Public Safety Satellite Communication Solutions
You Are Not Prepared Until Your Communications Are Recent years have seen the number of disasters rise sharply—hurricanes, tornadoes, fires, floods, landslides. Emergencies are an ever-present possibility. Are your communications ready?
As the United States prepares to deploy a nationwide public safety broadband network (NPSBN), satellite communications is at the forefront for delivering extended coverage and resiliency in the network. Inmarsat Government offers solutions for state and federal partners to meet the coverage and reliability objectives.
COOP for Man-Made, Technological or Natural Disasters
Hybrid Satellite and Terrestrial Network
In the event of a natural disaster or
and terrestrial network solutions that
other emergency, ensuring continuity of
deliver secure, reliable IP connectivity and
operations (COOP) saves lives. Reliable,
configurable bandwidth to support your
quickly deployable communications are the
applications and services. Our network
key. Inmarsat Government has the expertise
uses Inmarsat’s platform and redundant
and technology you need to develop your
terrestrial private line connections into our
COOP and Disaster Recovery (DR) plans.
global MPLS backbone.
Highly Adaptable, Flexible DR Solutions Inmarsat Government DR solutions are designed to adapt to your needs—now and as they change over time. They can be
Inmarsat Government provides satellite
Event Driven Usage Include: Small mobile terminals for first in teams
customized for any government organization,
Command vehicle connectivity
using proven COOP methodologies and
Voice communications with satphones
reliable technologies. They can support multiple redundant sites within the U.S., using Inmarsat Government technology.
Tracking supplies and assets Deployables
Covering The Last Mile Approximately 27% of the U.S. is wilderness and 68% is rural
With so much of the U.S. being remote it is
emergencies, like a festival, concert, mud
not economically feasible to cover these
slide, forest fire, or evacuation, networks
areas in terrestrial networks. But officials
will easily become congested. Because of
who work in these isolated areas still need
this satellite networks prove invaluable to
to connect. And we know emergencies can
first responders. Satellite networks can be
quickly set up with minimal training. They can replace or augment congested networks and
Satellite networks can provide voice and
often use existing equipment. Within a few
data connectivity to public safety officials
minutes someone can create a wifi hotspot
enabling them to effectively do their job
using a BGAN terminal and connect it to a
where terrestrial cellular and Land Mobile
satellite or an existing cellular network.
Radio (LMR) networks don’t reach. And since satellite is not dependent on existing terrestrial networks it is inherently resilient.
Deployables can connect to Inmarsat’s phone, video conference, or connect a tablet
Single, Remote Users
to a private broadband network, with speeds
Satellite can provide connectivity to areas
with VSAT or a vehicle mounted dish.
typically considered inaccessible or when a deployable is not available. With a BGAN terminal you could connect a remote outpost, field office or set up a local wifi hotspot. With
up to 492Kbps. Faster speeds are possible
Augmenting Cellular Technology
a blue tooth connection or an IsatHub you
Many rural areas are connected but their
can turn a regular smart phone into a satellite
networks are limited. During events and
satellite network and gain reachback from rural areas to the core network. And with Global Xpress deployables have access to throughput speeds up to 50Mbps. This combined with Inmarsat Government’s dual satellite stations, terrestrial network and redundant backups you are given a level of resiliency that is unheard of with traditional deployable communications along with almost unlimited range.
Why use satellite: Extending LMR Coverage Satellite Push to Talk is a complementary service that connects L-band terminals to existing LMR radios. By connecting your radios to Inmarsat’s L-band network it enables you to access Beyond Line of Sight communications without the need to modify the radios’ hardware or the encryption. Inmarsat’s “Push to Talk” solution is a less expensive option available to vehicles and dismounted officers. Since Push to Talk reuses your existing equipment the cost of hardware and training have been kept to a minimum. It is fast to setup and requires minimal user intervention before
deployment. Push to Talk will extend the range and capabilities of radios and can
The NPSBN will require greater resiliency
allow full interoperability between civilian
than commercial networks. The FirstNet
and national guard radios in the event of a
Cores can use high capacity satellite links
major incident or civil emergency.
to insure mission critical data flow even in major loss of infrastructure.
Best option for remote areas with no LTE coverage (rural, wilderness) Enable interoperability Voice and data can be encrypted for additional security Backhaul voice and/or data to command posts Provide high throughput to support data intensive applications Highly reliable throughput Dedicated bandwidth, terrestrial transport and network infrastructure Ability to surge bandwidth when desired More economical than construction of terrestrial network for remote areas
Public Safety Solutions Inmarsat Government recognizes that there is no single solution that meets all of Public Safety’s needs. We have developed a range of satellite solutions using multiple frequencies to match your various missions and requirements for a seamless, integrated network.
Public Safety Situation
Augmenting Band-14 Network
Deploying a cell on wheels to offer coverage where there is none. Operations could include
to support many users
major planned events, disasters, or wildfires Satellite is used as backhaul on the system.
Single user or small
Support communications of user outside of coverage responding to a public safety mission,
team in a remote area
which range from routine to emergency calls in rural and wilderness areas.
