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By | October 1, 2002


      BOEING: Promotes Regional Vice President

      The Boeing Co. named Paul Walters regional vice president, Southeast Asia. He will be responsible for coordinating all company business activities in a number of countries in the region.

      Walters will help expand Boeing’s profile and presence in the region beyond Singapore and Malaysia. Most recently he was vice president, Asia, Boeing Space Systems International Service Co.

      CELERITY: Expands Sales Team

      Celerity Digital Broadband Test, a division of L-3 Communications, named Sue Guzman vice president of sales. Her responsibilities include worldwide sales and support, customer satisfaction and revenue growth.

      Prior to joining Celerity, Guzman was employed at Teradyne Inc. as western regional sales manager.

      The company also named Lucy McGuire western regional sales manager. Her responsibilities include sales, customer service and market development.

      Prior to joining Celerity, McGuire was employed by Rational Software as an account executive.

      CHANNEL MASTER: Names Vice President

      Debra Huttenburg has been named vice president of business development and program management at Channel Master LLC. In this position she will lead and execute strategic business development activities.

      Most recently Huttenburg served as president of Galaxy Engineering Services.

      EADS: Welcomes North American CEO

      EADS has elected Ralph Crosby, Jr. to the position of chairman and CEO of EADS North America.

      In this position, Crosby will oversee efforts to expand company business, develop industrial partnerships and ensure strong customer relationships.

      Most recently, he was president of Northrop Grumman’s Integrated Systems sector.

      SEA LAUNCH: Hires New Head Of Procurement

      Sea Launch has appointed Gary Goodwin to the position of vice president, contracts and procurement. He is responsible for all contractual and procurement relationships with Sea Launch’s customers, partners and subcontractors.

      Prior to joining Sea Launch, Goodwin was director of launch services contract, for Space Systems/Loral.

      SPOT IMAGE: Appoints CEO

      Neal Carney has been named CEO of Spot Image Corp. Carney served the last four years as senior vice president and chief operating officer of Spot’s U.S. operation.

      Prior to joining Spot, he served as chief financial officer of iNet America, a U.S. subsidiary of Bell Canada.


      CARMEL GROUP: Releases DBS Statistics

      The Carmel Group released the first edition of its 2002 DBS North America Databook.

      The Databook contains U.S. and Canadian DBS industry forecasts; DBS player profiles; contributing factors that have led to the success of DBS in North America; competitions posed by service providers relying on non-satellite technologies; and industry-wide contact information.

      CONNEXION BY BOEING: Signs Deal With Intelsat

      Connexion by Boeing has signed a contract with Intelsat for transponder capacity onboard the Intelsat 709 satellite, supporting the provision of airborne broadband connectivity to commercial jetliners in route between Europe and North America. Terms of the agreement, which were not announced, call for the leasing of two transponders–one each for transmit and receive–onboard the satellite, which is located at 304.5 degrees E.

      CRAWFORD: Introduces STAR Neighborhood

      Crawford Communications released its Crawford Cable STAR (Satellite Transponder for the America Region), a new digital “cable neighborhood” on Panamsat’s Galaxy 11. The Crawford Cable STAR will offer space for 12 television channels on a statistically-multiplexed digital carrier.

      Crawford will uplink all of the channels to the Cable STAR from its Atlanta teleport.

      INTELSAT: Rolls Out Broadband In Colombia

      Intelsat launched its new high-speed broadband via satellite service in Colombia. The offering provides Internet access for e-mail, Web browsing and e-commerce applications for small- and medium-sized businesses in underserved regions of the South American country.

      The new broadband service is initially being offered over a Gilat SkyStar 360 degrees E platform.


      ADC INTERNATIONAL: Wins Contract From DISA

      ADC International LLC was awarded a contract by the Defense Information System Agency (DISA) for Inmarsat airtime transition services for the Department of Defense and other federal agencies, with a potential estimated value by the government of $400 million. Terms include a three-year base period and seven one-year options.

      The 10-year firm, fixed price, indefinite-delivery/quantity contract requires a full range of INMARSAT equipment and services including access to voice, data, messaging and paging capabilities.

