To celebrate its thirteenth year in business, New Era Systems is drawing attention to the little-known marketplace for used ground station equipment where serviceable but underused/unused satellite communications systems can be sold, purchased, and put to profitable use.
The company reported that satellite Earth stations are not using hundreds of millions of dollars worth of satellite antenna and RF equipment assets to their full potential, or at all. These equipment could be deployed in other locations that require them.
Phil Thomas, President of New Era Systems, pointed out the industry does not have a visible resource for the disposal of large satellite antenna systems as well as the sale and purchase of used gear. The Company seeks to help antenna buyers save money and turn surplus gear into cash by directing attention to the after-market for pre-owned equipment.
To this end, New Era Systems created a discussion centered on increasing the efficiency and transparency of the after-market. It is is urging satellite Teleports (including members of the World Teleport Association) and members of the industry to join the talks.