Singapore Technologies Electronics Limited (ST Electronics), a leading manufacturer and supplier of Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) products and solutions, today announced the release of a new family of Agilis Single Channel Per Carrier (SCPC) modems that provide high-end capabilities in a compact design to support both commercial (broadcast, mobile backhaul) and military (Tactical Signal Processing Control or SPC, helicopter communications) applications. The Agilis SCPC modem comes in both a commercial package, as well as a ruggedised version. It also has a version that is incorporated into a higher power block upconverter (BUC) such as 100W, to provide a simple outdoor only solution for quick deployable systems such as Satellite News Gathering. With its highly compact design, a redundant configuration in a single rack unit (1RU) chassis slot can be provided.
The modem is based on SatixFy's latest Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) chipset supporting bi-directional DVB-S2/DVB-S2X and allows for software upgrades either remotely or over-the-air. The ASIC presents the highest capabilities in the market in throughput and SNR level support from -10dB with spread spectrum up to 256 APSK resulting with almost 6bit/Hz. Terminals based on the SX3000 can even operate at SNRs level as low as -25 db SNR with a proprietary waveform as the chip support spreading factor up to 256. This ability is a huge step forward supporting and even exceeding the industry growing requirements while being cost-effective.
The modems are able to support bit rates up to 750 Mbps. They support single carrier of 125 MHz both in the forward and return links (Point to Point). In addition, they can operate in trunking mode (L2 Bridge) as well as Layer 3 router and uses Generic Stream Encapsulation (GSE), Multiprotocol Encapsulation (MPE) and Baseband Frame Page 2 of 3
encapsulation options. The modem are designed with a unique algorithm for blockage protection to enable the continuous reception of video services on the move, even under extreme blockage conditions.
“We are very excited about the performance and efficiency we are now able to deliver with the new Agilis SCPC modems,” said Mr Rajanik Mark Jayasuriya, Vice President for the Satellite Networks Business Group (SNG), ST Electronics (Satcom & Sensor Systems) Pte Ltd. “With these new modems, we are able to target specific applications, such as helicopter communications, while providing helicopter blockage protection. ST Electronics brings the experience and knowledge to incorporate these modems into integrated terminals that provide unique value.”
"We are proud of the strong partnership with ST Electronics and for being selected by them for our most advanced DVB-S2X ASIC solution in the market, for their SCPC product line. Our solution proves its technological superiority in any test our customer conduct," said Mr Nir Barkan, SatixFy's Chief Commercial Officer.