|[January 21, 2014]
Badan SAR Nasional Selects Thuraya Services to Provide Vital Satellite Communications for Search and Rescue Efforts in Indonesia
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates --(Business Wire)--
Solutions from Thuraya
Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services
(MSS) operator, have been selected by Badan SAR Nasional which is the
National Search and Rescue Agency for the Republic of Indonesia to
improve its search and rescue efforts in the country.
The government agency will be installing a combination of Thuraya (News - Alert) IP
terminals, the Thuraya Integrated Communications Solution from Ultra
Electronics - AEP and Thuraya NettedComms from Speakerbus to integrate
its headquarters' capabilities with all branch offices, ships, portable
units and land mobile units. This will enhance voice and data services
as well as video surveillance and interoperabilit on crucial operations
at sea. The Agency is comprised of the National Search and Rescue
Center, Rescue Coordination Centers and Rescue Coordination sub-division.
The contract for the initial phase has been awarded to Thuraya's Service
Partner, PT Mega Sarana Satelit of Indonesia, and is scheduled for
completion over 2014.
"Thuraya is pleased to support Badan SAR Nasional to enhance their
search and rescue operations. The combination of Thuraya's accredited
solutions running over our robust Thuraya IP service will enable the
Agency to connect their branch offices and ships at sea to their
headquarters via a private network, to communicate instantly and
securely within closed user groups," said Robert Demers, Vice President
of Government Services at Thuraya.
Mr. Sutono, Director of Communications at Badan SAR Nasional said, "Time
is of the essence with search and rescue operations. Thuraya has
demonstrated an in-depth understanding of our needs and has been working
with us to develop a bespoke and highly reliable solution that will
boost our communication needs immensely."
"PT Mega Sarana Satelit is excited to be working with Thuraya and their
hardware vendors and solution providers to provide the services to Badan
SAR Nasional," said Mrs. Rusidah Suhardi, President Director of PT Mega
Sarana Satelit. "Thuraya has worked closely with us on this project to
understand the complex requirements of Badan SAR Nasional and to design
a complete end-to-end solution that will support all SAR operations for
years to come."
*Source (News - Alert): ME
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