CARLSBAD, Calif., May 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- As first responders worked to get the community of West, Texas back on its feet, they were able to coordinate relief operations using new high-speed satellite communication links. Team Rubicon, a veteran-run non-profit that unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams, relied on the links to coordinate the services of numerous local and national response organizations, and to provide situational awareness of the activities to local government officials.
The Information Technology Disaster Resource Center deployed Exede® Enterprise satellite service from ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) along with computers and wireless infrastructure for access to the Internet, e-mail, imagery, social media, and corporate networks.
"We were able to coordinate the efforts of more than 4,500 volunteers and organize the distribution of 40 tons of supplies to the community," said Shane Valverde of Team Rubicon. "Communications is always a critical component to our success and the performance improvement from this new satellite system increased our effectiveness."
For more information about Exede Enterprise service please contact Justin Luczyk at [email protected].
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ViaSat delivers fast, secure communications, Internet, and network access to virtually any location for consumers, governments, enterprise, and the military. The company offers fixed and mobile satellite network services including Exede by ViaSat, which features ViaSat-1, the world's highest capacity satellite; service to more than 1,800 mobile platforms, including Yonder® Ku-band mobile Internet; satellite broadband networking systems; and network-centric military communication systems and cybersecurity products for the U.S. and allied governments. ViaSat also offers communication system design and a number of complementary products and technologies. Based in Carlsbad, California, ViaSat employs over 2,500 people in a number of locations worldwide for technology development, customer service, and network operations.
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