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OTTAWA - Helius, Inc., a business class data broadcasting solutions, announced today that Telesat, has joined its Strategic Alliance Program.

"Having innovative relationships is critical in helping enterprise customers stay on top of their business," said Dave Lahey, Telesat's vice-president of business development.

"Leveraging our expanded North American customer service capabilities, this new alliance between Helius and Telesat allows the delivery of complete end-to-end solutions for customers in the Interactive Distance Learning and Digital Signage markets."

In addition to creating new products and customer benefits, this strategic alliance will allow Helius and Telesat to create joint solutions for distribution through both companies' sales channels. The focus of the arrangement will be to create technologies that bolster Telesat's core services in existing markets.

The companies will also work together to ensure comprehensive customer service and support options are available, as part of the total solution in the marketplace.

"We are very excited to work with Telesat as this alliance allows us to integrate the industry's leading broadcast services offerings with IP expertise," said Ron Heinz, president and CEO of Helius Incorporated.

"With our combined technologies, Telesat will deliver cutting-edge business solutions that provide new opportunities for market acceptance."

The Helius Strategic Alliance Program (SAP) fully integrates products and services from satellite technology companies worldwide, providing partners with a complete platform of business solutions to decrease distribution costs and increase service efficiency for end-user enterprise customers.

The two companies will work together to offer comprehensive sales, customer service and support options. As a member of the Helius Strategic Alliance Program, Telesat becomes an authorized Helius reseller and will provide customers with the full line of Helius products.

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