Hughes Receives 'Hazardous Locations Accreditation' for the 9502 Integrated Antenna BGAN M2M Terminal

 Hughes Receives 'Hazardous Locations Accreditation' for the 9502 Integrated
                          Antenna BGAN M2M Terminal

PR Newswire

GERMANTOWN, Md., Dec. 3, 2013

GERMANTOWN, Md., Dec. 3,2013 /PRNewswire/ --Inmarsat (LSE: ISAT), the
leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services, and
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite
solutions and services, today announced that the Hughes 9502 integrated
antenna BGAN (Broadband Global Area Network) M2M (machine-to-machine) terminal
has received Hazardous Locations Accreditation.

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The Hughes 9502 integrated antenna BGAN terminal, which features the modem
positioned behind the antenna, is now approved for use in hazardous
environments, such as in the Oil & Gas sector, where explosive gaseous
atmospheres may potentially be present. The device has been certified for
environments classified as Class 1, Division 2, Groups A-D, and ATEX Zone 2,
Group IIC, Category 3.Testing was conducted by Met Laboratories, Inc., an
accredited laboratory.

The all-weather IP66 rated terminal is sealed to provide a high degree of
intrusion protection by dust or moisture from any direction, and is identical
in operation to the Hughes 9502 BGAN terminal with external antenna, but
without the need for cables or enclosure.

Gerbrand Schalkwijk, vice president, Enterprise Energy, Inmarsat, said, "Being
able to deliver an additional terminal form factor to M2M customers in the
energy sector is an important step forward. It strengthens Inmarsat's
portfolio offer, particularly in the O&G market, and demonstrates our
commitment to delivering solutions that meet the specific requirements of our
energy customers."

"This important certification represents the fourth BGAN M2M terminal offered
by Hughes, which underscores our commitment to the overall machine-to-machine
market and the upstream energy segment in particular," said Graham Avis,
general manager of Hughes San Diego. "Requiring only DC power and Ethernet
connections, this integrated product provides our customers with a flexible
and easily installed solution at remote sites, virtually anywhere."

About Inmarsat

Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications
services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and
high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other
organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in
the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,600 staff in more than 60 locations around
the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every
continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE: ISAT.L). For
more information, please visit

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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

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

SOURCE Hughes Network Systems, LLC

Contact: Hughes Network Systems, LLC, Judy Blake, Hughes Network Systems, LLC,
+1 (301) 601-7330,, or Jill Searl, Brodeur Partners, +1
(603) 559-5824,; For Inmarsat, Jonathan Sinnatt, Inmarsat,
+44 (0)20 7728 1935,, or Michelle Park, Inmarsat
Energy, +44 7710 308262,
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