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Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. has acquired VeriSat Solutions AS and SatGuard AS, both privately held technology companies based outside of Oslo, Norway. Kratos will combine the two companies to form a subsidiary named Kratos Norway, and the 8 person team will become a new Center of Excellence in VSAT Management Technologies, complementing Kratos’ current European centers in Toulouse, France and Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom. Mr. Amundsen, CEO and Founder of VeriSat Solutions and SatGuard will join Kratos as General Manager of Kratos Norway.

According to Phil Carrai, President of Kratos’ Technology & Training Division, “These technologies are unique in the market and will help organizations find and mitigate interference much faster and effectively. In the case of one major operator, for example, they were used to resolve in just 10 minutes a revenue loss problem that had been plaguing the company for more than six months. They align perfectly with our market-leading solutions that monitor, manage and assure satellite communications, including Monics, the world’s most-used Carrier Management System, and satID, the most accurate interference geolocation software.”

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our team and our technology to develop further,” stated Petter Amundsen, CEO and Founder of VeriSat Solutions and SatGuard. “Combining our expertise in VSAT and TDMA technology with some of the industry’s leading engineers working on the challenge of interference mitigation at Kratos will enable us to bring a whole new generation of integrated solutions to enhance the power of satellite communications.”

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DekTec Products Update
The DekTec products will continue to be distributed by the former parent company of the procured companies, VeriSat AS. VeriSat AS will be changing its name and that will be announced in a few days.
Please send requests about DekTec products to mail@verisat.no or call +47 917 70 902. For DekTec product information, please visit the DekTec web site (http://www.dektec.com/).

The PSSR PCIe board is A software defined radio receiver with L-band input, targeting professional satellite applications.

Up to 100 MHz analogue bandwidth within the L-band input range (950-2150 MHz) is digitized with up to 250 Msps at 14 bits resolution with an input dynamic analogue range of 45 dB.


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Washington D.C., 10th March 2016 – VeriSat was today named the Technology Company of the Year in the Via Satellite Excellence Awards.

Via Satellite’s Excellence Awards salute the companies, technologies, campaigns and innovative people who’ve helped shape the success of the global satellite industry. The award was presented to VeriSat’s CEO, Petter Amundsen, at an awards breakfast at Satellite 2016 this morning.  VeriSat has been named Technology Company of the Year, primarily for its development of the SatGuard solution, aimed at reducing VSAT interference.

“Our 2015 Excellence Award Recipients are the most outstanding people and technologies in satellite and set a benchmark for what can be accomplished in this market,” commented Mark Holmes, Editorial Director, The Aerospace Group. “We are delighted to add VeriSat to our list of winners for Technology Company of the Year. We believe the development of SatGuard is hugely beneficial to the industry given satellite interference has been an ongoing problem. This Award is really well-deserved.”

Since the proof-of-concept was demonstrated to the industry a year ago, VeriSat has been developing SatGuard to become a user-friendly application supporting a number of VSAT technologies. At launch, it was revolutionary and immediately made a big difference in combatting VSAT interference. Cases, which had been unresolved for a long time, could now be solved in a matter of minutes.

VeriSat has also developed a user-friendly solution to determine GSM base station location by decoding the GSM interference and extracting the country ID and unique cell ID. The VeriSat solution can perform this extraction down to an SNR level of 2 dB, which is significantly lower than offered by more traditional solutions.

A spin-off of the SatGuard technology enables geolocation of the VSAT terminals by the terminal IDs. Tests have already been performed that successfully verify the solution.

Petter Amundsen, CEO, VeriSat, expressed his delight at receiving this award: “We are honoured to have won such a prestigious award for the satellite industry. Since first being presented the challenge of VSAT interference, we have put a lot of effort into giving the industry tools to resolve it quickly and efficiently. We are proud of what we have achieved so far and will continue to develop the tool further and support our customers to combat this tricky problem.”

VeriSat is exhibiting on booth #140 at Satellite 2016.

About VeriSat

Based in Norway, VeriSat is the leading provider of monitoring solutions for VSAT interference and interactive satellite communications. VeriSat also offers a full product range of analysers and emulators for the open standard DVB-RCS/RCS2.

For further information, please visit www.verisat.no

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Helen Weedon, Radical Moves PR, helen@radicalmovespr.co.uk, +44 1570 434632

SatGuard identifies the source of ASI and XPOL by the VSAT terminal ID

SatGuard is a unique tool with patent-pending technology for identifying the VSAT terminals causing adjacent satellite interference (ASI) and/or cross-polar interference (XPOL). By determining the ID of the terminals, the VSAT network operator can be informed to shut down the unwanted transmission.


SatGuard represents a paradigm shift in handling TDMA interference.

SatGuard finds the unique identifier (MAC address or system ID) of VSAT terminals causing interference – securely, efficiently, quickly, measuring interference levels down to -10 dB SNR.

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The SatProbe DVB-RCS burst demodulator is a flexible and cost-effective solution for test and verification applications as well as for small RCS network hub stations. The operating platform is a software radio architecture enabling flexible interfacing and integration options.

Applications include:

  • Test and verification of DVB-RCS/RCS2 transmitters
  • Validation and troubleshooting in RCS/RCS2 network return channels
  • Operational DVB-RCS/RCS2 hub stations
  • RCS/RCS2 monitoring and trouble-shooting applications

SatScan is a powerful tool for automatic classification of continuous and bursting (TDMA) carriers. SatScan determines:

Modulation scheme
Carrier type
VSAT protocol
Contact VeriSat for further information about out VSAT monitoring and intercaption solutions.

VeriSat is the leading provider of test equipment and solutions for DVB-RCS, the only multivendor interactive satellite communication open standard. The product portfolio includes Forward and Return Link analyser, Hub Emulator and Terminal Population Emulator.



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