New Product Additions

13 Nov

Ateme IRDs and Encoders now at Satcom Resources

Satcom Resources is happy to announce a new affiliation with the French broadcast equipment firm Ateme, makers of the Kyrion CM5000 Modular Contribution Encoder, the Kyrion DR5000 SD/HD MPEG-2 / MPEG-4 IRD, and the Kyrion DR8100 SD/HD MPEG-2/MPEG-4 IRD.

Kyrion DR8100 SD/HD MPEG-2/MPEG-4 Integrated Receiver Decoder

ATEME’s line of professional Integrated Receiver Decoders is a set of cost-effective solutions for the distribution of video services.

The IRDs are designed for SD applications and offer an upgrade path to HD, allowing operators to leverage their existing SD infrastructures with a solution in place for HD migration.

The series is fully compliant with DVB and ATSC standards. The IRD line offers today’s video professional a satellite inputs or IP inputs with additional ASI input. The IRD provides high quality MPEG2 and MPEG-4 decoding of SD and HD video formats with SDI outputs. Kyrion® DR8100 Integrated Receiver are designed to match professional turnaround applications and confidence monitoring.

Kyrion DR5000 SD/HD MPEG-2 / MPEG-4 Integrated Receiver Decoder

The Kyrion™ DR5000 is ATEME’s latest Integrated Receiver Decoder dedicated to professional contribution over satellite and IP / ASI networks. Kyrion DR5000 is a single channel decoder with outstanding capabilities, providing easy setup and fast signal lock while achieving great robustness that meets all operational requirements.

Kyrion DR5000 is able to receive video feeds on 4 selectable RF inputs, 2 ASI inputs and 2 IP inputs. Capable of decoding all profiles from Standard Definition to High Definition, either MPEG-2 4:2:0 or 4:2:2 or MPEG-4 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 up to 10-bit, it can address any field use case. Based on optimized design and compact form factor, Kyrion DR5000 yield operational efficiencies and can be entitled as a green solution.

Leveraging ATEME ‘s unique FPGA design, Kyrion DR5000 permits a complete software upgradeability SD to HD or 4:2:0 to 4:2:2, providing the broadcasters, satellite up-links, service operators, and the DSNG Users to benefit from the state-of-art of video compression standards.

Kyrion CM5000 Modular Contribution Encoder

The Kyrion™ CM5000 is a new modular hardware encoder dedicated to contribution over satellite, IP and ASI networks. It can be mounted as a single or dual channel encoder, or single channel encoder and DVB-S/S2 modulator. Optional audio boards for analog or digital inputs can be added on two extension slots.

The Kyrion CM5000 delivers all MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC video compression flavors: from SD to HD and 1080p50/60, and from 4:2:0 8-bit up to 4:2:2 10-bit with unrivaled video quality and reliability.

The CM5000 front panel and web interfaces meet all operational expectations with quick access to configuration menus and immediate settings ensuring afast transmission start.

Based on ATEME’s unique FPGA design, the Kyrion CM5000 is fully upgradeable and future proof, allowing broadcasters,satellite up-links, service operators, and DSNG professionals to benefit from the state-of-art in video compression technology.

29 Oct

Terrasat IBUC G – GaN Intelligent Block Upconverter

The revolutionary Terrasat IBUC G GaN Block Upconverter has advanced features to take your network to new heights.

IBUC G Benefits

  • Low terminal cost
  • Simple design and installation
  • Superior RF performance
  • Simplified 1+1 configuration

New interfaces connect you to the IBUC’s extensive M&C facilities for network management or local access. This powerful new M&C enables:

  • Trouble-free commissioning with easy, point-and-click installation/configuration
  • Continuous verification of performance with time-stamped alarm history
  • Simplified monitoring of terminal status

The IBUC comes with a complete set of diagnostic tools including:

  • 10 MHz input detector
  • Input voltage and current monitoring
  • Transmit L-band input level detector
  • Transmit RF output level detector
  • User configurable thresholds and alarms

Unique to the IBUC are internal AGC and ALC functions that satisfy demanding
applications with stringent specifications.

