Spacenet Spotlights Integrated Communications for Public Utilities During DistribuTECH 2013 [Professional Services Close - Up]
(Professional Services Close - Up Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Spacenet Inc., a subsidiary of Gilat Satellite Networks and a provider of managed network services, is showcasing its full suite of communication network solutions for public utilities and energy companies at the annual DistribuTECH conference held at the San Diego Convention Center through January 31, 2013.
According to the company, Spacenet provides Wide Area Network (WAN) solutions for utilities and energy companies, supporting crucial communications-reliant applications including:
- SCADA applications;
- Smart grid applications;
- Substation automation/distribution automation;
- Advanced metering infrastructure;
- Video surveillance; and
- Voice over IP (VoIP)
At the company's booth, Spacenet's executives will discuss the need of public utilities and energy companies with disparate locations for secure connectivity, with a lower total cost of network ownership. Spacenet will feature its Armadillo line of ruggedized, all-weather VSAT platforms, including the new Armadillo Advantage VSAT Hybrid.
Spacenet's Armadillo Advantage is a hybrid VSAT that integrates a primary Ku-band VSAT and a back-up Inmarsat BGAN terminal housed securely within rugged all-weather housing. It includes three main state-of-the art components: a Gilat SkyEdge II VSAT, an Inmarsat BGAN terminal, and a remotely managed Router. The Armadillo Advantage VSAT terminal is designed for primary use with Spacenet's advanced custom network and standard Connexstar offerings and also supports other WAN technologies such as 3G/4G, T1, Cable and DSL.
"Whether it's gas, electric or water, today's public utilities are working diligently to deliver these vital services in the safest, most efficient manner possible," said Glenn Katz, Spacenet's CEO. "As one of the nation's leading providers of managed network services to utilities, our job is to ensure that our customers can communicate, no matter where, no matter when, and no matter what. Products like our new Armadillo Advantage do precisely that. This unique technology provides a seamless primary VSAT connection with an alternate satellite (Inmarsat BGANTM) Remote Access path to ensure fast, secure and highly reliable SCADA, data, voice and video networking for customers in any location and any environment."
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