Hughes Announces Next Generation HX Routers

By Prne, Gaea News Network
Wednesday, March 18, 2009

GERMANTOWN, Maryland - New HX260 Mesh and HX200 Broadband Satellite Routers, Ideal for Private
Networks and Cellular Backhaul, with Advanced DVB-S2/ACM Bandwidth Management

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband
satellite networks and services, today announced the availability of its
latest generation HX broadband satellite routers, the HX260 Mesh and the
HX200. These new routers provide up to twice the throughput performance and
build on the advanced DVB-S2/ACM bandwidth management of the highly
successful HX System. Both incorporate a high performance processor and ample
onboard memory to deliver carrier grade performance for business private
networks, cellular backhaul, and a wide range of broadband applications.

The HX260 features an integrated, multichannel TDMA demodulator, enabling
simultaneous mesh and star mode connectivity within the HX System-ideal for
cost-effective private networks providing a mix of voice and data services,
and easily managed from one central NOC location.

“Our new HX260 and HX200 broadband routers bring a new level of
performance and functionality to the highly successful HX System family,”
said Dave Jupin, vice president, International Division, Hughes. “Fully
compliant with the bandwidth-efficient DVB-S2 standard with ACM, these new
router platforms enable operators to rapidly configure both star and mesh
networking topologies to provide cost-efficient, combined mesh voice and data
services, including ‘on-the-move’ mobility applications.”

The HX200 supports connection to a variety of radios, including
industry-standard L-Band BUCs, and is easily configured to support the full
range of advanced features offered by the HX System, including mobility
support. The HX260 multichannel demodulator enables the unit to operate in
full mesh mode with a single satellite hop to connect to another HX260
terminal, offering maximum network flexibility and reliability.

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(R) 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
1.9 million systems to customers in over 100 countries.

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

(c)2009 Hughes Network Systems, LLC. Hughes and HughesNet are registered
trademarks of Hughes Network Systems, LLC.

Source: Hughes Network Systems, LLC

Judy Blake of Hughes Network Systems, LLC, +1-301-601-7330, judy.blake at; or Lisa Rassenti of Brodeur Partners for Hughes, +1-202-775-2652, lrassenti at

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