HUGHES partners with Venera for Easy & Affordable Education Delivery throughout India

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Iera powers Interactive online learning for Hughes

New Delhi, India – October 04, 2010

Venera Technologies, the leading provider of digital multimedia solutions, and Hughes, the global leader in providing broadband satellite networks today announced an alliance that will allow Venera to offer its Virtual Classroom platform Iera for delivering online education using VSAT and Internet in Tier B and C cities through HughesNet Fusion centers in the country. Hughes’s usage of Iera will allow aspirants from small towns in India to have access to professional education from premium institutes without migrating to big cities.

“Venera has always been in the forefront for providing innovative, easy to use and effective solutions to the global market. We are delighted to be working with Hughes as this furthers our objective of facilitating cost-effective education with innovative use of technology. Venera will work with Hughes to ensure that large population has access to a viable education solution, which is not yet available”, said Vikas Singhal, Director – Business Development, Venera Technologies.

“Our alliance with Venera for their education focused solution Iera, will allow us to offer an easy to use, effective education system at reasonable cost to our franchises and partners”, shared Dharmendra Singh, Director – Business Development & Technology, HughesNet Fusion. “The Iera platform will continuously evolve Hughes education solution and offer cutting edge features to our customers while reducing the entry level cost”, he added.

“Partnering with Hughes is a key development for Venera. India is a diverse market with multiple languages, limited infrastructure and huge variation in economical status. With focus on local requirements, simple interface and bandwidth efficient engine, Iera is set to evolve as the solution of choice for mass deployment of virtual classrooms in India.” said Sourav Choudhury, CTO, Venera Technologies.

About Venera
Venera specializes in providing cutting edge solutions in the field of digital media. The company offers a wide range of solutions, starting from test and measurement solutions for the broadcast market, to enterprise solutions for corporate training and distance education. Since its inception in 2003, the company has been delivering quality, innovative solutions and creating long-lasting relationship with its customers. Today more than hundred organizations worldwide trust Venera’s solutions and technologies for different applications – from testing to communications.

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About Hughes
Hughes Communications India Ltd., is India’s leading VSAT service provider and a subsidiary of Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES) the global leader in providing broadband satellite networks and services for large enterprises, governments, small businesses, and consumers. HughesNet encompasses all broadband solutions and managed services from Hughes, bridging the best of satellite and terrestrial technologies. Its broadband satellite products are based on global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI, and ITU standards organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A and GMR-1. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 1.9 millions systems to customers in over 100 countries.

Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes maintains sales and support offices worldwide. Hughes is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hughes Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: HUGH).

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Venera Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
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