Inmarsat, the world leader in global mobile satellite communications, has been awarded a three-year contract with the European Space Agency (ESA), which will co-fund the development of a new capability for governments to plan, procure, manage and monitor their satellite communications (satcoms) services from Inmarsat and other operators and service providers.
The new Inmarsat capability, called the International Virtual Satellite Operators Network (INVISON), is a secure, user centric platform. It is being supported by ESA as part of its Space Systems for Safety and Security (4S) Strategic Line, which is a new component of ESA’s programme of Advanced Research in Telecommunication Systems (ARTES), aimed at transforming R&D investment into successful commercial products and services.
The INVISON programme will also see the development of new and innovative government services and applications that will be accessible in a uniform and user-friendly way over the INVISON platform. Examples include a groundbreaking new security hardened Internet of Things (IoT) solution that will be deployed with government users to monitor critical infrastructure and geohazard events in Norway and the UK.
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