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August 10th, 2010

Encore Networks + Champion Technology... Router Reward (SATCOM)

[SatNews] Champion Technology Services, Inc. has deployed Encore’s BANDIT(tm) line of IP+Legacy industrially hardened routers for satellite VPN solutions.

By installing the BANDIT™ in substations throughout the Southwestern US, Champion has provided secure Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) communications over satellite for one of their large Gas and Oil utility customers. Founded in 2000, industrial automation and control systems integrator, Champion Technology Services specializes in wireless communications, satellite networks and data management. Headquartered in Baton Rouge, Champion has offices throughout Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi and Utah and serves customers nationwide. Encore’s patented Selective Layer Encryption (SLE) securely connects satellite networks with terrestrial Internet links as part of an end-to-end VPN solution. SLE allows Champion to provide their utility customer with complete security of all data transmitted between their processing facilities and control centers. The serial protocol to IP support capabilities in the BANDIT™ ensures the seamless migration of SCADA functions over their legacy network to a secure, encrypted satellite IP network.