Galaxy Broadband Communications Inc., a leader in reliable, enterprise grade VSAT services to remote areas across Canada and the United States, has recently chosen Encore Networks’ BANDIT line of industrially hardened routers for their satellite networks, systems and solutions throughout North America.
Encore is a major player in Machine-to-Machine and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition solutions for fixed and wireless communications. Its BANDIT family of rugged routers is designed for SCADA and other harsh network environments. It ensures secure, high throughput data networking connections directly to a VSAT satellite network in either primary or back-up applications for both legacy and IP-based applications.
In a press release, Scott Burk (News - Alert), Encore Networks Director of Sales, said: “Galaxy will utilize the BANDIT with their quick-deploy satellite system for those who require a rugged, easily transportable communication solution in remote locations like utility sub-stations and oil pipelines.” “With their experience and understanding of the challenges providing satellite-based communications to remote areas, defining and delivering low-cost, portable broadband VPN solutions have become a reality.”
Officials said that the patented Selective Layer Encryption feature in the BANDIT is an encryption technology that securely connects satellite networks with terrestrial Internet links as part of an end-to-end VPN solution.
Satellite users requiring secure access, with the help of SLE are allowed to realize the full potential of their limited satellite bandwidth.
“Doug Harvey, Galaxy Vice President of Business Development, said: “Galaxy’s strategic relationship with Encore ensures quality, simple to use network solutions and services for a wide variety of remote satellite applications like VoIP, RoIP, Fax, Video and SCADA over IP and VPN services.”
In related news, Encore Networks announced that EFX Corporation of Clearwater, Florida, a payment processor for ATMs, ACH and Card Issuing, has certified Encore's C2C cellular-based remote access router to link ATMs to EFX's data centers.
Edited by Amanda Ciccatelli