Integrasys has developed an award-winning solution, ALUSAT, with the support of the European Space Agency (ESA), an intergovernmental organisation.
The Always Up Satellite Terminals (ALUSAT) solution improves the operation of 2-way satellite networks by enabling maintenance procedures which minimise operational costs caused by service failures. This enhances network availability and end user satisfaction.
ALUSAT technology was developed under the ARTES Core Competitiveness (CC) programme by Integrasys. The resulting product implements the key functionalities of a Network Management System for Broadband Satellite Networks. Deployed at the Networks Operation Centre (NOC) site, it automatically checks the uplink and downlink health of the terminal population at radio level, collecting additionally relevant configuration and performance information.
Speaking about the successful outcome, Alvaro Sanchez, General Manager of Integrasys, said: “The support from ESA has been extremely beneficial, enabling us to develop innovative solutions. Innovation is absolutely critical, especially in the current satellite environment.
“Integrasys has been growing drastically over recent years as our customers have begun to rely on us for specialised and reliable technology and good support. We look forward to continuing to work with ESA as we continue to drive innovation in the future.”
ALUSAT has received two industry awards, namely the ‘Best Ground Segment Technology’ in the VSAT Stellar Awards, and ‘Teleport Technology of the Year’ in the World Teleport Association’s 2018 Teleport Awards for Excellence.
Domenico Mignolo, Head of Ground Segment Section of ESA, added: “The satellite industry needs to offer innovative solutions. Through ARTES CC we support companies, offering them funding and the technical support to develop competitive Satcom solutions. We are proud to have supported ALUSAT and the industry award recognition confirms the importance of this solution.’’