The most advanced Discover hub and terminals have now been delivered by Advantech Wireless to a military customer in the Middle East—this is but the first of multiple planned deliveries to this customer.
As part of a major upgrade to the military infrastructure in the country, this network deployment is the first military grade fully redundant hub deployed by Advantech Wireless in the country following a number of successful commercial network installations for the country’s national energy company. According to the firm, this initial military hub deployment is a testament to the performance of the networks Advantech Wireless has provided in this region and with other military satellite network operators. Based on the cost performance trade-off, the firm stated that they continue to provide an industry-leading solution for commercial and military organizations worldwide.
As a turnkey system, Advantech Wireless supplied a hub antenna, a high precision antenna control/tracking system and a redundant RF chain including High Power Amplifiers, Frequency Converters, and a redundant Discovery VSAT hub. The VSAT hub includes Advantech Wireless’ 96 channel TDMA Multi-Carrier Demodulator on a single card. The remote terminals use Advantech Wireless’ 1.2 meter Pioneer drive-away antennas with high performance Gallium Nitride (GaN) Block Up converters and high throughput VSAT modems.
According to Steve Richeson, the Senior Vice President of Global Sales for Advantech Wireless, this unique range of capabilities lets the company's customers reduce their overall equipment costs while maintaining industry leading reliability and performance.