Contact: Eileen Yatteau
Sr. Marketing Manager
For Immediate Release:
L-3 3Di Named as VAR for Inmarsat's Global Xpress® (GX) Satellite Service
HANOVER, Md., August 4, 2014 - L-3 3Di today announced that it has been named a Value-Added Reseller (VAR) for Inmarsat's Global Xpress® (GX) service, the first global Ka-Band network, delivering secure, end-to-end wideband connectivity for mobile operations worldwide.
L-3 3Di, a leading provider of global end-to-end satellite network services, will bring the new high-throughput Global Xpress Ka-Band capability to airborne, land-based and maritime customers within the U.S. government sector.
"With L-3 GCS currently serving as an Inmarsat GX terminal partner, the addition of L-3 3Di as a GX service VAR uniquely positions us to provide our U.S. government customers with a complete communications solution - GX Type Approved terminals and GX network service all from the same provider," said Bob Jacobson, Tactical SATCOM sector president of L-3's Communication Systems business segment and president of L-3 GCS and 3Di.
"For our U.S. government customers, we are now able to provide an even greater benefit with the combination of our highly portable, lightweight, Type Approved terminals, combined with Inmarsat's high-speed, globally available broadband service," added Tim Winter, senior director at L-3 3Di.
L-3 delivers the field-tested credibility that Global Xpress customers require when upgrading to Ka-Band speed and coverage. By joining L-3 GCS' ARSTRAT-certified Panther™ and Hawkeye™ terminals with Inmarsat's managed global services, customers will be able to realize the value and flexibility of combining MILSATCOM with instantaneous, portable, on-demand commercial VSAT services under any operational scenario anywhere in the world.
"Inmarsat's growing relationship with L-3 is strategic and represents the value we see in being able to integrate both hardware and service capabilities to meet mission needs," said Peter Hadinger, president of Inmarsat's U.S. Government Business Unit. "L-3 has been a trusted supplier to some of our most important national customers and is well-positioned to make GX an integrated part of their global communications solutions."
Located in Baltimore, Md., L-3 3Di engineers, designs, installs, integrates, operates and maintains end-to-end satellite communication network services for government and commercial customers throughout the world. These networks support broadband transport and distribution of video, data, voice and other multimedia content while upholding DIACAP standards for information assurance and cybersecurity.
Located in Victor, N.Y., L-3 GCS is a leading provider of SATCOM systems that integrate data, broadband Internet, telephony, multimedia, audio, video and computer networking. These rugged, easily deployed systems are utilized by the U.S. Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security, as well as federal agencies and commercial sector customers. To learn more about L-3 GCS and L-3 3Di, please visit www.L-3com.com/gcs.
Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 48,000
people worldwide and is a prime contractor in aerospace systems and
national security solutions. L-3 is also a leading provider
of a broad range of communication and electronic systems and
products used on military and commercial platforms. The
company reported 2013 sales of $12.6 billion. To learn more
L-3, please visit the company's website at www.L-3com.com.
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