SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 26, 2002 — Siemens Westinghouse Power Corp. has purchased Tachyon’s new Mobile Network Access system to gain high-speed connectivity in temporary field locations across the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
Tachyon’s Mobile Network Access, which was introduced this month, is the first cost-effective Internet or enterprise network connectivity service for organizations that need transportable broadband network access for special events, construction sites, emergency response or other short-term or remote location applications.
The TCP/IP standards-compliant system features a modular satellite dish and compact carrying cases that make it transportable to any location. Quickly deployable, it can be assembled to begin delivering public or private network access at T-1 speeds in approximately 30 minutes.
Siemens Westinghouse, a leading provider of power generation equipment and related services, will immediately begin utilizing Mobile Network Access to support its multinational service contracts with leading U.S. independent power companies.
At each customer location, Siemens technicians use digital cameras, taking eight to ten photographs of on-site equipment for Internet transmission to headquarters for analysis. High-speed transmission of these digital images can now take place directly from the field location thanks to the installation of Tachyon’s system.
“By opening up a whole new level of high-speed connectivity to our field service technicians, Tachyon has eliminated the bandwidth challenges that have consistently plagued our operation,” said Ron Macklin, National Account Services Manager for Siemens Westinghouse.
“We are now transmitting field images to our Orlando headquarters in two to three minutes or faster – a process that once took two or three hours. There’s no doubt we will gain an immediate return on investment (ROI) with this purchase, based on the hundreds of thousands of dollars in labor costs alone that will be saved across our worldwide service network.”
“Siemens is not only gaining an immediate ROI through the use of our Mobile Network Access system, but it is also able to improve customer satisfaction by minimizing equipment downtime,” said Mark Gercenstein, Tachyon, Inc.’s President and CEO. “This agreement, with one of the world’s leading companies at a time when we are just launching our transportable product, is indicative of the groundbreaking advantages that Mobile Network Access offers the marketplace.”
In addition to Siemens Westinghouse, other Siemens subsidiaries have also purchased Tachyon’s Mobile Network Access.
About Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation
Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation, headquartered in Orlando, Florida, is the regional business entity in the Americas for Siemens Power Generation’s global fossil power generation business, which has an installed fleet of nearly 550,000 megawatts worldwide.
Siemens Power Generation offers a spectrum of environmentally friendly, cost-effective power generation products, and service and support.
For more information, contact Siemens Westinghouse at http://www.siemenswestinghouse.com.
About Tachyon Inc.
Tachyon, Inc. is a provider of broadband satellite infrastructure and service to augment and extend terrestrial enterprise networks. With satellite capacity covering all of North America, Europe, parts of Northern Africa and the Middle East, Tachyon offers the fastest transmission speeds available, compared to other wireless or satellite alternatives, with data rates of up to 2Mbps.
Tachyon’s patented signal processing technology allows for the rapid deployment of high-speed network access to locations and regions not reachable by traditional landlines. Through Tachyon, organizations gain built-in network redundancy and ubiquitous coverage, resulting in maximum business continuity.
Tachyon is located in San Diego, California with European headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands http://www.tachyon.net.