Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
Optus satellites to connect New Zealandís Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences Limited (IGNS)
Posted on 11-Jun-2003 23:07 | Filed under: News



Australian Optus has won a major satellite deal with New Zealandís Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences Limited (IGNS).

The five-year contract will see Optus provide IGNS with satellite data services to aid in the research of natural hazards. IGNS will use Optusí Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) SatWeb network to monitor and send data that will contribute to an early warning system for earthquakes in New Zealand.

Managing Director Optus Wholesale, Warren Hardy said the deal reaffirmed Optusí position as the leading satellite provider in Asia-Pacific. "Optusí satellite footprint allows us to provide IGNS with real time connectivity to its 40 remote site across New Zealand. These sites are very difficult to reach through any other infrastructure. We are providing services via small satellite dishes and working towards improving the safety of the communities." he said.

Optus will provide this service using the Gilat Networks 360E VSAT system, which enables interactive data to be carried over the Optus SatWeb network. Optus will work with IGNS and the Earthquake Commission to roll out the system in phases over the next few years.



More information: http://www.gns.cri.nz...







Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:



Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

Gamechangers - Meat Doco - Fascinating
Created by tdgeek, last reply by tdgeek on 18-Nov-2019 11:15 (47 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Chorus to launch Hyperfibre service
Created by freitasm, last reply by sbiddle on 19-Nov-2019 07:10 (39 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Useless Boeing engines!
Created by Batman, last reply by noroad on 18-Nov-2019 23:15 (18 replies)
Pages... 2


landline number is still associated with previous owner of phone number
Created by Noig, last reply by Noig on 18-Nov-2019 09:51 (17 replies)
Pages... 2


What is an average amount of data people consume at home?
Created by empacher48, last reply by Lorenceo on 18-Nov-2019 23:46 (42 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Ads, ads and more ads
Created by Rikkitic, last reply by RedactedRetracted on 18-Nov-2019 22:35 (29 replies)
Pages... 2


Hot Water Murky, is it a cause for concern?
Created by Nikras, last reply by tripper1000 on 18-Nov-2019 14:40 (14 replies)

Top end OLED Replacement
Created by Quinny, last reply by Dingbatt on 18-Nov-2019 22:04 (13 replies)