Gilat Deploys North African Lottery VSAT Network
[Satellite TODAY 09-22-10] Gilat Satellite Networks completed the deployment of a VSAT network for a North African lottery, the company announced Sept. 21.
Gilat was contracted by the lottery to provide a turnkey solution to connect the customer’s central processing system with remote lottery terminals located throughout the country. The deployment follows Gilat’s announcement in April that it would develop a 2,500-site multinational broadband satellite network for lottery management in West Africa.
Gilat COO Jaron Lotan said the company completed installation of the entire network, including two hubs and more than 1,000 VSATs, in less than two months. “Gilat was able to rapidly allocate skilled and experienced project managers and hub operators in the field making it possible for us to have the primary hub installed in less than a week. The first 900 sites were installed in less than 30 days throughout a region spanning around 2,500 kilometers.”