August 26, 2008

DataPath Awarded $1.9 Million to Support U.S. CENTCOM Satellite Communications Hubs

DULUTH, Ga., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- DataPath, Inc., a leading provider of satellite and wireless communications networks around the world, has been awarded $1.9 million to continue providing field services for DataPath Deployable Ku Band Earth Terminals (DKETs) at a key communications hub in Iraq. The DKET systems were built and installed by DataPath and are used by the U.S. military as critical satellite communications (SATCOM) hubs that deliver high-bandwidth capabilities on the battlefield. DataPath technical experts have been based onsite to ensure optimum performance of the systems since they were installed in March 2005.

"DataPath's onsite technical support services continue to be a differentiator in our core U.S. Department of Defense market," said Steve Lindeman, vice president of Business Operations at DataPath. "Our people are deployed in the thick of things to make sure vital U.S. military communications operate reliably."

DataPath has more than 200 personnel supporting the U.S. military in 60 locations and nine countries. In addition to supporting the DKET network, DataPath field personnel specialize in designing, installing and managing other critical communications network programs such as the Defense Information Systems Agency's teleport network, the U.S. Army's Joint Network Node (JNN)/Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) program, and the U.S. Marine Corps' Support Wide Area Network (SWAN) program.

The contracting authority for the award, which exercises options on an existing contract, is U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) based in Tampa, Fla.

About DataPath, Inc.

DataPath is a global leader in creating satellite-based network solutions that solve customers' toughest communications challenges. We specialize in enabling highly complex, video-intensive communications networks that are critical to the operations of military, civilian government and commercial organizations. Even in the most urgent time frames and extreme conditions, we establish and maintain communications anywhere and deliver total network control through our communications solutions, MaxView(R) network control software and comprehensive services. SWE-DISH Satellite Systems AB, a Stockholm-based, global leader in the design and manufacture 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, visit

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