November 4, 2005
Dear SatLabs Subscriber,

We are pleased to announce another major milestone in the commercial development of the DVB-RCS standard: Nera SatCom, EMS Technologies and Gilat have all been awarded the SatLabs Certificate of Compliance for successfully passing the SatLabs Qualification Program. This certificate verifies their broadband satellite terminals comply with the DVB-RCS standard and can interoperate with other DVB-RCS based satellite equipment.

In addition to the latest certification news, read up on the summary and conclusions of the SatLabs DVB-RCS symposium held in September and find out how I-PEP Specifications will aid higher levels of interoperability.

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Your SatLabs Team
    First DVB-RCS terminals pass SatLabs Qualification Programme
The Nera Satcom manufactured DVB-RCS terminals SatLink 1000 and SatLink 1910 have successfully passed the SatLabs Qualification Program. This is an important milestone in the verification of interoperability among commercial DVB-RCS products.
    Nera SatCom First to obtain DVB-RCS Interoperability Certification
As the first DVB-RCS equipment manufacturer in the world, Nera SatCom today received the SatLabs Certificate of Compliance, verifying that its broadband satellite terminals comply with the DVB-RCS standard and can interoperate with other DVB-RCS based satellite equipment.
    EMS Satellite Networks Obtains SatLabs DVB-RCS Certification of Compliance
EMS Technologies, Inc., announced today that it has obtained a SatLabs DVB-RCS Certificate of Compliance, verifiying that its satellite terminal complies with the the DVB-RCS standard.
    Gilat Satellite Networks Receives DVB-RCS Compliance Certification from the SatLabs Group
Gilat Satellite Networks, Ltd. (NASDAQ: GILTF) announced today that its SkyEdge DVB-RCS VSAT has received the SatLabs Group Certificate of Compliance.
    ESA defines Interoperable Performance Enhancement Proxy (I-PEP)
To ensure a higher level of interoperability across the DVB-RCS market, SatLabs invited ESA to initiate a process of definition for an Interoperable Performance Enhancement Proxy (I-PEP) solution. The I-PEP specification is based on the SCPS protocol as defined within CCSDS.
    SatLabs Symposium summary and conclusions: DVB-RCS making steady progress
SatLabs First DVB-RCS Symposium, held on the 8th and 9th September in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, proved to be a great success, bringing together more than 100 delegates from 23 different countries.
  I-PEP Specification
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