Plan Enhances Product Innovation, Quality & Efficiency
ATLANTA – May 25, 2016 – DataPath, Inc., a leading provider of remote field communications and information technology solutions to the aerospace, government, broadcast, and infrastructure markets, announced today plans to re-focus its Portable Satellite Terminals business around its core competency as a premier engineering and product design center. DataPath is realigning the division, which is based in Stockholm, Sweden, as part of an ongoing initiative to improve product quality and production efficiency. Manufacturing of DataPath’s newest portable terminal products, including the recently released QCT90, will move from Sweden to the company’s primary production facility in Atlanta, Georgia. As part of the transformation plan, oversight for quality and supply chain management will transition to a newly created global function that will encompass all DataPath products and services.
In addition to changes in quality management, production and supply chain, DataPath’s Stockholm office will assume responsibility for sales and support for customers and channel partners based in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, while U.S. offices will maintain responsibility for customers based in the U.S., the Americas, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.
“These changes to our business are truly transformational in nature. We are not just looking to streamline operational costs; this is about repositioning our Portable Satellite Terminals business for long-term market strength,” said Carsten Drachmann, Vice President and General Manager of DataPath’s Portable Satellite Terminals division. “Through this more strategic structure, DataPath will enhance focus on innovative design, improve product quality, achieve supply chain efficiencies, and increase speed to market for new products.”
This transition enables DataPath to enhance its terminal portfolio with new products designed specifically to meet the changing landscape and price requirements of commercial markets like broadcast newsgathering, oil and gas, construction and emergency response. At the same time, the company will continue to leverage the Stockholm team’s 25-year heritage of precision engineering and user friendly product design. DataPath’s Portable Satellite Terminals business has a proven track record, in both military and commercial markets. The company’s installed base includes over 3,000 portable terminals deployed worldwide, ranging in size from .45 meter man-packable units to 2 meter vehicle mounted systems.
“Today’s customer for portable satellite terminals is increasingly sophisticated and has more connectivity choices with next generation high-throughput satellites coming online,“ said David Myers, President & CEO of DataPath. “To better enable our customers to take advantage of emerging technologies, DataPath has transitioned from providing just individual components of satellite-based networks to complete end-to-end solutions of equipment, bandwidth, and network management tools and services. Our Portable Terminals team in Sweden has designed some of the best products in the market and is fundamental to our strategy of providing complete end-to-end solutions for our commercial and military customers alike.”
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, 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.
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