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Hughes launches Helius digital signage, IPTV in Europe

RIESHEIM, Germany — Hughes Network Systems LLC, a provider of broadband satellite networks and services, announced that its European operating unit has launched an expanded portfolio of HughesNet enterprise offerings based on Hughes’ recently-acquired Helius Business IPTV solutions. The expanded portfolio includes comprehensive digital signage and online training applications.

“E-learning and digital signage are two of the fastest growing areas within our HughesNet solutions portfolio,” said Mike Darcy, president of Hughes Europe. “We are excited to add the Helius solutions to our line-up, offering our customers the choice of a proven, high performance platform for both Internet and broadcast-based e-learning and digital signage.”

The Helius Business IPTV solutions are comprised of:

• Helius MediaAuthor • Helius Portal and Presenter • Helius MediaGate Router • MediaGate Software Suite 

“These products are designed for rapid deployment and can be simply and quickly added to existing HughesNet solutions,” said Mike Tippets, president of Helius. “Customers such as General Motors, Safeway, JCPenney, Raytheon, General Dynamics and others have benefited from the power and flexibility of Helius applications — and we are implementing pilot installations of these products and services with customers of Hughes today.”

Helius was acquired by Hughes Communications Inc. in early 2008.

digital signage, IPTV in Europe