Thuraya certifies GRC Arion solution to provide a commercial TacSat solution to key customer segments

DUBAI, April 11, 2015: Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services operator and Global Radio Data Communications Ltd (GRC) a leader in communication products and solutions, today announced the successful certification of GRC's Arion solution. End-users can now experience limitless Beyond Line of Sight broadcast range for their tactical multi-band, encrypted radios, over Thuraya’s broadband service.

The Arion solution is certified for use on the Thuraya network utilizing the Thuraya IP and IP+ broadband terminals. It allows for the transmission of real-time encrypted communications directly to an operations room or another network anywhere in the world, be it land or sea, across Thuraya’s coverage area. The solution enables operators to remotely control its features, minimizing the need to visit equipment in hostile environments and greatly increases end-user safety. Its capability of passing encrypted voice and situational awareness data through unencrypted radios, allows it to be left unattended in the most strategically advantageous locations.

“Deployed teams need to stay in touch with their operations room regardless of where they are. This key customer segment now has access to encrypted TacSat capability via this solution from GRC which is a key strategic requirement for them.” said Randy Roberts, Chief Innovation Officer at Thuraya. “The Arion solution is available through our extensive distribution network of service partners around the world.”

Ian Pope, Managing Director at GRC Ltd. said, “Our partnership with Thuraya allows us to provide users with the ability to utilize encrypted radio comms over Thuraya’s reliable satellite network.  Our solution provides a strategic advantage to our customers in the most demanding environments where line of sight comms is critical but impossible.  We are glad to announce this partnership with Thuraya which allows us to get our mission critical solution into our customers’ hands in some of the most remote but important geographies in the world.” 

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 

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