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TMCNet:  Hughes awarded four-year satellite broadband contract by New England Telehealth Consortium

[January 10, 2013]

Hughes awarded four-year satellite broadband contract by New England Telehealth Consortium

Jan 10, 2013 (M2 EQUITYBITES via COMTEX) -- Hughes Network Systems LLC (Hughes), a provider of broadband satellite solutions, services, and managed network and application services, announced on Wednesday the award of a four year contract by the New England Telehealth Consortium (NETC) to provide high-speed satellite services for mobile telehealth clinics throughout rural communities in Northern New England.

NETC, a federally funded consortium of healthcare providers, serves over 400 sites in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

Under the contract, financial details of which were not available, Hughes will supply its high-performance routers which are integrated with AvL Technologies' auto-deploy antenna, enabling video conferencing, prescription dispensing, voice calls, transfer of Electronic Health Records, viewing of digital images, telemedicine and digital messaging.

Hughes said that this powerful transportable solution can be set up rapidly and automatically establishes connectivity with the Hughes SPACEWAY 3 broadband satellite throughout the NETC service area, harnessing the power of its on-board switching and spot beam technology.

ProInfoNet, an independent telecommunications and computer consulting firm, was selected by NETC to manage the implementation and is working together with Hughes and AvL to deliver the telehealth network.

Hughes is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (Nasdaq:SATS).

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