Hughes Achieves Verifone Managed Network Service Provider Certification

January 8, 2019

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Company Now Offers Verifone POS Retailers Easy Transition to PCI-Compliant Solution from Discontinued Enhanced Zone Router (EZR)

Germantown, MD, January 08, 2019 — Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), a leading provider of managed network services under its HughesON™ brand, today announced its certification as a Verifone Managed Network Service Provider (MNSP). This certification enables the company to offer Verifone POS retail customers an easy and seamless transition to a PCI-compliant solution compatible with outdoor Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) chip-card readers, replacing the discontinued Enhanced Zone Router (EZR).

“Retail petroleum customers can’t afford any downtime on their POS systems,” said Dan Rasmussen, senior vice president, North America sales and marketing, Hughes. “With this certification, Hughes completed a rigorous vetting process with Verifone to ensure existing and new HughesON Managed Services customers can transition easily to a PCI-compliant solution replacing the discontinued EZR – and with the assurance that it will work seamlessly and affordably with their existing infrastructure.”

As part of the fully turnkey HughesON offerings, the EZR replacement solution is also EMV-compatible, making the network transition to Outdoor EMV technology seamless and under a comprehensive managed service contract. Whether an existing or new HughesON customer – all enjoy the many benefits of one-stop service, including installation and ongoing support.

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About Hughes Network Systems
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) is the global leader in broadband satellite technology and services for home and office. Its flagship high-speed satellite Internet service is  HughesNet®, the world’s largest satellite network with over 1.3 million residential and business customers across North and South America. For large enterprises and governments, the company’s HughesON™ managed network services provide complete connectivity solutions employing an optimized mix of satellite and terrestrial technologies. The JUPITER™ System is the world’s most widely deployed High-Throughput Satellite (HTS) platform, operating on more than 20 satellites by leading service providers, delivering a wide range of broadband enterprise, mobility and cellular backhaul applications. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 7 million terminals of all types to customers in over 100 countries, representing approximately 50 percent market share, and its technology is powering broadband services to aircraft around the world.

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations. For additional information about Hughes, please visit and follow @HughesON on Twitter.

About EchoStar
EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS) is a premier global provider of satellite communication solutions. Headquartered in Englewood, Colo., and conducting business around the globe, EchoStar is a pioneer in secure communications technologies through its Hughes Network Systems and EchoStar Satellite Services business segments. For more information, visit Follow @EchoStar on Twitter.

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