Cobham SATCOM and Uplogix expand maritime VSAT automation

Cobham SATCOM's Sea Tel Products recently announced that they would begin reselling Uplogix products in addition to their line of industry-leading maritime VSAT antennas. With more than 20,000 antennas deployed in commercial shipping, oil & gas platforms, cruise ships and super yachts, Sea Tel has the reach to make a significant impact on the status [...]

How to know if your antenna is down or just blocked

Article 1 in the series, Uplogix Automation for Maritime VSAT Maritime VSAT has many challenges beyond the requirements for fixed-position satellite communications. One is that while a ship on the ocean might have a 360-degree view of the horizon, often the limitations of antenna placement on a vessel result in blockage zones, or places that [...]

Uplogix RMOS v4.3 Released

The latest version of the Uplogix Remote Management Operating System (RMOS) is now available. A pair of Uplogix Local Managers in a lab at Uplogix headquarters in Austin. The v4.3 release has numerous new features including hardened cryptography for FIPS 140-2 Level 2 certification, IPv6 support, expanded VSAT drivers and more. FIPS 140-2 | The [...]

What exactly is FIPS 140-2 compliance?

The Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 140-2 is a computer security standard issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to accredit cryptographic modules for government computing platforms. The requirements include both hardware and software components and a validation program to ensure that federal agencies and departments are using more secure systems [...]

The maritime VSAT technology stack hierarchy

Whether maritime networks are operated by the user or an MSP, there is a hierarchy of equipment and functionality that ranges from the core components for connectivity up through advanced devices for lowering service costs.In the diagram below, the hierarchy starts with the Production Devices—a stabilized antenna system like SeaTel maritime antennas, a satellite modem [...]

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Comparing the business cost of using console servers versus local automation When the network and dependent systems are down, orders can’t be placed, employees are less productive, and costly resources have to be diverted to fix problems. Traditional network and system management tools—although good at collecting and reporting system data—still do not proactively fix problems [...]