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The Future of Telehealth and Satellite Communications

Updated: Oct 2, 2022

Metamaterials, Physics, Electromagnetic Frequencies, and Satellites; The future is here!

A Technology Renaissance

The advance of technology is based on making it fit in so that you don't really even notice it, so it's part of everyday life.” -- Bill Gates

This statement by Bill Gates has never been more apropos than when applied to satellite communications. Both advances in LTE and satellite communications dovetail into our everyday lives without so much as a raised eyebrow. But there is something special happening with satellite communications, and soon everyone will know it. In a word, it’s metamaterials, and it will be the bridge that connects all communications systems to each other.

Metamaterials and Electromagnetic Energy

Well, I hope you paid attention in physics class because the future of satellite communication and global wi-fi connectivity rely on it. If you didn't you will have to settle on my interpretation, but before my feeble attempt to explain it, let me adapt a quote from the great Star Trek Medical Officer Leonard McCoy and say, "I am a medical doctor Jim, not a physicist!" Traditional satellite dishes mounted to a fixed site don’t need to be repositioned once locked onto a satellite signal transmitted while it is in orbit. That’s because in the geostationary orbit, GEO Satellites speeds are approximately 3 kilometers/second. Most telecommunications satellites are in this orbit traveling at the same speed as the earth. This means they stay in the same spot in our sky, so to speak, allowing us to lock onto their signal. But what if you are traveling in a car, ship or plane? For those application, you need to reposition the dish every time you wish to capture the signal. So, what does this have to do with physics and metamaterials? The electromagnetic spectrum contains many wavelengths but specifically radio waves are used for satellite communications. This is also the basis for using metamaterials and their application in Electronically Steered Antennas (ESA) to communicate with all satellites in orbit. The beauty of using metamaterials in combination with the electromagnetic spectrum is that the satellite wavelength or beam can be manipulated, steered, and connected without any moving parts in the ESA. This is revolutionary and has created a renaissance in satellite communications with the advent of 24/7 connectivity with low latency, little to no packet loss, and can utilize variable bandwidths that can be predetermined or automatically change based on latency detection with variability in the electromagnetic spectrum and holographically generated beam.

The OPTAC-X Advantage

“The only way to predict the future is to create it." Abraham Lincoln

OPTAC-X partnered with Kymeta -- the world's leading satellite terminal company and developer of this groundbreaking technology -- so that healthcare providers and industry experts can communicate anywhere in the world using both LTE and satellite communications. Keeping teams connected via telecommunications is lifesaving in medicine and cost-saving in critical industries. If this weren’t enough, the technology allows communication on the move (COTM) and communication on the pause (COTP). The future of both LTE and satellite audio/visual communications is here and OPTAC-X is the team to execute its deployment globally.

Get Started

Let OPTAC-X take your team and ecosystem to the next level of telehealth and remote expert communication. Reach out to us on our contact page or directly to Dr. Fullerton at We are looking forward to connecting your team with ours.

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