|This is significant news that we never heard|
GCS is Global Communications Solutions
Check out both the June and July P/Rs here;
From June - GCS received a major Defense Inmarsat Communications Contract with a 10 year potential value of $1 Billion.
<< GCS Wins Major Satellite Equipment and Services Contract - June 2002
The US Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded a contract for SATELLITE PHONE AIRTIME, equipment and services to Global Communications Solutions (GCS) of Victor NY.
GCS ALONG WITH FOUR OTHERS WILL PROVIDE INMARSAT EQUIPMENT AND AIRTIME SERVICES FOR A PERIOD OF TEN YEARS. With a 10-year total potential value of all contracts awarded of $1B, it ranks as one of the largest small business contracts ever awarded by the U.S. Government. >>
<< "This is clearly one of the most comprehensive and complete contract vehicles ever awarded for this type of service. Typically, the contracts are separated into equipment, airtime, and maintenance at a much smaller value. This contract is all-inclusive and leverages our ability to provide a total communications solution,">>
And, from the July P/R, KVH will provide Inmarsat Communications services to GCS
<< GCS Awarded INMARSAT Fleet F77 Satellite Communications Distributorship - July 2002
Rochester, New York. GCS (Global Communications Solutions) announces the addition of INMARSAT Fleet F77 Maritime Satellite Communications equipment and service to it¹s product portfolio. GCS is offering the KVH TracPhone F77 voice/fax/data terminal and airtime services through several land earth station operators to individuals and maritime businesses in the United States and around the world. >>
<< "This partnership with KVH will allow GCS to provide custom satellite telecommunications systems to a wider range of customers than ever before," said Tim Young, Director INMARSAT Business. >>