U.S. Army Adopts TS2 Satellite Technologies' BGAN Services

Bialobrzegi, POLAND

WARSAW, Poland, Jan. 13, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TS2 Satellite Technologies (http://www.ts2.pl/) has been awarded a contract to deliver mobile BGAN services for US Army soldiers stationed in Iraq (http://www.ts2.pl/en/Internet-in-Iraq-for-US-Army-Soldiers) and Afghanistan (http://www.ts2.pl/en/Internet-in-Afghanistan-for-US-Army-Soldiers).

Inmarsat's Broadband Global Area Network service -- BGAN (http://www.ts2.pl/en/BGAN) -- is the world's first mobile communications service to provide simultaneous voice and broadband data on a global basis. In recent years, the separation of land, sea and air operations has fallen away. Today, communications that enable interoperability not only among different armed services, but across multi-national coalition forces, have become increasingly important. Equally, the emphasis is more on expeditionary warfare, with small, highly mobile tactical units that are deployed at short notice to remote locations.

"Most soldiers deploy with a laptop in hand and a hookup to the Internet in their barracks. The Internet access offered by BGAN has resulted in major morale improvements. Troops no longer feel cut off from home," says Marcin Frackiewicz, CEO of TS2. "This is especially important for the many who are married, and have young children," adds Frackiewicz.

TS2 Satellite Technologies (http://www.ts2.pl/) specializes in providing global satellite access services. TS2's new offer includes all available terminals such as Thrane & Thrane Explorer 110/ 300/ 500/ 700, Hughes HNS 9201 and Wideye SABRE 1. The devices are designed not only for soldiers, but also for persons and companies who require mobile communications while working or operating in locations where the telecoms networks are poor or non-existent. On land, water, or in the air, both high in the mountains and on deserts -- BGAN makes your mobile office ready for work within minutes.

BGAN (http://www.ts2.pl/en/BGAN) satellite two-way (upload/download) modem is a small laptop-sized device which weighs less than a kilogram (T&T Explorer 110) and which ensures transfer and reception of files of any size within a satellite network from almost any place on Earth, up to 492 Kbit/s. BGAN is ideal for foreign correspondents, soldiers, travelers, sailors, crisis management units, police, fire brigades, emergency services and other safety services.

The new technology can be used for communications even in most extreme weather conditions. The terminal is resistant to water, humidity, shock, dirt and temperatures ranging from -40 degrees C to +80 degrees C. Its additional accessories such as a solar panel, car antenna or power-generating unit eliminate additional limitations. Each BGAN modem is very portable and easy to set up -- a simple plug-and-play mechanism that comes with a user-friendly graphical user interface.

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