Spacenet® Showcases Integrated Communications for Public Utilities During DistribuTECH 2013 – Booth #3048

  Spacenet® Showcases Integrated Communications for Public Utilities During
  DistribuTECH 2013 – Booth #3048

Managed Network Services Provider to Highlight All-weather Hybrid VSAT, SCADA,
   and Technology-Neutral Communications Offerings for Utilities Networks.

DistribuTECH 2013 Booth #3048

Business Wire

MCLEAN, Va. -- January 25, 2013

Spacenet Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd.
(Nasdaq: GILT) and a leading provider of managed network services, is
showcasing its full suite of communication network solutions for public
utilities and energy companies at the annual DistribuTECH conference held at
the San Diego Convention Center on January 29-31, 2013.

Spacenet provides proven Wide Area Network (WAN) solutions for the nation’s
leading utilities and energy companies, supporting crucial
communications-reliant applications including:

• SCADA applications;

• Smart grid applications;

• Substation automation/distribution automation;

• Advanced metering infrastructure;

• Video surveillance; and

• Voice over IP (VoIP)

At booth #3048, Spacenet’s executives will discuss the need of public
utilities and energy companies with disparate locations for secure, fast and
reliable connectivity, with a lower total cost of network ownership. Spacenet
will feature its Armadillo line of ruggedized, all-weather VSAT platforms,
including the new Armadillo Advantage™ VSAT Hybrid.

Spacenet’s Armadillo Advantage is a hybrid VSAT that integrates a primary
Ku-band VSAT and a back-up Inmarsat BGAN^TM terminal housed securely within
rugged all-weather housing. It includes three main state-of-the art
components: a Gilat SkyEdge^® II VSAT, an Inmarsat BGAN terminal, and a
remotely managed Router. The Armadillo Advantage VSAT terminal is designed for
primary use with Spacenet’s advanced custom network and standard Connexstar^TM
offerings and also supports other WAN technologies such as 3G/4G, T1, Cable
and DSL.

“Whether it’s gas, electric or water, today’s public utilities are working
diligently to deliver these vital services in the safest, most efficient
manner possible,” said Glenn Katz, Spacenet’s CEO. “As one of the nation’s
leading providers of managed network services to utilities, our job is to
ensure that our customers can communicate, no matter where, no matter when,
and no matter what. Products like our new Armadillo Advantage do precisely
that. This unique technology provides a seamless primary VSAT connection with
an alternate satellite (Inmarsat BGAN^TM) Remote Access path to ensure fast,
secure and highly reliable SCADA, data, voice and video networking for
customers in any location and any environment.”

Also at booth #3048, Spacenet experts will be on hand to discuss how
Spacenet’s full-range of technology-neutral solutions offer utilities the most
reliable and cost-effective connectivity for each site, whether
satellite-based such as VSAT, BGAN, or land-based communications such as
Cable, Fiber, T1, DSL, or 3G/4G. Spacenet’s managed network services feature
built-in redundancy for high availability, quick deployment times, fast data
transmission and fast response times with real-time control, and 24/7 service
supported by Spacenet’s state-of-the-art network operations centers.

For more information on Spacenet’s comprehensive network managed services for
public utilities, visit or call 866.480.2263.

About Spacenet^®

Since 1981, Spacenet Inc. has designed, implemented and managed some of the
largest communications networks for US-based business, industrial and
government customers. Spacenet has a longstanding tradition of industry
leadership and innovation, and today manages communications at more than
150,000 locations for customers including many Fortune 500 companies and major
government agencies.

Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Spacenet is a wholly owned subsidiary of
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT). Visit Spacenet at

About Gilat

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT) is a leading provider of
products and services for satellite-based broadband communications. Gilat
develops and markets a wide range of high-performance satellite ground segment
equipment and VSATs, with an increasing focus on the consumer and Ka-band
market. In addition, Gilat enables mobileSOTM (Satellite-on-the-Move)
solutions providing low-profile antennas, next generation solid-state power
amplifiers and modems. Gilat also provides managed network and satellite-based
services for rural telephony and Internet access via its subsidiaries in the
United States, Peru and Colombia.

With over 25 years of experience, and over a million products shipped to more
than 85 countries, Gilat has provided enterprises, service providers and
operators with efficient and reliable satellite-based connectivity solutions,
including cellular backhaul, banking, retail, e-government and rural
communication networks. Gilat also enables leading defense, public security
and news organizations to implement advanced, on-the-move tactical
communications on board their land, air and sea fleets using Gilat's
high-performance SOTM solutions. For more information, please visit us at


Spacenet Inc.
Media Contact:
Rosemary Blum, 703-245-6415
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