Disaster communications Radio over satellite Continuity of Operations Machine to Machine
Incorporates many use cases from supporting communications, network restoration, to use of deployables and support mission data and communications. Radio operations in locations outside the normal range of LMR towers. Provides backup of communications by ensuring connectivity will be available on critical infrastructure. Tracking vehicle fleets, equipment maintenance and safety, connecting monitoring stations and sensors
Providing communications on aeronautical platforms including backhaul for UAV's, balloons, etc.
Providing communications off shore, on waterways and maritime vessels.
L-band – Extremely reliable in all weather. Terminals the size of a laptop are small and compact, perfect for the mobile user. Maximum throughput speeds of 800kbps. Ku-band – Ku-band allows for higher throughput. Many fixed terminals already in use for Continuity of Operations and Mobile Command Vehicles. Ka-band – High speed satellite service for a mobile user. Works with small, easy to use terminals that provide for 50Mbps down and 5Mbps up. L-band BGAN
See What Tomorrow’s Protected Network Looks Like, Today FirstNet will dramatically change how first
to them 24/7 with just one phone call. And
responders communicate. The NPSBN will
since we operate your network end-to-end,
enable high speed data and new applications
we can fix your problem quickly.
that will grow in use as the network proves it’s
communication solutions encompass design,
Customized Solutions Are Standard Operating Procedure
implementation and lifecycle management
Network services and hybrid satellite and
of your global, scalable, hybrid satellite and
terrestrial solutions, driven by the latest and
reliability. Inmarsat Government’s end-to-end proven
terrestrial communication network. Our
proven technologies, and always accessible
Every mission today, and in the future,
massive network and expertise enable us to
professional services are the pillars upon
depends upon reliable real-time
offer portable, cost-effective, always-available
which we build our proven solutions—
communications. But not every mission
data, voice and video communications—
tailored to your needs.
is the same. You need a communication
wherever your mission demands. By leveraging a scalable network
network that is built to your needs and requirements.
By working with Inmarsat Government you will
infrastructure, Inmarsat Government offers
have single-source access to our integrated
multiple levels of Managed Network Services.
and scalable network hardware and services
Our Lifecycle Management encompass RF,
anywhere in the country.
IP, IT and Solutions Engineering. Our Project Management Professionals are PMI-certified
Just as important is the dedicated support
and provide superior end-to-end project and
staff you will have access to. All of our
program support. Our Deployed Field Support
subject matter experts are based in the U.S.,
experts deliver a full range of technical
certified and cleared. You will have access
services and user training, anywhere in the world. And our security-cleared, U.S.-based Network Operation Security Center (NOSC) team is standing by to take your call and responsibility for resolving your problem. Wherever your mission takes you, you can take us. Inmarsat Government’s fixed and mobile communication products are built to meet the demands of the world’s harshest and most remote environments. And with each one comes our expertise of integrating them into your custom solution. For years Inmarsat Government has supported FEMA and connected areas devastated by disasters. From Hurricane Sandy and tornadoes in Oklahoma to mud slides in Washington and floods in Texas Inmarsat Government has assisted FEMA and connected devastated communities with BGAN terminals, deployable trailers, and VSAT networks.
The Inmarsat Government Network Extending Coverage and Reliability to FirstNet
Real-Time Access to Network Data and Metrics
Our Secure, Private Global Multi-Protocol
Our internally developed Global Management
Label Switched (MPLS) Network Is Always
System (GMS) provides unprecedented
On. So Is Our Unrivalled End-to-End
secure, web-based, on-demand access
to consolidated network data. It gives our customers critical insight into utilization,
Our prodigious state-of-the-art network not
availability, technical support and asset
only delivers 99.999% server availability, but
management information for both fixed
it is proactively supported—every second
and mobile solutions.
of every day—by our highly skilled, certified, security-cleared support team.
End-to-End Security Certification, accreditation and uncompromised redundancy measures ensure that our entire network is always securely connected—and that it, and your information, is always protected. We’ll work with you to identify your true security requirements and deliver the information assurance approach that meets your needs and that you can afford.
Future U.S. government needs will continue to demand secure, access-ready connectivity to even larger amounts of information, and at even greater speeds. Inmarsat Government delivers that future, today.
Satellite coverage can enhance FirstNet Baseline Coverage in Phase 1.
Satellite / Teleport
FIXED ANTENNA VSAT SERVICES • Ka Band • Ku Band
SECURE GATEWAY RED/BLACK
MOBILE SATELLITE SERVICES • C Band • X Band
• Inmarsat Global Xpress • Inmarsat BGAN • Iridium
ON THE MOVE
AUSTRALIA / NEW ZEALAND
FLY AWAY KITS
MULTIPROTOCOL LABEL SWITCHING (MPLS) BACKBONE
NETWORK CENTER NEW YORK
CUSTOMER POINT OF PRESENCE (PoP) APPLICATION HOSTING
NETWORK CENTER ILLINOIS
NETWORK CENTER VIRGINIA AIRCRAFT
INTERNET NETWORK CENTER UNITED KINGDOM
NETWORK CENTER NETHERLANDS DEPLOYABLE
End-to-End Managed Services
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NETWORK OPERATIONS SECURITY CENTER (NOSC)
INFORMATION ASSURANCE (IA)
INMARSAT GOVERNMENT GLOBAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
PROGRAM / PROJECT MANAGEMENT
About Inmarsat Government Inmarsat Government is a 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 Herndon, VA, with network assets and operations around the globe. For more information, please visit inmarsatgov.com.
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