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CapRock Government Solutions Expands CommandAccess(TM) Offerings

(March 10, 2010)

FAIRFAX, Va., March 10, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CapRock Government Solutions announced today that it has expanded coverage on its pre-packaged satellite subscription service, CommandAccess™ with the finalization of its commercial X-band network with military-grade features for secure voice, video, and data communications.

Service on the government-only frequency will create new communications options for field-deployed government agencies, offering unique features including a network built on military hardened satellites that is fully MAC I compliant, with optional connections to secure private networks. The service supports Wideband Global Satellite (WGS) certified terminals and enables customers to utilize existing remote field equipment or approved commercial satellite equipment on the CapRock network.

In addition to military-grade features, CommandAccess also offers service level assurances (SLAs) not available from other commercial subscription services. Most pre-packaged satellite communications services only disclose an "up to" speed, with actual performance often falling short of advertised data rates. By contrast, CommandAccess is the only portable satellite subscription service to offer Minimum Service Levels that guarantee the user's actual connection speed. CommandAccess is offered as a "flat fee" service, compared with most satellite services that charge a "per minute" or "per megabyte" fee of several dollars per transmission – so CommandAccess gives customers better budget and financial controls over their programs. 

"Even customers who only use their satellite service for a few minutes per day will see significant improvements in performance and operational costs by switching to CommandAccess," said CapRock Government Solutions EVP and General Manager, David Myers. "We designed the network with 'plug and play anywhere' capabilities to provide our customers with the unsurpassed flexibility and survivability that their missions require."

CapRock's Ku- and C-band networks went online earlier this year to support U.S. government customers with a number of mission-critical operations including disaster recovery efforts in Haiti, and counterterrorism and foreign policy missions. CommandAccess was unveiled just three months ago as the industry's first military-grade commercial satellite subscription service. The suite of pre-packaged and customized communications solutions connects very small aperture terminals (VSATs) to the Internet, public switched telephone network (PSTN), and secure government networks.

CapRock experts will be on hand in booth 811 at the SATELLITE 2010 Conference from March 16-18 at the Gaylord National Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland to discuss how the commercial-off-the-shelf service has enabled improved real-time situational awareness, intelligence gathering and tactical decision-making for deployed field personnel.

About CapRock Government Solutions

CapRock Government Solutions is recognized as a trusted and innovative specialty telecommunications and IT solutions partner for defense, intelligence and government organizations. As a division of global communications provider, CapRock Communications, the company's total assets include a self-owned and operated infrastructure of four international teleports, four 24x7 network operations centers, service on more than 45 satellites and over 650 employees deployed around the globe. With over 28 years of service to its industry customers in over 120 countries, CapRock is the world's largest provider of fully managed VSAT services to extreme environments. Presently, the Government team supports more than thirty government agency customers and thousands of associated end-users. For more information, visit

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CONTACT: CapRock Government Solutions
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