Beam Launches RapidSat 700 a Portable Satellite

Press Release
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
RapidSat 700

Beam Communications Pty Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of World Reach Limited (ASX: WRR), has announced the launch of RapidSat700, a portable satellite communications system that operates with the Inmarsat BGAN (Broadband Global Area Network) network.

RapidSat700 is a portable “all in one case” for satellite communication deployment in emergency situations, first responder and disaster recovery work. The RapidSat700 solution is also ideal for a rapid setup providing easy access to voice and higher speed satellite data / internet access in remote areas.  

RapidSat700 supports data rates up to 492kbps, provides WiFi connection up to 45 meters outdoors, 10/100Mbps LAN ports, RJ11 voice/fax & handset, voice/data connectivity, and integrated power management with status indicators and fan-forced cooling. The RapidSat700 contains inbuilt Lithium Battery backup of 538WHr, delivering a non stop 24 hours of transmit time when you need wherever you need it.

The RapidSAT700 has an in-built Explorer 700 BGAN terminal which is secured into the robust case with everything you need ready for deployment. Explorer 700, provides access to the highest bandwidth available via BGAN, thereby facilitating a platform for a wide range of applications with need of high performance.

“With the increase in natural disasters around the world the opportunities for this purpose built all in one communication solution will address the need of efficient and safe recovery work. The solution provides the only available rapidly deployable, portable high speed data communications anywhere, said Michael Capocchi, Managing Director, Beam Communications.

Beam has manufactured 8 new products for Inmarsat in the past 2 years, this new product combining the Explorer 700 is the first of a specialized range of disaster recovery products for providing access to rapidly deployable higher speed data access.


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