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Hughes moves to HX 4.0

Hughes Network Systems has announced the planned release of HX System 4.0, which will introduce a range of technology enhancements to its HX product family for mobile satellite networks.

One element of the new release will be the incorporation of a dual stack IPv6/IPv4 design which will enable the simultaneous support of both protocols.

The company says that this should assist network operators in transitioning to IPv6 while continuing to support their installed base of IPv4 customers and devices.

The company's HX90 Satellite Broadband Router will also be improved by the new technology, offering better efficiency and lower operational costs on satellite links through a new optimised encapsulation scheme on the outroute, and through LDPC coding on the inroute. This is the same coding scheme as used in the DVB-S2 standard.

The HX ExpertNMS (Network Management System) has been upgraded to provide improved management capabilities for VNOs, with monitoring and control functionality to allow wholesale network operators to partition their network and provide control to private users of these partitions.

A range of improved mobility features, including integrated Doppler correction, automatic beam switching and enhanced return channel spreading, will also be part of the new release.

“We are excited to bring our wide range of operator, enterprise and military customers the extensive benefits of HX System 4.0 for fixed and on-the-move broadband satellite solutions,” said Dave Jupin, vice president, international division, Hughes.

“Supporting the full range of C-, Ku-, Ka-, and L-band frequencies, as well as WGS frequencies, the HX System 4.0 is the ideal choice across all specialty and mobility market sectors.”

Hughes says that HX System 4.0 will be available for delivery later in 2012.

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