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At the EuroCIS 2009, Hughes Europe Presents Innovative Solutions for Digital Out-of-Home Media and e-Learning in Retail Sector
Griesheim, Germany, February 11, 2009 – Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, announced today that its European operating unit, Hughes Europe, is presenting its innovative solutions at this year's EuroCIS trade fair being held in Düsseldorf, February 10 through 12, at Booth B08 in Hall 13. Hughes Europe supports retailers in optimizing their business networks through its HughesNet® Managed Services offerings.
At the EuroCIS, Hughes Europe is exhibiting its cost-effective solutions for branch communications in the retail sector. These solutions include managed retail networks, digital out-of-home media, and e-learning. The services, which are available throughout Europe, enable retail enterprises to reach their customers efficiently and effectively, and provide their employees with targeted information and training.
Managed retail networks
Hughes Europe's managed retail network solutions utilize its pan-European HughesNet broadband satellite service integrated with terrestrial broadband, resulting in the most cost-effective delivery system available that can be adjusted dynamically to an individual customer's requirements in terms of bandwidth and service quality. This comprehensive approach yields an efficient, flexible, and reliable service for as many locations as required. In addition, the HughesNet satellite-based backup service keeps connections with customers and employees up and running if the primary terrestrial connection fails.
Digital out-of-home media
To capture the attention of end customers and to encourage long-term retention of messages, enterprises are challenged, now more than ever, to disseminate information that is both current and targeted to their customers. With digital out-of-home media from Hughes Europe, such as digital signage, these challenges can be met in equal measure. HughesNet Managed Digital Services, in which advertising messages and information are projected onto digital billboards, encompasses installation, operation, content management, and service and can be adjusted to customers' individual needs.
Hughes Europe loads and administers new content with the high-performance MediaAuthor 2.0 software developed by Helius, a Hughes subsidiary company and leader in digital media solutions. MediaAuthor runs as a plug-in to Microsoft PowerPoint, enabling easy, cost-effective integration of digital out-of-home media into an existing system, simplifying content management.
e-learning and corporate communications
Hughes Europe also offers cost-effective, high-performance solutions for e-learning and corporate communications utilizing the Helius platform. Employee training delivered via live video broadcast or on-demand playback enables companies to optimize their training measures while cutting travel expenses. In addition, Business IPTV allows companies to provide their employees with internal corporate information.
Max Gutberlet, Strategic Marketing Manager at Hughes Europe, will speak on digital out-of-home media at the POS as part of the “DigitalSignage@Retail” forum to accompany the trade fair. The talk will be held on Thursday, February 12, at 11:30 a.m.
About Hughes Europe
From its locations in Germany, the UK, and Italy, Hughes Europe provides satellite and terrestrial broadband solutions and managed services for private enterprises and government organizations. 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 global leader in providing broadband satellite networks and services for large enterprises, governments, small businesses, and consumers. HughesNet encompasses all broadband solutions and managed services from Hughes, bridging the best of satellite and terrestrial technologies. Its broadband satellite products are based on global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU standards organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A and GMR-1. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 1.5 million systems to customers in over 100 countries.
Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes maintains sales and support offices worldwide. Hughes is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hughes Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: HUGH). For additional information, please visit www.hughes.com .
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