Reston, VA – July 20, 2015 – Inmarsat Government, a leading provider of secure, global, mission-critical telecommunications to the U.S. government, today announced that it has executed a service provider agreement with DataPath Inc., a leading provider of remote field communications and information technology solutions, to provide Inmarsat Global Xpress services in support of U.S. government expeditionary communications needs.
Headquartered in Atlanta, DataPath is a proven and trusted partner to U.S. government and military organizations, with nearly 25 years of experience providing advanced communications systems and services, for thousands of missions across more than 40 countries around the globe. The company specializes in developing complete communications solutions tailored to meet the unique demands of customers operating in remote and harsh locations.
DataPath’s portfolio includes an extensive Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) certified satellite ground terminal family with systems ranging in size from .9M, 1.2M, 2.0M, to 2.5M, and available in man-packable, transportable and vehicle-mounted form factors. The company also builds highly customized mobile command vehicles, as well as large scale fixed earth-stations for teleport and network gateway facilities. Additionally, DataPath’s comprehensive MaxView® network management software monitors and controls all devices within a network. Their solutions are backed by industry-leading cyber security and IT services, a 24×7 Network Operations Center (NOC), and global field support services.
DataPath will launch new end-to-end managed service packages combining its satellite terminals with the Global Xpress network, with general availability of military and commercial frequency band integrated services starting by the end of the calendar year.
Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Ka-band offering will usher in an unprecedented, globally available, high-throughput wideband data service for fixed and mobile users through a single operator. It will deliver secure, end-to-end wideband connectivity for seamless airborne, naval and land operations on a global basis. Government and military users have access to true high-throughput connectivity for sharing information. The Global Xpress network is also fully interoperable with the U.S. government’s military Ka-band WGS system.
“DataPath has an impressive history of satisfying U.S. military needs with their innovative mobile and tactical satellite communications systems and field support services. We are very pleased to announce our agreement,” said Susan Miller, president and CEO of Inmarsat Government. “Combining their expertise with the capabilities that the Global Xpress network provides will complement and enhance their customer solution offerings with a new generation of reliable, portable, wideband satellite communications capabilities.”
“By combining Inmarsat’s Global Xpress satellite connectivity services with our expanding portfolio of satellite terminals, edge networking products, network management software, and 24 x 7 global support, we are able to offer our U.S. government customers a true end-to-end communications solution,” said David Myers, president and CEO of DataPath. “Our goal is to help our clients optimize their field communications, not just from a technology perspective, but also in terms of ease of procurement and support. We are excited to be able to offer our customers the latest in high-throughput satellite services from Inmarsat Global Xpress.”
About Inmarsat Government
Inmarsat Government is the leading provider of secure, reliable and affordable mission-critical telecommunications to U.S. military, intelligence and civilian organizations. Equipped with the industry’s leading satellite and terrestrial infrastructure, it delivers custom, end-to-end networks and solutions that can sustain communications anytime, anywhere. Inmarsat Government, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Inmarsat plc, and an authorized Value Added Reseller (VAR) for Inmarsat Global Xpress, is responsible for Inmarsat’s retail U.S. government business. It is headquartered in Reston, VA, with network assets and operations around the globe. For more information, please visit www.inmarsatgov.com.
About DataPath® Inc.
In remote and high-risk operating environments, dependable real-time communications are critical to situational awareness and mission success. DataPath specializes in advanced communications solutions tailored to the unique requirements of aerospace, broadcast, government, and infrastructure clients. Our solutions include a range of both custom and commercial off-the-shelf field communications and information technology products, including satellite communication systems, MaxView network management software, and cyber security services. All of our offerings are backed by 24×7 customer care and global field support. At DataPath we are passionate about helping our clients achieve mission success. For more information, visit www.datapath.com.
About Inmarsat Global Xpress
Global Xpress is a truly worldwide, end-to-end commercial Ka-band network offering high-throughput access to the U.S. government to meet interoperable communication needs at an affordable price. Built purposely with additional capabilities specific to government and military users, Global Xpress seamlessly complements the WGS network, allowing the U.S. government to cost-effectively augment its system when needed, without any up-front financial commitment. In addition, Global Xpress commercial services and infrastructure are built to meet U.S. DoD 8500 Mission Assurance Category (MAC) level III/ National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-53 Low Assurance standards. Global Xpress secure enclave and network can be built to meet higher security standards requirements. Designed for worldwide mobility, Global Xpress is a flexible communication solution that enables consistent, seamless wideband connection and dual Ka/L-band resiliency, wherever and whenever needed.
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Leslie P. Blaker-Glass
Sr. Vice President, Strategy Development
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Director of Marketing
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