening relationship with one of the world’s major ATC technology and integration companies, which in turn is further demonstration of this market segment’s confidence in our company and our technology”.

The VSATPlus®3 family of terminals provides a full mesh, hubless network with no single point of failure and offers the greatest ease of network configuration and expansion. It supports the most demanding network applications including high quality voice, low and high-speed data, video conferencing and fax - all in a single low-cost, integrated platform.

ABOUT POLARSAT
PolarSat Inc. is a privately-held company focused on the development and manufacture of satellite communications terminal equipment and systems. The VSATPlus®3 family of terminals provides hubless mesh connectivity that is easy to expand. The VSATPlus® product line continues PolarSat’s 25+ years of satellite modem experience to continue to provide a robust and reliable MF-TDMA, full mesh, hubless product.

For additional information on the VSATPlus® MF-TDMA product line please contact PolarSat at www.polarsat.com or call us at +1 514 635 0040.

About GECI
GECI Group is a worldwide High Technology, Engineering, Maintenance Support and Consulting Group, which has been providing for over 30 years technical and commercial expertise services to a wide range of customers in the aeronautical, telecommunications, infrastructure, and transportation industries.

GECI is currently working in over 25 countries providing flexible, custom designed solution & services in South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Relying on extensive experience in manufacturing, system engineering, logistics, project implementation, GECI works in partnership with its customers to improve service.

GECI ATC Division specializes in design, manufacture, integration, construction, maintenance and technical support of its turnkey projects in the systems equipment of CNS ATM.

At the World ATM Congress in Madrid, GECI will be promoting the following products:

  • GT 280; ADS-B GROUND STATION

  • GT 320; ADS & SSR GROUND STATION

  • VCCS; VOICE SWITCHING SYSTEM

  • AMIS; AUTOMATIC MANAGEMENT INTEGRATED SYSTEM

  • GTC; AIR TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

  • GTB; AUTOMATIC BILLING SYSTEM

  • SMP; REMOTE MONITORING AND CONTROL SYSTEM FOR AGL

  • GACAS; CRASH ALARM SYSTEM

  • MT-SERIES; MOBILE AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL TOWER

  • GECAL; NAV-AIDS GROUND CALIBRATION VEHICLE

  • UMMT; MOBILE METEOROLOGICAL SATATION VEHICLE

  • HPT-2000; CONSTANT CURRENT REGULATOR FOR AGL

  • LED LINE; LED LINEAR AIRFIELD LIGHTS

  • Q-MITS; PREFABRICATED MODULAR TERMINAL BUILDING

  • SPE; PASSENGER BOARDING WALKWAY

We will be demonstrating our Systems and Services on stand 562 Hall 9. The team will be pleased to arrange a personal meeting & demonstration and to help with your requirements. Looking forward to seeing you there!

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