Carlsbad-based ViaSat (Nasdaq: VSAT) has received Inmarsat Case Approval for the ViaSat AN/PSC-14(C) rugged Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) integrated terminal.
With Case Approval, the AN/PSC-14(C) can be used throughout the Inmarsat BGAN network. The AN/PSC-14 is unique in the family of Inmarsat terminals as the only BGAN terminal that is ruggedized for portable or vehicle rack-mount communication, and that also provides HAIPE IS Type 1 IP network security.
BGAN is the world’s first mobile communications service to deliver simultaneous voice and broadband IP data to a portable device across most of the world's landmass. BGAN terminals support standard IP speeds of up to half-a-megabit per second and streaming IP data rates of up to 256 kbps.
“The AN/PSC-14(C) can provide voice and high bandwidth, beyond-line-of-sight encrypted IP reach-back in conditions other BGAN terminals can survive only when turned off and tucked away in one or more rugged cases,” said Doug Poorman, ViaSat BGAN terminal program manager. “The multi-function AN/PSC-14 provides a full eight hours of transmit time using common battery packs used by other military radios or can operate using a standard 12-volt vehicle power adapter.”
National Security Agency certification for the secure BGAN terminal is pending. The AN/PSC-14(C) is complemented by the ViaSat VRT-100 that provides voice and IP services without encryption to enable rugged communication for commercial and military operations.