Printer Friendly

SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA LAUNCHES ITS EUROPEAN VSAT SATELLITE OPERATIONS

 Presence Will Benefit U.S. Companies Looking to Expand
 Their Communications Networks in Europe
 ATLANTA, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. (NYSE: SFA), today announced the official opening of its European VSAT satellite operations.
 In a move supporting its long-standing involvement in Europe, the company established the European headquarters for its Private Networks Business Division in Munich, Germany, and has installed and licensed a satellite master earth station in Paris.
 Thom Degnan, managing director of European VSAT Business Development for Scientific-Atlanta, said the company's new capabilities will also benefit U.S. firms looking to expand their communications networks in Europe.
 "Our organization will provide customers with the European-based support infrastructure of a full-service technology partner. Those services include systems and applications engineering, dedicated network disaster recovery, a complete test and repair facility, and a pan-European installation and maintenance organization," he said.
 Degnan also said Scientific-Atlanta is building a European VSAT Network Service Center in Paris to eventually provide 24-hour customer support to its VSAT customers throughout Europe. "No other VSAT provider has made this type of investment or has this level of capability under its control," he said.
 Private satellite networks, commonly referred to as Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) networks, are used by companies and governments worldwide to manage interactive data, broadcast video and audio, and voice communications.
 Regulatory, Political Changes Prompt Entry
 Scientific-Atlanta is a leading worldwide provider of satellite communications networks and has been providing products and services to European companies since the 1950s. The company currently has European offices in London, Paris, Munich, and Rome.
 The company's decision to begin offering private VSAT networks in Europe was influenced primarily by the movement in Europe toward deregulation of the telecommunications market. In addition, the lack of viable telecommunications infrastructure in Eastern Europe has led to an evolving business demand for reliable communications and, in turn, a market opportunity for VSAT technology.
 "Scientific-Atlanta has successfully provided private VSAT networks in North and South America, Asia, and the Pacific Rim. The European market has been under consideration for some time and these evolving events triggered the implementation of our strategy," Degnan said.
 He added that: "It is clearly not our intention to be a shared-hub provider in Europe. We do not wish to compete with the PTTs for domestic telecommunications services. Rather, our focus is to support the growing demand for building private, pan-European VSAT networks in order to provide cost-effective, reliable communications throughout the region."
 Degnan concluded that Scientific-Atlanta's X.25-based products and full-service offering are designed to meet the needs of companies requiring large, private, pan-European VSAT networks.
 Disaster Recovery and Pilot Demonstration Available from New Hub
 Scientific-Atlanta's new satellite master station, or hub, in Paris is now fully licensed and operational. The hub will provide complete disaster recovery services to ensure virtually continuous communications between customers' headquarters and remote locations.
 The hub can be used to conduct pilot demonstrations to evaluate the capabilities of the Scientific-Atlanta VSAT system, as well as test a new customer's computer equipment and applications in a satellite environment. The hub will be used during the initial development of a new customer's network and it will be migrated to the customer's new private hub upon its completion. The hub can also be used to test and evaluate additional customer-specific applications before they are added to an existing customer's network environment.
 Company Background
 Scientific-Atlanta's Network Systems Group has established its European headquarters in Munich, Germany. The Network Systems Group consists of three division: Private Networks (VSAT Operation), Satellite Communications, and Mobile Communications.
 The Private Networks Business Division is a leading worldwide supplier of VSAT satellite networks. It has provided VSAT networks to leading companies in the retail, distribution, automotive, banking and travel services industries. The division is a turnkey provider of satellite communications services, including planning, installation, network operations, maintenance, and support. The division's U.S. headquarters is located in Melbourne, Fla.
 Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. is a world leader in broadband communications systems, cable television electronics, satellite-based communications networks, and instrumentation for industrial, telecommunications, and government applications.
 -0- 4/26/93
 /CONTACT: Bob Meyers of Scientific-Atlanta, 404-903-4608, or Stan Schneider of Redgate Communications, 305-435-3310, for Scientific-Atlanta/
 (SFA)


CO: Scientific-Atlanta, Inc. ST: Georgia IN: CPR SU:

RA-BN -- AT010 -- 0573 04/26/93 10:36 EDT
COPYRIGHT 1993 PR Newswire Association LLC
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1993 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:PR Newswire
Date:Apr 26, 1993
Words:709
Previous Article:CO-FOUNDER OF LONGS DRUG STORES PASSES AWAY
Next Article:N.C. AUTO INSURERS AGREE TO REFUNDS;CONSUMER VICTORY TO RETURN $100 MILLION TO STATE'S DRIVERS
Topics:


Related Articles
SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA PROVIDES THAI SKYCOM WITH VSAT NETWORK
SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA'S NETWORK SYSTEMS GROUP-ATLANTA RECEIVES ISO 9001 INTERNATIONAL QUALITY CERTIFICATION
HOLIDAY INN SELECTS MCI FOR GLOBAL COMMUNICATIONS SERVICES TO LATIN AMERICA
SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA FORMS BROADBAND INTERNATIONAL SATELLITE SYSTEMS UNIT TO EXPAND GLOBAL DIGITAL VIDEO COMPRESSION AND DIRECT TO HOME BUSINESS
SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA PROVIDES HANNAFORD BROS. SUPERMARKETS WITH PRIVATE SATELLITE NETWORK
LOGIC TELECOM SELECTS SCIENTIFIC-ATLANTA TO MOVE TERRESTRIAL NETWORK ONTO SATELLITE FOR ROMANIA
DACOM To Launch Korean DBS Services Via Scientific-Atlanta Satellite Uplink Earth Station
Scientific-Atlanta Data/Voice Satellite Network Strengthens Bharti BT's India Market Position
MCI Selects GE Spacenet to Provide World's Largest VSAT Satellite Network for U.S. Postal Service.
/FROM PR NEWSWIRE 800-682-9599/ TO BUSINESS, TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE EDITORS:.

Terms of use | Copyright © 2017 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters