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Remagen, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, 2009/06/12 - atrexx, a specialist provider of telecommunications and broadcast solutions, has announced an effective, scalable and inexpensive solution to backup Wide Area Networks (WAN) - 2way2sat BackUp solution to bring peace of mind to the business community.
Branded “2way2sat BackUp”, the solution is a satellite-based IP product specifically tailored for high availability, disaster prevention and network redundancy.
Completely independent of any terrestrial telecommunications infrastructure and capable of securing an IP connection for business continuity, 2way2sat Backup is a proactive network business continuity solution that utilizes VSAT technology to prevent service interruptions and associated problems before they arise.
Loss of communications, as a result of manmade or natural disasters, can cost businesses millions. 2way2sat BackUp ensures continuity of communications even when terrestrial networks have been hit by such an event. Terrestrial communications are highly susceptible to failures caused by earthquakes, cable breaks and system hardware failures. Enterprises require seamless switchover to a backup network if such a disaster was to happen.
Jean-Claude Bisenius, Managing Director of atrexx commented: “Satellite provides the perfect failover solution for failed terrestrial networks. The benefits of using a satellite solution in the event of an outage are numerous. For example, they are easy to set up, they are scalable, they can cover vast geographic regions and may be deployed anywhere. In addition, and perhaps contrary to popular belief, a satellite backup solution can be very cost effective.“
2way2sat BackUp is based on sophisticated DVB-S2/TDMA platforms from leading manufacturers ViaSat and iDirect, used for professional VSAT services. 2way2sat BackUp is currently available from Eutelsat ATLANTIC BIRD™ 1 and EUROBIRD™ 3 satellites as well as from Telesat Telstar 12 satellite. Geographical coverage extends from all of Europe to Middle East and North Africa.
Catering for the whole spectrum of businesses due to its flexible and affordable pricing plan, 2way2sat Backup is suitable for small and medium businesses or large corporations.
Redundancy via satellite allows for the switching of all traffic to a secondary satellite connection when a failure of the primary link occurs. It is possible for the redundant link to fully replace the primary link in terms of speed and bandwidth. However, for more limited budgets, a smaller backup link is generally sufficient to minimise the impact of a network failure on a business.
"The unique point about the atrexx approach is the excellent price-performance ratio for a professional solution. Consumer oriented broadband satellite systems are not an alternative since they are unsuitable for a professional backup as they offer significantly lower bandwidth and lack in necessary features, such as public IP addresses and VPN compatibility," continued Mr. Bisenius. “It is vitally important that businesses implement an alternative to their traditional terrestrial network that is cost-effective, easy to install, easy to use and highly reliable. Satellite offers the perfect solution. Protection against network failure is an absolute must in an age where we are utterly dependent upon communications. Any business must always be aware of their potential vulnerabilities.”
atrexx services (atrexx.com) are offered globally with focus on the Middle East, Asia, Africa, South America and Europe. Current customers include commercial and industrial enterprises as well as governmental institutions and military bodies, in more than 35 countries. Expert professionals and consultants with long-term experience support these customers in planning and realizing sophisticated projects. Providing a one-stop shop experience, atrexx supplies also sophisticated hardware for VSAT, mobile satellite broadband, WiMAX and broadcast services from the atrexx logistics center located in Germany. atrexx has implemented and maintains a Quality Management System according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000 which has been certified by DQS and IQNet.
In addition, the atrexx market exchange provides a neutral and independent arena for buyers and sellers through a portal-style Internet platform at the atrexx portal. Subscribers of the service can post offers of spare capacity and other resources, such as production equipment or up-link facilities, or request such resources.