Wednesday, June 9th, 2010
Australian Satellite Communications (ASC) and global satellite equipment leader Cobham SATCOM have announced the launch of ReadyCONNECT™, a portable, quick-deploy emergency response solution.

ReadyCONNECT™ can be set up in 10 minutes with always-available bandwidth, providing an instant solution for voice, video, private networks and Internet access, and eliminating the communications chaos that has typically followed recent natural disasters in the Pacific region.

ASC Managing Director Chris Joseland said that ReadyCONNECT™ makes emergency response possible even when all other communications systems fail.

“Volcanic eruptions in Iceland, mudslides in Papua New Guinea, earthquakes, bushfires and tsunamis around the globe: when these occur communications services can be wiped out for days, weeks or even months,” Joseland said.

“ReadyCONNECT™ offers a one-stop shop for emergency communication – you don’t have to go looking for a bandwidth-on-demand provider. It’s all activated and ready to go when you need it.”

ReadyCONNECT™ is available off the shelf in four flyaway cases and includes two days per month of two-way satellite communication and training in the subscription price.

Cobham already provides similar services to hundreds of emergency response organizations in the U.S.A. and its equipment has been used by first responders in the Haiti earthquake, Hurricane Katrina, and thousands of other deployments.

The industry leader approached ASC as its partner for the Pacific region because of its expertise and regional presence. ASC owns and operates iDirect Broadband IP infrastructure up-linking out of Hawaii and Adelaide, South Australia.

“ASC has the technical knowhow and satellite access needed around the Pacific Rim,” said David Provencher, president of Cobham SATCOM Land Systems, Orlando. “They are satellite service specialists and systems integrators with access to two teleports covering the entire Pacific region.”

The ReadyCONNECT™ Comms Unit automatically accesses an always-available pool of bandwidth on the satellite as required. On the ground, users can either connect directly to the unit or via the inbuilt wireless access point, providing increased local area coverage and greater flexibility, with eight phone lines or more if required.

“Pacific economies and communities have been devastated by recent earthquake activity,” Joseland said. “First responders will be happy to have the support of ReadyCONNECT™ in times of crisis when previously communication has been their biggest challenge.”

MEDIA: At CommunicAsia, please visit Stand No 6J1-07 or contact Paul Krzystoszek [email protected] +61 (0) 412 770 061 for an invitation to the media launch.

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Australian Satellite Communications

Australian Satellite Communications (ASC) is a leading provider of satellite communications solutions in Australia and throughout the Pacific region. With over 25 years’ experience in the industry, ASC is an innovative end to end solution provider and teleport operator with the ability to design and implement the most complex satellite communication solutions. ASC specializes in VSAT technology, partnering with vendors, satellite operators and customers alike to provide the most appropriate solutions.
Paul Krzystoszek
P: + 61 (0) 8 8443 9844


Cobham’s products and services have been at the heart of sophisticated military and civil systems for more than 75 years, keeping people safe, improving communications, and enhancing the capability of land, sea, air and space platforms. The Company has four divisions employing more than 12,000 people on five continents, with customers and partners in over 100 countries and annual revenue of some £1.9bn / $3 bn.

Cobham SATCOM Land Systems, featuring the Tracstar line of Auto Deploy antennas, is part of the SATCOM Strategic Business Unit of Cobham plc. Cobham is a global company engaged in the development, delivery and support of leading edge aerospace and defense systems in the air, on land and at sea.
Monica Hallman
P: +1 703 414 5318


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