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Segovia Builds Satellite-Based IP Network For U.S. Military
Segovia Inc. has announced that it is working on a satellite-based IP network for the U.S. military that is an integrated part of the Army's LandWarNet, and will allow combat service support personnel to share documents, pass requisitions, conduct meetings online, and connect logisticians to critical information.
Segovia is collaborating with the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) and the Army to adapt its commercial VSAT-IP network and build the CSS SATCOM communications system.
The new network is an integral part of the Army's LandWarNet project and a component of the "Connect the Logistician" initiative. Military units can set up CSS SATCOM remote terminals anywhere in the world, including remote and hard-to-reach locations, and be on-line within 30 minutes of deployment. In is initial implementation with the 3rd Infantry Division, logisticians have been able to reduce requisition times from days to hours.
CSS SATCOM also provides an extensive range of pervasive network services, allowing combat service support personnel to set up 'virtual offices' in the field where they can plan logistics, share documents and collaborate remotely with headquarters and other units.
"We have built and are operating a network which provides all authorized personnel with a 'virtual office' wherever the units are set up," Segovia executive vice president and co-founder Kirby Farrell said in a statement. "Soldiers can communicate on line, order supplies, send requisitions, check the status of those requisitions, and do almost anything they could if they were sitting in their offices back home. The VoIP phone allows the soldiers to reach people quickly."
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