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July 18th, 2016

Fleshing Out Advantech Wireless' A-SAT-II™ Platform With New Technology

Improving point-to-multipoint broadband applications was a driving force behind the incorporation of Advantech Wireless' new WideSAT™ into the firm's new A-SAT-II™ platform.

This new HTS GEO/MEO/LEO widebeam technology is designed to increase density, versatility, and efficiency when using wide transponders from 250MHz to 2GHz for High Throughput Satellite (HTS) data links. WideSAT™ technology will be incorporated into Advantech Wireless’ A-SAT-II™ multi-waveform satellite networking platform as well as future products.   

According to Oscar Glottman, the CMO for Satellite Networks at Advantech Wireless, the company's new WideSAT™ technology has been designed specifically to better handle the new HTS GEO/MEO/LEO widebeam transponders that can typically be 7 to 15 times larger than the traditional 36MHz GEO transponders. He added that the firm's plan is to enhance their A-SAT-II™ multi-waveform satellite networking platform to dramatically improve point to multipoint broadband applications. WideSAT™will also improve integration with Software Defined Networks (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and integration with advanced terrestrial and wireless telecommunication infrastructures and will support standardized cloud architectures as well as the deployment of Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) Satellite aggregation points. Additionally, Mr. Glottman stated, the technology is designed to be fully integrated into the new 4G/LTE, 5G and IoT architectures and use cases.