Red Cross Chooses Exede by ViaSat Enterprise Service for Disaster Response

Economics and performance provide more data throughput for disaster response operations

Nov 13, 2012, 08:00 ET from ViaSat Inc.

CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 13, 2012  /PRNewswire/ -- American Red Cross Disaster Services is using Exede® Enterprise satellite services from ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) to provide satellite connectivity during disaster response. Exede Enterprise services can provide download speeds up to 15 Mbps using the transformational high-capacity satellite system created by ViaSat, extending the economic and performance benefits of high-capacity Ka-band satellites to customers beyond residential Internet subscribers.


High-capacity satellite broadens the capabilities of disaster responder communications:

  • Affordable high-speed bandwidth and compact terminals enable improved communications within the same budget
  • Bandwidth capacity "depth" reduces the need to compete for limited bandwidth with other on-scene responders, unlike the limited, thin layer of coverage provided by other alternatives
  • Variety of choices for terminal configuration, such as fly-away, vehicular auto-point, and fixed for different disaster scenarios

"Reliable satellite communication is a vital part of getting help to the public during emergencies," said Keith Robertory, American Red Cross Disaster Response Emergency Communications manager. "That's why we are bringing ViaSat on board as a partner in our disaster response efforts."

Using the ViaSat service, responder teams can establish communications in areas with no cell connections or vehicle access for site command and control, live video and imagery, and two-way information sharing.

For more information on Exede Enterprise satellite services contact Justin Luczyk at

About ViaSat (

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 1,750 mobile platforms, including Yonder® Ku-band mobile Internet; satellite broadband networking systems; and network-centric military communication systems and cyber security 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 has established a number of locations worldwide for customer service, network operations, and technology development.

Safe Harbor Statement                                                                

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward looking statements include statements about download speed and bandwidth. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include the ability to successfully develop, introduce, and sell new products and enhancements; contractual problems; product defects; manufacturing issues or delays; regulatory issues; technologies not being developed according to anticipated schedules, or that do not perform according to expectations; increased competition; and other factors affecting the communications industry generally. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in ViaSat's SEC filings available at, including ViaSat's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. ViaSat undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.

Exede is a registered service mark of ViaSat Inc.

SOURCE ViaSat Inc.