Move any amount of data from any location on Earth.*
Easy to set up on most common VSATS.
GLOBAL DATA SERVICE™
A high-capacity low-Earth orbit satellite network capable of transferring hundreds of GB’s per month to and from any point on the globe. Kepler’s system is designed to be compatible with a number of existing off-the-shelf, fixed-deployable, maritime antennas, and next-generation flat panel antennas.
Oceanography and hydrographic survey vessels collect large volumes of deep-sea seabed and topographic mapping data. Traditionally, the hundreds of gigabytes of data generated per survey were collected at the end of the mission, when the vessel returned to port. With GDS, data can be sent back to shore overnight for processing, putting the data to immediate use and allowing operators to optimize the survey tracks based on the data collected, improving survey and vessel efficiencies.
Whether for scientific activities, providing escort services, or carrying out search & rescue operations, ice-capable vessels of all kinds operate in high latitudes at the edge or beyond the coverage area of traditional satellite services. GDS connectivity services enable the transfer of data for operations and crew welfare.
Cruise passengers are increasingly seeking an at-home quality of connectivity while on vacation, including the ability to access high-bandwidth media and entertainment services delivered via satellite
Kepler’s unique store and forward architecture supports secure, point-to-point communications anywhere in the world. Secure data transmission is no longer limited to the field of view provided by a satellite. Kepler’s GDS solution, when deployed in the Secure P2P configuration, allows for the transmission of data from one point to another without touching the public internet or any other infrastructure outside of the two end points. These user-deployable end points are self-contained teleports and ensure the highest degree of security possible.
Robust pole-to-pole connectivity allows nations to monitor the high north to ensure their rights to Arctic sovereignty.
Remote Command Centers and Base of Operations
GDS provides the ability to connect to remote bases anywhere on the globe, without the need to deploy antenna systems such as UHF/VHF antennas that present a large profile and require specialized operators and ideal atmospheric conditions. GDS supports parabolic dishes as small as 60CM as well as advanced flat-panel electronic arrays.
Remote Sensing Stations
Providing critical connectivity for fixed stations that monitor for adversarial incursions and kinetic threats.
Kepler’s Global Data Service™ offers an economic means of moving large scientific data files from anywhere to everywhere. The days of shipping hard drives via planes and vessels are over.
When remotely deployed, communications become essential to guarantee a successful and resource-efficient mission. Scientists deployed in remote locations can use Global Data Service™ to improve their communications network, increasing the speed of data distribution and overall operations that allows for faster collaboration between institutions Global Data Service™ delivers two-way data services to communicate and transfer large files such as multimedia files and media vaults, operational data and databases, scientific datasets, and other important data.
Research activities take place in remote areas, often beyond traditional communication coverage. GDS allows operations and research activities to take place anywhere and still maintain a connection for data transfer.
Whether for scientific activities, providing escort services, or carrying out search & rescue operations, ice-capable vessels of all kinds operate in high latitudes and are incapable of connecting to high-bandwidth connectivity services for transfer of operational or crew morale data.
Whether on land or sea, seismic surveys and other subterranean mapping exercises generate GBs of data per day and often TBs of data over the course of survey. GDS provides an efficient means of moving this data from the remote site to the processing center during operations, as opposed to waiting until the survey is complete. Operations can be adjusted during the survey to optimize the assets, and results can begin to be extracted as soon as the data is available.
Drilling & Field Data
Drilling operations in the modern oil field generate GBs of data every hour. And the pursuit of economical reserves to extract leads companies to explore all corners of the globe, from remote fields on land to offshore operations far removed from terrestrial networks. Prior to GDS, drilling data and other operational data created during these activities were typically moved via sneaker-net – physical hard drives moved via personnel travelling via helicopter, ship or all-terrain vehicles. This adds cost, and introduces a delay in the generation of the data and the ability to analyze it. With GDS, data can be moved daily from the field to the office and data centre, allowing faster reaction time to the realities of the site and allowing organizations to make changes to optimize the drilling and extraction process, often at a reduced cost to the physical movement of hard drives.
Operations & Regulatory Reporting
Highly regulated industries require a higher level of reporting and storage of data. Operational data, from the logs of machines to the activities of the crew, must be tracked and maintained. This information becomes part of a data repository that must be available on demand. GDS facilitates the movement of this data from the field to the data centre, making it available in a timely fashion and facilitating compliance with regulatory requirements.
3 Steps to Start
Select compatible antenna
If you already own a compatible VSAT antenna, you’re ready to move to step 2! If you require an antenna, please contact our sales representative team, they will gladly assist you with finding the right antenna for your needs.
Integrate the Kepler GDS™ Terminal
The GDS™ terminal consists of both a server and a modem. Once installed, interconnections are required between the Local Area Network (LAN) and the server as well as the Antenna Control Unit (ACU) and the modem. The server and modem require 1U each and ACU’s typically require 1U.
Meet all your data needs
Connect to the GDS™ server through your LAN IP using a File Transfer Protocol. All done! You’re ready to begin moving all the data you want wherever you want.