UHP Networks Inc. updated 3.4 software dramatically increases data throughput, bandwidth efficiency and overall flexibility and availability of VSAT networks.
The new feature set, that was shown recently at Satellite 2017, will save as much as 20 percent of bandwidth in the return TDMA link and, at the same time, double the data throughput of that link as well as providing great benefits in large complex networks by introducing high-density hubs, expanding multi-carrier mesh feature and adding revolutionary dual-star network architecture.
Over the past few years the name UHP Networks has been recognized for their solutions in disruptive innovation in VSAT technology: low-cost high-performance hubs and super-compact remotes integrated and deployed with flat-panel remote terminals.
Early in 2016, the company introduced UHP-200 and UHP-100, a new line of satellite routers that provide up to 450 Mbps and up to 250,000 IP packets per second of aggregate traffic. Their products were well received and the company reported that their VSAT technology expanded to over 150 percent growth year-on-year.
Now the manufacturer is adding a series of new features in the 3.4 software release, which can be summarized as follows.
- Topology - Revolutionary Dual-Star Architecture
- Geo-redundant / traffic-balanced networks
- Combination of spot and wide beams of HTS satellite in one network
- Regional gateways to comply with in-country regulations
- Hierarchical topologies with use of low-cost STAR terminals
- Throughput - Next Generation MF-TDMA
- More MODCODS and higher symbol rate for HTS-based networks
- Multi-Frequency support in TDMA Mesh and TDMA Hubless for higher network throughput
- Adaptive symbol rate and wide-range ACM to combat fading
- Improved C/N thresholds and 5 percent roll-off to maximize spectral efficiency
- Jumbo-frame support and advanced traffic policies in Layer 2 bridge mode
UHP Networks President and CEO, Dr. Vagan Shakhgildian, explained that almost all VSAT technologies have one thing in common in their system design: outbound (Hub to remotes) TDM carrier compliant with DVBS2 or DVB-S2X standard. It is the return link MF-TDMA where there are significant differences between technologies. UHP Networks' TDMA design has traditionally been very advanced with the industry-lowest TDMA overhead. That design has now been further enhanced, adding 5 percent spectrum roll-off and more FEC rates combined into ACM scheme. In addition, multi-frequency mesh and dual-star network architecture will help operators to design and deploy cutting-edge VSAT networks with complex topology and highest availability.