Duluth, Georgia – (The Hosting News) – April 8, 2008 – Network satellite and wireless communications provider, DataPath, has captured $11.5 million to provide field services for a critical network of DataPath Deployable Ku Band Earth Terminals in the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility.
The DKET systems are built and installed by DataPath and used by the U.S. military as critical satellite communications hubs that deliver high-bandwidth capabilities on the battlefield.
Program Manager WIN-T’s Commercial SATCOM Terminal Program at the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command in Fort Monmouth, N.J. made the $11.5 million in awards through the Worldwide Satellite Systems contract. The awards are options on a previously announced contract that has a potential value of more than $50 million with all options exercised over multiple years. Under the latest agreements, more than 80 DataPath field service representatives will provide operations and maintenance services on more than 30 DKET systems during the next year.
Steve Lindeman, Vice President and General Manager of DataPath’s Integrated Systems and Services division noted, ”DataPath’s technical experts have been out in the field supporting the DKET program since it was established, and they continue today to work with great pride and dedication. Their efforts and expertise are one of our company’s core competencies, and their focus on the DKET program remains a top priority.”
DataPath has more than 170 personnel supporting the U.S. military in 60 locations and nine countries. In addition to the DKET network, they specialize in designing, installing and managing other critical communications networks for programs such as the U.S. Army’s Joint Network Node/WIN-T program and the U.S. Marine Corps’ Support Wide Area Network program.
Founded in 1996, DataPath provides satellite-based network solutions that are designed to solve customers’ toughest communications challenges. Specializing in enabling highly complex, video-intensive communications networks that are critical to the operations of military, civilian government and commercial organizations, the firm customizes services to meet urgent time frames and extreme conditions. DataPath establishes and maintains communications anywhere and delivers total network control through communications solutions, and the MaxView network control software and comprehensive services. SWE-DISH Satellite Systems AB, a Stockholm-based, design and manufacturer of mobile satellite communications systems, is a wholly owned subsidiary. DataPath is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., U.S.A. and operates via more than two dozen offices and distributor locations around the world.
For more information about DataPath, please visit: www.datapath.com.