TeleSystems' Compact Communications Unit Approved

—Literature Available COMSAT TeleSystems, Inc. announced that its recently introduced transportable communications system, the TCS-9000, has received an unqualified Type Approval from the International Maritime Satellite Organization (INMARSAT).

Following the successful completion of a series of rigorous tests established by INMARSAT, the TCS-9000 was granted approval by the organization under certificate number 1-29. An unqualified approval signifies that the TCS- 9000 meets the latest technological specifications prescribed for earth stations that use the INMARSAT satellite network. All earth stations must receive INMARSAT Type Approval before they can be used over the network.

TeleSystems' TCS-9000 is said to be the world's first truly transportable earth station.

According to the manufacturer, the system is small (110 pounds) and rugged enough to be carried as luggage, with full capabilities to provide long-distance telephone, telex, and data communications from anywhere in the world.

Located in Northern Virginia, COMSAT TeleSystems, Inc. designs, manufactures, markets and provides worldwide support for satellite- based mobile communications and advanced signal processing equipment and systems.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 98,  Nov 1985

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