September 23, 2008
Hughes Intros High Performance Demodulator for Broadband Satellite Systems
By Anil Sharma, TMCnet Contributing Editor
Hughes Network Systems (News - Alert), a provider of broadband satellite networks and services, has introduced its high performance Wideband Configurable Demodulator Subsystem (CDS), featuring the capability to simultaneously demodulate multiple time division multiple access (TDMA) channels on a 36 MHz satellite transponder.
Housed in a compact, 1 rack unit enclosure, the initial implementation of the Wideband CDS supports the simultaneous demodulation of up to 9 channels, bringing operators significant benefits of reduced rack space, greater operational flexibility, and reduced power requirements for the hub equipment of Hughes advanced HX and HN Systems.
The Wideband CDS comes with a host of features including:
"The development of the Wideband CDS is another example that demonstrates Hughes leadership in technology and product development," said David Jupin, vice president at Hughes.
"We are committed to continually push the envelope to bring our customers the most innovative systems that improve their competitive advantage in delivering broadband satellite services to the marketplace,” added Jupin.
Hughes Network Systems provides broadband satellite networks and services for large enterprises, governments, small businesses, and consumers. HughesNet encompasses all broadband solutions and managed services from Hughes, bridging the best of satellite and terrestrial technologies.
Its broadband satellite products are based on global standards approved by the TIA, ETSI (News - Alert) and ITU standards organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A and GMR-1. To date, Hughes has shipped more than 1.5 million systems to customers in over 100 countries.
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Anil Sharma is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anil's articles, please visit his columnist page.
Edited by Michelle Robart