      ANDREW: Wins iPSTAR Contract

      Andrew Corp. received a $20 million plus contract from Shin Satellite Public Co. Ltd. (Shin Sat) for a network of 18 earth station gateway systems throughout Australia, Asia and New Zealand. The network will be used to deploy Shin Satellite’s iPSTAR broadband satellite system. Andrew will design, install, implement and deploy the entire gateway RF network. Installation will commence in mid-2003.

      GILAT: Builds Business In Kazakhstan

      Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. was selected by Astel OJSC to supply two satellite rural telephony/Internet networks of 200 sites each for the Kazakhstan State Postal Office and the State Center on Pension Payment.

      The new networks will provide corporate telephony, fax, data, Internet, e-mail, e-post and e-government services to rural users.

      GLOBAL RADIO: Collaborates With Dalet

      Global Radio S.A. is collaborating with Dalet a.n.n., a provider of digital audio and video software systems, to design a digital audio infrastructure for Global Radio’s broadcasting facility to be located in Luxembourg and become operational by 2005.

      The system will encompass live studio, live-assist and automated capabilities, as well as multilingual programming, a variety of data applications, editing, commercial insertion, security and resource management and cost tracking.

      GLOBECAST AUSTRALIA: Merges With Mediasat

      Globecast has merged its Globecast Australia business unit and Australian teleport with production operator Mediasat, creating one of the continent’s largest satellite transmission and production companies operating as Globecast Australia Pty Ltd.

      Based in Sydney, the newly expanded Globecast Australia combines its existing mobile satellite news gathering resources and digital video platforms on Intelsat satellites Por 180 and Ior 62 with Mediasat’s 24/7 teleport, master control and DTH platform on Optus B3.

      PANAMSAT: Partners With BT

      Panamsat Corp. and BT Broadcast Services (BT) have formed a strategic alliance for the distribution of digital video services in Europe, the United States and other markets. By leveraging and combining the power of each company’s network, Panamsat and BT now offer customers a turnkey solution for the global distribution of digital video content.

      SWE-DISH: Wins Contract From U.S. DoD

      Swe-Dish Satellite Systems has been awarded an $18 million contract from the U.S. Defense Department for mobile satellite communications equipment. The products will be used for transmission of video, data and voice content.

      STM WIRELESS: Forms Alliance With BCS

      STM Wireless Inc. (STM), has formed a strategic alliance with Beijing Changfeng Century Satellite Hi-Tech Co. Ltd. (BCS), a subsidiary of China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp., for the offering of VSAT network systems and solutions to customers in China.

      The agreement provides for STM and BCS to cooperate in development and commercialization of new ground equipment technologies and sales and support of STM’s products throughout China.

      THALES: Selected By Atlanta DTH

      Thales Broadcast and Multimedia announced that its Quartz EPG Server and Amber Remultiplexer multimedia solutions were selected by equipment supplier Atlanta DTH Inc. of Atlanta, GA, for several customer applications, including, educational distance learning and satellite bouquet services for ethic programming distribution.


      QUINTECH: Delivers New Line Of Routers

      Quintech Electronics and Communications Inc. debuted a new line of RF matrix switches. The MRF Series of programmable, non-blocking, full fan-out RF matrix routing systems, when fully integrated, are configured to route any of 2, 4, 8 or 12 inputs carrying RF signals to any number of 2 or 4 outputs. (Quintech, 250 Airport Rd., Indiana, PA 15701; Tel: 724/349-1412; Fax: 724/349-1421; Web:

      SUNWIZE: Sunwize Modules Win Approval

      Sunwize Technologies Inc.’s SW and OEM line of single crystalline modules received FM approval for Class I, Division 2, Groups A, B, C and D, Hazardous (Classified) Locations. The Sunwize solar module line ranges from 5 to 120 watts and are rated at +/- 5 percent of the listed output. All SW and OEM series modules come with a 20-year, 80 percent power output warranty.

      (Sunwize Technologies, 1155 Flatbush Rd., Kingston, NY 12401; Tel: 845/336-0146; Fax: 845/336-0457; Web:

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