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VIDEO: Using accelerators to deliver mission-critical communications to the field

In a previous article on the GovSat Report, we spoke with XipLink CEO, Jack Waters, about the role that accelerators can play in ensuring high speed, effective communications with warfighters, first responders and other individuals in the field and at the tip of the spear.

Ultimately, today’s advanced IP capabilities require incredible throughput and bandwidth to work effectively. The latency that occurs when using traditional, geosynchronous (GEO) satellites for the delivery of these communications can negatively impact the quality, reliability and functionality of these services, leaving warfighters and first responders disconnected and at risk.

Accelerators – such as the ones made by XipLink – can help overcome the challenges created by latency, and ensure that GEO satellite communications are capable of delivering the connectivity, data and information needed in the field.

To learn more about how XipLink and other accelerators work, we asked Samuel “Sam” Bickham, a Satellite Communications Network Engineer at SES, to walk us through how they’re used, how they function, and even how to set them up with a BGAN satellite terminal.

Sam walks through all of those things, and gives a hands-on demonstration as to how to use this technology, in the following video:

Additional Resources:

  • To learn more about bandwidth accelerators, click here
  • To read our Q&A with Jack Waters, the CEO of XipLink, click here.
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