April 17, 2017 – According to satcom test tool company, GateHouse Telecom, Inmarsat has has tested its new Global Xpress Link Emulator (GLE) and found it suitable to recommend to its partners as a means of testing Global Xpress (GX) applications and solutions off-air, without a terminal.
The GLE simulates a real satellite connection and terminal and can be used in a lab for GX application development and test. The GLE can also be used by partners to demonstrate their GX solutions at trade shows. It helps Inmarsat partners to introduce a more effective test process in GX solution development and to troubleshoot without the support of Inmarsat.
“We recommend that new GX applications and solutions are thoroughly tested in any number of network scenarios and in different bandwidth conditions before being introduced to the market,” stated Olaf Rostbakken, director of GX simulation and modeling at GateHouse Telecom. “GateHouse’s GLE tool allows application developers and value-added manufacturers to do part of this in a controlled environment and can reduce the cost of testing in the process.”