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Spacenet® Showcases “Big Bandwidth Store” During National Retail Federation’s BIG Show 2013 – Booth #1675

Spacenet Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT) and a leading provider of managed network services, will be showcasing its full suite of communication network solutions for retailers in its “Big Bandwidth Store” themed exhibit at National Retail Federation’s BIG Show at the Jacob H. Javits Convention Center in New York, January 14-15, 2013.

Spacenet manages and optimizes communications networks for many of the country’s leading retailers. These clients typically have hundreds or thousands of stores spread across a wide geographic area and include a wide variety of broadband, wired and wireless technologies. Spacenet helps retailers deploy the tools and technology needed to enhance Point of Sale (POS), accelerate customer check-out and enable real-time inventory control as well as gift card and loyalty programs, self-checkout initiatives, video surveillance and more.

In booth #1675, Spacenet executives will discuss the need of retailers with geographically dispersed locations for broad, fast, secure and reliable connectivity, while simultaneously achieving a lower total cost of network ownership. Spacenet’s “Big Bandwidth Store” theme at this year’s show represents the one-stop bandwidth shopping that Spacenet’s comprehensive line of 24/7 managed network services brings retailers. The exhibit will feature four unique solutions pods, highlighting Spacenet solutions sets for some of the top challenges facing today’s retail network, including:

  • Access Strategy – Spacenet develops an access strategy for the retailer’s overall network using a technology-neutral (Cable, EoC, Fiber, DSL, 4G and VSAT) approach that provides the greatest coverage and lowest total cost of ownership.
  • Wi-Fi Communications – Spacenet provides centralized, full-scale program management of in-store Wi-Fi deployment and operations for consistency in management, maintenance and security throughout each store and across the enterprise.
  • Unified Communications – Spacenet helps optimize business processes and communications by integrating real-time (instant messaging, presence information, telephony, video conferencing) and non-real-time (voicemail, email, SMS, fax) technologies across all devices and media, leveraging its MPLS network to deliver an enhanced user experience through Quality of Service (QoS).
  • Integrated IP Physical Security – in conjunction with Vector Security®, Spacenet offers an integrated, single-source solution for managed network services and interactive security products and services, including integrated video, BA/FA, access, EAS, robbery and more.

“Today’s retailers face an ever increasing demand for wide area access, in-store Wi-Fi, unified communications, and vault-tight network security,” said Glenn Katz, Spacenet’s CEO. “And affordable, accessible and secure bandwidth is the key to all of the above. Spacenet’s tiered approach to managed services empowers retailers to strategically and cost-effectively deploy the tools and technology needed to optimize one of today’s most vital corporate assets... the network.”

Also in booth #1675, Vector Security, a loss prevention provider offering a wide array of interactive security products and services, will discuss how a combined Vector Security/Spacenet solution creates one point of accountability for retailers and provides proactive monitoring and support through Virtual Private Networks (VPNs), compliance services and secured hosting.

For more information on Spacenet’s comprehensive network managed services, visit www.spacenet.com or call 866.480.2263.

About Spacenet®

Since 1981, Spacenet Inc. has designed, implemented and managed some of the largest communications networks for US-based business, industrial and government customers. Spacenet has a longstanding tradition of industry leadership and innovation, and today manages communications at more than 130,000 locations for customers including many Fortune 500 companies and major government agencies.

Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Spacenet is a wholly owned subsidiary of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT). Visit Spacenet at http://www.spacenet.com

About Gilat

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd (NASDAQ, TASE: GILT) is a leading provider of products and services for satellite-based broadband communications. Gilat develops and markets a wide range of high-performance satellite ground segment equipment and VSATs, with an increasing focus on the consumer and Ka-band market. In addition, Gilat enables mobile SOTM (Satellite-on-the-Move) solutions providing low-profile antennas, next generation solid-state power amplifiers and modems. Gilat also provides managed network and satellite-based services for rural telephony and Internet access via its subsidiaries in the United States, Peru and Colombia.

With over 25 years of experience, and over a million products shipped to more than 85 countries, Gilat has provided enterprises, service providers and operators with efficient and reliable satellite-based connectivity solutions, including cellular backhaul, banking, retail, e-government and rural communication networks. Gilat also enables leading defense, public security and news organizations to implement advanced, on-the-move tactical communications on board their land, air and sea fleets using Gilat's high-performance SOTM solutions. For more information, please visit us at www.gilat.com

About Vector Security

For more than 40 years, Vector Security, Inc. (www.vectorsecurity.com) has been a premier provider of intelligent security solutions tailored to the needs of the customer. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, the company offers a full suite of electronic security services for residential, business and national account customers across North America and the Caribbean through a network of branches and authorized dealers. Vector Security is a sister company of the Philadelphia Contributionship, a private insurance company founded in 1752, and currently provides cost effective, technology-based security solutions to more than 260,000 homes and businesses.

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