NEWS Satellite technology reduces cost of high-speed data delivery
SpaceCom Systems, Tulsa, OK, is planning to offer HyperCubed, its newest satellite technology for point-to-multipoint distribution of high-speed data, in October. The technology, which uses the Galaxy IV satellite, will reduce the transmission costs of high-speed data channels via satellite.
The HyperCubed service will feature an eight-channel satellite receiver with extensive logging diagnostics and reporting capabilities. This “smart” receiver also enables customers to receive as many as eight satellite data channels simultaneously and will offer one of the industry’s lowest-per-channel delivery costs for multichannel receivers.
The receivers allow the user to customize alarm settings; to access extensive logging records; to remotely upgrade software and to perform group addressing; and to monitor power, internal temperature, LNB current and signal quality.
SpaceCom will also offer its Hyper-Cubed customers redundant transmission schemes and disaster avoidance by providing geographically diverse uplinking facilities and an in-orbit spare satellite (SBS-6). The new service augments SpaceCom’s FM Cubed technology, which was introduced in 1991, and which has since been used by many of the nation’s largest paging companies.
Al Stem, vice president and general manager of SpaceCom Systems, said that although HyperCubed was developed for the PCS and wireless industries, the technology has many applications beyond the PCS industry.
“This technology will offer addressable multichannel receivers at an unprecedented cost-per-channel, making it ideal for all types of information providers whose communications networks require group addressibility, large numbers of channels and many different data rates,” Stem said.