Planners with the U.S. Air Force needed a secure wireless communications system for Scott Air Force Base in Illinois.
They found a solution with Satellite Media Access Extender (SatMAX), a non-line-of-sight satellite communications technology from Eagle Broadband in Houston and Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) in San Diego.
Scott Air Force Base is a joint command headquarters that controls missions ranging from deploying troops for national defense-including support for active military operations-to transporting the president.
The base is home to the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) and the Air Mobility Command (AMC). Scott is also home to the 18th Air Force Headquarters, the 375th Airlift Wing, the 932nd Reserve Airlift Wing and the 126th Air National Guard Refueling Wing.
Scott’s deployment plan includes the use of SatMAX within a critical control center enabling multiple officers and personnel to use their existing Iridium satellite phones to concurrently make fully wireless, secure calls from inside the facility.
SatMAX enables several government, military, and corporate users to make wireless voice and data calls from anywhere on Earth using the Iridium satellite network inside buildings, aboard aircraft, in vehicles, below deck on ships, and from obstructed areas. For more information, see www.eaglebroadband.com.