XipLink Optimizes GeoEye Third-Generation Backhaul
Upgrades Acceleration Technology From 10 Mbps & 45 Mbps to 155 Mbps
October 10, 2011 – Montréal, QC - XipLink is proud to announce that GeoEye Inc. (NASDAQ: GEOY), a leading source of geospatial information and insight, has successfully deployed a series of redundant XipLink XA-30K appliances into various networks around the globe to backhaul critical image data for their key customers. In addition to the recent upgrades, the two companies have worked closely together for more than five years on optimization technology for imaging data. To date, GeoEye has engineered three backhaul network upgrades: one in 2006, one in 2009 and most recently the 155 Mbps DVB-S2 network upgrade using state-of-the-art XipLink wireless link optimizers. The link utilization for imaging data now routinely exceeds 95% of available capacity resulting in financial payback on the XA-30K accelerators in a matter of months versus un-optimized SCPC links.
XipLink’s XA-Series appliances include a range of industrial computing engines that scale for wireless carriers from 2 Mbps to high-performance systems running at 155 Mbps, with the best capital cost ratio in the industry. For mobile users, XipLink also offers the XS family of specialty devices, including the palm-sized XipStick™ for MSS and mobile military VSAT requirements as well as the XS-104 single board computer for rugged computing on the move.
Carl Alleyne, GeoEye’s vice president of Engineering, commented, “Our Company is committed to technical excellence and leading-edge delivery of imaging content to our government and commercial customers. The recent upgrade to 155 Mbps backhaul technology allows higher-resolution images to be delivered in a much shorter time window due to the reliability and capacity of the XipLink accelerators.”
“We are delighted with our continuing successful relationship with GeoEye,” says Jack Waters, CEO of XipLink. “Over more than five years in operation and three capacity upgrades, the XipLink XA appliances have had no production outages and, more importantly, the wireless link acceleration technology provides our customer with competitive advantage to deliver next generation imaging in a timely manner.”
About GeoEye, Inc.
GeoEye is a leading source of geospatial information and insight for decision makers and analysts who need a clear understanding of our changing world to protect lives, manage risk and optimize resources. Each day, organizations in defense and intelligence, public safety, critical infrastructure, energy and online media rely on GeoEye's imagery, tools and expertise to support important missions around the globe. Widely recognized as a pioneer in high-resolution satellite imagery, GeoEye has evolved into a complete provider of geospatial intelligence solutions. GeoEye's ability to collect, process and analyze massive amounts of geospatial data allows our customers to quickly see precise changes on the ground and anticipate where events may occur in the future. GeoEye is a public company listed on NASDAQ as GEOY and is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia with more than 700 employees worldwide. Learn more at www.geoeye.com.
About XipLink, Inc.
XipLink is the technology leader in wireless optimization using standards based SCPS protocol acceleration, streaming data compression and Internet optimizations to deliver the maximum capacity over stressed wireless communication links. XipLink is a privately owned company with Headquarters in Montreal, Quebec and Sales and Marketing personnel worldwide.
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