VSD, LLC and AMERICOM Government Services, Inc. (AGS) have completed negotiations effecting transition of programmatic responsibilities for the Television Direct to Sailors (TV-DTS) Terminal Program from AGS to VSD. For the past 12 years, the TV-DTS program has provided for the welfare and morale of USN, USCG, and merchant marine personnel at sea through access to Armed Forces Radio and Television (AFRTS) broadcast service on the world’s oceans. VSD personnel have supported TV-DTS since its inception in 1997. The inclusion of TV-DTS programmatic support to US Government clientele significantly enhances VSD’s valued SATCOM and telecommunications offerings for antenna systems sales, parts support, and technical engineering services. Additionally, this formal transition notably expands and strengthens VSD’s relationship regarding our strategic alliance with Orbit Communication Systems, Inc. (Orbit-CS) with regard to their maritime communications equipment offerings.
AGS is a wholly-owned, government facing subsidiary of SES AMERICOM, Inc. While AGS will no longer sell TV-DTS antenna systems, they will continue to leverage SES’s fleet of 40 satellites to provide space and shore segment end-to-end solutions for TV-DTS, including the satellite communications solutions for the Armed Forces Radio and Television Service (AFRTS) program.
VSD, LLC is a privately held company. VSD, LLC is a provider of SATCOM – telecommunications engineering, logistics, and technical services; performance improvement, e-Learning consulting and analysis; media services; and software engineering.
AMERICOM Government Services, Inc. (AGS), an independent corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of SES AMERICOM, Inc., is exclusively focused on meeting the satellite communication needs of the U.S. Government. AGS provides secure broadband communications in support of mission-critical needs as well as day-to-day operations.
Orbit-CS, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Orbit Technology Group a publicly traded company on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange since 1991. Orbit-CS offers a wide variety of communications technologies and off-the-shelf products, as well as customized solutions especially designed to meet demanding telecommunication requirements.
This press release also appeared on the VEDP website and in the Beyond Virginia newsletter.
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