Lepton Global Supports MRIGlobal in Combating Ebola
June 22, 2015
Lepton provides MRIGlobal with VSAT terminals and satellite service to support diagnostic laboratories in West Africa
Vienna, VA, June 22, 2015 – Lepton Global Solutions, a leading provider of customized, cost-effective, end-to-end satellite communications solutions, today announced that they are currently supporting MRiGlobal’s commitment to protecting and saving lives in West African nations facing the threat of Ebola. Since November of 2014, Lepton has provided flexible, reliable, and secure reach-back communications capability to MRiGlobal field teams deploying mobile PCR laboratories for testing and evaluation services.
During last year’s Ebola outbreak, MRiGlobal deployed two mobile diagnostic labs to Sierra Leone and Guinea. These customized laboratories provided accelerated diagnosis of more than 1,100 samples in an area with otherwise weak telecommunication infrastructure. This feature received a deserving acknowledgment from The Wall Street Journal.
MRiGlobal’s teams are currently operating diagnostic laboratories in West African nations, working to identify positive samples of Ebola in support of the National Health System. Lepton’s VSAT solution includes a turnkey, deployable antenna system that can be carried onboard a commercial aircraft, or checked in a ruggedized hard case, along with service on Lepton’s satellite network. Lepton provides 24/7 technical support for the MRiGlobal ground teams from their Network Operations Center in Vienna, VA.
MRiGlobal, an independent research and development organization, delivers solutions in global health, national security and defense, and energy and the environment. The organization performs scientific research, advanced engineering, and program integration and management for clients in industry, government, and academia. Established in 1944 as Midwest Research Institute, MRiGlobal is based in Kansas City, Mo., and operates in nine states and Washington, DC.
MRiGlobal is one of two partners in the Alliance for Sustainable Energy LLC, which manages and operates the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colo., for the U.S. Department of Energy.
For more information, visit www.mriglobal.org.
About Lepton Global Solutions
Lepton Global Solutions specializes in the engineering and delivery of customized, yet cost-effective turnkey satellite communications solutions to commercial and government customers. Lepton’s end-to-end solutions, which go beyond managed satellite services to include VSAT equipment installation, 24×7 technical support, and customized back-end IT infrastructure, are tailored to meet the customer’s specific needs.
Lepton’s customer-focused strategy is based on achieving a communications whole greater than the sum of its parts. Our solution delivery process removes the burden of dealing with multiple vendors, allowing customers to focus instead on their applications and missions. Lepton leverages its strong relationships with various network partners to provide a robust global satellite network, quality VSAT equipment, and a world-class customer experience.
Lepton is headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Vienna, Virginia.