IBUC G Advantages

  • Integrated BUC/SSPA for higher performance and reliability.
  • Integral AC power supply.
  • Internal 10MHz reference option automatically switches to internal reference when external reference is not available.
  • Low phase noise exceeds IESS308/309 requirements by a minimum of 5 dB.
  • NMS-friendly interfaces enable remote management of your earth station RF.
  • Embedded Web pages provide management for small networks using any Web browser.
  • AGC or ALC circuits hold gain or output level constant.
  • 30 dB User-adjustable gain in 0.1 dB steps preserves modem dynamic range.
  • Output sample port included.

Advanced user interfaces:

  • TCP/IP HTTP with embed-ded Web pages via RJ45 user interface connector
  • SNMP
  • TELNET through TCP/IP
  • FSK through TX IFL cable
  • RS232/485 serial port
  • Hand-held terminal

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22 Oct

Newtec MDM6000 High Speed Satellite Modem

The Newtec MDM6000 High Speed Satellite Modem is the next generation modem optimized for point-to-point very high speed applications over satellite. In combination with the NOP1760 Bandwidth Manager the modem achieves barrier-breaking speeds at the highest bandwidth efficiency and maximum service availability.

Efficiency at the Core

The Newtec MDM6000 Satellite Modem high speed solution combines a number of innovative elements to improve current market available efficiencies, thereby lowering the overall Total Cost of Ownership.

New modulation and Forward Error Correction (FEC) codes up to 64APSK (which can be seen as demonstrator of possible extensions in the DVB-S2 standard) in combination with innovative technologies such as 72 Mbaud wideband support, Clean Channel Technology™, Automatic Uplink Power Control (AUPC), FlexACM® and Automated Equalink® are embedded in the solution and bring the satellite link to full efficiency. By increasing the amount of data that can be transferred per transponder the MDM6000 modem effectively increases business opportunities for Service Providers. The performance can be increased even more by adding Newtec’s bandwidth cancellation
and/or network optimization technologies.

Optimal Availability

Newtec’s auto-adaptive technology FlexACM® is incorporated in the MDM6000 Satellite Modem solution and deals with fading conditions (rain, dust, interference) and inclined orbit satellites with varying throughput patterns.

Thanks to FlexACM® these fading conditions will no longer interrupt the transmission between the hub and remote sites nor result in loss of data. The maximum possible throughput can be achieved at all times.

Additionally the Automatic Uplink Power Control mechanism can ensure maximum use of the linkbudget at all times.

Flexibility and Scalability Matching Market’s Business Models

The modem provides a scalable and flexible platform which allows the customers to grow depending on their application and investment plan. The MDM6000 platform can start as a modulator or demodulator unit and grow into a modem with different functionalities by simple license upgrades.

At the output of the MDM6000 Modem, the signal is available in IF or extended L-band (950 MHz-2150 MHz). 24V/48V DC BUC Power and 10 MHz reference can be multiplexed on the L-band modulator output via software configuration. At the receive side the modem has dual L-band or optional IF and L-band input. The active input is selected by the user and can provide DC power and frequency band selection signals compatible with most professional and commercial LNBs providing a compact and cost effective solution.

The Satellite Modem can be easily monitored and controlled via a comprehensive front panel menu, advanced web GUI as well as via SNMP protocol. This enables easy integration into any industry- standard EMS/NMS system.

