Hughes 9502 BGAN M2M 'Integrated Antenna' Terminal Receives Inmarsat Type Approval New ruggedized terminal designed with compact integrated antenna, ideal for extreme weather conditions

GERMANTOWN, Md., April 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, and the only approved North American manufacturer of Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) terminals, today announced that its new Hughes 9502 BGAN M2M (machine-to-machine) terminal with integrated antenna has been fully 'Type Approved' by Inmarsat, and commercial shipments have begun.

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Hughes is a major provider of M2M satellite solutions, and was originally selected by Inmarsat to develop the 9502 BGAN M2M terminal for its global BGAN service. The new all-in-one 9502 terminal with integrated antenna further simplifies site installation and support, and has industry- best "always on" low power consumption and IP-66 weather protection rating, ideal for extreme weather conditions.

"Inmarsat's M2M services enable a wide range of applications across markets ranging from energy and environmental monitoring to banking and utilities," said Ronald Spithout, president, Enterprise at Inmarsat. "The launch of an integrated antenna variant of the Hughes 9502 BGAN M2M terminal expands Inmarsat's M2M product portfolio to offer customers the best-fit solution to meet their specific requirements."

"Hughes continues to demonstrate our dedication to the M2M market by expanding its BGAN M2M terminal portfolio with a fully integrated terminal, achieving the same remarkable low power consumption our 9502 customers enjoy today," said Graham Avis, vice president and general manager of Hughes San Diego. "This new integrated antenna version of our highly successful 9502 is suitable for long-term, IP-66 rated pole mounting in extreme conditions and harsh environments, offering customers greater flexibility and choices."

The Hughes 9502 BGAN M2M IP satellite terminal delivers affordable, end-to-end data connectivity reliably over Inmarsat's global BGAN service for IP SCADA and M2M applications in industry sectors such as environmental monitoring, SmartGrid, pipeline monitoring, well site automation and surveillance, as well as for out-of-band management and back-up to primary site communications. 

To learn more about the Hughes 9502 M2M terminal with integrated antenna, please contact BGANsales@hughes.com or contact your local BGAN sales representative for details.

About Inmarsat
Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,600 staff in more than 60 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: ISAT.L). For more information, please visit www.inmarsat.com

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About Hughes Network Systems
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the world's leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 3.3 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing over 50 percent market share. Its products employ global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A and GMR-1.

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions. For additional information about Hughes, please visit www.hughes.com.

©2013 Hughes Network Systems, LLC. Hughes and HughesNet are registered trademarks of Hughes Network Systems, LLC. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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