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HNS DIRECWAY Wanted To Know How DirecStar Handled Rain, Ice, Wind and 16Gs


Contact: Michael Sherman FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tel. 319-754-0604
Cell Phone: 901-351-9861


DirecStar Auto-deploying System has Demonstrated Compliance
with all HNS Environmental Requirements

Salt Lake City, UT, September 20, 2005. DataTech International, LLC announced today that its new DirecStar auto-pointing and deploying mounting system has been certified by Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HNS), for use with HNS’ DIRECWAY broadband satellite system.
This certification came after several months of rigorous testing by HNS, which included temperature and humidity exposure, rain, icing, freezing rain, dust, 4G and 16G mechanical shock, package vibration and handling shock, wind tunnel, and FCC and CE self-certification compliance.

Reed Brown, president of DataTech said, “These tests were completed to ensure that applicable HNS and government regulatory standards will be met when using the DirecStar system with the DIRECWAY service in a fixed transportable mode. We are very proud to be certified by HNS and excited by the fact that our DirecStar auto-deploying system complies with all the rigorous and thorough testing required by HNS to meet its environmental requirements.”

Available with a .74 or .98 meter dish, the DirecStar system deploys rapidly, providing instant Internet connectivity with a simple touch screen interface and is also easy to install. Transportable, high-speed connectivity enables customers to access broadband from all remote locations, without the need for phone lines. The DirecStar system includes single platform connection for all users and cost-effective pricing with uniform monthly service fees. Such applications as Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), Virtual Private Networks (VPN), Secured Private Networks (SPN), transportable Wi-Fi access, real-time Web casts via multicast delivery and streaming and much more, are now available with the DirecStar system with just a click of a button.

David Shiff, vice president of sales, North American Division at HNS said, “HNS completed its review of the DirecStar system and found that DirecStar met all relevant HNS operability standards for use on the DIRECWAY system when properly installed by certified technicians. We are excited about the added deployment and operational capabilities this product offers DIRECWAY users.”

HNS named DataTech a Value Added Reseller (VAR) of DIRECWAY high-speed Internet access services for transportable applications last year. The certification by HNS is a very important next step for DataTech.

Transportable Internet technology is all about freedom of location, and the importance of connectivity and affordability of high-speed communication. People, businesses and time-sensitive service and care organizations who are constantly on the go and who need to send and access information no matter where they are located, now have access to the technology that makes all this possible. These new Internet satellite systems provide transportable access to users such as homeland security, news organizations, the oil, gas, forestry and mining industries, medical service providers, law enforcement, military, emergency response teams, mobile command centers, government, field offices, broadband and video conferencing, construction and recreational vehicles.

DataTech first previewed DirecStar on the DIRECWAY platform at CES 2005. DataTech is now shipping the DirecStar system.

For more information or to schedule an interview with Reed Brown, please call Michael Sherman at 319-754-0604 or send an email to Please visit our website at

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About DataTech
Data Technology International, LLC is a new company in partnership with the Winegard Company and was formed to develop technologies and associated products that deliver transportable Internet and data communications in both domestic and international markets. Its first product line is a series of two-way fixed/transportable mobile satellite Internet systems, offering real-time IP, video, voice, audio and data communications virtually anywhere, anytime. The first product is a transportable satellite Internet system with dishes ranging from .74 meter to 1.2 meters.

About Hughes Network Systems
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HNS), is the world’s leading provider of broadband satellite network solutions for businesses and consumers, with more than 800,000 systems ordered or shipped to customers in 85 countries. HNS pioneered the development of high-speed satellite Internet access services and IP-based networks, which it markets globally under the DIRECWAY brand. DIRECWAY terminals are based on the IPoS (IP over Satellite) global standard, approved by the TIA, ETSI, and ITU standards organizations.

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C. in Germantown, Maryland, USA, HNS maintains sales and support offices worldwide. SkyTerra Communications, Inc. (OTCBB:SKYT) and The DIRECTV Group, Inc. (NYSE:DTV) each own 50% of HNS. SkyTerra is its managing member. For additional information, please visit


HUGHES and Hughes Network Systems are trademarks of Hughes Network Systems, LLC. DIRECWAY is a trademark of The DIRECTV Group, Inc.


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