MDM6000 Features

  • Data rates up to 380Mbit/s bi-directional for handling new high-speed applications and lower TCO
  • Baudrates upto 72Mbaud to handle all common transponder sizes
  • Clean Channel TechnologyTM for additional bandwidth efficiency gains by allowing optimal carrier spacing
  • DVB-S2 and optional S2 Extensions (up to 64APSK) for optimal use of allocated bandwidth
  • Optional Automated Equalink® Pre-distortion for optimal use of semi-saturated Transponders
  • Reduce impact of RF Interferences (RFI) by enabling the optional DVB RF Carrier ID (DVB-CID)
  • All modcods and baudrates default enabled for flexible and optimal operation of the network
  • Automatic Uplink Power Control for combating uplink fading
  • Optional FlexACM® for adaptive environments like variable interferences from rain and dust or for inclined orbit operation
  • Standard GSE encapsulation for minimal overhead
  • Adaptive traffic shaping and bandwidth management allowing maximal SLA adherence even in case of ACM
  • Advanced Quality of Service (QoS) for better customer experience
  • Easy integration with terrestrial data networks
  • Easy operation through secure frontpanel, SNMP, HTTP and CLI interfaces


To obtain the very high speeds over satellite the MDM6000 High Speed Satellite Modem consists of a MDM6000 Satellite Modem and the NOP1760 Bandwidth Manager. To maximise efficiency in point-to-point applications the MDM6000 High Speed modem solution can be combined with the BW0900 Bandwidth Canceller.

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24 Sep

Comtech CDM-625A Advanced Satellite Modem

The Comtech EF Data CDM-625A Advanced Satellite Modem builds on a legacy of providing the most efficient satellite modems. With support for VersaFEC® Forward Error Correction (FEC), the revolutionary DoubleTalk® Carrier-in-Carrier® bandwidth compression, additional rolloffs and advanced packet processing, the CDM-625A provides significant savings under all conditions.

This combination of advanced technologies enables multi-dimensional optimization, allowing satellite communications users to:

  • Minimize operating expenses (OPEX)
  • Maximize throughput without using additional transponder resources
  • Maximize availability (margin) without using additional transponder resources
  • Minimize capital expenses (CAPEX) by allowing a smaller BUC/HPA and/or antenna
  • Or, a combination to meet specific business needs

CDM-625A Typical Users

  • Mobile Network Operators
  • Telecom Operators
  • Satellite Service Providers
  • Government & Military
  • Enterprise
  • Offshore

Common Applications

  • Mobile Backhaul
  • G.703 Trunking
  • IP Trunking
  • Offshore & Maritime Communications
  • Enterprise
  • Communications on-the-Move
  • Satellite News Gathering

CDM-625A Features

  • DoubleTalk Carrier-in-Carrier bandwidth compression
  • Carrier-in-Carrier Automatic Power Control
  • VersaFEC FEC with Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM)
  • 5%, 10%, 15%, 20%, 25% and 35% Filter Rolloff
  • Packet Processor with header compression, payload compression, advanced Quality of Service (QoS) and Managed Switch Mode with VLAN support
  • Integrated 4-port managed Ethernet switch with VLAN and QoS
  • Jumbo frame support
  • Dual Band Capability: 70/140 MHz and extended L-Band (950 – 2250 MHz) in same unit
  • Data Rate: 18 kbps to 25 Mbps
  • Symbol Rate: 18 ksps to 12.5 Msps
  • Modulation: BPSK, QPSK/OQPSK, 8PSK/8-QAM, 16-QAM
  • FEC: Viterbi, Sequential, Concatenated Reed Solomon, TCM, Turbo Product Code (TPC) (IESS-315 Compliant), LDPC Code and VersaFEC (low-latency LDPC)
  • Widest Range of data interfaces: EIA-422/530, V.35, G.703 T1, G.703 E1, G.703 T2, G.703 E2, Quad G.703 E1, ASI, LVDS, HSSI, 4-port 10/100Base-T Ethernet
  • IEEE 1588v2 Precision Time Protocol
  • Sub Mux to multiplex IP/Ethernet traffic with serial or G.703 traffic
  • Drop & insert for T1/E1
  • Enhanced D&I++ for single T1/E1 & quad E1
  • Management: 10/100Base-T Ethernet with SNMP, Distant End SNMP Proxy, HTTP, Telnet and EIA-232/EIA-485
  • Carrier ID using MetaCarrier® Technology
  • Embedded Distant-end Monitor and Control (EDMAC)
  • Automatic Uplink Power Control (AUPC)
  • Engineering Service Channel (ESC/ESC++)
  • Standard high-stability internal reference (± 6 x 10-8)
  • 5-tap Adaptive Equalizer
  • L-Band TX: 10 MHz reference for BUC, FSK communications and optional BUC power supply
  • L-Band RX: 10 MHz reference and LNB power supply
  • L-Band: Advanced FSK for LPOD M&C
  • 1:1 and 1:10 redundancy switches available
  • Backwards compatible with CDM-625

Doubletalk Carrier-in-Carrier

DoubleTalk Carrier-in-Carrier, based on patented “Adaptive Cancellation” technology, allows transmit and receive carriers of a duplex link to share the same
transponder bandwidth. DoubleTalk Carrier-in-Carrier is complementary to all advances in modem technology, including advanced FEC and modulation techniques. As
these technologies approach theoretical limits of power and bandwidth efficiencies, DoubleTalk Carrier-in-Carrier utilizing advanced signal processing techniques
provides a new dimension in bandwidth efficiency.

Figure 1 shows the typical full-duplex satellite link, where the two carriers are adjacent to each other.

Figure 2 shows the typical DoubleTalk Carrier-in-Carrier operation, where the two carriers are overlapping, thus sharing the same spectrum.

When observed on a spectrum analyzer, only the Composite is visible. Carrier 1 and Carrier 2 are shown in Figure 2 for reference only.
As DoubleTalk Carrier-in-Carrier allows equivalent spectral efficiency using a lower order modulation and/or code rate, it can reduce the power required to close the link
thereby reducing CAPEX by allowing a smaller BUC/HPA and/or antenna. Alternatively, DoubleTalk Carrier-in-Carrier can be used to achieve very high spectral efficiencies E.g.,
DoubleTalk Carrier-in-Carrier when used with 16-QAM approaches the bandwidth efficiency of 256-QAM (8 bps/Hz).

When combined with VersaFEC or LDPC/TPC, it can provide unprecedented savings in transponder bandwidth and power utilization. This allows for its successful deployment in
bandwidth-limited and power-limited scenarios, as well as reduction in earth station BUC/HPA power requirements.

Carrier-in-Carrier Automatic Power Control (CnC-APC)

The patent-pending Carrier-in-Carrier Automatic Power Control (CnC-APC) mechanism enables modems on both sides of a CnC link to automatically measure and compensate for rain
fade while maintaining the Total Composite Power. In addition to automatically compensating for rain fade, CnC-APC also enables the modems to share link margin, i.e. a modem
in clear sky conditions can effectively transfer excess link margin to a distant end modem experiencing fade, thereby further enhancing overall availability.

VersaFEC Forward Error Correction

CDM-625A offers VersaFEC, a patent-pending system of high-performance LDPC codes designed to provide maximum coding gain while minimizing latency. VersaFEC is designed to
support ACM and CCM mode of operation.

The Ultra Low Latency (ULL) codes provide even lower latency compared to standard VersaFEC codes.

Adaptive Coding & Modulation (ACM)

Satellite users have traditionally relied on worst case link margin to overcome rain fade which leads to significant inefficiencies. ACM can provide significant increase in
throughput as well as availability. ACM converts the fade margin into increased capacity making it possible to more than double the throughput for Ku-Band operation. Even
under deep fade, ACM may be able to maintain the link at the lower MODCOD thereby increasing availability. It is tightly integrated with packet processor QoS which allows
higher priority, mission critical traffic to be maintained even during fade.

Low Density Parity Check Codes (LDPC) & Turbo Product Codes (TPC)

CDM-625A offers an integrated LDPC and 2nd Generation TPC codec. LDPC is an advanced Forward Error Correction technique capable of providing performance much closer to Shannon
limit. The current LDPC implementation can provide 0.7 to 1.2 dB additional coding gain compared to an equivalent TPC code.

