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Harris CapRock’s New Pulse Advanced VSAT Solution Supports Dynamic Customer Operations with Bandwidth on Demand

By Marc Boucher
Press Release
March 11, 2014
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Harris CapRock Communications debuted Pulse™, an Advanced VSAT solution for offshore and deepwater customers, at SATELLITE 2014, being held March 11-13 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.


> Pulse™ allows for high-quality, resilient and secure communications with bandwidth increases in a matter of hours versus days.

> Platform uses next-generation satellite communications infrastructure equipment from Comtech EF Data Corporation.

> Deployment of Pulse on Royal Caribbean’s global fleet makes Harris CapRock first-to-market with real-time, high-bandwidth service globally.

Utilizing the latest in Advanced VSAT technologies, the breakthrough service enables real-time bandwidth upgrades through a secure and cost-effective solution. Pulse dynamically reassigns satellite capacity on demand by leveraging Comtech EF Data Corporation’s efficient modem technologies and Vipersat Management System.

“As offshore and deepwater communications requirements continue to grow, we are dedicated to making the right technology investments to support our customers’ dynamic operations,” said Tracey Haslam, president, Harris CapRock Communications. “Customers are looking for unprecedented speed and flexibility in capacity changes, and with our Pulse Advanced VSAT solution, we’re the first to meet their needs for true bandwidth on demand.”

When a deepwater platform requests extended bandwidth for applications such as data logging, drilling at the critical part of a well, streaming a training video, or utilizing a telemedicine solution, Harris CapRock’s dynamic bandwidth management architecture will provide customers the maximum capacity available without the costs of dedicated bandwidth.

Harris CapRock recently deployed the Pulse Advanced VSAT solution on Royal Caribbean’s global fleet as well as networks for customer operations in the Gulf of Mexico. Pulse delivered unmatched processing capacity and nearly 20 times the information rates of a prior solution.

“Harris CapRock invests in next-generation technologies and partners with key equipment providers to improve the customer experience,” Haslam said. “Deploying Pulse Advanced VSAT globally allows us to offer high-capacity, dynamic solutions that meet or exceed our customers’ growing bandwidth requirements, faster than ever before, no matter where their operations are located.”

Harris CapRock’s Pulse Advanced VSAT solution also will be part of the business’ exhibitions at CABSAT 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Cruise Shipping Miami 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. Both events are being held March 11-13.

Harris CapRock Communications is a premier global provider of managed satellite and terrestrial communications solutions specifically for remote and harsh environments including the energy, government and maritime markets. Harris CapRock owns and operates a robust global infrastructure that includes teleports on six continents, five 24/7 customer support centers, a local presence in 23 countries and more than 275 global field service personnel supporting customer locations across North America, Central and South America, Europe, West Africa and Asia Pacific.

About Harris Corporation

Harris (NYSE:HRS) is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 125 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has approximately $5 billion of annual revenue and about 14,000 employees — including 6,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications® products, systems and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at

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Contact Information:

Alix Anne Hornig
Harris CapRock

Jim Burke
Harris Corporation

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