EMS Satellite Networks Launches New DVB-RCS Hub

LAS VEGAS, April 20, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- EMS Satellite Networks, a division of EMS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:ELMG), today launched a revolutionary new DVB-RCS hub. This new hub is an extension of EMS's existing, market-leading, field-proven DVB-RCS hub product, enabling several new features while dramatically reducing entry costs for EMS customers.

EMS's Release 2.0 DVB-RCS hub is designed to support thousands of terminals, hundreds of megabits of outbound and inbound traffic, and powerful features such as a bi-directional performance-enhancing proxy. It uses less than half of the hardware used in EMS's existing Release 1.5 hub. The hub has been field-tested for several months with beta customers, and is now available for commercial service.

"Our Release 2.0 DVB-RCS hub is economically attractive for smaller service providers and private networks, while maintaining the scalability and performance expected from our carrier-class customers," said Don Osborne, Senior Vice President and General Manager, EMS Satellite Networks. "This new hub is just one of the many product announcements we will make this year, and underscores EMS's continuing performance lead in the DVB-RCS market."

EMS's DVB-RCS product and technology solutions enable two-way broadband access for a wide range of networking applications. Applications range from Internet access and simple web browsing, to more sophisticated virtual private networks, videoconferencing and voice-over-IP. EMS's DVB-RCS solutions are the only multiple-access solutions capable of delivering data transfer rates of up to 45Mbps for downloads and up to 4Mbps for uploads at each remote terminal, or enough bandwidth to support anything from a small business to an entire community from a single remote terminal.

About EMS Technologies, Inc.

EMS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:ELMG) is a leading innovator in the design and manufacture of wireless, satellite and defense solutions, and focuses its unique range of advanced technologies on the needs of broadband and mobile information users. The Company is headquartered in Atlanta, employs approximately 1,700 people worldwide and has manufacturing facilities in Atlanta, Ottawa, Montreal and Brazil.

The Satellite Networks Division of EMS Technologies, based in Montreal, Canada has played a critical role in the development of the DVB-RCS international open standard for high-speed bi-directional Internet communications via satellite, and is a leading provider of broadband satellite communications ground terminal and hub solutions.

For more information, visit EMS on the World Wide Web at www.ems-t.com.


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