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16 Sep

Ericsson RX9500 Bulk Descrambler

The Ericsson RX9500 Bulk Descrambler provides Cable, IPTV, and other Direct to Home operators with the capability to efficiently turn-around encrypted and free to air content from satellite platforms.

The RX9500 allows operators to demodulate and descramble 10s or 100s of services from multiple satellite transponders within a high density, low rack unit occupancy solution.

The RX9500 forms part of Ericsson’s Multi-Platform Headend Solution, interfacing seamlessly with Ericsson’s encoders and transcoders. The RX9500 Bulk Descrambler is simple to set up and configure offering the benefit of a single management, control and monitoring solution for the complete turn-around system through Ericsson’s nCompass Control platform.

RX9500 Descrambler Overview

Channel Density
The RX9500 Bulk Descrambler allows operators to turn-around 10s or hundreds of satellite delivered services within a high density, low rack occupancy solution. The RX9500 can be configured to process up to 6 satellite multiplexes of scrambled or free to air content.

Common Interface Descrambling
The RX9500 Bulk Descrambler is able to descramble services via DVB Common Interface modules ensuring that all frequently used CA systems can be addressed. The RX9500 allows two CAMs to be used per satellite multiplex—ensuring that a high density of services can be descrambled and allows for multiple CA systems on a transponder.

Simple Architecture
The RX9500 Bulk Descrambler exemplifies the benefits of a simple architecture. Each satellite multiplex is processed as siloed modules without dependency on other inputs. Each descrambled or FTA channel is output as an easy to manage single program transport stream on IP interfaces allowing the down-stream equipment to effectively process the services.

One System, One Management Platform
Through Ericsson’s Multi-Platform Headend Solution operators can deploy a complete content turn-around solution—where each element can seamlessly interface with the other elements; all monitored and controlled by nCompass Control as a single overarching control platform.

Why Ericsson
The Ericsson RX9500 Bulk Descrambler provides all the necessary elements to acquire channel content for a DTH turn-around platform. More importantly the RX9500 forms part of a single, fully integrated, managed end-to-end system.


The RX9500 Bulk Descrambler allows operators to equip and scale their unit for the density they require by fitting up to 6 satellite input/descrambler cards.

Satellite input Common Interface descrambling card (RX9500/HWO/SAT/CI)

  • 1x satellite input
  • DVB-S, DVB-S2 capable
  • 2x DVB Common Interface Conditional Access Module slots
  • Up to 6 cards per chassis


Input Options
The RX89500 Bulk Descrambler is enabled for DVB-S reception as standard. The unit can also be entitled to support the DVB-S2 satellite transmission standard.

DVB-S2 QPSK License

  • Adds DVB-S2 QPSK capability to DVB-S2 satellite input card
  • One licence per satellite card as required

DVB-S2 8PSK License

  • Adds DVB-S2 QPSK, 8PSK capability to DVB-S2 satellite input card
  • One licence per satellite card as required

DVB-S2 16APSK License

  • Adds DVB-S2 QPSK, 8PSK, 16APSK and 32APSK capability to DVB-S2 satellite input card
  • One licence per satellite card as required

Descrambling Options
The RX89500 Bulk Descrambler supports DVB Common Interface conditional access. Each satellite input/descrambling card can host 2 Common Interface Conditional Access Modules to provide high service density descrambling or allow for multiple CA systems.

DVB Common Interface Multi-Service Descrambling License (RX9500/SWO/CI/MSD)

  • Enables Common Interface multi-service descrambling for the unit

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22 Aug

Ericsson AVP 4000 System Encoder

The Ericsson AVP 4000 System Encoder delivers high quality system encoding for IPTV, Cable, Satellite and Broadcast.

