RESTON, Va., Nov. 9, 2004 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company's Global
Broadcast Service Satellite Broadcast Manager in Wahiawa, Hawaii, transitioned
to full simulcast operations in the Pacific on Oct. 12, 2004. This marks the
full operation of the Enhanced Architecture System that supports legacy
receive suites and next-generation Internet protocol receive suites for the
Joint Service warfighters in the Pacific.
"This is a monumental event culminating a three-year prototype, design,
implementation, integration and test effort," said Guy DuBois, vice president
of Operational Technologies and Solutions for Raytheon. "GBS combines
resources from across Raytheon to meet the requirements of the customer and
ultimately the user."
This is the first of two planned upgrades that encompass a technology
refresh of the GBS satellite broadcast manager transmit suites in Wahiawa,
Hawaii; Norfolk, Va.; and Sigonella, Italy, with commercial off-the-shelf
technologies employing Internet protocol transport. The second simulcast
transition will occur at the Norfolk and Sigonella facilities next year. Both
upgrades are to the standards-based Enhanced Architecture System.
GBS supports the simultaneous broadcast of information to multiple
warfighters using transportable receive terminals on the ground and fixed
receivers on surface and subsurface vessels. GBS wideband broadcasts consist
of imagery, video (military and commercial), and data including intelligence,
unmanned aerial vehicle feeds, logistics data, maps, weather, and operational
Raytheon provides engineering, integration, and test facilities in Reston,
Va., in addition to staffing operations facilities in transmit suites
Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), with 2003 sales of $18.1 billion, is an
industry leader in defense and government electronics, space, information
technology, technical services, and business and special mission aircraft.
With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 78,000 people worldwide.
SOURCE: Raytheon Company
Web site: http://www.raytheon.com/