SoftWright LLC announced that the Alabama Department of Public Safety will deploy the company's Terrain Analysis Package. The software suite will enable the DPS' communications engineering group to conduct VHF coverage studies, predict the reliability of VHF/UHF and microwave links, and assess potential intermodulation problems, the company said.

EPA taps Hughes for satellite broadband

Hughes Network Systems announced that it has received an order from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide satellite broadband services for the agency's "RadNet" program. Under the order, Hughes will provide 50 sites with 12 months of satellite broadband service. The RadNet system monitors radiation levels of air, drinking water, pasteurized milk and precipitation across the United States.