BusinessCom, a provider of satellite Internet services that span from broadband Internet access to intercontinental 'Wide Area Network' or 'WAN' networks, has announced to introduce iDirect Evolution enabled satellite Internet access services on the Loral Skynet (News - Alert) Telstar-11N and the newly launched SES WORLD SKIES NSS-12 geostationary satellites.
The company will offer new Evolution services on Ku-Band beams covering the Middle East, Iraq and many other countries. With the help of these services, customers will be able to enjoy always-on 24/7 broadband satellite Internet access with only a small 1.2m 'Very Small Aperture Terminal' or 'VSAT' antenna and 3W block up-converters. BusinessCom has chosen the iDirect (News - Alert) Evolution platform, which will prove to be especially useful in achieving multi-service broadband satellite Internet access. Based on the 'Digital Video Broadcasting - Satellite - Second Generation', or 'DVB-S2' standard, the Evolution X3 modem delivers very high spectrum efficiency, and is backed up by 'Adaptive Coding and Modulation' or 'ACM' technology.
Depending on the actual rain fade margins observed, the ACM automatically changes the outbound modulation and 'Forward Error Correction' or 'FEC' overhead per each remote VSAT terminal on the fly. It enables Evolution VSAT terminals to stay in the network even during heavy rainfalls. A patented iDirect Deterministic 'Time Division Multiple Access' or 'TDMA' technology powers the return channel that enables true 'Quality of Service' or 'QoS' support.
BusinessCom's fundamental customer base depends upon its PEP-iDirect solution, while the primary markets for its newly launched services comprise of demanding 'Direct To Home' or 'DTH' and 'Small Office Home Office' or 'SOHO' users, Internet cafes, 'Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition' or 'SCADA' and telemetry applications, and small to medium-sized Wireless Hot Spots. The Ku-Band Evolution X3 satellite based equipment is much more affordable than the C-Band PEP-iDirect VSAT kits, which brings the services of BusinessCom just got one step closer to a consumer market.
The newly introduced VSAT services of BusinessCom include a built-in Ethernet interface, and offer support for a rich set of IP protocols including both 'Transmission Control Protocol' or 'TCP' and 'User Datagram Protocol' or 'UDP' (News - Alert), multicasting, 'Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol' or 'DHCP' and 'Network Address Transation' or 'NAT', built-in TCP and HTTP acceleration, advanced QoS and traffic prioritization and seamless terrestrial integration.
In February 2010, BusinessCom launched the Advantage IP VSAT service, based on Ku-band IO satellites, providing coverage to more than 18 countries in the Middle East and parts of CIS and Asia, including Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Edited by Alice Straight