atrexx, a leading German special solutions provider for the telecommunication and broadcast industries, has been providing vital welfare communications links via satellite to enable troops and police forces to keep in touch with friends and family back home.
Satellite-based communications are a very familiar and necessary part of modern day warfare but they also perform a very personal and important function for the troops. They provide reliable communications for soldiers to keep in touch with friends and family when they are deployed in remote locations such as Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan or Central Africa where there is little or no communications infrastructure.
Using their 2way2sat VSAT services, atrexx has been satisfying demand for the provision of these vital services for troops in the U.S. Army, the U.S. Air Force, Belgian, Estonian and Spanish Forces, as well as supporting the Iraqi Security Forces. These morale-boosting services for soldiers serving abroad include private Internet and telecommunications, broadband Internet access and inbound and outbound telephony.
Commandant Yves Colot, Purchasing Officer for the Belgian Defense confirmed: “The services that atrexx provides for our troops are invaluable. The technology that they supply has enabled our soldiers to remain in close contact with their friends and families even when they are far from home. This results in a much happier, highly motivated force. The importance of this type of communications access cannot be overestimated”.
The satellite communications used by atrexx provide soldiers with a range of communications services including videoconferencing, VoIP, Internet surfing and email. The flexibility and scalability of a satellite network means that it can be deployed anywhere it is required and may be augmented as and when needed. Already used in over 35 countries, the 2way2sat VSAT service is an IP-based solution that provides voice, data and video to almost any geographical location worldwide.
Jean-Claude Bisenius, Managing Director of atrexx remarked: “We are delighted that atrexx has been able to help serving troops by providing welfare communications services. We recognize the strain that being away from home can put upon soldiers and our 2way2sat technology is perfectly suited to enabling a fast, reliable and secure connection at any time and in any location.”
atrexx (atrexx.com) is currently introducing the next generation of services by deploying GSM microcells in military campuses with backhaul over satellite. This will allow soldiers to communicate using their personal mobile phones, just as if they were at home.
atrexx services 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. 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.