--The Los Angeles Police Department Integrates Spacenet’s Emergency Communications Service And Satellite Equipment Into Its Mobile Command Vehicle--
McLean, VA – December 6, 2010 — Spacenet Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT) and a leading provider of broadband network solutions, announced today that its Emergency Communications Services (ECS) and associated high performance equipment are being used to support the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). The satellite service is based on Spacenet’s Connexstar series and high performance equipment, which is integrated with a transportable fly-away antenna system.
Spacenet’s services will be used to help the LAPD manage emergency situations across the city. ECS is provided on a usage based model, allowing customers to pay a low monthly standby fee and then only pay for the service when they actually need it during emergency situations. It provides dedicated bandwidth and service level agreements to ensure a high-quality and reliable solution. Key to this innovative on-demand and always available service is the ability to support Land Mobile Radio and voice and fax lines connected to the PSTN.
“The LAPD’s focus is to enhance public safety and safeguard the lives of the people we serve,” said LAPD Sgt. James MacDonald. “Spacenet’s full time and part time satellite services that support broadband data, voice and LMR for Radio over IP, in addition to its 24 X 7 customer service, gives us an advantage by providing a reliable communications network for emergency situations. It is accessible where and when we need it most so that we can focus on our mission of protecting the city.”
“Our emergency communications service was designed to help the LAPD and other similar agencies meet their public safety initiatives by providing a flexible, reliable and transportable solution for emergency communications,” said Spacenet President & COO Glenn Katz. “By integrating with broadband data, voice and LMR, our satellite technology provides a comprehensive solution to enable access to communications in any emergency situation. We look forward to supporting the communications needs of the LAPD and to working with other agencies that have similar mission-critical requirements.”
Founded in 1981, Spacenet Inc designs, develops, and manages wireline and wireless broadband network solutions for U.S.-based business, industrial and government customers. Spacenet has a longstanding tradition of industry leadership and innovation, and today has more than 100,000 operational network endpoints for customers including many Fortune 500 companies and major government agencies. Spacenet offers a complete product and services portfolio for applications ranging from primary communications for corporate applications and secure data transfer, to hot stand-by solutions for continuity of operations and network backup, or field deployable solutions for disaster recovery and emergency management. Spacenet is based in McLean, Va., and operates its own end-to-end services infrastructure including network management, field services and teleport facilities in McLean, Atlanta, and Chicago. Spacenet is a wholly owned subsidiary of Gilat Satellite Networks (News - Alert) Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT). Visit Spacenet at http://www.spacenet.com/