GERMANTOWN, Md., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the world's leading provider of broadband satellite solutions and services, announced today that the Hughes 9202 BGAN Land Portable satellite terminal has received a 2011 Product of the Year Award from Satellite Spotlight, a leading website delivering satellite technology news, operated by TMC, a global integrated media company.
"Satellite Spotlight is pleased to grant a 2011 Product of the Year Award to Hughesfor its 9202 BGAN Land Portable satellite terminal. Hughes has proven their commitment to quality and excellence while addressing real needs in the marketplace," said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. "We're proud to honor their accomplishments in the advancement of the satellite technology industry."
The Hughes 9202 is the world's smallest class 2 BGAN (Broadband Global Area Network) terminal, boasting IP connection speeds up to 464 kbps and packed with features such as built-in, multi-user Wi-Fi access and automatic context activation (ACA), including the ability to transmit SMS messages via the integrated user interface without requiring a connected laptop or PDA. Budget-friendly, the Hughes 9202 is ideal for governments/NGOs, public safety and mobile health care workers, in addition to remote personnel in utility, oil/gas, forestry, and telecom industries. Users can send and receive IP traffic via Ethernet and Wi-Fi connections, as well as make full ISDN and circuit-switched voice/fax calls via a two-line RJ11 plug.
"The Hughes 9202 BGAN land portable satellite terminal continues a strong Hughes tradition of innovation ahead of the competition, and is proving its value in the field every day," said Graham Avis, vice president of Hughes San Diego. "We're proud to be recognized by TMC for this important addition to our growing family of terminals that operate over the Inmarsat BGAN system."
About Satellite Spotlight Launched in July 2008, Satellite Spotlight is a leading website delivering satellite technology news. The site offers the most daily content on satellite technology with an audience of more than 40,000 each month. Visitors will find free resources including industry news, communities, blogs, feature articles and more. The site keeps readers informed on satellite technology developments across telecommunications, broadband, satellite, broadcast, government/military sectors. Satellite Spotlight is powered by TMCnet, the leading communications and technology site in the World boasting 1.5 million unique visitors monthly according to Webtrends. Please visit www.satellitespotlight.com for more information.
About TMC TMC, celebrating their 40th Anniversary in 2012, is a global, integrated media company that helps clients build communities in print, in person, and online. TMC publishes the Customer Interaction Solutions, INTERNET TELEPHONY, Next Gen Mobility and Cloud Computing (formerly InfoTECH Spotlight) magazines. TMCnet.com, which is read by two million unique visitors each month, is the leading source of news and articles for the communications and technology industries. TMC is the producer of ITEXPO, the world's leading B2B communications event. In addition, TMC runs multiple industry events: 4G Wireless Evolution; M2M Evolution; Cloud Communications Expo; SIP Tutorial 2.0:Bringing SIP to the Web; Business Video Expo; Regulatory 2.0 Workshop; DevCon5; HTML5 Summit; CVx; AstriCon; StartupCamp; MSPAlliance MSPWorld and more. Visit TMC Events for a complete listing and further information.
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 2.8 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.