Hughes unveils groundbreaking airborne video solution
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite networks and services, today announced it completed a successful demonstration of its advanced airborne video solution to a key government agency, confirming full D-1 video resolution at air-to-ground user data rates of over 2 Mbps.
"Our airborne technology has advanced rapidly," said Rick Lober, vice president and general manager of Hughes Defense and Intelligence Systems Division. "Our new airborne video solution features speeds five times greater than what is currently available - delivering groundbreaking performance at an affordable cost. Founded on a proven COTS-based platform, this progressive solution will truly enhance situational awareness for users in the military and government."
The Hughes Airborne Video Solution employs the high performance Hughes HX router and
HX ExpertNMS, its advanced network management system with a highly intuitive and interactive interface to optimize performance and productivity. Hughes is building on its commercial aviation broadband offering, thereby facilitating adoption of a COTS-based solution by the airborne Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) community.
The demo took place on Row 44's flying test-bed aircraft, based out of Camarillo, California, and outfitted with TECOM Industries, Inc. KuStream 1000 bi-directional Ku- band antenna, and Streambox's highly secure video coding and viewing sub-system. Intelsat General provided the communications link for the demonstration via its Horizon-1@127 degrees W satellite.
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