Monday, June 19, 2006

Hughes Announces New Broadband Satellite Solution

Hughes Network Systems introduced its HX System, a lower cost connectivity solution that employs DVB-S2 with Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM). The HX System is also compliant with IPoS (IP over Satellite).

The HX System give operators the ability to efficiently allocate satellite bandwidth as a "virtual pool." Instead of dedicating bandwidth to specific users, the HX System provides an "IP cloud in the sky." If a customer or group of terminals is not fully utilizing their allocated bandwidth, the HX System reallocates this bandwidth to other users, while assuring that bandwidth will be available when needed.

It uses advanced bandwidth management techniques, enabling operators to provide their customers with a high quality of service while maximizing satellite efficiency. The HX System supports uplink channel rates of up to 3.2 Mbps. Target applications include cellular backhaul, maritime uses, and video conferencing.