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Smart Car using Mobile ISDN 64 kbit/s communications
on the Inmarsat Limited stand: A06, Hall 25

News reporters can be in virtually instant communications with their studios from almost anywhere in the world using Inmarsat’s Global Area Network (GAN) 64 kbit/s mobile ISDN satellite communications solution mounted on a Smart Car by TransTel Communications of Hamburg, Germany.

The Smart car carries all the reporter needs to get the story from the scene and either report live on air, or back to the studio. Connection is simple with the push of three buttons and allows 15kHZ high quality audio transmissions.

“The Smart Car from TransTel is a great illustration of how Inmarsat’s GAN solution can be implemented,” said Michael Butler, managing director of Inmarsat Limited. “In news reporting rapid deployment is the name of the game and the Smart system means a reporter can be on site and on air as fast as possible.”

The satellite antenna is raised and pointed automatically by pressing the green button – ‘SAT on’. When positioning is complete, the ‘Ready’ LED is illuminated and the transmission system is ready for immediate use. The link to the studio is established by pressing the orange ‘Connect’ button and the link is released by pressing the red ‘Disconnect’ button.

Many of the world’s leading News Services including the BBC and Reuters use Inmarsat GAN services to broadcast radio and video footage on air, edited or even live. The car on display is used by Westdeutscher Rundfunk of Cologne, the largest public broadcaster in Germany.

“This is just one solution being provided by Inmarsat partner companies and being shown at CeBit this year,” said Stephen Rogers, director of marketing communications at Inmarsat Ltd. “In addition to quality voice and fax applications, GAN supports a number of communications solutions including: remote LAN, email, e-commerce and Internet access, image transfer and store-and-forward video services.”

GAN solutions on display at CeBit

Video store and forward solutions from LiveWire allows the delivery of news and short documentary footage directly from the field using a Voyager Lite.

Secure voice communications for commercial applications from GMPCS Personal Communications offers businesses secure, encrypted communications using the Inmarsat GAN service.

The Mobile Office from Glocall extending the full ISDN office environment to virtually any landmass in the world using GAN.

Emergency monitoring from TDCom uses GAN to provide remote live one-way video monitoring, the acquisition of live information from a crisis location to headquarters using the Inmarsat satellite network.

Video Conferencing from 7E Communications Ltd which allows two way reporting live using GAN. An additional option allows two GAN terminals to be linked for 128 kbit/s data rates.

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About Inmarsat Limited

· Inmarsat Ltd owns and operates a global satellite network and delivers its solutions through a global distribution network of approximately 200 distributors and other service providers operating in over 150 countries to end users in the maritime, land and aeronautical sectors.

· Inmarsat Ltd has a portfolio of satellite solutions, including voice, fax, intranet and internet access and other data services.

· Inmarsat Ltd has over 20 years of experience in designing, implementing and operating satellite networks.

· At the end of December 2000, approximately 200,000 terminals were registered to access Inmarsat Ltd’s services.

· Inmarsat Ltd is also supported by partners in the fields of equipment manufacture, software provision and systems integration.

· Inmarsat Ltd is a subsidiary of Inmarsat Ventures Ltd

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