Elevate membership will support bespoke communications providers’ global growth across range of key industries, including security, rail, agriculture
Tactical Wireless Ltd. today announced it has joined Inmarsat’s ELEVATE, a development programme, ecosystem and marketplace for providers of software, hardware and solutions, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in commercial land markets. As a member of the ELEVATE programme, Tactical Wireless will provide customers with even more reliable, personalised communications solutions based on their individual bandwidth requirements and location.
Access to ELERA, the leading global L-band satellite connectivity network from Inmarsat will enhance Tactical Wireless’ ability to meet customers’ niche and vital needs, whatever and wherever they may be.
Tactical Wireless is a UK-based company which has specialised in integrating innovative solutions for hybrid communications in remote or poorly connected areas since it developed its universal sensor and communications hub, Omni-Hub, in 2013. The company offers bespoke communications technologies and services across a variety of industries.
Tactical Wireless’ solutions deliver tangible results for customers including: acute healthcare, such as streaming of foetal and paediatric cardiac ultrasound images from remote locations, improving clinical outcomes within the NHS; supporting telemedicine for chronically ill patients; providing key capability to specialist police units; and providing resilient communications for remote track and roadside workers. These are just some of the examples of what Tactical Wireless enables in the UK.
Mike Carter, President of Enterprise at Inmarsat, said “We are looking forward to deepening our relationship with Tactical Wireless and to be working with them to support their ambitious growth plans. We believe our partnership will help this exciting business at the forefront of specialist communications solutions to meet mission critical needs for new and existing clients across a range of industries with an even more personalised, reliable service.
“Inmarsat is pleased that innovative solution providers like Tactical Wireless are using leading-edge technology to help industries respond to some of the biggest global challenges and is excited to facilitate broader opportunities for collaboration across the wider ELEVATE network. Inmarsat stands ready to support their journey through the provision of reliable connectivity via our industry-leading ELERA narrowband network, as well as go-to-market alignment and support.”
The partnership will also prove valuable as the business looks to expand its offering across a number of industries, including agriculture and aquaculture. As part of the programme, Tactical Wireless will gain access to Inmarsat’s broader partner network, creating opportunities to collaborate on additional niche communications solutions for customers.
Companies in locations without reliable connectivity or those which have mission-critical connectivity needs, use the Inmarsat ELEVATE programme to access a broad choice of satellite-enabled Internet of Things (IoT) solutions developed by a range of providers to enhance the efficiency, safety and sustainability of their businesses.
Peter Morton, Chairman and CEO of Tactical Wireless, added “The benefits of incorporating satellite connectivity with remote communications solutions are abundantly clear, particularly across industries such as transportation and security, where reliable communications can be a matter of life or death.
“By joining Inmarsat’s ELEVATE programme and deepening our longstanding relationship, we expect to enhance further our one-stop-shop communications solutions for customers as we leverage its industry-leading ELERA network. We are also excited to explore future opportunities for collaboration with the broader ELEVATE partnership ecosystem as we continue to bring cutting-edge services to market.”
Inmarsat’s ELEVATE programme is open to new entrants, disruptors, and established brands of any size who have developed an innovative digital product or service, but may need additional support to exploit the benefits of satellite-enabled IoT solutions. Inmarsat provides dedicated technical guidance on how to integrate and support its highly-reliable satellite services, go-to-market strategy planning and exposure to the Inmarsat distribution channel to enable access to new markets.
Providers working across a diverse range of industries, including agriculture, aid and NGOs, energy, exploration and leisure, media, mining, transport and utilities, as well as agnostic technology providers, will be considered for membership.
Inmarsat delivers world leading, innovative, advanced and exceptionally reliable global, mobile communications across the world – in the air, at sea and on land – that are enabling a new generation of commercial, government and mission-critical services. Inmarsat is powering the digitalisation of the maritime industry, making operations more efficient and safer than ever before. It is driving a new era of inflight passenger services for aviation, while ensuring that aircraft can fly with maximum efficiency and safety. Furthermore, Inmarsat is enabling the rapid expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT) and enabling the next wave of world-changing technologies that will underpin the connected society and help build a sustainable future. And now Inmarsat is developing the first-of-its-kind, multi-dimensional communications network of the future, ORCHESTRA.
In November 2021, Inmarsat and Viasat announced the planned combination of the two companies, to create a new leader in global communications. The deal is scheduled to close in the second half of 2022.
ABOUT TACTICAL WIRELESS
Tactical Wireless Ltd. is a system integrator providing bespoke solutions to support a range of industry sectors, including but not limited to healthcare, transport, security and policing. It specialises in solutions for remote, rural and difficult to connect areas, where multiple communications modes are needed for resilience and data, particularly video, has to be processed to reduce the bandwidth required.
Tactical Wireless has a network of selected suppliers and technology partners to provide its customers with bespoke, efficient and cost-effective solutions. This includes a strategic technology partnership with VayTek Inc in Iowa, USA, which provides industry leading video management software to federal, state and local law enforcement agencies across that country. Tactical Wireless also has a joint venture with a team from Scotland’s Heriot Watt University, Tactical Space Systems, which provides Tactical Wireless with onboard system designs for small satellites as well as access to the latest developments in antenna and other RF technologies.