Leading satellite communications company Orion Satellite Systems is bringing the latest in communications technology and innovation to Perth at a special open day on Tuesday 6 December. In addition, Orion managing director Chris Ockwell and senior executives from global satellite leader Thaicom and its Australian subsidiary IPSTAR will give their views on the future of satellite communication and what it means for Western Australia at a question and answer session for media and industry.
In thirteen years Orion Satellite Systems has grown from a small supplier of satellite communication services to one of only two satellite service providers in Australia offering end-to-end ownership – from modem to dish to satellite.
The company was acquired by global satellite leader Thaicom through its wholly owned Australian subsidiary IPSTAR in 2014.
Thaicom currently has five satellites, the most recent launched in May via SpaceX. It is currently developing its next satellite, which will expand its options for broadband and mobile across the Asia Pacific.
The inaugural Orion Innovation Open Day will showcase its range of innovative solutions for industries including:
- Maritime and transport
- Communication and information technologies
- Agriculture and agri-tech
- Medicine and telehealth
Mr Ockwell said that Orion was benefiting from the global partnership with a client book that included remote mine camps, small communities, local agencies, pastoral stations and regional event organisers.
Orion is an approved National Broadband Network (NBN) Retail Service Provider (RSP).
Tues 6 December 2016
Matilda Bay Function Centre, Crawley WA
Open day: 3pm – 8pm
Food service: 5pm
Question and answer session with Orion and Thaicom: 5.15pm