Houston, Texas — February 22, 2023 — Speedcast, a leading communications and IT services provider, announces Speedcast TrueBeam has been nominated for Via Satellite’s 2022 Satellite Technology of the Year Award. The nominees are chosen based on innovation, benefit to the industry, and overall disruption to the satellite landscape.

Speedcast’s patented TrueBeam technology is one of the foremost tools ensuring the highest levels of performance and availability for Speedcast customers operating in the most remote locations around the world.  TrueBeam enables complete, automated network management via algorithm-based centralized capacity and load balancing across the entire Speedcast network. The technology, designed by Speedcast engineers, operates without human intervention, providing proactive monitoring and automatic selection of optimal coverage for a remote site by employing a quick and consistent process for fast and error-free beam switching.

The intelligent system predicts and mitigates network challenges, giving remote sites, especially vessels and maritime and offshore operations, the ability to seamlessly maintain communications, even while moving in and out of a satellite beam’s coverage area. Considering various factors, including footprint contours, vessel location, network capacity, and itineraries, TrueBeam combines smart beam-switching and SD-WAN traffic-steering to maximize network performance. The technology is TDMA platform-agnostic and can be used as an overlay to whatever platform is being implemented, based on specific customer operational and capacity requirements, to best manage satellite beams and coverage needs.

Speedcast has made substantial investments in network management technologies, with future-ready, software-defined services to enable 100% uptime for customers. In 2022, Speedcast added 13 Gbps of capacity to its global network at a record-setting pace in order to meet customer growth demands. The rapid expansion was enabled by TrueBeam, helping the company to stand up 65 new networks in a matter of weeks, thanks to TrueBeam’s automated network management technology.

The winner of the 2022 Satellite Technology of the Year will be determined by a combination of the Via Satellite editorial team and votes that come directly from industry. The public can vote for Speedcast TrueBeam online.

“We’re excited to have been nominated for this prestigious award, and believe the honor appropriately reflects the value that Speedcast TrueBeam is bringing to our customers,” said Joe Spytek, CEO at Speedcast. “TrueBeam is moving the needle for the remote communications industry, optimizing major vessel operations, as evidenced by our customer use cases. The recognition goes to the dedicated team of Speedcast engineers and developers who worked tirelessly to design and deploy this exciting, algorithm-based technology.”

From the host of the prestigious “Satellite Executive of the Year Award,” Via Satellite has a longstanding history of recognizing the people leading the charge for the satellite industry.

“Our Satellite Technology of the Year award is a highly competitive award and a real highlight of recent SATELLITE shows. We know that this industry is all about amazing technology that powers business plans and ambitious visions. This award celebrates the great and the good of our industry and puts the spotlight firmly on the technology,” said Mark Holmes, Sr. Editorial Director, Via Satellite.

Voting closes at noon ET on March 14. The winner will be announced at SATELLITE 2023 on Wednesday, March 15 at the Via Satellite Awards Luncheon, which is open to all conference-level attendees. Register for SATELLITE here and press can register here.

For more information on the award, or to vote for Speedcast, please visit https://www.satellitetoday.com/vote.



About Via Satellite
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About SATELLITE 2023
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About Speedcast
Speedcast is a leading communications and IT services provider, delivering critical communications services to the Maritime, Energy, Mining, Media, Telecom, Cruise, NGO, Government, and Enterprise sectors. The company leverages its global network platform to provide fully connected systems that harness technologies and applications to transform what remote operations can achieve. With the world’s most comprehensive network, Speedcast enables faster, seamless pole-to-pole coverage from a global hybrid satellite, fiber, cellular, microwave, MPLS, and IP transport network with direct access to public cloud platforms. The company integrates differentiated technology offerings that provide smarter ways to communicate and distribute content, manage network and remote operations, protect and secure investments, and improve the crew and guest experience. With a passionate customer focus and a strong safety culture, Speedcast serves more than 3,200 customers in over 140 countries. Learn more at www.speedcast.com.

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