Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today the selection of Gilat for a multi-million-dollar project by the Japanese government agency, Local Authorities Satellite Communication (LASCOM), for delivery of the next generation disaster response platform to Japan’s forty-seven prefectures. Gilat in partnership with JSAT will ensure essential communication services for the people of Japan in case of disaster.
LASCOM requires a highly secure, bandwidth efficient, multi-service single system that is capable of integration into LASCOM’s wider network. The network needs to provide very high throughput, quality and resilience so that an array of services can be reliably delivered to prefectural and local governments, individuals, and first responders. This includes voice services, video feeds from disaster sites, video multicasts to local sites, emergency alerts, mobility services, and data services.
Gilat’s stable multi-service platform, SkyEdge II-c, and its highly efficient versatile modems were selected after a thorough evaluation to provide LASCOM the needed reliability and breadth of services to be deployed in case of disaster. Redundant hubs will be deployed in two different locations and thousands of VSATs will be deployed throughout all of Japan’s regions.
“We are grateful for the trust that LASCOM has placed in Gilat for their next generation disaster-recovery platform, and in partnership with JSAT we will ensure that the Japanese people will have the essential communication services up in case of any disaster,” said Abhay Kumar, Regional Vice President Asia and North America for Gilat. “As Japan is prone to earthquakes, tsunamis and other natural disasters, the selection of Gilat for such a critical network is a great tribute and proof of the resilience of Gilat’s network to deliver reliable high throughput services in cases of emergency.”