Kroger Taps Gilat's Spacenet Subsidiary for Advanced Satellite Network

PETAH TIKVA, Israel - Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. today announced that its U.S. subsidiary, Spacenet Inc., has been selected by The Kroger Co. to provide remote VSAT and baseband hub technology for a nationwide two-way satellite network.

The network will initially link multiple video studios with Fred Meyer grocery store locations through a broadband connection allowing high-speed Video on Demand (VoD) delivery and Voice over IP (VoIP) return for Interactive Distance Learning (IDL) and videoconferencing applications.

The network is also being designed to support a wide range of additional future applications, including software and content delivery, frame relay backup, and other interactive data applications.
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