Spacenet Signs Multi-Year U.S. State Lottery VSAT Contracts
[Satellite TODAY 02-01-11] Gilat subsidiary Spacenet was selected by various U.S. state governments to provide and maintain SkyEdge broadband satellite terminals to support state lotteries, Gilat announced Jan. 31.
Texas and Illinois state governments issued Spacenet multi-year contract awards. In 2010, Indiana, Iowa and Louisiana issued similar contracts to network provider. Combined, the five state networks total about 33,000 lottery sites supported by SkyEdge’s bandwidth management and security services. Spacenet also was contracted in 2010 to provide VSAT systems for lotteries in West Africa and in North Africa.
“Spacenet solutions support all vendor lottery terminals and applications, including video based games and traditional non-video games. Lottery and gaming networks use applications that require high availability and uptime. Spacenet optimizes the performance of lottery applications over satellite and provides VSAT solutions tailored to the specific needs of the lottery market,” the company said in a statement.