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Hughes intros next-gen broadband satellite platform

Tue, 05/09/2006 - 7:38am
Brian Santo, CED

Hughes Network Systems has introduced its next-generation platform, the HN System, which will support the DVB-S2 industry standard with ACM (adaptive coding and modulation). The HN System is also compliant with the IP over Satellite standard.

The new system is expected to provide higher transmission speeds, improved bandwidth, and greater operational efficiency.

Hughes said its implementation of DVB-S2 with ACM provides for higher system availability and greater throughput for a given antenna size. The HN system optimizes link performance, even in networks with geographically diverse locations and in high rain areas, by adjusting error-correcting codes and modulation dynamically based on signal quality feedback from HN remote terminals.

Shipment of the DVB-S2 compliant product line to international service providers will begin by late Q2 2006.

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