Kroger Taps Gilat's Spacenet Subsidiary for Advanced Satellite Network

PETAH TIKVA, Israel, June 5 -- Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. today announced that its US 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.
Spacenet President and CEO Nick Supron said, "Kroger's project highlights the range and diversity of capabilities our technology can support. We are tremendously pleased to have been selected by Kroger to support its IDL and other data networking requirements. And, in light of their emphasis on reliability, performance and value, we are especially pleased to have been the selected vendor for this important network."
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