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Galaxy Broadband Communications Selects Encore Networks to Deliver Satellite Broadband VPN throughout Canada
[April 13, 2009]

Galaxy Broadband Communications Selects Encore Networks to Deliver Satellite Broadband VPN throughout Canada

CHANTILLY, Va. --(Business Wire)-- Encore Networks today announced that Galaxy Broadband Communications Inc. has selected Encore's BANDIT™ line of industrially hardened routers for their satellite networks, systems and solutions throughout Canada. This partnership allows Galaxy customers to create end-to-end VPN's across both satellite and terrestrial networks.

Galaxy Broadband Communications Inc. (GBC) specializes in providing satellite Internet Solutions for consumers, business, government and corporate enterprises. As a national distributor for HUGHES™ HUGHESNET®, GBC supports and markets its products and services in virtually every market across the country. Galaxy owns and operates the SkyDATA service using its own HughesNet Hub. With its expertise and commitment to customer service, Galaxy Broadband Communications remains a leader in the industry of satellite internet consumer and corporate communication solutions.

Since its inception, GBC has delivered thousands of IPoS (Internet Protocol over Satellite) terminals to meet the networking needs of their clients. Galaxy Broadband Group deployed its first satellite services client in 1992, and has evolved to provide state-of-the-art satellite service solutions by delivering High Speed Data Network connectivity that meets the needs of remote and underserved areas.

"With their integrated teleport, engineering development and customer support, GBC has defined and overcome the challenges of providing converged, satellite-based communications to even the most remote resources based enterprises such as utility sub-stations and oil rigs," said Matt Girard, Encore Networks Senior Director of Market Development. "The BANDIT, with its site-to-site satellite VPN capabilities, is instrumental in Galaxy's ability to deliver bundled broadband VSAT solutions in Canada." Encore's BANDIT™ family of fully featured integrated routers is complete with firewall, terminal server, serial-to-IP conversion, legacy-to-IP conversion and VPN functionalities. They are available in both commercial grade and rugged versions for use in applications with limited environmental controls. Encore's patented Selective Layer Encryption (SLE) feature, U.S. Patent #7,360,083, is an encryption technology that securely connects satellite networks with terrestrial Internet links as part of an end-to-end VPN solution. Its EVDO capabilities can be utilized in either the primary or failover network port and the seamless cellular failover feature is ideally suited for Disaster Recovery applications. Encore Networks is also a Hughes Certified Technology Partner.

"Galaxy's strategic relationship with Encore ensures quality network solutions and services for a wide variety of satellite applications," stated Andy Carnegie, Commercial Group Director of GBC. "The BANDIT is key to our mission to offer competitive pricing and optimum system performance." For information about Encore Networks and its complete line of cellular, VSAT, and terrestrial network solutions, please visit or e-mail

About Encore Networks Encore Networks is a leader in secure, IP+Legacy Virtual Private Network (VPN) routers for converged and broadband solutions. Carriers and enterprises, both large and small, rely on Encore's innovative VPN and security solutions for wireless, satellite, and terrestrial networks that support both legacy devices and Internet Protocol (IP) routing standards. Encore's industrially hardened (rugged) routers are Smart Grid enabled and designed for mission critical applications in harsh environments with wide temperature ranges found in utility substations, industrial plant floors, mobile transportation, construction sites and point-of-sale. Encore's advanced signaling and voice inter-working solutions support circuit-to-packet migration of voice services, on premises or in the central office. Encore is a member of the Virtual Private Network Consortium (VPNC), the Utilities Telecom Council (UTC), and the ZigBee Alliance.

About Galaxy Broadband Communications Galaxy Broadband Communications Inc. specializes in providing satellite Internet Solutions for consumers, business, government and enterprises throughout Canada. Galaxy supports and markets its products and services through its Galaxy Broadband Reseller Program. In addition to being a National Distributor for Hughes, Galaxy owns and operates its own HughesNet® Hub.

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