EMS Technologies, Inc.

EMS Technologies, Inc.

April 20, 2005 11:08 ET

Globecomm Partners With EMS Satellite Networks

Attention: Business/Financial Editor, Tech/Telecomm Editor MONTREAL--(CCNMatthews - April 20, 2005) - (PRIMEZONE) -- EMS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:ELMG), announced today that it has signed an agreement with Globecomm Systems Inc. (Nasdaq:GCOM) for Globecomm to resell EMS's DVB-RCS hubs and terminals worldwide. In addition, Globecomm will offer world-class managed network services on an EMS DVB-RCS hub from its award winning teleport in Hauppauge, N.Y., through its wholly owned subsidiary, Globecomm Network Services Corp. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

EMS's DVB-RCS products combine industry-leading performance for IP satellite networking with the benefits of an internationally recognized open standard. Governments and industries around the world can utilize this powerful high-speed platform to rapidly deploy new networks, to extend the reach of their current network architecture, or to deploy a satellite-based backup network for their current network.

David Hershberg, chairman and chief executive officer of Globecomm said, "The EMS broadband access solutions, coupled with the global reach of Globecomm, allows the Company to market a best-of-breed turnkey open standard IP solution into remote areas of the world. We have already deployed a managed network solution for a major bank from our New York teleport utilizing the EMS platform and are excited to resell this equipment on a global basis, and offer a managed service in the United States."

Don Osborne, senior vice president and general manager of EMS Satellite Networks, said, "We are proud to be working with Globecomm and look forward to extending this offering on a global basis. Their reputation for providing industry leading equipment and managed network solutions coupled with EMS's leading open standard IP platform technology will offer Globecomm's customers an unequaled product and service offering."

EMS SatNet is the world's leading manufacturer of DVB-RCS-compliant hubs and terminals for the satellite communications market. A recent research report by Northern Sky Research estimates that as of December 2004 EMS has a market share of 59% of the installed base for DVB-RCS hubs, and 38% of the installed base for DVB-RCS terminals.

About EMS Technologies, Inc.

EMS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:ELMG) is a leading innovator in the design and manufacture of wireless, satellite and defense solutions, and focuses its unique range of advanced technologies on the needs of broadband and mobile information users. The Company is headquartered in Atlanta, has almost 1,700 workers worldwide, and operates manufacturing facilities in Atlanta, Montreal, Ottawa and Brazil.

About EMS Satellite Networks

The Satellite Networks Division of EMS Technologies has played a critical role in the development of the DVB-RCS international open standard for high-speed bi-directional Internet communications via satellite, and is a leading provider of broadband satellite communications ground terminal and hub solutions. EMS's DVB-RCS product and technology solutions enable two-way broadband access for a wide range of networking applications. Applications range from Internet access and simple web browsing, to more sophisticated virtual private networks, videoconferencing and voice-over-IP. EMS's DVB-RCS solutions are the only multiple-access solutions capable of delivering data transfer rates of up to 45Mbps for downloads and up to 4Mbps for uploads at each remote terminal, or enough bandwidth to support anything from a small business to an entire community from a single remote terminal.

For more information, visit EMS Satellite Networks on the World Wide Web at www.emssatnet.com.

About Globecomm Systems

Globecomm Systems Inc. provides end-to-end value-added satellite-based communication solutions by leveraging its core satellite ground segment systems and network capabilities, with satellite communication services capabilities. The solutions Globecomm offers include general contracted complex communications networks, militarized commercial off the shelf products and services, voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP), video broadcast, business recovery, satellite-based terrestrial restoral, content delivery and other networks on a global basis. Globecomm's customers include communications service providers, commercial enterprises, Internet Service Providers, content providers and government entities.


EMS Technologies, Inc.
Anne Wainscott-Sargent
Public Relations
770-263-9200, ext. 4326

Globecomm Systems Inc.
David Hershberg
Public Relations

Globecomm Systems Inc.
Matthew Byron
Investor Relations


Contact Information

  • Anne Wainscott-Sargent, Public Relations, EMS Technologies, Inc.
    Primary Phone: 770-263-9200 ext. 4326
    E-mail: pr@ems-t.com