GERMANTOWN, Maryland, March 19 /PRNewswire/ --

- New HX260 Mesh and HX200 Broadband Satellite Routers, Ideal for Private Networks and Cellular Backhaul, with Advanced DVB-S2/ACM Bandwidth Management

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, today announced the availability of its latest generation HX broadband satellite routers, the HX260 Mesh and the HX200. These new routers provide up to twice the throughput performance and build on the advanced DVB-S2/ACM bandwidth management of the highly successful HX System. Both incorporate a high performance processor and ample onboard memory to deliver carrier grade performance for business private networks, cellular backhaul, and a wide range of broadband applications.

The HX260 features an integrated, multichannel TDMA demodulator, enabling simultaneous mesh and star mode connectivity within the HX System-ideal for cost-effective private networks providing a mix of voice and data services, and easily managed from one central NOC location.

Our new HX260 and HX200 broadband routers bring a new level of performance and functionality to the highly successful HX System family, said Dave Jupin, vice president, International Division, Hughes. Fully compliant with the bandwidth-efficient DVB-S2 standard with ACM, these new router platforms enable operators to rapidly configure both star and mesh networking topologies to provide cost-efficient, combined mesh voice and data services, including 'on-the-move' mobility applications.

The HX200 supports connection to a variety of radios, including industry-standard L-Band BUCs, and is easily configured to support the full range of advanced features offered by the HX System, including mobility support. The HX260 multichannel demodulator enables the unit to operate in full mesh mode with a single satellite hop to connect to another HX260 terminal, offering maximum network flexibility and reliability.

About Hughes Network Systems

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is the global leader in providing broadband satellite networks and services for large enterprises, governments, small businesses, and consumers. HughesNet(R) encompasses all broadband solutions and managed services from Hughes, bridging the best of satellite and terrestrial technologies. Its broadband satellite products are based on global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU standards organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A and GMR-1. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 1.9 million systems to customers in over 100 countries.

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes maintains sales and support offices worldwide. Hughes is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hughes Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: HUGH). For additional information, please visit

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Judy Blake of Hughes Network Systems, LLC, +1-301-601-7330,; or Lisa Rassenti of Brodeur Partners for Hughes, +1-202-775-2652,