Cisco has announced the success of an in-orbit test for its developing Internet Routing in Space (IRIS) technology.
This is the first-ever deployment of an Internet Protocol (IP) router aboard a commercial GEO satellite. The technology was launched via Intelsat’s IS-14 satellite on Nov. 23, 2009.
“Cisco’s IRIS technology has the potential to transform how the government uses satellite services for military and other communications, ” said Michael Florio, JCTD operational manager, Space and Defense Battle Lab. “We are pleased to be working with Cisco and its partners to test and validate this transformational technology.”