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[March 07, 2014]

TrustComm signs agreements with Inmarsat and Spectra Group to distribute new L-TAC service with Slingshot adaptor

STAFFORD, Va. --(Business Wire)--

TrustComm Inc., the premier small-business provider of assured satellite communications solutions to commercial and government organizations, today announced it has been designated as a Service Provider for Inmarsat's (News - Alert) new L-TAC space-segment services and has signed a distribution agreement with Spectra Group to provide Slingshot adaptors required to access L-band frequencies from existing fielded UHF radios.

L-TAC from TrustComm, available now, uses existing fielded UHF tactical radios to access the Inmarsat-4, L-band satellite constellation when UHF capacity is not available for any reason. TrustComm has been conducting live demonstrations of L-TAC at selected locations worldwide with excellent feedback, particularly for those users who have a Communications-on-the-Move (COTM) requirement for UHF.

By attaching a Spectra Group Slingshot adaptor kit (a small converter and antenna) to the external communications port of commonly used UHF MILSAT radios, users can achieve short-term and/or longer-term network access to private leased channels on Inmarsat satellites that have the same capabilities as UHF 25kHz channels (e.g. one 56kbps wideband channel or five 5kHz ANDVT voice channels) on UHF MILSAT or UHF commercial satellites.

"TrustComm recognizes the value of L-TAC's capabilities and the gap it fills, along with the significant cost savings for government end users when compared to commercial UHF channels. We have dedicated significant resources to field this service, working closely with Inmarsat and Spectra Group," said TrustComm Chief Executive Officer Bob Roe. "Being selected as an Inmarsat Service Provider for L-TAC demonstrates Inmarsat's confidence in our secure infrastructure and our deep understanding of military COMSATCOM requirements."

Roe added, "We look forward to helping military forces effectively and efficiently deploy L-TAC to exercise greater command and control through existing tactical radios, improving mission assurance - all at an affordabe cost. I am particularly impressed with the reliability and clarity this service offers while on the move, and can appreciate how well this will be received in the operator community - especially by those who don't like to pause on the move."


Peter Hadinger, president of Inmarsat's U.S. Government Business Unit, said, "TrustComm has identified the value of the Inmarsat L-TAC capability for its user groups and has been actively demonstrating and providing valuable feedback on the solution for the past year."

More information on L-TAC from TrustComm is available at this link.

About TrustComm Inc.

TrustComm is a global provider of assured, customized satellite communications services for companies and government agencies that require instant, robust and easily deployable connectivity. Originally founded in 1999, TrustComm was acquired in 2013 by the American investment group Global Secure Networks Inc. TrustComm's assured satcom services, terrestrial and end-to-end networks provide maximum reliability to support a broad range of applications. Those applications include broadband Internet access, VoIP, video conferencing and data communications - for business continuity, emergency response, tactical field deployment and temporary usage. With its global network, engineering expertise, 24/7 primary S-NOC (News - Alert) and owned infrastructure at the highly secure Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston, and redundant S-NOC near Quantico, Va., TrustComm exceeds the security and reliability standards of its clients. For more information, please visit www.trustcomm.com.

About Inmarsat

Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,600 staff in more than 60 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centers of commerce on every continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ISAT.L).

About Spectra Group

Spectra Group (UK) is a leading provider of voice and data services in areas where either none exist or where high-intensity conflicts, natural disasters, pandemics or terrorist attacks may have destroyed existing networks. Spectra has expertise in the design, delivery, implementation and ongoing support for a comprehensive range of satellite and radio communication services. These services are supplied to clients operating around the world in many different market sectors including defense, government, aid, security, oil and gas, and commercial.

All product and company names mentioned in this press release are trademarks of their respective companies.


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