-Spacenet’s Connexstar S2 Service And Satellite Equipment Help Maintain Critical Communications And Provide Network Backup For The Port Of Long Beach-
McLean, VA – February 14, 2011 — 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 high-performance satellite communications services and equipment are being used by the Port of Long Beach to support business continuity and disaster recovery. The Port of Long Beach is the second-busiest seaport in the United States and moves everything from clothing and consumer electronics to petroleum and automobiles. The Port is using both fixed and transportable satellite systems including Spacenet’s Connexstar S2 satellite services based on the SkyEdge II VSAT platform and a transportable fly-away antenna.
“We are very pleased to be selected by one of America’s premier seaports and trade centers. With over $100 billion of trade value a year, the Port of Long Beach can’t risk any network downtime,” said Spacenet Vice President Mike Mazza. “Our fixed and transportable satellite communications network will provide the Port of Long Beach with an easy to deploy, flexible and reliable solution that supports their critical applications despite unforeseen events. This is a great application of our service.”
Spacenet’s satellite services are being used to support network backup for the Port’s existing data network in order to maintain communications in the case of an outage. The advanced SkyEdge II VSAT platform supports a broad range of service options and offers faster speeds than previous generations. It is optimized for IP applications, VoIP networks and two way video and provides higher availability. The transportable fly-away antenna integrated with Spacenet’s Connexstar S2 satellite service enables rapid deployment to ensure critical communications during emergency situations for the Port of Long Beach.
Founded in 1981, Spacenet Inc designs, develops, and manages wireline and wireless broadband network solutions for US based business, industrial and government customers. Spacenet has a longstanding tradition of industry leadership and innovation, and today has more than 130,000 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 Integrated Government Solutions, a division of Spacenet Inc., develops networks and communications solutions for agencies such as the Department of Defense, Homeland Security, the Intelligence community and other government agencies requiring highly secure, flexible solutions. Spacenet is based in McLean, Virginia, and operates its own end-to-end services infrastructure including network management, field services and teleport facilities in McLean, VA; Atlanta, Georgia; and Chicago, Illinois. Spacenet is a wholly owned subsidiary of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT). Visit Spacenet at http://www.spacenet.com/