Lanham, Maryland, USA – May 14, 2018 – TSi, the global leader in Search and Rescue (SAR) satellite ground stations and software solutions, announced that Taiwan has selected its Medium-altitude Earth Orbit Search and Rescue (MEOSAR) ground system to support regional search and rescue missions. With Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, and Singapore all equipped with TSi’s innovative Search and Rescue (SAR) satellite-aided tracking technology, the addition of Taiwan establishes TSi as the leading provider of Cospas-Sarsat systems in the Asia-Pacific region. TSi’s comprehensive, end-to-end solution will deliver the most accurate, reliable data available today.
As part of the contract, TSi will deliver a six-channel Medium-altitude Earth Orbit Local User Terminal (MEOLUT) system and two LEO/MEOLUT single-channel systems which will function as LEOLUTs (Low-altitude Earth Orbit LUTs) when LEOSAR satellites are in view, and as MEOLUT channels for the rest of time. These two LEO/MEOLUT channels will function as fulltime MEOLUT channels when Cospas-Sarsat decommissions the LEOSAR system, ultimately providing an eight-channel MEOLUT system in Taiwan. This innovative TSi solution enables customers to refresh their aging LEOLUTs with new hardware that also tracks MEOSAR satellites for access to more accurate positioning, navigation, and timing data. This dual technology also enables customers to avoid an expensive upgrade when LEOSAR is phased out.
The Taiwan contract also includes MCCNet, which provides a Cospas-Sarsat commissionable LEO/GEO/MEO Mission Control Center. For this project, TSi will supply hardware, software, installation, systems integration, testing, commissioning, training, and program management services. TSi has been leading the development of global search and rescue programs for nearly 30 years, reaching a major milestone with the world’s first operational Medium-altitude Earth Orbit Search and Rescue (MEOSAR) system in 2011, and remaining the number one market leader in successfully installing and launching all global MEOSAR systems ever since. To date, 75 percent of the Earth’s surface is monitored by TSi’s MEOSAR systems.
About TSi: Founded in 1975, TSi is an advanced technology company and the global leader in SAR satellite ground stations and software services for integrated emergency response center systems. US NOAA and NASA, AMSA (Australia), MNZ (New Zealand), UK Coast Guard, CAAS (Singapore), DGAC (Chile) and other international government agencies are among the world-class customers that trust TSi to support and facilitate their SAR operations and save lives.