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Hughes HX System 4.0 Named 2012 Satellite Spotlight Product of the Year


Germantown, Md., May 30, 2013―HX System 4.0, a high-performance IP satellite broadband system from Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), received the 2012 Satellite Spotlight Product of the Year Award from Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC).

Hughes, the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and a leading provider of managed network services, was one of just three companies to win a 2012 Satellite Spotlight Product Award from TMC. Winners represent the most innovative satellite technology solutions brought to market in the past year and are chosen by TMC’s editorial director and staff writers based on the application submissions and other available information from the vendor.

“It is my pleasure to recognize Hughes with a Satellite Spotlight Product of the Year Award,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “HX System 4.0 truly is among the most innovative satellite technology solutions to come around in the past year. We’re proud to honor Hughes’ accomplishments in the advancement of satellite technology.”

HX System 4.0 was recognized for its variety of technology enhancements to the HX product family which enables higher performance, higher efficiency, and has a number of significant new features. Designed and optimized for carrier-grade IP broadband networking and specialized applications such as mobility and mesh networking, the HX System is a leader in specialty markets such as IP trunking, 3G/4G cellular backhaul, Virtual Network Operator (VNO) hosting, and “Comms On-The-Move” (COTM) for airborne/maritime/land, including Defense and Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) solutions.

A major element of the HX System 4.0 is a dual stack IPv6/IPv4 design which enables the simultaneous support of both protocols. The ability to implement IPv6 is fast becoming a critical issue for every telecommunications service provider as the availability of new IPv4 address space is quickly disappearing. HX System 4.0 enables operators to smoothly transition to IPv6 while continuing to support their installed base of IPv4 customers and devices. 

“Our wide range of operator, enterprise and military customers are now realizing the extensive benefits of HX System 4.0 for fixed and on-the-move broadband satellite solutions. It’s an honor to be recognized by TMC,” said Dave Jupin, vice president, International Product Management at Hughes.

A full list of TMC winners will be available on and in Satellite Spotlight’s eNewsletter. For more information on TMC, please visit