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Two New Members for the Satellite Industry Association: AIS Engineering, Inc. and Encompass Government Solutions

By SpaceRef Editor
October 10, 2012
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Two New Members for the Satellite Industry Association: AIS Engineering, Inc. and Encompass Government Solutions

Washington, D.C. October, 10, 2012 – The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) announced that two new companies recently joined the organization: AIS Engineering, Inc. and Encompass Government Solutions. “SIA is pleased that its representation of global satellite services providers continues to grow,” said, SIA President, Patricia Cooper. “Both AIS Engineering, Inc. and Encompass Government Solutions will enhance SIA’s substantive expertise with their proven track record in network capabilities and teleport operations.”

AIS Engineering, Inc. (AIS) is a global telecommunications service provider, specializing in satellite communications solutions for voice, video and data networks. AIS supports global operations from its redundant Network Operations Control Centers (NOCCs) in Melbourne, Florida and at its headquarters in Silver Spring, MD.

Encompass Government Solutions provides military sectors and civilian government with global teleport, satellite and terrestrial services including satellite and fiber solutions; fixed and mobile uplink services for IP voice, data and video; and collocation within six of the company’s worldwide teleports. In addition, Encompass offers occasional-use, full-time and full-time temporary satellite communications for emergency responders and disaster recovery needs.

About The Satellite Industry Association

SIA is a U.S.-based trade association providing worldwide representation of the leading satellite operators, service providers, manufacturers, launch services providers, and ground equipment suppliers. Since its creation more than fifteen years ago, SIA has become the unified voice of the U.S. satellite industry on policy, regulatory, and legislative issues affecting the satellite business.

SIA Executive Members include: Artel, Inc.; The Boeing Company; The DIRECTV Group; EchoStar Satellite Services LLC; Harris CapRock Communications; Hughes Network Systems, LLC; Intelsat, S.A.; Iridium Communications Inc.; Kratos Defense & Security Solutions; LightSquared; Lockheed Martin Corporation.; Northrop Grumman Corporation; Rockwell Collins Government Systems; SES S.A.; and Space Systems/Loral. SIA Associate Members include: AIS Engineering, Inc.; ATK Inc.; Cisco; Cobham SATCOM Land Systems; Comtech EF Data Corp.; DRS Technologies, Inc.; Encompass Government Solutions; Eutelsat, Inc.; GE Satellite; Globecomm Systems, Inc.; Glowlink Communications Technology, Inc.; iDirect Government Technologies; Inmarsat, Inc.; Marshall Communications Corporation.; MTN Government Services; NewSat America, Inc.; Orbital Sciences Corporation; Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Spacecom, Ltd.; Spacenet Inc.; TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.; Telesat Canada; TrustComm, Inc.; Ultisat, Inc.; ViaSat, Inc., and XTAR, LLC.

Additional information about SIA can be found at

AIS Engineering, Inc.

Headquartered, in Silver Spring, Maryland, AIS is located at the center of the US satellite communications industry in the Washington DC metro area. AIS has implemented fully managed, turn-key global communication services, supplying logistics, engineering, network design, staffing, training and integration services for many corporations and Government entities since 1994. AIS is a single source provider of Premium Satellite broadband for Internet, video & VoIP Phone services, for military, government agencies and commercial applications. AIS engineers can quickly determine the most cost-effective solution for your fixed, mobile, portable, or maritime solution requirements. AIS operates and manages a global worldwide network Infrastructure. Additional information about AIS can be found at

About Encompass Government Solutions

Encompass Government Solutions, a leader in global satellite and terrestrial connectivity, provides managed services for civilian government and military sectors including federal, state and local agencies.

With worldwide distribution resources, Encompass offers reliable, cost-effective satellite and fiber solutions; mobile uplink services; IP voice, data and video; 24/7/365 network monitoring; and collocation within six of the company’s Teleports. Encompass supports Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) and ad-hoc communications requirements as well as emergency responders and disaster recovery needs.

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