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InSAT

Spacecom and ST Engineering iDirect
Join Forces on High Throughput
Low Power Demonstration
S

pacecom, operator of the AMOS
satellite fleet, and its long-term
partner, ST Engineering iDirect, a
company of ST Engineering North
America, has announced the successful
demonstration of VSAT return
capabilities on AMOS-17.
The demonstration resulted in an
exceptionally wide return link for
a small VSAT of 40Mbps (15Msym)
using the iDirect iQ 200 modem's
Adaptive TDMA return over AMOS17's high power C-band HTS beams.
The combination of the 2.4m C-Band
terminal
and
AMOS-17's
highperformance beams generated a
highly efficient solution. The large
return data rate enabled simultaneous
transmission of multiple high data
streams from South Africa to Europe
with a small antenna, resulting in the
low-power
Communications-on-thePause (COTP) solution. This opens

up many operational and business
opportunities to customers, such as
emergency deployments, government
applications, coverage of events and
backhaul services.
Conducted from the UK-based
SMS Teleport, an AMOS-17 European
Gateway
partner,
the
modem
and antenna were installed in a
communications
truck
located
between Johannesburg and Pretoria,
South Africa. The truck was provided
by Telemedia, a leading provider of
broadcast and teleport services across
Africa.
The iQ 200 is a DVB-S2/DVB-S2X
modem with Adaptive TDMA returns,

iDirect IQ 200 rackmount modem

combining
high-performance
features with mobility, making it an
ideal solution for real-time, costeffective, small to medium enterprise
applications, such as IP trunking for
disaster response and emergency
services as well as mobility solutions
such as maritime.
"By utilising the iDirect Evolution
platform and iQ 200, we can now offer
a unique low footprint, low power
and high capacity return links from
any remote location, enabling users
to enter new markets and facilitate
new applications," said Tsachi Dahan,
VP of Vertical Solutions at Spacecom.

"AMOS-17's C-Band spot beams
provide superior throughput and
efficiencies over Sub-Saharan Africa
with connections to Europe, the Middle
East and parts of Asia.
"We look forward to
presenting this unique
value proposition to
our customers brought about by this
combination of satellite and ground
segment."
"We are excited to be involved in
this important demonstration that
brings out the greater potential of
combining the right ground segment
and
high
throughput
satellite
capacity,"
commented
Jerome
Clapisson, Regional Vice President
of Sales, Europe at ST Engineering
iDirect. "This opens up a whole new
array of applications for users that
span many different applications and
markets, and is synonymous with our
goal of expanding market access to
our customers by setting an industry
benchmark in performance and
efficiency."
The solution is available to AMOS
Spacecom customers today.

Paradigm Enhances HORNET
Modular Terminal
I

nnovative satcom solutions provider,
Paradigm, continues making satcom
simple with an enhanced version of its
field-proven HORNET terminal.
The HORNET is a modular solution,
allowing the user to interchange
between different sized antennas,
RF head and modem modules. This
provides a single satcom solution
for many different operational
requirements.
The
terminal
is
environmentally rugged yet still
lightweight and crucially can now be
packed into an airline-friendly single
case.
The HORNET integrates the easy-touse and field-proven PIM (Paradigm
Interface Module) which allows any
non-skilled user to point the antenna
in just a few minutes.
Online
video
training
and
demonstrations of this and other
PIM-Powered terminals are now being
conducted by Paradigm during the
COVID-19 travel restrictions. Call or
email Paradigm on sales@paracomm.

co.uk to join a session. Paradigm's
range of PIM-powered terminals
also includes the SWARM, the
CONNECT100T and the MANTA.
Available modules for the HORNET
currently include a choice of 60, 80
and 100cm antennas with RF modules
between 5W and 80W; frequency
bands cover Ka, Ku and X over
both extended commercial
and military ranges. The
terminal is also modem
agnostic, supporting all the
main
high
performance
modems.
The PIM is a rugged, fieldproven, terminal controller
operating in many different
market sectors across five
continents. It provides the
'brains' of a satcom solution
and can work with any
air interface to provide a
common pointing experience
across a whole range of
manufacturers'
terminals.

Operators simply point the terminal
using easy to follow onboard audio and
visual cues. The PIM integrates into all
the major satellite networks as well as
a wide range of modems, supporting
the major types including iDirect,
Newtec, UHP, Comtech and Teledyne
Paradise amongst others.
Ulf Sandberg, Managing Director of
Paradigm adds: "By developing our
HORNET terminal into this incredibly

versatile solution, our customers
can now purchase one system that
will meet just about every satcom
requirement. In our demos, everyone
has been extremely impressed with
its simplicity, its ruggedness and its
single-case portability."
Paradigm
provides
state-ofthe-art satcom solutions, making
satellite communication simple for
everyone. Military & government,
NGOs and commercial &
enterprise customers are all
supported with easy-to-use,
cost-effective and stateof-the-art global satellite
communication solutions.
Paradigm has extensive
engineering
experience
designing, manufacturing and
delivering customised satellite
terminals and earth stations
for a wide range of industries
and sectors, developing close
relationships with customers,
and giving valuable insight
into their key requirements.
Paradigm HORNET terminal


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