November 4, 2015
New system employs innovative Hughes waveform technology to meet demands for more efficient and agile SATCOM solutions
GERMANTOWN, MD, November 05, 2015—Hughes Networks Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, today unveiled its new HM System, engineered around its novel software-definable modem (SDM) technology and scrambled code multiple access (SCMA) waveform. Hughes is launching with three commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) products for government applications.
The new HM System employs a commercially-based, open standards architecture and frequency band-agnostic platform that enables affordable, resilient solutions to meet a wide variety of mobility and portability requirements for government users. In addition to supporting fixed applications, the HM System provides satellite-on-the-move capabilities for airborne, maritime and land mobility solutions, including a complete, ultra-compact and portable terminal for small teams reliant on quick-deploy connectivity. With the first gateway installed and fully operational in September 2015, the COTS products are now ready for market roll-out.
“The basis of the new HM System is our advanced waveform technology based on very low-rate coding and new multiple access techniques,” said Rick Lober, vice president and general manager, Defense and Intelligence Systems Division, for Hughes. “Continuing the Hughes tradition of innovative satellite networking solutions, the waveform utilizes advanced software-definable SCMA technology enabling high-throughput, secure and efficient sharing of bandwidth, paving the way for government organizations to experience superior mobility and portability.”
The three HM System product solutions based on the new waveform technology are as follows:
● HM100: Enterprise Application Modem – A universal rack-mounted hub that is transportable and offers high-throughput to support ground station SATCOM operations.
Suitable applications for the HM System include intelligence-surveillance-reconnaissance (ISR), border patrol, search and rescue, disaster response, wildfire monitoring, oil platform communications, cellular backhaul and airborne BLOS communications.
About Hughes Network Systems
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the global leader in satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative solutions and a comprehensive suite of HughesON™ managed services for enterprises and governments worldwide. HughesNet® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 5 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing approximately 50 percent market share. Its products employ global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI and ITU organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A, and GMR-1.
Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite operations and digital TV solutions. For additional information about Hughes, please visit www.hughes.com.
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