Satellite Technology Feature Article
Hughes Updates HN/HX Systems
By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributor
The HN/HX systems from Hughes (News - Alert) are built on a solid foundation of IP features and functionality and they are ideal for satellite routing where full IP functionality is needed along with performance. Giving operators the ability to custom design various Quality of Service (QoS) and Service Level Agreements (SLAs) on a per-remote basis, the HN/HX systems provide advanced bandwidth management capabilities. The HN/HX systems incorporate a strong set of IP functions and features as pure IP-based solutions.
Recently, the company announced new features to this product. This now facilitates considerably improved bandwidth efficiency apart from support for the latest generation IPv6 Internet addressing.
By compressing both text and image data, Hughes TurboPage with ActiveCompression offers up to 50 percent compression gain of transmitted HTTP traffic. Enhancing overall network bandwidth efficiency and performance, improved compression reduces the volume of data transmitted through satellites. Hughes ActiveCompression protects the original quality of both text and images and improves delivery speed to users, the company stated in a press release.
“These new features future-proof our customers' networks," said Adrian Morris, executive vice president, engineering at Hughes. "The Internet's growth creates an almost endless demand for new bandwidth. Growth is also causing the Internet to outstrip its own protocols. By providing network operators with higher compression rates for more efficient bandwidth use and dual-stack support to ease the transition to IPv6, we've given them the tools to ride out the Internet's growing pains without disrupting service to their customers.”
In 2011, the company was selected by Vodacom Group, Ltd. to offer its HN and HX broadband satellite solutions to assist in improving Vodacom's (News - Alert) expansion of converged service offerings in South Africa and throughout the continent.
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Edited by Brooke Neuman