Hughes Announces SCADA IP Satellite Terminal

GERMANTOWN, MD /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, announced the availability of its 9201-M2M terminal that provides a single, universal SCADA solution operating over Inmarsat's BGAN (Broadband Global Area Network) satellite service. Rugged and easy-to-use, the Hughes 9201-M2M is fully IP-compatible and is configured for self-contained SCADA operation via a standard Ethernet interface.

Ideal for the oil, gas, and utility industries, the Hughes 9201-M2M can be readily packaged for continuous monitoring and control of remote sites, such as well automation, pipeline monitoring, utility SmartMeter backhaul, and backup to VSAT networks. Compact and versatile, the 9201-M2M is a highly secure, cost-effective, and "always-on" SCADA solution for a wide range of traffic sites handling kilobytes, megabytes or even gigabytes of data. Customers may also choose to apply the terminal's inherent two-way SMS interface for expanded remote command and control.

"As we approach 10,000 terminals in service worldwide, the Hughes 9201 BGAN terminal has proven itself to be highly robust for mission-critical interactive applications in the most demanding environments," said Graham Avis, vice president and general manager of Hughes San Diego. "Our new machine-to-machine, self-contained version of this versatile terminal builds upon its successful operation as a high-speed, fully IP-compatible BGAN terminal to address the countless unattended SCADA remote sites worldwide which need reliable, real-time monitoring and control."

Easy to install and connect, the Hughes 9201-M2M single-box solution reduces maintenance and troubleshooting costs, and is designed to withstand demanding weather conditions for extended periods of time. Fully IP compatible, it supports SMTP email, file transfer (FTP), and VPNs. To learn more about the Hughes 9201-M2M, please email Dwayne MacTavish at [email protected] or call 1-866-569-5153.

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, MD, USA, Hughes maintains sales and support offices worldwide. Hughes is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hughes Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:HUGH) .