Gilat Wins Famed Bronze A' Design Award for its SkyEdge II-c Aries Ka-Band Broadband Consumer Satellite Terminal

- Innovative VSAT will allow SES Broadband Services to deliver significantly faster, easier to operate, and simpler to install Internet and VoIP services to residential and business customers across Europe -

Petah Tikva, Israel, 19 June, 2012 -- Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILT), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, today announced that its SkyEdge II-c Aries VSAT, designed by 'TRIM Industrial Design', has won the renowned Bronze A' Design Award. The SkyEdge II-c 'Aries' VSAT is Gilat's newly developed Ka-band consumer terminal which initially will be used to support SES Broadband satellite-based Internet service, formerly known as ASTRA2Connect.

"Boasting a unique and elegant design, Aries represents a new generation of satellite network terminals for consumer services. It is designed to provide the satellite broadband consumer market with a state-of-the-art solution, addressing the consumers' functional and form factor requirements," said Hagay Katz, AVP and Head of VSATs Line of Business at Gilat.

"As part of the SES Broadband high speed internet access service, Gilat’s new consumer terminal will reinforce our service proposition to private households and small businesses across Europe. This product will deliver considerably faster speeds with easy to install features. With the launch of our Ka-band services and the future proof design of the Aries modem we believe we are opening a new era in the satellite broadband arena" said Peter Schüler, Vice President of Products and Marketing at SES Broadband Services.

Featuring download speeds of 20 Mbps, the high performance terminal utilizes unique multi-layer compression techniques and HTTP acceleration, offering consumers DSL-like web-browsing experience. The Aries was designed for consumer friendly installation, introducing quick and intuitive self-installation features and automatic service activation.

Aries is part of Gilat's consumer solution, offering ISPs an automated and easy to use service delivery system for simple creation, provisioning and management of end-to-end services. The solution's advanced network management system combined with Fair Use Policy (FUP) enforcement, enables ISPs to better manage usage, increase revenue potential, and safeguard the quality of service for customers.

About Gilat
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT) is a leading provider of products and services for satellite-based broadband communications. Gilat develops and markets a wide range of high-performance satellite ground segment equipment and VSATs, with an increasing focus on the consumer and Ka-band market. In addition, Gilat enables mobile SOTM (Satellite-on-the-Move) solutions providing low-profile antennas, next generation solid-state power amplifiers and modems. Gilat also provides managed network and satellite-based services for rural telephony and Internet access via its subsidiaries in the United States, Peru and Colombia.

With over 25 years of experience, and over a million products shipped to more than 85 countries, Gilat has provided enterprises, service providers and operators with efficient and reliable satellite-based connectivity solutions, including cellular backhaul, banking, retail, e-government and rural communication networks. Gilat also enables leading defense, public security and news organizations to implement advanced, on-the-move tactical communications on board their land, air and sea fleets using Gilat's high-performance SOTM solutions.

For more information, please visit us at www.gilat.com.

About SES Broadband Services
SES Broadband Services, a 100% owned affiliate of the satellite operator SES, provides high-speed broadband service solutions via satellite. SES Broadband (formerly known as ASTRA2Connect) was introduced in 2007 and by now represents Europe’s largest satellite broadband network. Marketed via distribution partners in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, the service offers a unique opportunity to individuals, businesses and communities to access the internet independent from any terrestrial infrastructure. SES Broadband is technically available across the entire fleet of SES and able to support Triple Play services combining broadband access with Voice over IP (VoIP) telephony and TV reception. For further information on residential services please visit www.ses-broadband.com or www.ses.com/broadband-services for business applications.


About the A' Design Award
The A' Design Award is a prestigious award given to top 10% percentile designs that has attained an exemplary level of quality in design. For more information, please visit www.adesignaward.com

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Contacts:

David Leichner
Gilat Satellite Networks
Tel: +1 516 478 9697
E-mail: davidle@gilat.com

 

Kirstin Steffen
SES
Tel. +352 710 725 329
E-mail: kirstin.steffen@ses.com