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DataPath Wins $7.8 Million Contract to Support U.S. CENTCOM Satellite Communications Hubs

Aug 27, 2007 (08:08 AM EDT)
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DULUTH, Ga., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- DataPath, Inc., a leading provider of satellite and wireless communications networks around the world, has been awarded a $7.8 million contract to provide field services for a critical network of 32 DataPath Deployable Ku Band Earth Terminals in the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) area of responsibility in Southwest Asia. The contracting authority is the Communications-Electronics Command in Fort Monmouth, N.J.

Program Manager WIN-T's Commercial SATCOM Terminal Program awarded the delivery order through the Worldwide Satellite Systems contract. Under the delivery order, 69 DataPath field service representatives will provide operations and maintenance services for an initial six-month base period. The agreement provides the option for additional six-month awards to be made in the following three years. With all options exercised, the total value of the program could exceed $50 million.

DataPath has more than 170 personnel supporting the U.S. military in 60 locations and nine countries. In addition to the DKET network, they specialize in designing, installing and managing other critical communications networks such as the U.S. Army's Joint Network Node and the U.S. Marines' Support Wide Area Network.

About DataPath, Inc.

DataPath is a global leader in creating satellite-based network solutions that solve customers' toughest communications challenges. We specialize in enabling highly complex, video-intensive communications networks that are critical to the operations of military, civilian government and commercial organizations. Even in the most urgent time frames and extreme conditions, we establish and maintain communications anywhere and deliver total network control through our communications solutions, MaxView(R) network control software and comprehensive services. SWE-DISH Satellite Systems AB, a Stockholm-based, global leader in the design and manufacture of mobile satellite communications systems, is a wholly owned subsidiary. DataPath is headquartered in Duluth, Ga., U.S.A. and operates via more than two dozen offices and distributor locations around the world. For more information, visit www.datapath.com .

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CONTACT: Peter K. Herbert, Director, Corporate Communications, pherbert@datapath.com+1-678-597-0638, , of DataPath, Inc.

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