In a fast changing, highly competitive market, media organisations need encoding solutions that deliver high quality, high reliability and operational flexibility. The number of channels continues to increase. HD is growing fast, offering a better quality viewing experience. Consumers are buying larger and larger TV sets and now plans are being laid for Ultra High Definition TV. All that means, media organisations need to make the most efficient use of bandwidth and ensure consumers get a quality viewing experience.

The Ericsson AVP 4000 system encoder answers all those needs, delivering high quality system encoding for IPTV, Cable, Satellite and Broadcast. Part of the multiple award winning Ericsson AVP encoder range, the AVP 4000 also incorporates the rich toolset of Ericsson’s market leading VPC system encoder.

A compact 1RU form factor offers up to six hot swappable option slots, for combinations of encoding and auxiliary modules. Dual power supplies protect services and an onboard video monitor gives instant operator feedback.

Unlike conventional ‘box per application’ encoder products, the AVP 4000 shares a common toolset, common chassis and common interface with the rest of Ericsson’s award winning AVP products. That means media organisations can use a common encoder for a wide range of encoding needs, without the cost and complexity of a multi-vendor ’mix and match’ approach. The AVP 4000 is equally suitable for deployment as a system component, or as part of an Ericsson iSIS 8000 multi platform head end system solution.

Powered by Ericsson

The AVP 4000 is powered by Ericsson’s first ever video processing chip.

This completely new 10 bit Ericsson designed and built encoding chip, builds on two decades of market leadership in encoding algorithms and techniques, delivering outstanding picture quality at HD and SD, in both MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 AVC.

Codecs and resolutions can be upgraded via software, removing the need for complex hardware changes. The Ericsson chip is multi-codec, multi-profile and multi resolution, offering both encoding and transcoding. The AVP 4000 delivers levels of quality, performance and operational flexibility, not found on conventional encoding products. All of these benefits translate to the bottom line.


A new approach to encoding
The Ericsson AVP ‘one encoding platform’ approach represents a modern approach to encoding product design.

In the media industry, the speed of change is increasing. New requirements and workflows are emerging. That’s why its important not to put unnecessary constraints on products. For example limiting a product to 8 bit operation, or 4:2:0 or a single codec, or a single workflow, may satisfy today’s immediate requirements but maybe not tomorrow’s.

With the AVP ‘one platform approach’, there are no such restrictions, as 10 bit, 4:2:2, JPEG 2000 and 3DTV are available today. SDI, HD-SDI, 3G, IP, ASI and IP connectivity are all supported. Legacy interfaces include Analogue, G.703 and GPI.

UHDTV workflow at 4K is also supported.

A rich common toolset allows media organisations with differing encoding applications, to deploy AVP in a wide range of roles, including DSNG, Contribution, Distribution and delivery to the home. That offers potential cost savings in commissioning, integration, training and support, compared to a multi-vendor ‘mix and match’ approach.

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22 Jul

Norsat Element Series 4W Std. Ku-Band BUC

The Norsat Element Series 4W Std. Ku-Band BUC type F features 14.0 – 14.5 GHz Output Frequency, Output Power (P1dB): 36 dBm min., Linear Gain: 58 dB, L.O. Frequency: 13.05 GHz, Input Connector: Type F female, Output Connector: WR-75 Waveguide Flange.

Norsat Satellite Communication solutions are renowned for their high quality, reliability, and innovation. The Ku ELEMENT series offers small size and weight with a variety of frequency options that make it ideal for VSAT applications.

Stock units are available in standard and extended Ku-Band frequencies. Special order units are available in a wide variety of additional frequencies from 10.38 – 10.55 GHz up to 17.7 – 18.1 GHz.

Element Series Features

Small Size
2W to 4W share same mini-BUC form factor
ELEMENT 4W is only 1.4lbs!

