Having a reliable and efficient network infrastructure is critical for enabling us to achieve these goals. The upgraded satellite and hybrid network provides a simplified single platform solution, faster speeds for web-based applications, automatic and reliable network backup, and near 99.9% network availability, ultimately helping us better serve our customers at each location.
McLean, VA (Vocus) March 3, 2009
Spacenet Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT) and one of the world’s leading providers of satellite networking solutions, announced today that it has signed a contract to provide an upgraded data network to approximately 500 Cumberland Farms locations across the United States. The new network combines common carrier and satellite technologies to support advanced applications and ensure business continuity.
Spacenet is deploying an innovative hybrid VSAT and DSL/Cable/EV-DO network that provides optimized support for Cumberland Farms’ expanding retail applications. Satellite networks combined with wireline services provide cost-effective redundant communications and a diverse network path to protect against network downtime. Spacenet is upgrading Cumberland Farms’ existing VSAT network to the industry-leading SkyEdge VSAT platform for faster speeds and advanced functionality. The network supports improved performance for web-based and back-office applications including credit/debit card authorization, POS polling, HR software and inventory tracking.
“Cumberland Farms is committed to providing our customers value, convenience and unparalleled service through our network of retail stores, gas stations, and distribution operations,” said Cumberland Farms VP of Information Technology John Carroll. “Having a reliable and efficient network infrastructure is critical for enabling us to achieve these goals. The upgraded satellite and hybrid network provides a simplified single platform solution, faster speeds for web-based applications, automatic and reliable network backup, and near 99.9% network availability, ultimately helping us better serve our customers at each location.”
“We’re very excited to work with Cumberland Farms for their extended business relationship and their critical communications network,” said Spacenet President and COO Glenn Katz. “An increasing number of our customers are utilizing satellite and hybrid networks to provide a more simplified solution for supporting expanding business applications and network backup. We are confident that this solution is an ideal match for Cumberland Farms and will help them meet their network requirements and customer service objectives.”
About Cumberland Farms
Cumberland Farms is committed to providing its customers with value, convenience and unparalleled service. Its network of retail stores, gas stations, and a support system including petroleum, dairy and grocery distribution operations spans 11 states across the Northeast and Florida, making it the largest convenience store/ petroleum marketer in the Northeast. Visit Cumberland Farms at http://www.cumberlandfarms.com/.
Founded in 1981, Spacenet Inc. is one of the world’s leading providers of high-performance satellite and hybrid terrestrial networking solutions for US based enterprise, government and small office/small business customers. Spacenet has a longstanding tradition of industry leadership and innovation, and today has more than 100,000 operational network endpoints for customers including many Fortune 500 companies and major government agencies. Spacenet’s services include its custom satellite and hybrid network solutions for enterprise and government; Connexstar™ VSAT services for primary, backup and disaster recovery networks; and StarBand® broadband Internet by satellite. Spacenet is based in McLean, Virginia, and operates its own end-to-end services infrastructure including network management, field services and teleport facilities in McLean, Virginia; Atlanta, Georgia; and Chicago, Illinois. Spacenet is a wholly owned subsidiary of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT). Visit Spacenet at http://www.spacenet.com.
Spacenet Media Contact:
Jon Douglas, Spacenet Inc.
PH. (703) 848-1221