Fritz special project & exhibition department, part of the world known UPS Supply Chain Solutions, handled, on behalf of Gilat Satellite Networks, a large freight contract in which large quantity of equipment, valued at us$ 12 millions was moved from several locations around the globe to Venezuela.
Gilat was among several companies chosen to partake in a large-scale project for identifying voters and keeping track of voter registry in the referendum for the continuation of the term of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, that was held on August 15, 2004.
The objectives of the project were to prevent election fraud of people voting twice and to authorize and keep track of the voter registry. The National Elections Board decided to go with Gilat’s satellite-based network which allowed the placement of wireless data hubs at each voting center, so that by satellite, the Board can stay on-line during the entire voting process.
The Venezuelan National Elections Board hired Gilat to provide a satellite-based VSAT network to transfer voter identification data from fingerprints at polling stations. The network, based on Gilat’s Skystar 360E platform, included a hub in Caracas and 5,000 remote terminals at polling stations throughout the country.