30 May 2016 2016

ND SATCOM Enhances Security and Reliability for All SKYWAN 7000 Networks

Immenstaad, May 2016 – Driven by demand from high-security defense customers, ND SATCOM released new software for both FIPS/WGS and non-FIPS systems to all customers.

ND SATCOM Enhances Security and Reliability for All SKYWAN 7000 Networks

Addressing the needs of our North American defense industry customers, ND SATCOM enhanced the FIPS-certified software release V7.250.10 to now give full support for multiple MF-TDMA demodulators. In addition, this new release -  V7.250.14 - now supports antennas from various COTM antenna manufacturers. Our sales channel Airbus DS Government Solutions performed intensive testing and recently delivered to the first COTM customer.

These feature enhancements, together with the cross-strapping functionality, allow for not only operating meshed networks for worldwide missions with stations in the respective home country but also mixing fixed and mobile SKYWAN terminals in one highly secure network. This software release is designed to run on the SKYWAN 7000/2x70 FIPS 140-2 Level 3 (tamper-proof) verified hardware. When used with the WGS hardware option, these SKYWAN 7000/2x70 units are also verified for WGS use.

In parallel, ND SATCOM released identical software V7.200.90 (SKYWAN 7000/2x70) and V1.200.59 (SKYWAN 1070) without the FIPS extension. This software is for general use to all commercial and governmental customers.

Can the FIPS software be used on non-FIPS hardware platform?
No, FIPS software requires special hardware to run.

What benefits are there for non-FIPS networks?
Operational networks benefit from increased robustness and stability of the new commercial software releases V7.200.90 and V1.200.59.

How does one upgrade to this new software version?
Upgrade your live network using your existing SKYWAN NMS. Contact ND SATCOM Customer Support today to get your individual download details.

Is a new SKYWAN NMS version required?
No upgrade of NMS is required when a 7.25 / 7.20 / 1.2 compatible NMS is already installed. All enhancements are on the SKYWAN IDU side.

With over three decades of experience, ND SATCOM is the premier supplier of and integrator for innovative satellite communication equipment systems and solutions to support customers with critical operations anywhere in the world. Customers in more than 130 countries have chosen ND SATCOM as a trusted and reliable source of high-quality and secure turnkey and custom system-engineered communication solutions. The company’s products and solutions are used in more than 200 transnational networks in government, military, telecom and broadcast environments.

ND SATCOM's flagship product, the SKYWAN platform, enables international users to communicate securely, effectively and quickly over satellite.

You’ll find ND SATCOM at CommunicAsia  (31 May – 3 June  2016) in Singapore Booth 1U2-03. For further information, please visit www.ndsatcom.com

For more information, please contact:

Michael Weixler, Head of Product Management, ND SATCOM Products GmbH,
michael.weixler@ndsatcom.com, phone: +49 7545 939 8198

Customer Support support@ndsatcom.com, phone: +49 7545 939 7400