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Cobham delivers comms suite for Land Rover Tour of Peru

Posted 15 August 2017 · Add Comment

Cobham Satcom's sponsorship of the Land Rover Experience Tour 2017 kicked-off last month with delivery and testing of its Explorer terminals that will keep participants safe and connected during the gruelling expedition, which takes place in Peru from 14th October to 9th November this year.



Cobham Satcom is a long-time supporter of Land Rover’s semi-regular trek to some of the world’s most remote locations. This year’s tour features 16 new model Land Rover Discovery SUVs and three new model Range Rover Sports with a team of staff and experts from Land Rover Experience Germany and support from the global Experience Network. The team is accompanied by 42 international participants, all of whom won their places on the tour by entering a series of national competitions open to the public earlier this year.

Running since 2000, the Land Rover Experience Tour was established to demonstrate the extreme durability of Land Rovers in the most inhospitable environments on the planet. This year’s route through the wilderness and mountains of Peru is designed to test the cutting-edge design and engineering that makes Land Rover vehicles famous for their off-road capabilities alongside the equipment and products of like-minded sponsors.

Explorer terminals provide reliable communications for the new Land Rover Discovery from virtually anywhere on land. Cobham has provided a diverse communications suite for the tour fleet including Explorer Push-To-Talk, which uses the Inmarsat BGAN network to provide a highly reliable connection between the vehicles and to base camp for operational, safety and welfare purposes. The rugged and lightweight Explorer 5075GX VSAT terminal will also provide data connectivity using Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Ka-band satellite service. This ensures high-speed internet access for participants and the media team during the tour, wherever they are.    

“Cobham consistently provides us with the reliable voice and data link that is vital to the safety and wellbeing of the tour participants and our ability to report back on the adventure as it unfolds,” said Lutz Rathmann, CEO, Land Rover Experience Germany. “With Explorer terminals, we have complete confidence that despite the tough itinerary we have planned, we will always be able to communicate wherever we are and whatever the conditions.”

“Our terminals are designed to operate in all environments so we are always keen to show just how capable they are, especially if we can partner with other organisations committed to pushing the envelope on extreme operations,” said Henrik Nørrelykke, VP Global Sales & Marketing, Land, Cobham Satcom. “Like our sponsorship of the Volvo Ocean Race, our work with the Land Rover Experience Tour has proven to be a valuable test-bed for our products and we are looking forward to seeing our latest technologies deliver as the Tour explores Peru in October.”

 

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