WINN-DIXIE BUILDING NETWORK OF VSATS

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Winn-Dixie Stores here has begun to roll out satellite communications technology to its 1,141 stores. When completed it would be the largest network of very small aperture terminals in the supermarket industry.The chain installed a master earth station, or hub, at its headquarters here late last month that will bounce signals off a satellite and serve as the central communications

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Winn-Dixie Stores here has begun to roll out satellite communications technology to its 1,141 stores. When completed it would be the largest network of very small aperture terminals in the supermarket industry.

The chain installed a master earth station, or hub, at its headquarters here late last month that will bounce signals off a satellite and serve as the central communications link with Winn-Dixie stores. VSATs are now being brought into stores and the chain

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