High-performance satellite broadband for carrier-grade IP and broadband networking applications.
Designed and optimised for carrier-grade IP broadband networking and specialized applications such as mobility and mesh networking, Hughes brings to the market the HX System—a broadband satellite system with an economical gateway earth station and high performance remote terminals.
Compact hub configuration
Intelligent, protocol-sensitive bandwidth assignment for optimum performance and efficiency for each application
Dynamically assigned CIRs per remote or group of remote terminals
High-performance IP feature set
End-to-end network security
Advanced network management capabilities including detailed remote diagnostics
Active redundancy for all critical components
Optional mesh controller for supporting single-hop remote-to-remote connectivity
On-demand Constant Bit Rate (CBR) services
Adaptive CBR with Minimum, Maximum, and user-definable step-sizes
CIR with Minimum, Guaranteed, and Maximum rates
Backlog-based dynamic stream with weighted fair queuing
Class-based weighted prioritisation
Multicast data delivery
Four levels of IP traffic prioritisation
Supports both preassigned (static) traffic assignment and dynamic traffic assignment
Idle remotes can be configured to release all network resources
Integrated TCP spoofing
Integrated HTTP acceleration (optional)
Integrated TCP and UDP compression
Outbound Adaptive Coding and Modulation
Inbound Adaptive Inroute Selection
The core component of the HX System is the HX Gateway, which acts as the system master and includes the network management and dynamic bandwidth assignment manager. The HX Gateway uses a DVB-S2 carrier with Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM) for the outbound channel received by all HX System remote terminals. HX remote terminals utilise FDMA/TDMA channels to communicate back to the HX Gateway (star mode) or to each other (mesh mode).
The FDMA/TDMA channels of the HX System are highly efficient and are based on the industry-leading standard, Internet Protocol over Satellite (IPoS), which has been endorsed by ETSI, ITU, and TIA. The HX System FDMA/TDMA channels of the HX System support data rates up to 9.8 Mbps.
Efficiency and flexibility in utilising satellite bandwidth are core to the design of the HX System. Each link, in star or mesh mode, can be configured to provide a QoS tailored for an individual remote terminal. And each remote link can be independently configured with unique Committed Information Rates (CIRs), thereby allowing a service provider to develop a service tailored to their customers' specific requirements. In addition, the HX System bandwidth allocation scheme is designed so that idle terminals can be configured to release all bandwidth assignments thus ensuring optimal bandwidth utilisation.
The Hughes family of satellite terminals and routers is compliant with the global IPoS standard, the only standard approved by the TIA, ETSI, and ITU standards organisations. IPoS enables Hughes broadband routers/terminals to provide superior FDMA/TDMA performance and efficiency.
Clearly defined interface conforming to the ETSI SI-SAP standard enables back-end systems to work easily with the Hughes infrastructure
Truly dynamic bandwidth assignment; remote sites with no traffic are assigned no resources
Finer granularity allows a lower average burst overhead, thereby increasing efficiency
SCPC/MCPC replacement links
MPLS extension services
Embassy and government networks
Private leased-line services
Voice/video/data trunking for mesh networks
Maritime, air, and ground-based mobile networks