Uplogix and Intellian announce compatibility, expanding remote access and management automation for maritime VSAT satellite antennas

Product compatibility expands opportunities for vessels utilizing Uplogix localized management

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AUSTIN, Texas (Mar. 7, 2011) – Uplogix, the leading provider of localized network management, and Intellian, a manufacturer of maritime satellite communication antenna systems, announced new compatibility and functionality for their products that will increase uptime and reduce service costs.

The Uplogix platform supports Intellian satellite antenna control units and arbitrators, including the v-Series models.  Advanced features include the ability for Uplogix to recognize operational states in the antenna(s) and take pre-determined actions such as notifying service providers with status information, switching to alternate communication method, or targeting another satellite. Uplogix can also provide remote access to the v-Series PC Controller application via narrowband, highly-latent networks such as Iridium. This allows troubleshooting and configuration access of the Intellian VSAT that previously could only be attained with a site visit.

“Intellian has deployed over 15,000 marine stabilized satellite antenna systems since 2005,” said Eric Sung, president and CEO of Intellian. “We’re excited to partner with Uplogix to bring remote access and control of these systems to satellite operators for even greater service quality and lower cost of ownership.” 

The Uplogix platform combines persistent localized management of devices—like Intellian VSAT antennas as well as the traditional IP networking gear common in today’s maritime networks—with onboard intelligence to automate management, whether the network is up or down. 

A customizable rules-engine makes it possible to create specialized operations, such as generating an SMS message when an antenna is in a blockage zone or loading a satellite modem’s configuration when predefined conditions exist. Especially valuable in satellite-enabled networks, Uplogix includes an out-of-band connection to provide persistent management control of remote sites.

“Uplogix has developed core functionality for the maritime VSAT industry,” said James Dollar, Uplogix chief architect and founder. “It has been proven in deployments for the oil & gas and defense industries, and now users of Intellian antennas can use our product to make connectivity at sea as reliable as connecting from a branch office on land.”

Both Intellian and Uplogix will be exhibiting at Satellite 2011 in Washington D.C. on March 15-17th. Come see products and demos from Uplogix in booth 360, and Intellian in booth 387.

About Intellian Technologies
Intellian is the global leader in maritime satellite communication antenna systems. Founded in 2004, the fastest growing company in the industry, Intellian has delivered over 15,000 antennas in just five years. Intellian offers a full line of VSAT communications and satellite TVRO antennas for recreational boats and ocean vessels in the commercial, oil & gas markets, and the military. Intellian exports its product to six continents and over 40 countries and has established 300 contracted dealers and support network worldwide. Intellian is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea and has U.S. operations in Irvine, California and Seattle, Washington.

For more information about Intellian call (949) 727-4498 or visit www.intelliantech.com.

About Uplogix

Uplogix provides the first fully integrated local management solution. Our co-located management appliances automate routine administration, maintenance and recovery tasks—securely and regardless of network availability. In comparison, traditional network and systems management depends on the network, uses multiple tools, and remains labor intensive. Uplogix puts the power of your most trusted IT administrator everywhere, all the time.

Uplogix is privately held and headquartered in Austin, Texas. For more information, please visit www.uplogix.com.

Uplogix, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Uplogix and the Uplogix logo are trademarks of Uplogix, Inc. in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other marks referenced are those of their respective owners.

Uplogix ARM appliances serve a two-fold purpose for us. They allow us to control and monitor our network devices and also automatically diagnose and resolve issues with connectivity to the Internet. We rely on these active management capabilities worldwide to provide automation that is accurate, uniform, and customizable.”

— John Krumenacker,
Field Network Engineer, Amperion