The SkyEdge™ IP modem/router is a compact design, two-way router and modem that enables interactive Broadband IP and multicasting to one or all of your business locations. With DVB standards and extensive IP capabilities, the VSAT is ideal for extremely fast throughput for multimedia applications, large file delivery and extremely rapid access to the Web are required.

Powered by Gilat networks, the Mobil Satellite SkyEdge platform offers an affordable, low latency, high performance satellite solution for government, business , and consumer customers.

The Technology

  • High performance broadband IP VSAT
  • Embedded TCP & HTTP acceleration
  • Embedded VPN acceleration
  • QoS support for all traffic, enabling prioritization and fairness
  • Supports wide range of IP applications such as Internet/Intranet, transactional traffic, VoIP, IP multicast, video conferencing

Voice performance: SkyEdge™ leverages Gilat’s market leadership in VSAT telephony (> 90% market share) to deliver unmatched native voice and VoIP quality. SkyEdge offers voice prioritization and managed VoIP capabilities.

VPN acceleration: SkyEdge provides accelerated Cisco VPN at the IDU without PC-based software.

Security: SkyEdge uses AES/Rijndael 128-bit symmetric block cipher (optional inbound and outbound). Most security experts consider DES a “compromised” and obsolete encryption algorithm.

Built-in QoS and support for DiffServ: SkyEdge supports end-to-end QoS including DiffServ packet tagging for full interoperability with MPLS networks.
Network efficiency: SkyEdge offers efficient space segment utilization.

Superior upstream access scheme: SkyEdge uses Gilat FTDMA (Frequency and Time Division Multiple Access) access scheme. This technology distributes VSAT's across a broad range of frequencies as well as time slots, so network-sizing maintenance is reduced significantly.

Mesh and multi-star network architecture support: SkyEdge Pro offers mesh/multi-star topologies (critical for peer-to-peer voice).

Standards support: SkyEdge is certified as DVB-RCS.

SkyEdge satellite Internet modem front view
Front view of Sky-Edge Satellite Router
SkyEdge satellite Internet modem rear view
Rear view of Sky-Edge Satellite Router

SkyEdge™ delivers advanced IP services supporting a wide range of applications including Internet, VoIP, digital signage, video conferencing, data access and VPN's. It is the perfect answer for IP services and customers of all types, including large enterprises, small & medium businesses, SOHO and residential users. SkyEdge™ provides speed, quality, and superior support for all web and bandwidth intensive applications while enabling prioritization and fairness.

All SkyEdge™ VSAT's are built to last, with well tested components. In order to further ensure network availability, the SkyEdge IP can provide automatic failover via a serial interface to a dial backup modem.

SkyEdge™ is the satellite solution for Internet access, incorporating embedded functionality for better performance and simpler operations. Embedded TCP and HTTP acceleration technologies provide high-speed connectivity and heightened user experience. Embedded VPN capabilities offer the same high quality for private networks. Embedded encryption guarantees secure business communications.

End-to-end QoS, vital for running a cost effective IP network, is simple with the flexible bandwidth access features. Managing bandwidth on a per user or per application basis, SkyEdge™ provides tiered services, access to bandwidth and enables CIR guarantees. Network availability is further maintained through adaptive inbound coding, which provides additional rain fade management.

For operational efficiency, SkyEdge™ has a Web interface that improves remote maintenance of VSAT's. Firmware, including all embedded functionality, is easily managed, fully controlled and updated from the central NMS.

Mobilsat SkyEdge™ Service Plans

There are two grades of Mobilsat SkyEdge™ service: Broadband and Performance.

Broadband service plans are a very robust service, and you will typically see at least 40% to 50% of the rated "up to"speed of the connection at all times.

Performance service is the most robust SkyEdge™ platform available. Designed for mission critical needs, typical speeds will be 75% to 80% of the rated "up to" speeds.

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Applications and CIR

Mobilsat SkyEdge service is designed to provide access to the public Internet, primarily for web browsing and email. Certain applications like VoIP, teleconferencing and streaming media are designed to use a constant amount of bandwidth. As a result, they consume more network resources than normal Internet access. By purchasing a minimum CIR (Committed Information Rate) in addition to the standard bandwidth, you will insure the highest quality when using these applications. Regular or excessive use of these applications without CIR is a violation of the Terms of Service, and may result in additional charges. CIR is $5/per Kbps.

CIR examples:
G729 VoIP Calls - 14K CIR
G723 VoIP Calls - 10K CIR
Determined by application
Determined by application

Dish Sizes

Minimum dish size and BUC size depends upon the geographic location, and the service plan desired.

Standard Dish sizes - 1 meter to 1.8 meter

Standard BUC size - 2Watt BUC or 4Watt BUC.

(BUC sizes available up to 150Watt)

Professional Installation

Mobil Satellite Technologies manages the installation process for you, starting with the assignment of an experienced Mobilsat installation coordinator. Your installation coordinator will arrange for shipment of the equipment to the installation location, and coordinate your preferred date and time for the installation technician to arrive onsite and perform the professional installation. All technicians are certified satellite installers, and carry a minimum $1,000,000 liability insurance.

See what is included in a Standard Installation.

Coverage Area

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