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About Optimal Satcom
Optimal Satcom is the leading provider of enterprise systems and services for the planning and management of satellite capacity, SATCOM network design and optimization.

Formed in 2002 as a spin-off from Lockheed Martin and COMSAT Corporation, Optimal Satcom continues a long tradition of excellence in research and development in satellite communications with leading products and services in its market area.

Our Products and Services
Optimal Satcom offers a comprehensive suite of products including the industry leading Enterprise Capacity Manager® (ECM™), Complan®, and COMSAT STAR® Suite.

Our commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) products and customized systems are used to manage a significant portion of the world's commercial and military satellite capacity. We also offer training and technical consulting services to assist satellite companies to efficiently manage their capacity.

Our Customers
Our customers include satellite operators, VSAT service providers, media companies, value-added satellite capacity resellers (VARs), government civilian and military programs, and non-governmental organizations.

Organizations that own, lease, or manage a significant portion of satellite capacity will benefit from the use of our products and services. Our products are also used during the analysis and design of satellite systems and netwoks.

News and Events
Complan v5.6 Released
November 6, 2012

Optimal Satcom has released COMPLAN v5.6 which added significant support for planning for wide-band transponders, especially Ka-band. Details are included in the product release notes.

Installation images for both the Enterprise and Professional Editions of Complan may be downloaded from the Customer Portal for licensed customers.

COMSAT STAR Suite v5.8.1 Released
April 5, 2012

Optimal Satcom has released COMSAT STAR Suite v5.8.1 COMSAT STAR Suite includes releases of the following products:

  • COMSAT STAR v5.8.1
  • Antenna Coverage Program (ACP) v4.9.1
  • Propagation Analysis Program (PAP), v2.2.1
  • Link Analysis Program (LINK), v3.4.1
Details of changes are included in the product release notes. The installation image for COMSAT STAR Suite (which includes all these products) may be downloaded from the Customer Portal.

Enterprise Capacity Manager (ECM) Version Updates
May 14, 2013

The Enterprise Capacity Manager (ECM) continues its fast paced development with the release of v1.6.33.

Due to its enterprise nature and phased development approach, different customers are being upgraded based on a careful evaluation by Optimal Satcom as to the suitability of the particular version for the customer's specific needs. As updates are released to each customer, their corresponding Update Servers are configured with the latest release and database upgrades coordinated.

Upcoming Tradeshows
May 16, 2013

Optimal Satcom is participating in the following conferences and tradeshows:

  • PTC 2013, January 20-23, 2013, Honolulu, HI
  • COMMUNICASIA 2013, June 18-21, 2013, Singapore
  • World Satellite Business Week, September 9-13, 2013, Paris, France
  • SATCON 2013, November 13-14, 2013, New York, NY.
  • CABSAT 2014, March 11-13, 2014, Dubai, UAE
  • SATELLITE 2014, March 11-13, 2014, Washington, DC, USA

Jobs and Campus Recruitment
May 16, 2013

Optimal Satcom has a number of immediately open permanent positions:

  • Database Developer, 3-5 Years Experience
  • Software Engineer, 3-5 Years Experience (Multiple Open Positions)
  • IT Administrator
We provide a pleasant casual work environment, excellent benefits, attractive pay, and performance-based incentives and bonuses.

We have a highly selective internship and coop program - we choose the brightest few students and offer them a very challenging and enriching experience where they work side by side with experienced developers on real products using cutting-edge software development technologies. Internships, coops and permanent positions available to Computer Science, Computer Engineering, and Electrical Engineering majors.

Look for us at the Fall CSRC Career Fair and Fall Engineering Expo at the Virginia Tech Blacksburg Campus (dates to be announced).

Optimal Satcom is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Training Courses
January 18, 2013

Optimal Satcom's highly regarded training courses are offered in the areas of satellite transmission planning, advanced link-budget analysis, and satellite-based network/VSAT network design. Our most popular courses:

  • SC-301. Introduction to Satellite Communications
  • SC-401. Introduction to SATCOM Engineering & Link Budget Analysis
  • SC-502. Satellite Transmission Planning For Capacity Users
  • SC-503. Satellite Transmission Planning For Satellite Operators
If you are a satellite operator or are in a SATCOM related industry, and want to train your employees with specific satellite systems, types of communications, and / or your company's operating procedures and business models, we will be happy to work with you to structure the course(s) to suit your requirements.

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