Spotlight: Military Families Share Distant Graduations

By | June 14, 2004 | Feature

Tachyon Networks is joining in the celebration of graduating high-school students by donating the company’s bandwidth and remote-access satellite equipment to let their parents serving in the military in Iraq see the ceremonies as they take place.

Tachyon’s technological contribution to the U.S. Army’s initiative to raise morale will allow parents to view the pomp and circumstance of graduation ceremonies in locales around the country this month. The company’s patented satellite technology provides T1-like speeds and reliable real-time transmission to the remote desert, enabling parents to communicate directly and immediately with their graduating children via e-mail messages. The U.S. Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe (DoDDS-E) is partnering with the U.S. Army Europe (USAREUR) in this effort to use the Tachyon satellite network to provide family support.

“Taking part in their children’s graduations will allow soldiers deployed far from home to be present at a momentous event in their children’s lives,” said Mark Gercenstein, Tachyon’s president and CEO.

All of Tachyon’s solutions are powered by T-Force, a satellite broadband performance optimizer. T-Force consists of core network and satellite communications technologies, proprietary software and methodologies.

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(Christine Keck, The SheaHedges Group, 703/287-7822)

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