Spectra Group (UK)

Spectra Group (UK) is a leading international solutions provider of secure voice, data and satellite communications and cyber security solutions in locations with limited or compromised infrastructure.

Working within defence & security, aid & emergency and commercial organisations, Spectra is specialist in delivering comprehensive, robust, and reliable solutions. Spectra Group has first-hand experience in creating secure communication networks in the most austere environments, combined with a knowledge of satellite service provision that is second-to-none, allowing Spectra to deliver outstanding service levels.

Platinum and Gold-level partnerships with the worlds major networking and satellite suppliers gives Spectra the ability to put together the best possible airtime packages and, in addition, Spectra has also developed its own systems such as SHADE™ and SlingShot®, to provide unique solutions to critical requirements.

Satellite Services

Spectra Group can deliver a variety of satellite services, depending on your requirement. We are a world leader in providing global, added value, satellite communication services.

There are a plethora of satellite options and bearers to choose from. The wide combination of voice, data and bandwidth availability, coupled with a multitude of satellite airtime pricing packages, can make getting the right solution seem like a minefield. Spectra Group removes the guess work by putting our expertise to work, in understanding your requirements, and putting together the right package to meet them.

SHADE™

SHADE (Spectra Hostile Area Deployable Environment) is a rapidly deployable communications hub, delivering secure voice and data services across any available bearer.

SHADE is perfect for small and medium-sized teams requiring 24/7 availability, plug and play set-up and remote management.

A great solution for organisations needing cost-effective communications on the move (COTM), connectivity to the World Wide Web, ISDN, PSTN, or dedicated private networks, a choice of SHADE nodes gives the system flexibility and scalability, The perfect hostile environment telecommunications platform for small, medium and large teams.

SlingShot®

SlingShot is a unique system that converts UHF and VHF radio to satellite frequencies, enabling users to maintain real-time, tactical, Beyond Line of Sight (BLOS), communications in all situations and locations.

Whether Defence and Security, Border Security, Aid and Emergency, or Commercial Utility, if you work in demanding, remote and hostile environments and need effective, secure, and cost-effective, BLOS voice and data comms, we are confident that SlingShot is likely to be the right solution for you.

VSAT, FleetBroadBand and SWIFTBroadBand

Wherever in the world you may need to communicate, be it on land, sea or air, we can put together a package for you.

From small dish VSAT to Mobile Satellite Services, there are options to fit bandwidth requirements, mobility, and price.

VSAT, and Inmarsat’s FleetBroadBand and SWIFTBroadBand, are all supplied, serviced, and backed-up by Spectra’s highly experienced communications engineers, in our 24/7 NOC, providing monitoring, helpdesk support, and fault resolution, to all deployed satellite assets.

SHADE and SlingShot are Spectra products that have been designed for specific requirements to even further our portfolio of services.

Leased Line, ADSL, 3G, 4G, VSAT or BGAN

No matter how hostile the environment, if you have access to a leased line, ADSL, 3G or 4G, you can plug SHADE into any of them and create a secure global network of voice and data services within minutes. If there is no available terrestrial bearer, then VSAT or BGAN can be utilised, depending on your bandwidth requirements and how fast and how often you need to move.

SHADE is provided as a fully managed service (including air-time, manpower, equipment and support) and is completely scalable and flexible to meet your specific requirements. All equipment is packaged in ruggedised, portable and air-checkable containers. Spectra’s NOC runs 24/7, providing support for SHADE and ensuring the network’s integrity.

Beyond Line of Sight, Command & Control, Comms on the Move

With omni-directional antenna and multi-platform capability (Manpack, Vehicle, Maritime, Aviation and Ops Room), SlingShot means always being in contact.

As a tactical command and control BLOS COTM system to complement UHF TacSat for the military, or for First Responders or other Government Agencies with the need to keep personnel in touch, intact, and in the right place, SlingShot is a versatile, robust and reliable option that is already the system of choice for NATO SOF.

Because SlingShot can unify radios of different native radio frequencies across a single L-Band COMSATCOM net, it is also one of the most efficient and effective systems to deliver radio interoperability. Vital for working within coalitions and multi-agency operations.