EMS Technologies, Inc.

EMS Technologies, Inc.

July 20, 2005 09:00 ET

EMS Technologies Delivers DVB-RCS Hub to HELLAS-SAT

Attention: Business/Financial Editor MONTREAL--(CCNMatthews - July 20, 2005) - MONTREAL, July 20, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- EMS Satellite Networks (SatNet), a division of EMS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:ELMG), announced today that it has delivered and installed a DVB-RCS redundant hub to HELLAS SAT Consortium Ltd., the eastern Mediterranean's leading satellite operator. EMS has installed the hub to Hellas-Sat in Athens, Greece, the location of the company's teleport and direct-to-home TV platform.

"There is a great demand in Greece, the Balkans and the Middle East for broadband connectivity, driven by the prevalence of small islands and other remote areas in these regions. DVB-RCS is the standard embraced by Europe, including Greece, which is the newest member of the European Space Agency. For us, it was easy to entrust our connectivity needs to EMS Technologies, the market leader in DVB-RCS solutions," says Christodoulos Protopapas, CEO of HELLAS SAT. "We plan to use the hub to provide high-speed video, audio and Internet connectivity to schools, governments, businesses and hospitals in rural areas."

EMS's DVB-RCS hub can support thousands of terminals, and HELLAS SAT plans to grow the system as requirements increase. "We are honored to work with HELLAS SAT as they look to provide the best broadband services to customers throughout Greece, the Balkans and the Middle East," said Don Osborne, senior vice president and general manager, EMS Satellite Networks. "HELLAS SAT's confidence in our solutions reflects our continued market leadership in open-standard, two-way DVB-RCS satellite communications equipment."


HELLAS SAT Consortium Ltd. is the owner and a wholesaler of capacity and services of the Hellas-Sat 2 satellite which was launched successfully on the 13th of May 2003. Hellas-Sat is the leading satellite operator in the eastern Mediterranean, and provides a number of services to public and private sectors within its coverage area, including video and audio, data, telephony and added-value services. For more information, visit www.hellas-sat.net.

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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