Roaming Oceanic Satellite Server (ROSS)

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Roaming Oceanic Satellite Server (ROSS)

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  • Robust platform
  • World vector shoreline database
  • Interfaces with antenna control unit
  • Event log
  • Tracking log

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The Roaming Oceanic Satellite Server (ROSS) is an integrated location server that works in conjunction with our Vipersat Management System (VMS) to facilitate on-the-move satellite communications for oceanic vessels. ROSS enables remote modems to interface with stabilized, auto-tracking antennae, maintaining connectivity as vessels move through footprints of different satellites. Vessel position data, satellite signal and management status are constantly monitored to determine when satellite handoff is necessary. ROSS stores the operational and configuration information on-board remote terminals, including satellite footprint maps, shoreline contour vector maps, exclusion areas, link budget information, multiple modem configurations and other administrative information. ROSS is implemented in the remote terminals in a fully distributed architecture, eliminating a potential single point of failure in the mobility system.

The ideal complement to our Vipersat Management System and bandwidth-efficient modems, the Roaming Oceanic Satellite Server is suited for use on cargo ships, workboats, freight liners, tankers, cruise ships and military vessels.


  • Robust platform
  • World vector shoreline database
  • Interfaces with antenna control unit
  • Event log
  • Tracking log

Server Components
CPU Intel Celeron, 2.6 GHz, 1 x 100mm blower fan
Operating System Linux
RAM 512 MB
Flash Drive 1 GB Disk-On-Module (DOM)
Front Panel
Buttons Power On/Off button
System Reset button
LEDs Power LED
Hard drive activity LED
2 x network activity LEDs
system overheat LED
Power Supply
AC Voltage 100 – 240V, 60 – 50Hz, 5Amp
LCD front panel display Status, control, and configuration
Rear Panel Ports
2 x Network Interface Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T, NIC 1, left port only used
1 x RS-232 Fix console, user interface
2 x USB Re-Imaging or Upgrades
Operating Environment
Operating Temperature 32° to 104°F, (0 to 40°C)
Non-Operating Temperature -40° to 158°F, (-40 to +70°C)
Operating Humidity Range 8 to 90% non-condensing
Footprint 1U rack mount
(height x width x depth)
1.7” x 16.8” x 14”
(43 x 427 x 356 mm)
Gross Weight 14 lbs (6.4 kg)

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