ViaSat Completes Satellite Network for ELIOP for Istanbul Drinking and Waste Water Management : LinkStarS2 provides efficient data transfer for monitor and control of drinking water for entire city

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ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq:VSAT) has completed the rollout of its LinkStar®S2 satellite networking system to ELIOP S.A. (Spain) for data collection, monitoring, and control of drinking and waste water operations for the Istanbul Water and Sewerage Administration General Directorate (ISKI). ELIOP has integrated its own “SHERPA” supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) technology with LinkStar terminals to gather information on water reservoir levels, pipeline integrity, water quality, and drinking and waste water distribution management for a community of 15 million customers. ViaSat supplied the complete satellite communication network including the antennas, satellite transmission electronics, LinkStar hub, and 300 network terminals.

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This ISKI network is mission critical in the monitoring and control of the quality and distribution of drinking water to one of the most populous cities in the world

"This ISKI network is mission critical in the monitoring and control of the quality and distribution of drinking water to one of the most populous cities in the world," said Guillermo Bosch, director of sales in Europe for ViaSat Commercial Satellite Networks. "We have a long-standing business relationship with ELIOP, the ISKI local representative for business and support in Turkey, and our LinkStar system has proven to be very efficient for this SCADA application."

The DVB-S2 waveform integrated into the LinkStarS2 offers up to 30% greater bandwidth efficiency compared to the previous generation DVB-S standard, substantially reducing network operating costs or increasing network capacity. ViaSat hub-based LinkStar S2 and mesh architecture LinkWay®S2 VSAT systems are interoperable as well, enabling powerful and flexible hybrid star/mesh network configurations.


ELIOP, with 30 years of experience offering technically innovative telecontrol systems, has merged with Page Iberica to become Group "NUCLEO cc", a large international technology group based in Spain. Within the group, ELIOP intends to offer technically innovative and value-added systems based on the integration of its products with those of other manufacturers. ELIOP supplies advanced, turnkey systems for telecommunications, computer science, and information technology for application in transport infrastructure, energy & environment, aeronautical and maritime, defence, and industrial process control.

The new Group NUCLEO cc, has annual revenues of more than 130 million Euros and is active in 42 countries.

About ViaSat

ViaSat produces innovative satellite and other digital communication products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to any location. The company provides networking products and managed network services for enterprise IP applications; is a key supplier of network-centric military communications and encryption technologies to the U.S. government; and is the primary technology partner for gateway and customer-premises equipment for consumer and mobile satellite broadband services. The company has five subsidiaries: US Monolithics, Efficient Channel Coding, Enerdyne Technologies, Intelligent Compression Technologies (ICT), and JAST. These companies design and produce complementary products such as monolithic microwave integrated circuits, DVB-S2 satellite communication components, video data link systems, data acceleration and compression products, and mobile satellite antenna systems. ViaSat has locations in Carlsbad, CA, and Duluth, GA, along with its Comsat Laboratories division in Germantown, MD. Additional field offices are located in Boston, MA, Baltimore, MD, Washington DC, Australia, China, India, Italy, and Spain.

Forward-Looking Statements

Portions of this release, particularly statements about the performance and deliveries of ViaSat products and technology, may contain forward-looking statements regarding future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties. ViaSat wishes to caution you that there are some factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including but not limited to: contractual problems, product defects, manufacturing issues or delays, regulatory issues, technologies not being developed according to anticipated schedules, or that do not perform according to expectations; and increased competition and other factors affecting the telecommunications industry generally. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in ViaSat's SEC filings available at, including without limitation, ViaSat's annual reports on Form 10-K and ViaSat's quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. ViaSat undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.

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