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October 18th, 2011

Gilat Satellite Networks... A Million VSATs (SATCOM)

[SatNews] A major and most impressive milestone has been met by the Company...

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILT) has, just recently, shipped its one millionth VSAT (very small aperture terminal), marking a major milestone for the company. “We are extremely proud to have achieved this important milestone and extend our appreciation to the many enterprises, government agencies and service providers that have selected Gilat and our technology as their partner of choice over the years,” said Jaron Lotan, Gilat’s Chief Operating Officer. “Our networks span the globe, providing a diverse range of customers with constant and reliable connectivity for voice, video and data services – championing boundless communications worldwide."

Since its inception in 1987, Gilat has been selected as a trusted technology partner by major industry players such as Optus, Bharti Airtel, StarOne, GTECH, Intralot, Scientific Games and Dollar General. A pioneer of several industry firsts, Gilat has brought innovation and communication advances to some of the industry’s key markets including broadband Internet, rural telephony, emergency response, cellular backhaul, USO and lottery. The Company developed and shipped its first generation two-way VSAT, the SkyStar Advantage™, in 1991 and has since been at the forefront of innovation and development of satellite-based communications technology. Some of the Company’s key achievements include:
    Industry’s first two-way consumer broadband VSAT
  • SkyEdge – the first multi-service satellite communications platform
  • First to introduce HTTP acceleration
  • First cache based micro-SD VSAT
More recently, Gilat announced its new high speed Ka-band VSAT terminals for the consumer market, as well as hardened terminals supporting communications-on-the-move applications for the defense and homeland security markets. The Company has also expanded its product line to include non-VSAT platforms and offers next-generation high-power solid state amplifiers, low profile antennas for COTM (communication-on-the-move) applications, and manpack solutions.