SpeedCast will deliver the ABF a full network management system, consisting of equipment, software, monitoring, maintenance, and support, as well as provide a secure network integration strategy to satisfy the customers' stringent security and quality requirements.
SpeedCast's certified engineers will equip each of the eight Cape Class vessels with Wideband Management terminals and state-of-the-art, high-efficiency satellite modems, which will allow two-way communication between the vessels and the ABF Headquarters in Canberra. The network management component of the solution supports remote access management, and is designed to comply with the operational management controls specific to ABF requirements.
In addition to the provisioning of the Wideband Management Systems, SpeedCast was awarded an overarching supplier contract to provide fixed and mobile satellite solutions to the Commonwealth Government including the ABF and other relevant departments in the agreement.
"It is an honor to have been chosen by the Australian Border Force to deliver monitoring and control functions, which enable enhanced management of chosen military & commercial satellite networks, and we are pleased to contribute in some respect to their mission", said Andrew Burdall, Vice President Business Development at SpeedCast. "SpeedCast is providing the Australian Border Force an end-to-end Wideband Management solution that integrates high-efficiency advanced modem technology with a superior network monitoring system for information, management and control superiority. It is an important proof point of our strategy to expand our business in the government sector, by providing solutions that go beyond connectivity, thus enhancing the value we create for our customers." he added.
Simon Luck, Inspector Maritime Communications, Electro-Optic and Sensor Systems at the Australian Border Force said that having a cutting-edge network monitoring system for the ABF's telecommunications network is essential to ABF's maritime operations.
"Australia's maritime domain exceeds 10 million square kilometres and protecting this vast area from a wide range of civil maritime security threats is vital to Australia's national security. The ABF monitors Australia's waters 24/7 and responds to any sign of illegal activity," Mr. Luck said. "We have chosen SpeedCast for their global and reliable network infrastructure and proven experience providing end-to-end solutions to Government agencies worldwide."
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