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May 24th, 2016

Now DVB-S2X Ready Is Gilat's SkyEdge II-c Platform

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ:GILT) (TASE:GILT) has announced that their SkyEdge II-c platform will support the new DVB-S2X standard.

Gilat’s DVB-S2X-compatible X-Architecture hub and VSATs are optimized for HTS wideband networks and designed to support all applications. Gilat’s one-platform/multi-application X-Architecture for SkyEdge II-c, already deployed in several networks, will support the DVB-S2X transmission standard for true wideband, high-throughput operation.

Gilat's SkyEdge II-c hub system.

Gilat’s X-Chassis is hardware-ready for the new DVB-S2X standard and will support simultaneous operations of both DVB-S2X and DVB-S2 carriers. The S2X portfolio is DVB-S2 backward-compatible and expected to be available starting the first quarter of 2017.

The capacity and efficiency of the firm's X-Architexcture is one reason solution providers and HTS operators around the world have decided to implement Gilat's S2X-compatible SkyEdge II-c platform, according to Hagay Katz, the Head of the VSAT line of business at Gilat. He added that the throughput of HTS satellites is maximized via the firm's new S2Z wideband modulator cards and VSATs, with the latter equipped with multi-core ARM processors that leverage the CPU to use the wideband S2X carriers to deliver up to 400 Mbps throughput to a single site. Additionally, this also doubles the hub capacity within the same rack space.