OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 12, 2008) - C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. (TSX VENTURE:CMI) announced today that it has delivered a quantity of iNetVu mobile antennas to Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes), the world's leading provider of broadband satellite networks and services. Hughes will implement the iNetVu antennas in providing its HughesNet broadband satellite service to a major oil and gas services company, reaching vehicles and movable structures in remote exploration areas.
The iNetVu mobile antenna was selected based on its ease-of-use and high reliability. This followed extensive field trials during which the antenna systems were exposed to extreme weather and road conditions typical of the harsh exploration environment in which they will operate.
"We are proud that the iNetVu mobile antenna was chosen by Hughes in delivering communications services to this leading oil and gas exploration company. The C-COM-manufactured antennas are already deployed worldwide by a number of energy exploration companies, providing invaluable service to this sector by delivering instant satellite communications (data, video, and voice) in areas where there are no other means of connectivity. It is gratifying to see one of the world's leading providers of products and services to the energy industry included in this growing list of iNetVu mobile customers," said Leslie Klein, president and CEO of C-COM Satellite Systems.
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. Hughes has shipped more than 1.2 million systems to customers in over 100 countries. Its broadband satellite products are based on the IPoS (IP over Satellite) global standard, approved by the TIA, ETSI, and ITU standards organizations.
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.
About C-COM Satellite Systems, Inc.
C-COM Satellite Systems, Inc. is a leader in the development and deployment of commercial-grade, mobile satellite-based technology for the delivery of two-way high-speed Internet, VoIP, and video services into vehicles. C-COM has developed a unique proprietary mobile auto-deploying (iNetVu) antenna that allows the delivery of high-speed satellite-based Internet services into vehicles while stationary, virtually anywhere one can drive. The iNetVu mobile antenna also has been adapted to be deployable from transportable platforms. The company's satellite-based products and services deliver high-quality, cost-effective solutions for both fixed and mobile applications throughout the world. More information is available at: www.c-comsat.com
iNetVu(TM) is a registered trademark of C-COM Satellite Systems Inc. Hughes and HughesNet are registered trademarks of Hughes Network Systems, LLC.
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