EMS Technologies, Inc.

EMS Technologies, Inc.

June 14, 2005 04:00 ET

EMS Demonstrates DVB-RCS Mesh Services at Le Bourget Airshow

Attention: Business/Financial Editor MONTREAL--(CCNMatthews - June 14, 2005) - MONTREAL, June 14, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- EMS Satellite Networks (SatNet), a division of EMS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:ELMG), has teamed with Alcatel Space and Alcatel Espacio, subsidiaries of Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA and NYSE: ALA), HISPASAT, HISPAMAR and ESA to demonstrate DVB-RCS mesh services at the Paris Air Show Le Bourget.

The demonstration, featuring an EMS Model 2020 DVB-RCS terminal, includes broadcast video streaming and multi-way videoconferencing among sites in Paris, Rio de Janeiro, Montreal and Arganda, Spain.

EMS's existing Model 2020 and/or 3020 DVB-RCS terminals now offer a "mesh mode," which enables point-to-point connectivity between remote terminals in a satellite network using the unique capabilities of the AmerHis system. The AmerHis system features a regenerative payload onboard HISPASAT's Amazonas satellite, with coverage of North America, South America and Europe. In addition to all standard features available in EMS's DVB-RCS terminals, the "mesh mode" offers higher-layer network features such as optimized voice-over-IP, as well as advanced multicast capabilities, and allows interoperability with AmerHis terminals from different vendors.

Point-to-point connectivity between remote terminals, also called "mesh" connectivity, allows shorter transmission delays due to a "single hop" over satellite, thereby greatly improving the performance of real-time applications such as voice and video when connected between two remote terminals.

"We are thrilled to extend our product line to offer commercial mesh networking capabilities," said Don Osborne, senior vice president and general manager, EMS Satellite Networks. "The fact that EMS Model 2020 and 3020 DVB-RCS terminals can operate in a mesh mode further differentiates EMS Satellite Networks as the market leader in open-standard, two-way DVB-RCS satellite communications equipment."

The AmerHis system was developed under an ESA program by a consortium led by Alcatel. It is the second successfully deployed mesh DVB-RCS system supported by EMS DVB-RCS products, using a regenerative payload. EMS also provided hub and terminal equipment to support demonstration mesh services on the Anik-F2 SpaceMux system in 2004.

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 approximately 1,800 workers worldwide, and operates manufacturing facilities in Atlanta, Ottawa, Montreal and Brazil.

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.

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