Kratos' Integral Systems Europe Selected by Dialog Television to Provide Satellite Earth Stations and Video Platform
March 06, 2014 --
SAN DIEGO, March 6, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that its Integral Systems Europe Limited (Kratos ISE UK) subsidiary has been selected by Dialog Television (Private) Limited of Sri Lanka to deliver multiple satellite earth stations and a video platform for integration to Dialog's new and existing transmission facilities in Sri Lanka.
The system to be delivered includes a 10-terminal redundant content-ingest earth station farm, a play-out automation system, a high-power broadcast uplink including RF equipment with a 13m Antenna, together with a network operations center (NOC) and network management system (NMS), all of which will be installed at a new disaster recovery site. Kratos ISE UK's project scope also includes upgrading the existing primary uplink facility RF System in Colombo. In a further contract award, as part of Dialog Television's MPEG-4 Migration project, Kratos ISE UK will provide a new Play-out Automation System and SDI Router upgrade for the primary uplink facility.
Kratos ISE UK will build and test the system in its ground system integration facility near Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, prior to shipping it to Sri Lanka where Kratos ISE UK will also undertake the installation, integration and testing.
"We are extremely excited at this contract award from Dialog Television," said Andrew Smith, President of Kratos ISE UK. "Much of our satellite earth station work over the past 30 years has been associated with high-capacity broadcast systems, including the provision of the largest satellite transmission systems in Europe. Dialog's selection of our solution underscores the breadth and depth of our capability in the provision of satellite multimedia transmission and reception systems."
For more than 30 years, Kratos ISE UK has provided high-value satellite ground systems and solutions to the global satellite community for applications including satellite control, telecommunication gateway, broadcast uplink and VSAT hub applications. The company's total turnkey project capability addresses a broad spectrum of customer requirements, from RF system upgrades to complete satellite ground segment infrastructure "green field" projects. For more information visit www.Kratos-ISI.com and www.integ.uk.com.
About Dialog Axiata PLC
Dialog Axiata PLC, a subsidiary of Axiata Group Berhad (Axiata), operates Sri Lanka's largest and fastest growing mobile telecommunications network. The Company is also one of the largest listed companies on the Colombo Stock Exchange in terms of market capitalization. Dialog Axiata supplements its market leading position in the Mobile Telecommunications sector with a robust footprint and market presence in Sri Lanka's Fixed Telecommunications and Digital Television markets through its fully owned subsidiaries Dialog Broadband Networks (Private) Ltd (DBN) and Dialog Television (Private) Ltd., (DTV). DBN is Sri Lanka's second largest Fixed Telecommunications provider. DBN serves residential and enterprise customers with voice, broadband, leased lines and customized telecommunication services. DBN has the distinction of being the first telecommunications operator in Sri Lanka to launch 4th Generation LTE High Speed Broadband Services. DBN is also a leading provider of Radio and Optical Fibre based transmission infrastructure facilities. DTV operates a Direct-to-Home (DTH) Digital Satellite TV service and is the market leader in Sri Lanka's Pay TV sector. DTV supports a broad array of international and local content in both Standard Definition (SD) and High Definition (HD) formats alongside a wide portfolio of Sri Lankan television channels and delivers high quality infotainment to a viewer base in excess of 300,000 Sri Lankan Households. Dialog remains Sri Lanka's largest Foreign Direct Investor (FDI) with investments totaling over USD 1.5 billion. Dialog is an ISO 9001 certified company and has received numerous local and international awards including the National Quality Award, Sri Lanka Business Excellence Award, and 3 successive GSM World Awards. The company has also earned the distinction of being ranked No. 1 on Sri Lanka's Corporate Accountability Ratings for 4 years in succession and the Dialog brand being voted as the winner of Sri Lanka's Peoples Awards for the most preferred telecommunications brand, Sri Lanka's most valuable brand of the year by Brand Finance and winner of SLIM-Nielsen Peoples Service Brand of the year, SLIM-Nielsen Peoples Telecom Brand of the Year and joint winner SLIM-Nielsen Peoples Youth Brand of the Year. Dialog is also the current Sponsor of the National Cricket Team & National Rugby Team of Sri Lanka.
About Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS) is a specialized National Security technology Company providing mission critical products, services and solutions for United States National Security. Kratos' core capabilities are sophisticated engineering, manufacturing and system integration offerings for National Security platforms and programs. Kratos' areas of expertise include Command, Control, Communications, Computing, Combat Systems, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR), satellite communication systems, electronic warfare, unmanned systems, missile defense, cyber warfare, cybersecurity, information assurance, and critical infrastructure security. Kratos has primarily an engineering and technically oriented work force of approximately 3,850. The vast majority of Kratos' work is performed on a military base, in a secure facility or at a critical infrastructure location. Kratos' primary end customers are National Security related agencies. News and information are available at www.KratosDefense.com.
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