AeroEdge 6000 is a highly efficient, high performance Ku/Ka airborne terminal that includes Wavestream’s dual-band antenna, MODMAN and transceivers
March 12, 2018 — Wavestream Corporation, a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, launches AeroEdge 6000, a highly efficient, high performance terminal for commercial in-flight connectivity. The dual-band terminal includes Wavestream’s Ku/Ka band antenna, MODMAN, and Wavestream transceivers.
The AeroEdge 6000 high performance terminal operates in both Ka and Ku band providing aeronautical broadband satellite communication for high-speed Internet and multimedia applications. The terminal includes Wavestream’s ER 6000-A Ku/Ka antenna, SkyEdge II-c Taurus MODMAN, Ku/Ka Antenna Networking Data Unit (KANDU) and Wavestream’s Ku/Ka Radio Frequency Unit (KRFU).
The terminal allows seamless transition between Ka-band coverage and Ku-band coverage thus utilizing the best available satellite resources for cost-efficiency and performance. In support of a high quality passenger experience, the Taurus MODMAN is equipped with a full set of embedded protocol optimization and application acceleration features. High spectral efficiency is delivered via wideband DVB-S2X carriers in the forward direction and fast adaptive and spread-spectrum LDPC transmission in the return direction. Operated over Wavestream’s SkyEdge II-c multi-service platform, AeroEdge 6000 is a new addition to the family of SkyEdge terminals.
“We are pleased to bring to market AeroEdge 6000, a complete terminal with superior system transmission performance and efficiency. The terminal maintains application continuity with automatic beam/gateway and satellite switchover, and was designed to assure continuous gate-to-gate operation,” said Amir Yafe, Head of Products at Wavestream. “The terminal recently achieved download speeds of 130Mbps in a live customer demonstration in China with dozens of concurrent users. This terminal is a major milestone in Wavestream’s strategy to leverage our global IFC expertise and leadership for adoption to local markets and with regional service providers where different frequency bands are used in different flight routes.”
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