Hughes To Provide Backup For Cement Producer
[11-27-07 – Satellite Today] Hughes Network Systems LLC will provide Essroc, a North American cement producer, with backup satellite broadband service, Hughes announced Nov. 27.
HughesNet Access Continuity uses satellite broadband technology to create a path to the primary landline network, ensuring that Essroc applications such as accounting, processing, e-mail, bulk loading, time and attendance, safety, and compliance data remain running if the primary network fails.
"When you back up a landline network with another landline network, it is vulnerable to the same problems as the primary network," Ted Fritchlee, senior network engineer, Essroc, said in a statement. "We previously used an ISDN to backup our MPLS wide area network, but after the local phone company had an outage at its central office, we approached Hughes and went non-terrestrial.”