Hughes Learning Management Portal Goes Mobile with Apple iPhone Application

Jan 11, 2010, 08:00 ET from Hughes Network Systems, LLC

GERMANTOWN, Md., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, today announced the development of a key Apple iPhone® application for its award-winning Hughes Learning Management Portal service.

The Hughes Learning Management Portal provides organizations with a turnkey Learning Management System (LMS) that is a private-branded, secure site for organizing, managing, and distributing training and presentation content. The LMS allows organizations to easily and cost effectively track progress, administer assessment exams, and produce custom reports.

The new mobile capability of the Hughes Learning Management Portal extends the reach of LMS users by enabling direct access from any iPhone or iPod Touch® device. It provides a rich media experience for the user and supports Microsoft® Office and PDF documents, iPhone-ready H.264 video, and images including JPG, PNG, and GIF. Assessment exams can be taken right from the iPhone or iPod Touch, and all progress reporting is stored within the LMS portal.

"By adding the power of mobility to the Hughes Learning Management Portal, customers now will have access to distance learning and presentation content anytime and anywhere on their iPhones," said Mike Tippets, Hughes Solutions Group. "This application is a key next step in the evolution of our solutions that enhance learning systems and communications capabilities for our customers."

About Hughes Network Systems

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is the global leader in providing broadband satellite networks and services for large enterprises, governments, small businesses, and consumers. HughesNet® encompasses all broadband solutions and managed services from Hughes, bridging the best of satellite and terrestrial technologies. Its broadband satellite products are based on global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU standards organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A and GMR-1. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 2.1 million systems to customers in over 100 countries.

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes maintains sales and support offices worldwide. Hughes is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hughes Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: HUGH). For additional information, please visit www.hughes.com.

Hughes and HughesNet are registered trademarks of Hughes Network Systems, LLC. Apple, iPhone and iPod Touch are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. Other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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