HISPASAT and GetSAT reach agreement to offer mobile satellite services for security and emergency markets

March 21, 2019

GetSAT's small, lightweight and energy efficient terminals provide essential benefits for the success of critical missions.

The HISPASAT fleet and the company's operating capacity allow it to offer services in scenarios which require rapid response times combined with extensive broadband use to transmit data.

With this collaboration, both companies add business opportunities in aerial, maritime, terrestrial services and drones.

Rehovot (Israel) and Madrid, 21 March 2019. HISPASAT, the Spanish satellite-based telecommunications operator, and GetSAT, the manufacturer of innovative satellite terminals for aerial, maritime and land-based applications, have signed an agreement to offer Satellite on The Move (SoTM) Services. By pairing GetSAT's ruggedized terminals and HISPASAT's powerful satellite fleet, both companies strengthen their business opportunities in aerial, drone, maritime, and land-based emergency services for security and emergency applications in Latin America, Europe and North Africa. This joint solution ensures safe communications when natural disasters occur for urgently activated rescue teams and for security agencies using UAVs, helicopters, planes, or terrestrial vehicles.

The companies reached this strategic partnership after the successful demonstration of GetSAT’s MicroSAT L/M Land and Maritime mobile terminal, which reached data traffic speeds of three Mbps, during both upload and download, while remaining connected to HISPASAT's fleet. GetSAT's terminals are based on its patented InterFLAT technology, which allows signals to be transmitted and received in the same panel, thus reducing the size, weight and energy consumption to provide advantages essential for the success of critical missions.

The agreement reduces the barriers to entry of this type of service for potential clients, thereby minimising the impact of user’s investment and operating costs.

Ignacio Sanchis, Business Director of HISPASAT, said, "We want to address the Emergency and Security services market, which is rapidly growing and requires robust, consistent connections in which satellites play a key role. Together with GetSAT, HISPASAT will be able to take advantage of the capacity of its entire network to offer broadband solutions in the Ka and Ku bands for projects that require rapid response times combined with extensive broadband use to transmit data".

Kfir Benjamin, GetSAT Chief Executive Officer, reported, “Our demonstration showed GetSAT's high technological proficiency in reaching constant high data speeds in on-the-move applications. The unique advantage of GetSAT's compact, lightweight, ultra-low power consuming systems is that no user ever compromises on quality, size, power or weight. Working with Hispasat augments our business development and expands our geographic reach and potential client base."

GetSAT's MicroSAT terminals are constructed in a light and compact installation. The L/M family of products are micronized, fully integrated, on-the-move, ruggedized solutions. All L/M terminals are easy to deploy and integrate, and can be outfitted with various antenna sizes in accordance with bandwidth requirements of ground, air and marine applications. A unique all-in-one design including BUC and modem is optimized for harsh environments specs and its ultra-low power-consuming platform is compatible with KA and KU-Band applications.

About GetSAT

GetSAT Communications, a private company based in Rehovot (Israel), supplies antennas and highly efficient portable terminals, which offer high-speed communications for terrestrial, aerial and maritime applications. GetSAT provides services for government and military use, companies, emergency equipment, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and humanitarian groups. For more information, visit www.getsat.com.