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Nera_160.jpgOslo/Noordwijk, 5 September 2005: 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.

“This is a major milestone in the commercial development of the DVB-RCS standard”, says Xavier Lobao, Chairman of the SatLabs Group. “Interoperability between terminals and systems is one of the key advantages of the open standard DVB-RCS and the main driver for continuously lowering the cost of broadband via satellite equipment and solutions. It allows customers to choose freely between multiple vendors instead of being tied to a proprietary or single-vendor technology.”


The SatLabs Group is an international, not-for-profit association of service providers, satellite operators, system integrators, terminal manufacturers, and technology providers, with the aim of ensuring interoperability between DVB-RCS terminals and systems. To that end, the SatLabs Qualification Program was launched earlier this year to provide an independent certification process.


“For customers to fully trust and invest in open standard systems and reap the benefits of interoperability and vendor independence, it is vital to have an independent body that verifies manufacturers’ compliance to the standard. Nera SatCom has been at the very forefront of the DVB-RCS development and deployment since the conception of the standard and we are proud to be the first to receive the official SatLabs certification”, says Mr. Stig-Are Mogstad, President and CEO of Nera SatCom.


The interoperability tests and standard compliance tests of the Nera SatLink 1000 and the Nera SatLink 1910 terminals were carried out by Cetecom, the appointed third party Qualification Laboratory.

About Nera
Nera has been one of the world's leading suppliers of wireless and satellite communication for more than 30 years. Nera SatCom has delivered DVB-RCS compliant satellite gateway and terminal solutions in Europe, Latin & South America, and Asia supporting broadband applications such as Internet access, VPN, Multicasting, Voice over IP and e-learning for business and home users. Nera designs, develops, manufactures and markets point-to-point and point-to-multipoint radio link equipment, satellite terminals and gateways for mobile and fixed satellite communications. Nera SatCom is a major supplier to Inmarsat and is at the very forefront of the development of the global industry standard DVB-RCS and DVB-S2. Nera is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. Nera SatCom is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nera: