Broadband Satellite Systems

The world’s most advanced VSAT platform, with single stream DVB-S2X wideband forward channel, for broadband services over both high-throughput and conventional satellites.

The JUPITER™ System is next generation very small aperture terminal (VSAT) platform from Hughes for broadband services over both high-throughput and conventional satellites. Featuring a flexible and robust gateway architecture with lights-out operation, enhanced IPoS air interface for bandwidth efficiency and performance, and high-throughput terminals, JUPITER enables operators to achieve the highest possible capacity and efficiency for any satellite broadband implementation. The foundational technology is the powerful JUPITER System on a Chip (SoC), a custom–designed VLSI processor employing a multi-core architecture and enabling 200 Mbps of throughput on every terminal within the JUPITER family.

A multi-service platform

As a result, operators of both HTS and conventional satellite networks can support the widest range of applications across all market sectors—from high-speed Internet access, to distance learning and digital signage/media solutions, to the most demanding enterprise and government networking solutions where strong security and QoS capabilities are paramount.

JUPITER was named the 2014 Technology Innovation of the Year at one of the satellite industry’s leading conferences, VSAT Global 2014, which also recognized that it enhances the delivery of satellite services to the wider community and evolves the industry beyond its current limits.

The JUPITER System is an ideal platform for:

  • Broadband access
  • Enterprise networks
  • Cellular Backhaul
  • Communications on the move
  • MPLS (multi-protocol label switching) Network Services
  • Voice (VoIP)/video/Data Trunking

Engineered for HTS Operations

Engineered for the highest possible capacity and efficiency:
  • Wideband DVB-S2X channels
  • High density architecture: with the industry’s smallest multi-Gbps footprint, and lights-out operating mode
  • Distributed or centralized gateway architecture
  • Differentiated QoS for improved traffic management
    • Advanced bandwidth management
    • Advanced Internet Protocol (IP) routing features
    • Advanced HTTP acceleration
  • Advanced Encryption Standards (Link level 256 AES)
  • Simple remote installation with “self-install” option
  • Network management system (NMS) with extensive virtual network operator (VNO) capabilities
  • Powerful and flexible set of Application Performance Interfaces (APIs) which can be integrated with operational support systems (OSS) and business support systems (BSS)

Strong Benefits for Conventional Satellites

Designed for greater throughput and cost effectiveness:
  • Operates over Ka-Band, Ku-Band or C-Band with full set of enterprise features
    • Scalable multi-transponder and multi-satellite capability
  • Industry leading Layer 1 efficiencies, including modulation and roll-off
  • Extensive higher layer efficiencies for more “router bits” versus “satellite bits”
  • As a technology refresh solution, enables operators to gain 10 to 20% capacity

Cellular Backhaul

Ideally suited to deliver affordability, efficiency and capability:
  • Delivers round trip latency of 650 ms and jitter of 25 ms
  • Meets the demand of complex and bandwidth-heavy 3G/4G data traffic (remote terminals support 200 Mbps throughput)
  • Each return channel (up to 16 Mbps) enables effective support for 3G/4G

The JUPITER SoC

Every JUPITER terminal runs on the advanced JUPITER System on a Chip (SoC). An industry first, custom designed ASIC (application-specific integrated circuit) with a multi-core architecture that enables every remote terminal to achieve 200 Mbps throughput.

HT1100 JUPITER™ System Router Ka-Band

High-Performance Satellite System Router

The Hughes HT1100 is the next-generation, high-performance satellite terminal optimized for multi-spot beam, high-throughput satellite systems. The HT1100 features best-in-class throughput performance, delivering more than 100 Mbps of throughput and capable of supporting bandwidth-intensive, simultaneous multimedia applications. The HT1100 features an integrated Web acceleration client that provides HTTP prefetch (Web objects are locally cached), DNS caching, header and payload compression, and byte level caching to enable a faster, more responsive user experience.

High Efficiency and Availability

Using a wideband forward channel, including Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM), the HT1100 adaptively changes modulation and transmission characteristics to achieve the highest possible throughput and service availability under all channel conditions. In the return channel, the HT1100 employs advanced, low- density parity coding (LDPC) in conjunction with Adaptive Inroute Selection (AIS), where the FEC rate is adaptively set on a burst- by-burst basis based on the real-time satellite link conditions. Additionally, the HT1100 uses variable-sized FEC code block and burst sizes to allocate bandwidth tailored to the size of the user data packets to be transmitted, providing up to a 20 percent improvement in bandwidth efficiency over competing systems.

Ease of Operation

As part of the next-generation JUPITER System, each HT1100 operates under a comprehensive Network Management System (NMS) to facilitate terminal configuration, service provisioning, status monitoring, and network diagnostics. Additionally, the terminal incorporates an easy-to-use embedded Web Graphics User Interface (GUI) that provides a local interface for installation, status monitoring, troubleshooting, and diagnostics. The HT1100 is designed for fast and reliable installation, including small size, single Inter-Facility Link (IFL) cable, and wireless pointing scheme.

HT1200 JUPITER™ System Router Ka-/Ku-Band

High-Performance Satellite System Router

The Hughes HT1200 is the next-generation, high-performance satellite terminal optimized for multi-spot beam, high-throughput satellite systems and well suited for conventional satellite applications. The HT1200 features best-in-class throughput performance, delivering more than 100 Mbps of forward channel throughput and capable of supporting bandwidth-intensive, simultaneous multimedia applications.

The HT1200 features an integrated Web acceleration client that provides HTTP prefetch (Web objects are locally cached), DNS caching, header and payload compression to enable a faster, more responsive user experience.

High Efficiency and Availability

Using a wideband forward channel, including Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM), the HT1200 adaptively changes modulation and transmission characteristics to achieve the highest possible throughput and service availability under all channel conditions.

In the return channel, the HT1200 employs advanced, low- density parity coding (LDPC) in conjunction with Adaptive Inroute Selection (AIS), where the FEC rate is adaptively set on a burst- by-burst basis based on the real-time satellite link conditions. Additionally, the HT1200 uses variable-sized FEC code block and burst sizes to allocate bandwidth tailored to the size of the user data packets to be transmitted, providing up to a 20 percent improvement in bandwidth efficiency over competing systems.

Ease of Operation

As part of the next-generation JUPITER System, each HT1200 operates under a comprehensive Network Management System (NMS) to facilitate terminal configuration, service provisioning, status monitoring, and network diagnostics. Additionally, the terminal incorporates an easy-to-use embedded Web Graphics User Interface (GUI) that provides a local interface for installation, status monitoring, troubleshooting, and diagnostics.

The HT1200 is designed for quick and error-free installations with a simple and automated commissioning process.

HT1300 JUPITER™ System Router Multi-Band

High-Performance Satellite System Router

The Hughes HT1300 is the next-generation, high-performance satellite terminal optimized for multi-spot beam, high-throughput satellite systems and well suited for conventional satellite applications. The HT1300 features best-in-class throughput performance, delivering more than 100 Mbps of throughput and capable of supporting bandwidth-intensive, simultaneous multimedia applications.

The HT1300 supports industry standard L-band outdoor units, thereby enabling the use of high-power BUCs, as well as operation on a wide array of operating frequencies. The HT1300 features an integrated Web acceleration client that provides HTTP prefetch (Web objects are locally cached), DNS caching, header and payload compression, to enable a faster, more responsive user experience.

High Efficiency and Availability

Using a wideband forward channel, including Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM), the HT1300 adaptively changes modulation and transmission characteristics to achieve the highest possible throughput and service availability under all channel conditions.

In the return channel, the HT1300 employs advanced, low- density parity coding (LDPC) in conjunction with Adaptive Inroute Selection (AIS), where the FEC rate is adaptively set on a burst- by-burst basis based on the real-time satellite link conditions. Additionally, the HT1300 uses variable-sized FEC code block and burst sizes to allocate bandwidth tailored to the size of the user data packets to be transmitted, providing up to a 20 percent improvement in bandwidth efficiency over competing systems.

Ease of Operation

As part of the next-generation JUPITER System, each HT1300 operates under a comprehensive Network Management System (NMS) to facilitate terminal configuration, service provisioning, status monitoring, and network diagnostics. Additionally, the terminal incorporates an easy-to-use embedded Web Graphics User Interface (GUI) that provides a local interface for installation, status monitoring, troubleshooting, and diagnostics.

The HT1300 is designed for quick and error-free installations with a simple and automated commissioning process.