Hughes Europe to Showcase 'Store of the Future' Communications at EuroCIS 2013

Hughes Europe to Showcase 'Store of the Future' Communications at EuroCIS 2013

Advanced in-store technologies with fully managed service enables enhanced
interactive customer experience

PR Newswire

GERMANTOWN, Md., Feb. 13, 2013

GERMANTOWN, Md., Feb. 13,2013 /PRNewswire/ -- At EuroCIS 2013,  Hughes Europe
will showcase how its high-powered networks and managed services solutions
will drive the 'Store of the Future,' as retailers look to maintain their
competitive edge by enhancing the customer experience.

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Hughes Europe is supporting this initiative with an affordable wide area
network (WAN) broadband solution, backed by fully managed services
functionality and Quality of Service (QoS). "This bridges an important
technology gap for retailers," says Markus Willmann, sales director, Central
Europe, Hughes Europe. "Until now, the only options available have been costly
high-end MPLS networks or cheaper Internet-based services typically lacking
the service levels essential for a high availability retail environment.

The challenge facing retailers is to personalise the user interaction by
putting information at their fingertips, helping them make more informed
choices," continued Willmann. "As interactive technologies emerge offering the
potential to transform the relationship with new and existing customers,
retailers also must ensure their networks keep up with the growing bandwidth
and server demands of these exciting applications."

Powering the 'Store of the Future,' Hughes Europe solutions offer a range of
value-added modules designed to enhance the individual shopping experience.
For example, interactive kiosks, rich-media digital signage and Wi-Fi access
engage the retailer more effectively with tech-savvy customers, while Hughes
Media Training^™, Hughes Breakroom TV^™ and Hughes Digital Bulletin Board^™
provide state-of-the-art training tools to ensure that staff reinforces the
benefits of new in-store technologies. These are backed by advanced
back-office applications to ensure a fully seamless and secure end-to-end
customer interaction. 

"For the first time, retailers can access a cost-effective, fully-managed and
customisable service from a single trusted provider, as they look to create a
truly differentiated offering in a highly competitive retail marketplace,"
confirms Willmann. 

EuroCIS 2013 is Europe's leading retail technology show and will take place in
Düsseldorf, Germany from 19-21 February. 

About Hughes Europe
Hughes Europe is the European operating and sales organisation for Hughes
Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) with facilities in Germany, the UK and Italy.
Utilising its satellite hub earth station and network operations centre in
Griesheim, Germany, Hughes Europe provides Hughes broadband satellite and
terrestrial solutions to large enterprises, government organisations and small
businesses throughout the continent, both directly and through a growing
family of value-added service providers. These networks support rapid,
reliable transmission of data, voice, video and multimedia content. For more
information, please visit www.hugheseurope.com.

About Hughes Network Systems
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the world's leading provider of
satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network
technologies, managed services and solutions for enterprises and governments
globally. HughesNet^® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the
marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped
more than 3.3 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing
over 50 percent market share. Its products employ global standards approved by
the TIA, ETSI and ITU organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A and GMR-1.

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes
operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary
of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite
operations and digital TV solutions. For additional information about Hughes,
please visit www.hughes.com.

©2013 Hughes Network Systems, LLC. Hughes and HughesNet are registered
trademarks of Hughes Network Systems, LLC.

SOURCE Hughes Network Systems, LLC

Website: http://www.hughes.com
Contact: Judy Blake, Hughes Network Systems, LLC, +1-301-601-7330,
judy.blake@hughes.com, or Jill Searl, Brodeur Partners, +1-603-559-5824,
jsearl@brodeur.com
 
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