Valero selects Spacenet for broadband services

McLean, Va. Spacenet said Tuesday that it signed a contract with independent refiner Valero to serve as a provider for broadband network managed services and offer connectivity to its nationwide branded wholesale locations.

Valero, one of the nation’s largest retail operators with approximately 5,800 retail and branded wholesale outlets in the United States and the Caribbean, will be offering Spacenet’s broadband communications services to support its primary retail applications and network backup.

Valero is leveraging Spacenet’s satellite and DSL broadband managed services, as well as the Prysm Pro network appliance to support its retail applications.

These applications include Internet/intranet access, point-of-sale and credit/debit transactions, ATM transactions, Automatic Tank Gauge (ATG), WiFi, store loyalty programs and video security.

The upgraded network combines Spacenet’s SkyEdge VSAT satellite platform and DSL Managed Services into a centrally managed, integrated platform that supports full PCI compliance. The new network supports faster speeds, advanced functionality and improved network availability to support expanding applications.

In addition, Valero is leveraging Spacenet’s Prysm Pro, which is a modular, scalable, off-the-shelf IP network appliance that offers unique features including hybrid switching between wireline and wireless technologies for business continuity and network backup. Additionally, the Prysm Pro appliance can be integrated with Spacenet’s managed network services, providing access to a user-friendly web portal to enable simplified and centralized network management.

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