WirelessDevNet.com Press Release
Ojai, CA - February 21, 2012 - Alarm systems service provider and technology developer NextAlarm Monitoring Services Inc. today announced an expansion of its distribution agreement with Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services and provider of HughesNet® broadband satellite Internet service in the U.S., #1 in the marketplace with over 620,000 subscribers. Under the new agreement, all of NextAlarm’s products and services related to security will be offered by HughesNet dealers nationwide.
The NextAlarm line of products features wireless security cameras, a wireless alarm system, and a patented broadband adapter that enables most existing alarm systems to communicate over the Internet. The NextAlarm wireless system has been optimized to operate over a HughesNet satellite Internet connection employing a unique protocol that is extremely bandwidth efficient, resulting in a cost-effective, monitored security service over satellite without disrupting other Internet traffic.
NextView, the video surveillance product offered by NextAlarm, is also unique in that it does not require on-site video storage or constant uploading to a remote server. The cameras feature a buffer which is continually updated, but is only sent to the NextAlarm servers in the event of an alarm. When an alarm does occur, the buffer is uploaded, and includes a video starting 10 seconds before the alarm, and ending five minutes after. This allows NextView to keep cost and bandwidth use to a minimum, while still providing a strong visual record of alarms.
NextAlarm vice president of Global Sales & Marketing Tom Reed commented, “We’ve found that HughesNet subscribers really have a good relationship with their local dealer, and trust them for guidance in their technology purchasing decisions. By offering NextAlarm, these dealers can provide their customers with a great, useful product, and increase their RMR with the service.”
NextAlarm alarm systems, cameras, accessories, and monitoring service are available now to all HughesNet subscribers, by contacting their local HughesNet dealer.
About Hughes Network Systems
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the world’s leading provider of satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments globally. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 2.8 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing over 50 percent market share. Its products employ global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A, and GMR-1.
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, a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions. For additional information about Hughes, please visit www.hughes.com.
About NextAlarm® Monitoring Services
NextAlarm® Monitoring Services Inc., The Broadband Alarm Company®, was established in 2000 by a team of alarm industry experts with more than 50 years of collective experience. The company provides service to thousands of homes and businesses in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean, including those who have switched to VoIP over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone service. For more information about NextAlarm.com®, visit www.NextAlarm.com.