Hughes Successfully Demonstrates HX ExpertNMS System at U.S. and Coalition Military R&D Trials

Network Management System's Intuitive and Interactive Interface Facilitates Rapid Mission Operations

Oct 28, 2010, 08:00 ET from Hughes Network Systems, LLC

GERMANTOWN, Md., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, announced today it has received positive results from trials of its HX ExpertNMS™ network management system for a unit of the U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command (RDECOM), and a Coalition country military unit. HX ExpertNMS is a full-featured capability of the commercially successful Hughes HX System, enabling efficient management and optimization of network performance through an intuitive, graphical interface to an advanced set of monitoring and diagnostic tools. The HX System supports any mix of fixed, at-the-halt, or on-the-move satellite communications in star or mesh network configurations.

"We are extremely pleased with the results of our trials with U.S. and Coalition military forces," said Rick Lober, vice president and general manager of Hughes Defense and Intelligence Systems Division. "Our HX ExpertNMS sets a new standard in network management and usability, with rapid setup and advanced diagnostic tools that promptly identify any disruptions that may occur. In addition, HX ExpertNMS leverages Hughes' vast R&D and operational experience in optimizing broadband satellite networks, providing an expert engineer for 24/7 support via our NetGuardian capability."

ExpertNMS sets up rapidly through its step-by-step installation wizard, allowing military users to quickly complete assignments and move from one location to the next. A quick-view dashboard diagnostics tool immediately identifies any problems or bandwidth issues that may arise.

For more information on the HX System and HX ExpertNMS, visit http://defense.hughes.com/platforms-and-technologies/hx-system.

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 2.2 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.

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