HTS - An Overview

High Throughput Satellite is a standard industry classification for communications satellites that deliver up to 20 times more throughput than existing traditional satellites.

This increase in capacity is achieved spot beam technology and high level frequency re-use, which enables the re-usage of frequency across multiple narrowly focused spot beams. Traditional Ku-Band satellites use a very broad beam to cover wide regions or even entire continents, while there may be as many as five beams serving a single state.

Spot beam technology poses certain challenges for auto-deploy satellite antenna, as they can suddenly appear in any beam at any time and need to have service there. This requires specialized communication between the modem and the antenna, the antenna tells the modem where it is currently located, then the modem requests access from the network for that beam. Access is validated and granted, and Internet access is established.

ViaSat Exede HTS Satellite Systems - the Technology

The Mobil Satellite Technologies enterprise-grade Exede Ka-Band High Throughput Satellite service is powered by ViaSat-1, a satellite which is more than 100 times more powerful than any Ku-band satellite in history, and which actually has more Ka-band capacity than all of the existing Ku-Band satellites Put Together.

The Surfbeam 2 Professional Terminal has performance to spare, as well as a rich set of enterprise networking features that deliver the performance required by the most demanding enterprise applications.


The Surfbean 2 Professional Terminal

The Surfbeam 2 Professional terminal is a high-throughput, high-performance, enterprise-grade terminal for business or Government use.

The Surfbean 2 modem/terminal exploits the potential of Ka-Band high capacity satellites, such as ViaSat-1 to deliver more than ten times the speed and capacity of other satellite networks.

Application-based traffic prioritization supports demanding services such as high quality Voice-over-IP (VoIp) and high speed video conferencing.

The compact SurfBeam 2 terminal integrates into any network, embedded web acceleration helps provide broadband services with speeds that enable satellite to compete with DSL and offer higher data allowances than 4G wireless for bandwidth-hungry applications.

The Surfbean 2 Professional Terminal

» High-speed two-way broadband speeds-up to 50 Mbits/s downstream and 20 Mbits/s upstream

» The Surfbeam 2 can be configured to operate as a Layer 2 or Layer 3 network device for total enterprise networking flexibility

» Sophisticated quality of service (QoS), including CBR, CIR and traffic prioritization

» Built-in TCP and web acceleration

» Remote monitoring and control tools support Virtual Network Operator (VNO) requirements

» Adaptive coding and modulation (ACM) on the forward link optimizes network capacity and availability

» Automatic power control and rate adaptation on the return link provides high availability during rain fade events

» High quality 1 RU metal chassis designed for the desktop with an optional rack mount kit

» Multiple Outdoor Unit (ODU) configuration options to meet strict performance and availability requirements

Download the ViaSat Surfbeam 2 Professional pdf document here: Surfbeam 2 Professional Terminal

Dish Sizes

The ViaSat Exede service platform delivers true broadband services, all service plans are rated at up to 15 MB download x 5 MB upload, and requires a minimum .75 meter antenna. Larger antennas are also available.

ViaSat Exede HTS Coverage Area

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