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CapRock Expands CommandAccess Satellite Offerings

It's offering military-grade flat-fee features using X-Band frequencies.

CapRock Government Solutions has boosted coverage on its pre-packaged satellite subscription service, CommandAccess with the finalization of its commercial X-band network with military-grade features for secure voice, video, and data communications.

Service on the government-only frequency will create new communications options for field-deployed government agencies, with features including a network built on military hardened satellites that is fully MAC I compliant, with optional connections to secure private networks. The service supports Wideband Global Satellite (WGS) certified terminals and enables customers to utilize existing remote field equipment or approved commercial satellite equipment on the CapRock network.

In addition to military-grade features, CommandAccess also offers service level assurances (SLAs) including Minimum Service Levels that guarantee the user’s actual connection speed (as opposed to service that could be “up to” certain rates).

CommandAccess is also offered as a “flat fee” service, compared with most satellite services that charge per minute or megabyte.

“Even customers who only use their satellite service for a few minutes per day will see significant improvements in performance and operational costs by switching to CommandAccess,” said David Myers, CapRock Government Solutions executive vice president and general manager. “We designed the network with ‘plug and play anywhere’ capabilities to provide our customers with the unsurpassed flexibility and survivability that their missions require.”

CapRock’s Ku- and C-band networks went online earlier this year to support U.S. government customers with a number of mission-critical operations including disaster recovery efforts in Haiti, and counterterrorism and foreign policy missions. CommandAccess was unveiled just three months ago as the industry’s first military-grade commercial satellite subscription service. The suite of pre-packaged and customized communications solutions connects very small aperture terminals (VSATs) to the Internet, public switched telephone network (PSTN), and secure government networks.

CapRock will be at the 2010 Conference from March 16-18 at the Gaylord National Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., at Booth 811.