Several terminal solutions from TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. garnered the 2011 Satellite Spotlight Product of the Year Award from media company TMC.
According to a July 18, 2012 announcement by TCS, the OS-IRIS and Impact IP terminal solutions won the award for simultaneously providing “quality and excellence, while addressing real needs in the marketplace.”
The OS-IRIS satellite communications terminal directly connects separate sites on multiple continents. It eliminates latency inherent with double satellite hops and circumvents the the need to connect to a commercial teleport. It also enables voice, data, and video traffic over a single IP network. And an end-to-end Cisco-enabled secure IP network allows the delivery of increased bandwidth availability, optimization tools and application flexibility to its customer.
The other award-winning TCS product is the Impact line of communication kits. The Impact Executive IP Terminal and the TCS Impact Tactical IP Terminal are the smallest communications kits available on the market.
Powered by a small and robust Cisco-designed router and the integrated Core 2 Duo-based single board computer, they provide reliable routing capability in remote and rough locations.
According to Mike Bristol, senior vice president and general manager of TCS’ government solutions group, “Both TCS OS-IRIS and our Impact family of IP terminals highlight the leading-edge communication solutions TCS offers to our customers.” Speaking on behalf of TCS, VP Bristol said that “We are honored that TMC recognizes this with these awards.”
Winners of the Third Annual Satellite Spotlight Product of the Year Award appeared on TMC’s Satellite Spotlight and its e-newsletter.