Great Price/Performance
Affordably priced for fixed VSAT applications
Good gain and output power

Available in 18 Ku-Band Frequencies
Standard and extended bands in stock
16 additional frequencies by special order

Stock Units

Standard Ku : 14.0 – 14.5 GHz
Extended Ku : 13.75 – 14.50 GHz

Special Order

10.38-10.55 GHz
10.70-11.50 GHz
11.70-12.50 GHz
11.75-12.50 GHz
11.835-12.180 GHz
12.25-12.75 GHz
12.25-13.00 GHz
12.75-13.25 GHz
13.00-13.25 GHz
13.25-13.75 GHz
13.75-14.25 GHz
14.50-14.80 GHz
14.60-15.40 GHz
17.30-17.70 GHz
17.30-18.10 GHz
17.70-18.10 GHz

Element 4W BUC Mechanical Diagrams


13 Jun

ViaSat Exede Enterprise 1.2M Ka-Band Satellite Terminal

The ViaSat Exede Pro Satellite Terminal unlocks unprecedented satellite capacity and performance for your enterprise market.

Part of the high-capacity ViaSat Ka-band space and ground technology, this new generation terminal builds on the success of ViaSat’s popular Exede and LinkStar® platforms, combining the scalability, management and enterprise networking into a single platform that delivers extraordinary throughput, efficiency, flexibility and affordability.


  • High-speed Internet access
  • Private network access with full Ethernet capabilities
  • High quality Voice-over-IP (VoIP)
  • High-speed video conferencing
  • Multicast media and content delivery
  • Remote office connectivity-extending the corporate network
  • Remote communications for industry, government and disaster recovery
  • Business continuity


The high performance Exede Pro terminal has bandwidth to spare and a rich set of enterprise networking features that deliver the performance required by the most demanding enterprise applications. Whether connecting a small remote office, mission-critical remote industrial rig, or large warehouse with multiple complex networks, the Exede Pro terminal accomplishes the mission.

Performance starts with raw speed and the Exede Pro terminal delivers, with downstream rates to 50 Mbits/s and upstream rates to 20 Mbits/s. The terminal supports classes of services to fit any enterprise bandwidth requirement. Constant Bit Rate (CBR) and Committed Information Rate (CIR) can be configured on an individual terminal basis. Applicationbased traffic prioritization supports demanding services such as high quality Voice-over-IP (VoIP) and high-speed video conferencing.

Flexibility to configure Layer 2 or Layer 3 networking eliminates the need to adapt the network design to the terminal. Instead, the Exede Pro terminal adapts to the network more seamlessly than ever, including the ability to deliver end-to-end Ethernet services.

The terminal features embedded acceleration that works with servers in the gateway for a more responsive user experience. File sharing and web-based application performance is comparable to terrestrial services. A gigabit Ethernet connection allows seamless integration into any enterprise network.


Installation of the Exede Pro terminal is designed to be quick, simple, and reliable.

The complete Exede Pro system includes the terminal, an innovative Satellite Modem Termination System (SMTS) gateway, Network Management Systems (NMS) and a robust set of Virtual Network Operator (VNO) features. Features such as automated service provisioning, diagnostics, customer support and hierarchical views enable the subscriber, partner, and reseller to have easy and flexible access with a high quality level of network management.

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31 May

ViaSat SurfBeam 2 Pro-Portable Satellite Terminal

The ViaSat SurfBeam 2 Pro Portable Terminal delivers affordable high-speed Internet access via satellite for workers at temporary sites.

Terminal at-a-glance

  • Easily portable high-speed connectivity
  • Ruggedized for operation in harsh environments
  • Utilizes affordable, high-capacity Ka-Band satellite bandwidth
  • Supports high-speed live video uplinks
  • Quick set-up using built-in antenna pointing aid for rapid
    satellite acquisition
  • Integrated 4-port IP router
  • Web GUI local management and SNMP-based remote management and control


  • Satellite news gathering
  • Emergency response and disaster relief
  • Tactical military operations
  • Network access for real-time data acquisition in remote areas

The rugged, lightweight terminal is based on ViaSat SurfBeam® 2 technology and builds on the success that made ViaSat SurfBeam the product of choice for Ka-band direct-to- home Internet service. With more than a million terminals shipped, the SurfBeam network has a record of proven reliability, scalability and performance.

