Satnews Daily
September 9th, 2016

Hughes Adds Bounties To Their JUPITER System

With support of DVB-S2X, a 2gen System on a Chip (SoC-2) and a new family of VSATs, Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) and released the next iteration of their JUPITER System.

The 2gen JUPITER System adds new capabilities that boost satellite service providers ROI by raising the performance of consumer, business and mobility apps to new levels. This new release builds on the established success of the first version as one of the world’s most widely deployed satellite networking platforms and yields improved operating economics for satellite service providers, notably through highly efficient allocation of bandwidth available for sale to customers.

The new HT2000 family of broadband terminals includes versions for a wide range of markets including consumer, enterprise, trunking, and aeronautical mobility. Designed around the powerful SoC-2, every HT2000 remote terminal supports 200 Mbps of throughput to deliver even the most demanding applications. Hughes has also enhanced the JUPITER System’s gateway architecture for improved scalability and performance. Beyond its flexible and robust design featuring lights-out operation, the new release employs extensive virtualization and advanced blade server technology resulting in as much as 10 Gbps of capacity per rack, ideal for operations on High Throughput Satellites (HTS). For conventional satellites, the same architectural approach enables cost-effective operations on up to four satellites in a single blade chassis.

Ramesh Ramaswamy, the company's Senior Vice President, International, stated that this new system has already contributed to the success of HughesNet Brazil’s launch and, later this year, will underpin expansion of HughesNet high-speed satellite Internet service in the US with the launch of the EchoStar XIX satellite. Major global operators, such as Yahsat, are also taking advantage of JUPITER with DVB-S2X support to offer new high-performance plans in their markets.