Thuraya and SRT Wireless launch the VIPturbo Module

VIPturbo Module enables product developers to accelerate development timelines and lower costs for new satellite terminals

Dubai, UAE – November 19, 2013 – Thuraya, a leading Mobile Satellite Services Operator, and SRT Wireless today announced the availability of the Thuraya VIPturbo Module. Developed by SRT Wireless, the VIPturbo Module can serve as the engine for new broadband terminals for the Thuraya satellite network.

Manufacturers can now integrate the VIPturbo Module into new satellite terminals to reduce R&D timelines and manufacturing costs. The Module is currently being used to develop terminals for the maritime, land mobile and aeronautical markets. The VIPturbo Module supports circuit switched voice, fax and GmPRS, in addition to supporting standard IP with speeds up to 444 kbps and streaming IP with speeds up to 384 kbps.

“Thuraya’s partnership with SRT Wireless demonstrates our commitment to collaborating with the industry’s leading developers to innovate the product development process. The VIPturbo Module enables our product developers to considerably shorten their product development process to produce high quality terminals at a lower cost. This will result in end-users having a wider variety of terminals to address their vertical sector needs,” said Randy Roberts, Vice President of Innovation at Thuraya.

“We are pleased to work with Thuraya to develop a module that provides a cost-effective solution for terminal manufacturers. The VIPturbo Module has been Network Certified by Thuraya and is designed for easy integration and packaging into application-specific terminals,” said John R. Russell, Chief Operating Officer, SRT Wireless.

About Thuraya Telecommunications Company
Thuraya Telecommunications Company is an industry leading MSS operator and a global telecommunication provider offering innovative communications solutions to a variety of sectors including energy, broadcast media, maritime, military and humanitarian NGO.

Thuraya’s superior network enables clear communications and uninterrupted coverage across two thirds of the globe by satellite and across the whole planet through its unique GSM roaming capabilities. The company’s diverse range of technologically superior and highly reliable mobile satellite handsets and broadband devices provide ease of use, value,
quality and efficiency. Thuraya remains committed to serving humanity through delivering the essential tools for optimal connectivity, never leaving anyone out of reach. Visit www.thuraya.com

About SRT Wireless
SRT Wireless, the commercial and law-enforcement division of the SRT Group, enables global enterprises to be more connected and efficient through more powerful, affordable communications tools. SRT Wireless provides integrated, leading-edge satellite and Wi-Fi communications solutions to connect high-value people, data and assets wherever they are
in the world. Visit http://www.srtrl.com/

For further information please contact:
Shereen Hanafi
Director of Communications, Thuraya
Tel: + 971-4-4488-888
Email: corporatecomms@thuraya.com

John R. Russell,
Chief Operating Officer, SRT Wireless
Tel: 1-954-655-6519
Email: jrussell@srtgrp.com

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