The ViaSat SurfBeam 2 Pro Portable Terminal is designed for users requiring high throughput connectivity in a compact and portable package. Field reporters, remote medical and peace workers, and emergency responders benefit from high-speed Internet with the convenience of “near-instant” connectivity even in locations where no other communications infrastructure is available. The form factor is ruggedized to support operation in harsh conditions and supports multiple configuration options to suit user needs. The complete system, including the satellite terminal and antenna, can be packed into a single case for transit and is lightweight enough to be carried by a single user.

The unit enables fast web browsing and supports video streaming, file transfers, VPN connections, and bandwidth-intensive Internet applications. It is capable of delivering downstream rates up to 40 Mbps and upstream rates up to 20 Mbps, and provisioning tools enable the network operator to create different classes of service with configurable downstream and upstream rates. The modem has an embedded acceleration client that works with acceleration servers in the gateway to provide a faster, more responsive user experience. With four standard Ethernet connections, the terminal natively supports up to 4 IP devices, such as PCs, cameras, and routers as well as other user equipment. The antenna includes a collapsible satellite reflector and feed, transmit and receive electronics. The modem can be deployed attached to or located separately from the antenna.

Easy Installation and Operation

The compact SurfBeam 2 Pro Portable Terminal is designed for a quick and reliable user installation in less than 10 minutes by personnel with minimal satellite training. It is part of a complete SurfBeam 2 system that also includes an innovative Satellite Modem Termination System (SMTS) gateway and Network Management Systems (NMS) that facilitate subscriber management with features such as automated service provisioning, diagnostics, and customer support.

…click to see the datasheet for the ViaSat SurfBeam 2 Pro-Portable Satellite Terminal

15 May

Maindata MD5600 IP Encapsulator

The Maindata MD5600 IP Encapsulator presents gateway between IP and digital television networks. It is mandatory equipment in any digital television network for provisioning data services.

IP Encapsulator basic function is to encapsulate IP Packets into digital television MPEG Transport stream packets. IP encapsulator presents gateway between IP and digital television networks. It is mandatory equipment in any digital television network (e.g. DVB-S, S2, DVB-T, T2, ATSC, ISDB etc) for provisioning data services.

Add-on function of MD IPE is QoS allowing to manage data channel bitrates, wet min (CIR), max (PIR) bitrates and priority. QoS main feature is to maximize bandwidth usages dynamically.

In a case entire e.g. DVB channel is used solely for IP services, for example in a case of satellite internet, IPE connects directly to the modulator, most typically via DVB-ASI interface (IP interface is an option). In a case when data services are provided along with TV services IPE connects typically to multiplexer, again via DVB-ASI or IP interface.

IP Data, mainly file downloads, are much less time critical to be transmitted comparing to TV programming. Bandwidth of TV service fluctuates according to the content, part of broadcast capacity remains unused – filled by null packets.

There are 2 possibilities how to provide data services using this unused part of the bandwidth.
a) Place IPE behind multiplexer in front of modulator. In this case IPE acts also as remultiplexer and by replacing null packets by data uses bandwidth left free by TV services. In this case IPE has input for MPEG TS, e.g. DVB-ASI.
b) Leave IPE before the multiplexer, and make multiplexer inform IPE about unused bandwidth. This technique is called “opportunistic data” insertion.

MD IPE encapsulator performs most critical functions, while BNMS provides management layer, including WEB user interface. One BNMS can control many IPEs. IPEs connected to one Digital TV transmission present 1 cluster. In case one of them fails traffic is automatically rerouted to next one.

RMC – remote monitoring client is used to monitor traffic of IPE cluster, PID or data channel and its overheads. RMC is a Java application and thus can be run at different operating systems.

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