Satnews Daily
September 14th, 2016

GATR FLEX Proves To Be Highly Capable

A 26 Mbps downlink and a 10+ Mbps uplink that carried multiple data streams has been successfully managed by GATR Technologies (GATR), a subsidiary of Cubic Corporation (NYSE: CUB), and Intelsat General Corporation (IGC) during performance testing of the prototype GATR-FLEX® sub-meter, Ku-band, ultra-portable terminal.

Artistic rendition of the Intelsat 29-e satellite.

GATR and IGC performed a series of tests using the open architecture, high-performance Intelsat EpicNG satellite IS-29e, GATR-FLEX antenna and GATR’s e850 ruggedized iDirect satellite modem, which maximized the throughput of the iDirect Evolution series modems. The tests measured throughput while taxing a single satellite link with data, voice and high-definition (HD) streaming video, which is normally done by two separate terminals over separate networks.

The goal of this test was to demonstrate that there was ample capacity for a small terminal to stream multiple HD video streams at the same time as C2 traffic, and such was successfully completed. Additional products from CMS subsidiaries were also used for the tests, such as DTECH’s M3-SE networking stack of routers, switches, servers, encoders and voice appliances as well as TeraLogics’ Unified Video® Cloud and Server application for real-time Full Motion Video (FMV).

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