Satnews Daily
December 12th, 2011

Vitacom + Romantis... Starting With Africa... (SATCOM)

[SatNews] Vitacom has a partnership with Romantis Group... become a distributor for its advanced UHP VSAT products. As a result of the collaboration, Vitacom has acquired and installed UHP gateway at its state-of-the-art satellite teleport in Miami, Florida, and launched a new IP centric solution powered by the Romantis UHP technology. The services are initially deployed to cover all of Africa on Intelsat IS-907 and will be eventually expanded to Latin America and Caribbean. Romantis UHP (Universal Hardware Platform) is a universal, ultra-compact tool to deploy VSAT networks of any size and topology, like SCPC, controlled (on demand) SCPC, TDM/SCPC, TDM/TDMA, TDM/TDMA Mesh and Full Mesh TDMA. The platform supports various applications: corporate networks, broadband access, SCADA and CCTV, GSM Backhaul, IP SNG, IPTV, Satcom-On-The-Move. Switching between different modes of operation is done remotely under control of the central gateway.

The Vitacom UHP-based network provides high throughput IP connectivity fulfilling most sophisticated Quality of Services requirements. It also supports Mesh capability which enables single-hop satellite connectivity between the remotes and facilitates cost-effective creation of regional gateways in enterprise networks deployed in emerging markets. Vitacom has also acquired from Romantis a separate Hub-less Mesh VSAT network which supports complex topologies with all remote terminals sharing the same TDMA carrier.