Starlight Networks and Hughes Network Systems Plan Corporate Multimedia Broadcast Solutions.LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 13, 1995--Starlight Networks and Hughes Network Systems Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HNS), is a provider of broadband satellite network products for businesses and consumers. HNS pioneered the development of high-speed satellite Internet access services and IP-based networks with its original DirecPC service but which it now markets (HNS HNS Hughes Network Systems LLC
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HNS Hughes Network Systems, Inc. ) today announced that they are working together to provide solutions delivering high bandwidth multimedia data to corporate PCs via HNS' DirecPC satellite services.
The two companies are engaged in a joint development and marketing alliance that brings together Hughes' expertise in satellite communications with Starlight's leadership in multimedia networking. The resulting solutions are expected to cost-effectively deliver high bandwidth multimedia data in real-time across wide areas, and will significantly benefit applications such as electronic commerce, document imaging, public information dissemination, long-distance training, corporate broadcasts, retail sales, etc.
"Along with Starlight we will be able to expand our satellite-based corporate service offerings to offer support for multimedia, a growing datatype in corporate information systems strategies," said Fred Morris Frederick "Fred" Morris (27 August, 1893 – July 1962) was an English professional footballer who played as an inside-left forward. Morris was born in Tipton (then in Staffordshire, but now in the West Midlands). , director of marketing for DirecPC. "Both Starlight and Hughes are pioneers and market leaders in our respective industries, and this alliance between our two companies will continue those positions with an exciting new capability."
"Our relationship with Hughes Network Systems reinforces Starlight's emphasis on providing best-of-breed solutions through alliances with industry leaders," said Steve Mitchell Steve Mitchell was a basketball player for the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Through his 1982-1986 tenure, he became the school's all time leading scorer with 1,866 points. , vice president of worldwide field operations for Starlight Networks. "We continually seek to push the envelope for multimedia technology so that our customers can turn their dreams for multimedia applications into reality today."
About Hughes Network Systems
Headquartered near Washington, D.C. with international sales and support offices worldwide, Hughes Network Systems is a leading supplier of satellite and wireless communications wireless communications
System using radio-frequency, infrared, microwave, or other types of electromagnetic or acoustic waves in place of wires, cables, or fibre optics to transmit signals or data. , and of enterprise networking The networking infrastructure in a large enterprise with multiple computer systems and networks of different types is extraordinarily complex. Due to the myriad of interfaces that are required, much of what goes on has little to do with the real data processing of the payroll and orders. solutions. HNS is a subsidiary of Hughes Electronics Corporation. The earnings of Hughes Electronics are used to calculate the earnings per share attributable to GMH GMH General Motors Holden's (NYSE NYSE
See: New York Stock Exchange symbol) common stock. HNS is located at 11717 Exploration Lane, Germantown, MD 20876; phone 301/428-5500; home page http://www.hns.com and DirecPC home page at http://www.direcpc.com.
About Starlight Networks
Starlight Networks is the leader in providing multimedia services over enterprise networks with its StarWorks and StarWare multimedia networking server software products. StarWorks and StarWare provide multimedia storage management and network delivery management functions to ensure reliable delivery of video and audio to the desktop over today's networks, including 10BaseT, 100VG, Fast Ethernet An earlier name for 100Mbps Ethernet. See 100Base-T.
(networking) Fast Ethernet - A version of Ethernet developed in the 1990s(?) which can carry 100 Mbps compared with standard Ethernet's 10 Mbps. It requires upgraded network cards and hubs. , Token-Ring, FDDI (Fiber Distributed Data Interface) Often pronounced "fiddy," it was a LAN and MAN access method that had its heyday in the mid-1990s. FDDI was an ANSI standard token passing network that transmitted 100 Mbps over optical fiber up to 10 kilometers. and ATM. StarWorks' open systems approach supports all of the popular video formats and network operating systems on PCs, Macintosh and UNIX systems. StarWare is a Novell NetWare-based video networking software solution.
Starlight Networks is located at 205 Ravendale Drive, Mountain View, CA 94043; phone 415/967-2774; home page http://www.starlight.com. -0-
NOTE TO EDITORS: StarWare, StarWorks, Starlight and Starlight Networks are registered trademarks of Starlight Networks, Inc.. DirecPC is a registered trademark of Hughes Network Systems, Inc. All other products are trademarks of their respective owners.
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