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Galaxy Broadband Communications Selects Encore Networks for Satellite Network Solutions in Harsh Remote Environments


May 22, 2012

Encore Networks, announced that Galaxy Broadband Communications Inc. (Galaxy) has selected Encore's BANDIT(TM) line of industrially hardened routers for their satellite networks, systems and solutions throughout North America.

Galaxy is a Canadian satellite communications company that provides IP networks to the Resource, Government and Enterprise markets. Galaxy deployed its first satellite services in 1992, and has evolved to provide state-of-the-art satellite solutions by delivering High Speed Data and VoIP Network connectivity that meets the needs of remote and underserved areas.

Encore's BANDIT(TM) family of rugged routers is designed for SCADA and other harsh network environments. Used in locations where environmental controls are limited, such as power distribution sub-stations including wind and solar, and oil and gas pipelines and drill sites, the BANDIT(TM) ensures secure, high throughput data networking connections directly to a VSAT satellite network in either primary or back-up applications for both legacy and IP-based applications.

"Galaxy will utilize the BANDIT with their quick-deploy satellite system for those who require a rugged, easily transportable communication solution in remote locations like utility sub-stations and oil pipelines," said Scott Burk, Encore Networks Director of Sales. "With their experience and understanding of the challenges providing satellite-based communications to remote areas, defining and delivering low-cost, portable broadband VPN solutions have become a reality."

The patented Selective Layer Encryption (SLE) feature in the BANDIT(TM) is an encryption technology that securely connects satellite networks with terrestrial Internet links as part of an end-to-end VPN solution. SLE allows satellite users, requiring secure access, to realize the full potential of their limited satellite bandwidth without the performance degradation associated with off-the-shelf VPN products.

"We now provide our oil and gas exploration customers with an economical and easy to deploy satellite communication solution," stated Doug Harvey, Galaxy Vice President of Business Development. "Galaxy's strategic relationship with Encore ensures quality, simple to use network solutions and services for a wide variety of remote satellite applications like VoIP, RoIP, Fax, Video and SCADA over IP and VPN services."