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In a special visit last month, Cubic’s Vocality team welcomed Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal to its Shackleford offices. As the daughter of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip, The Princess carries out a wide range of official duties and visits in the U.K. in support of regional authorities and local institutions.


The Princess Royal and guests, including a number of local dignitaries such as the High Sherriff of Surrey, Chairman of Surrey County Council, Mayor of Guildford and Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner, toured the beautiful barn offices set deep in the Surrey Hills. During the tour, the Cubic team demonstrated a range of secure communication technologies available from Cubic Mission Solutions. These included a range of the company’s unified communications products used by customers such as first responders, allied forces and critical infrastructure organizations.


The first demonstration showed live linking of devices, using standard telephones and Push-to-Talk radio devices to create a secure unified communication network over 4G LTE, fixed-line and satellite networks. A second demonstration introduced Her Royal Highness to the most portable satellite antenna in the world, Cubic’s GATR antenna system. This inflatable satellite antenna dramatically reduces size, weight and power requirements (SWaP) for satellite communications, enabling allied forces to deploy communications faster and more easily than ever before. The Cubic team completed the demonstrations with an overview of how video is distributed from various sources, including military drones, across a secure global network.


Following the demonstrations, The Princess was invited to meet with employees and invited guests at a small reception held within the Vocality offices. Her Royal Highness completed the visit by unveiling a plaque to commemorate her visit to the barns.

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