Re: largest deployment?

From: Duane Wessels <>
Date: Mon, 20 Apr 1998 19:59:39 -0600

I assume this is why you're asking?

Duane W.


Feb. 9,1998 A&T Wins INTELSAT Multicast Internet Caching and
Replication System Contract

Source: PR Newswire

SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- A&T Systems, Inc. announced
today that it has been awarded INTELSAT's contract for the integration
of a Multicast Internet Caching and Replication System.

The Multicast Internet Caching and Replication System will be based upon
a warehouse/kiosk paradigm where the warehouse collects content from
frequently accessed World Wide Web sites and efficiently transmits the
content via satellite to registered kiosks. The warehouse will also
automatically update Internet content previously delivered to the
kiosks. The system will be designed to support access to real time
streams from multiple sources of multimedia content, as well as the
unicasting of traffic through the carriers used by the warehouse and
kiosks. A&T's solution will be turnkey, scaleable, and standards-based
for maximum interoperability.

"We believe that with the marriage of multicasting and Internet caching
techniques, INTELSAT's customers will enjoy both optimum bandwidth
efficiency and significant cost savings. A&T is delighted with this
award," Dr. Ashok Thareja, A&T's President and CEO said. Unlike
point-to-point content delivery schemes, satellite multicasting,
combined with caching and replication, provides added value to both end
users and ISPs including: speeding access to content/web pages; lowering
link costs; and reducing strain on primary web sites. As the worldwide
leader in satellite communication, INTELSAT is in an ideal position to
offer this new level of integrated service platform on a global basis.

An international pilot service demonstration of the prototype system
with INTELSAT signatories and customers will be conducted by INTELSAT
and A&T in late 1998. Expected roll out of the commercial system will
follow completion of the pilot and specific commercial customization of
the prototype.

INTELSAT ( owns and operates the world's most extensive
global communications satellite system. With 1997 revenues of over US$
960 million, the INTELSAT system provides voice/data and video services
in more than 200 countries and territories via satellite.

A&T Systems, Inc. ( is a high technology computer
engineering firm specializing in software development, systems
integration, systems management, and performance engineering. The
company has successfully delivered content management and operational
features for satellite-based broadcast transmissions. A&T, a member of
the Washington-based Federal Multicast SIG, is a technology partner of
StarBurst Communications, the developer of MFTP(TM).

SOURCE A&T Systems, Inc. /CONTACT: Nancyfaye Autenzio of A&T Systems,
301-384-1425, ext. 346, or /Web site:

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