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AST and Thales agree Certus partnership

The AST Group (AST) has announced a partnership with Thales covering the supply of Thales VesseLINK terminals for use with Iridium’s new Certus L-band satcom service.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}VesseLINK is a lightweight satcoms unit designed to be simple to install, and features a user-oriented interface. It can be installed as a stand-alone solution or used as a VSAT companion.

The communications system will be enabled to be integrated with AST’s INTEGRA range of value added services when delivered to customers, the companies said.

“The ‘AST INTEGRA Certus’ proposition will be the most attractive and capable in the market,” added Mark Sykes, director, AST.

“Customers will demand the levels of service and features and benefits only we can offer – the Thales partnership is key to bringing some of these to market.”

The partnership agreement also covers Thales MissionLINK, a land-mobile product running on Iridium Certus.

“This is exactly the kind of partnership that we want; AST is highly ambitious and capable, and has the vision to revolutionise land-based and maritime communications with state-of-the-art satellite technology and solutions,” said Robert Squire, director, Thales Certus.{/mprestriction}

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