Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, announced today the launch of its innovative Scorpio Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT)-in-a-box for high-speed consumer broadband. This latest addition to Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c family of VSATs lowers the cost barrier of delivering broadband services via satellite.
Scorpio’s innovative design increases system reliability due to the complete integration of the indoor and outdoor units into a single weather-proof box. This solution addresses the cost efficiencies required for residential customers and small businesses worldwide. Its compact, lightweight design allows rapid self-installation and easy roof mounting. Scorpio connects to the home network with a single Ethernet cable, thus providing a simple demarcation point for improved network diagnostics and increased customer satisfaction.
“Gilat’s Scorpio sets a new industry benchmark for consumer broadband,” said Hagay Katz, Head of the VSAT Line of Business at Gilat. “With our VSAT-in-a-box, ISPs will be able to save in installation and maintenance expenses while internet users will enjoy rapid self-installation and activation, in addition to low power consumption. Scorpio is a main component of our broadband strategy, with extremely positive feedback received from customers, and first deployments are expected in the coming months.”
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. 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 Satellite-on-the-Move (SOTM) 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 Peru and Colombia.