Press Release

Spacenet is selected to deploy broadband satellite service to 237 Arby’s restaurants nationwide

By SpaceRef Editor
April 20, 2005
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McLean, VA., April 18, 2005 – Spacenet Inc. today announced that it has been selected to provide a Connexstar broadband satellite network to 237 Arby’s restaurants owned and operated by the company’s second largest franchisee, Sybra, Inc.  

The Connexstar VSAT high-speed network is part of a complete back-of-house and point-of-sale system replacement that Arby’s has implemented in all of its Sybra-owned restaurants. The VSAT network will support retail networking applications that include fast credit authorization, point-of-sale polling and a corporate intranet connection between the stores and Arby’s corporate headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

“It was very clear from the beginning of our evaluation process that Connexstar provided excellent application performance and the Spacenet organization provided comprehensive technical and operational support,” said Gilbert Reyes, Vice President, Information Technology for Arby’s, LLC.”Their responsiveness in addressing our requirements also influenced our selection.”

Spacenet President and CEO Bill Gerety said, “This contract award to serve Arby’s is an excellent opportunity for Spacenet to continue its successful relationship with the Arby’s family. We already successfully deployed and maintain an 825-site network for RTM Restaurant Group, the nation’s largest Arby’s franchisee. Today’s announcement is the latest example of our continued growth in the quick-service restaurant space, which is characterized by extremely demanding networking requirements.”

Background on Spacenet’s Connexstar service

Connexstar provides commercial-grade, always-on broadband connectivity to multi-site enterprises of any size, regardless of end-user location. The service supports a wide range of business applications, including high-speed credit authorization, in-store licensed music, distance learning, content multicasting and secure private networking services – all through a single, compact, remote access device incorporating advanced networking and routing functionality.

About Spacenet

Spacenet is the worldwide services group of Gilat Satellite Networks. Spacenet Inc., based in McLean, Virginia, offers connectivity, value-added applications and managed networks to customers in North America and worldwide, including its Connexstar satellite and hybrid terrestrial broadband networking solutions for enterprise and government customers, and StarBand residential and small-office VSAT services. Spacenet has more than 20 years of experience providing wide area networks, application support, customer care and network management for some of the largest satellite-based networks in the world. Visit Spacenet at 

Spacenet Media Contact:

Jeffrey Carl
Director of Marketing
(703) 848-1068
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