SCADA VSAT Service is for oil, gas, and utility markets.

Press Release Summary:

Based on Gilat's SkyEdge VSAT platform, DataSat II(TM) offers VPN, QoS, 256 kbps data rates, and access scheme/modulations to maximize performance of IP or serial-based SCADA, remote monitoring, intranet, and VoIP applications. It supports applications for data collection and monitoring of remote assets including utility substations and oil or gas pipelines. Application-centric network solution features IP or serial platforms with fixed or self-deploying antenna systems.

Original Press Release:

Stratos Introduces New SCADA VSAT Service for Oil, Gas and Utility Markets

New DataSat II from Stratos shared-hub service features improved performance, proactive monitoring and 24x7 support -

BETHESDA, MD, Jan. 15 / -- Stratos Global Corp. (TSX: SGB), the leading global provider of advanced mobile and fixed-site remote communications solutions, today introduced its DataSat II(TM) shared-hub VSAT service to support supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) applications for U.S. upstream oil, gas and utility companies.

Based on Gilat's high-performance SkyEdge VSAT platform, DataSat II from Stratos offers acceleration, VPN, QoS, high inbound data rates, improved access scheme and modulations to maximize the performance of IP or serial-based SCADA, remote monitoring, intranet and VoIP applications.

DataSat II is the newest application-centric network solution from Stratos. It supports applications for data collection and monitoring of remote assets - including utility substations and oil or gas pipelines. In addition to custom solutions, Stratos also offers enhanced IP or serial polling and 24x7 network monitoring from its Denver Network Operations Center (NOC). The NOC is staffed with trained, experienced operators who ensure the highest possible network availability.

DataSat II from Stratos is available with affordable flat-rate pricing and improved performance, providing customers with up to 256 kbps. The high-bandwidth VSAT platform features IP or serial platforms with either fixed or self-deploying antenna systems. Durable, weatherproof VSAT enclosures are also available.

"Stratos has a long, successful history serving the upstream oil and gas market. The introduction of DataSat II demonstrates our ability to meet growing industry demand for VSAT services that host a variety of upstream applications," said John Prentice, Stratos Senior Vice President, Broadband Services. "We expect this new service will appeal to a large portion of our existing client base and also attract many new customers."

In addition to its comprehensive portfolio of products for the oil and gas industry, Stratos offers a wide range of value-added services that are tailored to the individual customer. These include around-the-clock customer support, web browsing, automatic information compression and shore-side Internet access. Optional voice and fax services include Dynamic DNS, to-mobile calling, instant messaging and specialized telex and graphical fax gateways.

About Stratos

Stratos is the world's trusted leader for vital communications. With more than a century of service, Stratos offers the most powerful and extensive portfolio of remote communications solutions including mobile and fixed satellite and microwave services. More than 20,000 customers use Stratos products and industry-leading value-added services to optimize communications performance. Stratos serves U.S. and international government, military, first responder, NGO, oil and gas, industrial, maritime, aeronautical, enterprise, and media users on seven continents and across the world's oceans. For more information visit

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