Summit Secure At Forefront Of Portable Interoperable Communications With VisionComms Partnership

Summit Secure augments its line of resilient interoperable communications solutions with new solutions from VisionComms, a unit of VT Hackney, which provide easy to use, affordable, and anywhere, anytime Internet and VOIP telephone service.
May 15, 2011 - PRLog -- (Dallas, Texas) Summit Secure, based in Dallas, Texas, a leader in offering portable, easy to use and affordable, satellite-based wireless communication solutions, announced today the formation of a new business partnership with Washington, North Carolina-based VisionComms, a subsidiary of VT Hackney, Inc., a recognized and established leader in the rescue, special ops and incident command vehicle and trailer market. VT Hackney is a part of VT Systems, (VTS), an integrated engineering group providing world-class solutions and services in aerospace, electronics, land systems, and marine sectors to customers throughout the world. VT iDirect, the largest manufacturer of satellite modems in the world, is part of the VT Systems group as well.

The business partnership will include Summit Secure serving as VisionComms' manufacturer's representative in the states of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Louisiana, and Mississippi, as a distributor of the VisionComms interoperable communications solutions, and as a supplier of satellite transceivers, antennas, and network services to VisionComms.

"We are very proud to be joining forces with such a quality and customer-centric driven organization which is well diversified, has a long history of providing state of the art technology and products to its customers worldwide and is staffed with a creative team who are committed to providing the best in communications and other solutions to emergency responders, government and companies in the private sector. The VisionComms technology is a perfect complement to our existing BGAN and VSAT satellite solutions and network services. We look forward to many years of a very successful partnership," said Karl E. Faulhaber, President and CEO of Summit Secure.

"VT Hackney is pleased to be partnered with Karl Faulhaber and Summit Secure with their vast expertise in BGAN and VSAT communications solutions," said Ed Smith, Director of Sales and Marketing for VT Hackney. "As a group that prides itself in conducting business with utmost integrity and providing our customers with consultation and subsequent design of solutions tailored to their specific needs, we are excited about how Summit Secure will represent that business model moving forward."

VisionComms current solution offerings include the MCS100 Man-Portable Comms Network System, and the MCC400 Mobile Command and Communications Network System.

The MCS100, available in either a ruggedized case or small form-factor rack mounted unit, enables emergency responders, business continuity professionals and corporate staff working in remote areas without infrastructure to establish telephone, data, and video connectivity anywhere in the world in under 5 minutes, regardless of their technical expertise. It features VoIP telephony, a secure wireless hotspot and the ability to network between users. It supports connection to MESH networks and is compatible with any outside communication system including wireless Internet-enabled Smart phones. It is affordable and can be easily stowed in the overhead compartment of a commercial aircraft.

The MCC400, available in a vehicle or rack mountable version as well as portable (fly away), provides resilient and secure unified telephone and two-way radio interoperable communications capabilities in remote areas or when conventional communications infrastructure has failed or collapsed. It's completely compatible with any existing federal, state or regional communication system and supports all conventional logistical and GPS tracking software. It's utlized for incident command, networking a large number of users or teams together and providing anytime, anywhere Internet and telephone connectivity.

Both the MCS100 and MCC400 are highly scalable and are modular to allow for maximum customer flexibility.

VisionComms, along with its parent company, VT Hackney, also provides retrofitting of existing emergency vehicles and incident command trucks and trailers with their state-of-the-art interoperable communications solutions, cabinetry, and storage solutions. Summit Secure will be a referral partner for these services as well.

Summit Secure, based in Dallas, Texas, provides interoperable, satellite-based resilient communications solutions and network services to businesses, government, and individuals, operating on land, in the air, and at sea. Featuring products from VisionComms, Hughes Network Services, Inmarsat, AvL, Winegard, Thrane and Thrane, JRC, and others, Summit Secure enables secure, resilient broadband Internet and telephone connectivity anywhere in the world, regardless of infrastructure, easily, affordably, and with world-class reliability. This technology is utilized for emergency response, business continuity, SCADA, SmartMeter/SmartGrid backhaul and by energy, utility, broadcast media, and other companies working in remote areas without traditional communications infrastructure or if conventional infrastructure isn't available in the event of a disaster. Along with their business partners, they provide the highest level of "always available" support to their clients, who rely on them to conduct their daily business and preserve lives and assets, Worldwide.

VT Hackney specializes in providing communications systems for the disaster or search and rescue first responder teams that are simple to operate (requiring no technical or IT expertise), fast to activate, and easy to transport. Their System of Systems (SoS) approach permits first responders to communicate in a myriad of methods: two-way radio voice; telephony voice; cellular voice; email and text messaging; and transfer or download of data files. Voice traffic can be patched from any dissimilar frequency, including telephony, to any other frequency using drag and drop simplicity. The modular design allows the SoS to be mounted in a rugged, transportable case or permanently rack mounted into any type of command vehicle. Low power consumption permits operation from any available power source, such as generator or inverter, or from optional portable battery power supplies.

VT Hackney has been the engineering leader for over 60 years in designing and building custom truck bodies, refrigerated truck bodies and trailers that service multi-stop beverage, food service distributors, vending, utility, construction trade, and emergency/rescue markets throughout the world.

VT Systems (VTS) is an integrated engineering group providing world-class solutions and services in the aerospace, electronics, land systems, and marine sectors. VTS has over 5,100 professional and technical employees providing a wide array of high-value products to blue-chip customers in the United States and overseas.

For more information:
Summit Secure, Karl E. Faulhaber, President and CEO, 469) 759-0787

VT Hackney, Inc., Eddie L (Ed) Smith, Director of Sales and Marketing, Emergency Vehicles & VisionComms Group (252) 946.6521 - Ext. 2275,

Contact Information:
Summit Secure
Karl E. Faulhaber

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Summit Secure provides BGAN and VSAT satellite-based resilient communications solutions and network services to corporate and government clients who operate remotely or need to communicate in the event of a disaster. Solutions are easy to use and affordable.
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