Beautifully engraved certificate from the Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. This historic document was printed by the Security-Columbian Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of the company logo. This item has the printed signatures of the Company's President and Secretary.
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd., with its global subsidiaries Spacenet Inc. and Gilat Latin America, is a leading provider of telecommunications solutions based on Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) satellite network technology with nearly 400,000 VSATs shipped worldwide. Gilat markets the Skystar Advantage, DialAw@y IP, FaraWay, 360E and SkyBlaster* 360 VSAT products in more than 70 countries around the world. The Company provides satellite-based, end-to-end enterprise networking and rural telephony solutions to customers across six continents, and markets interactive broadband data services. The Company is a joint venture partner in SATLYNX, a provider of two-way satellite broadband services in Europe, with SES GLOBAL and, following the execution of a definitive agreement and regulatory approval, Alcatel Space and SkyBridge, subsidiaries of Alcatel. Skystar Advantage(R), DialAw@y IP(TM) and FaraWay(TM) are trademarks or registered trademarks of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. or its subsidiaries. Company History from Gilat Press Information: 1987 Gilat Satellite Networks is founded as a small start-up company. 1989 Gilat introduces The OneWay, a receive-only VSAT, mainly for the paging industry. 1991 Gilat introduces the Skystar Advantage VSAT together with partner GTE Spacenet, enabling new enterprise networking capabilities via satellite. 1992 Gilat deploys one of the world's first large-scale enterprise VSAT networks, for the US pharmacy chain Rite Aid. 1993 Gilat becomes a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: GILTF). 1994 Gilat introduces its FaraWay VSAT, enabling telephony via satellite to remote locations. 1996 Gilat acquires SkyData, a Florida-based VSAT company. 1997 Gilat introduces its DialAway VSAT, expanding the company's telephony offerings. 1997 Gilat founds Global Village Telecom (GVT) to provide telephony services in Latin America. 1997 Gilat wins a contract to provide the largest VSAT network in history - for the United States Postal Service (with a potential of 33,000 units). 1998 Gilat acquires GE Spacenet (formerly GTE Spacenet). 1998 Gilat introduces the SkyBlaster VSAT and two-way, high-speed Internet access and IP multicasting via satellite. 1999 Gilat is called "the Cisco of Satellites" by Merrill Lynch analyst Tom Watts. 1999 Forbes Global Magazine selects Gilat as "one of the 20 star performers...from among the world's 300 best small companies." 1999 The SkyBlaster VSAT receives the award for "Most Innovative VSAT Solution" from Satellite Communications Magazine. 2000 Gilat founds StarBand Communications the industry's first consumer broadband services company and first high-speed ISP with US-wide capability. 2001 Gilat realizes its goal of becoming the top wholesale provider of VSAT equipment and services to some of the world's leading Internet service providers - winning contracts with Tiscali and BT openworld in Europe, Star One in Brazil, Bharti Broadband in India and PMSI in the Philippines.