Hughes HX System Employs Newly Released IPoS-B Open Standard

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband solutions and services, and a leading provider of managed network services, today announced that its HX System employs the newly approved Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) IP-over-Satellite (IPoS) 1008-B Standard (IPoS-B) published May 15, 2012. Hughes has led the effort in developing the IPoS standard, originally approved by TIA in November 2003 and subsequently by ETSI and ITU, which is the most widely deployed in the satellite networking industry.

The updated IPoS-B standard specifies many new features implemented in the Hughes HX system, including mesh, mobility, increased bandwidth efficiency, and security.

“IPoS-B is yet another example of our continuing commitment to advance standards-based technology,” said Rick Lober, vice president and general manager of Hughes Defense and Intelligence Systems Division. “By adopting industry-standard solutions such as IPoS-B, governments and militaries can significantly decrease costs through open competition and ensure interoperability of networked, IP-based communications.”

IPoS-B follows the IPoS.v2 update issued in 2006 which incorporated the DVB-S2 standard, and includes the following new features:

  • Mesh communication with peer-to-peer direct single hop and mesh-specific timing synchronization
  • Direct sequence spreading to small antennas in a mobile environment
  • Digital Video Broadcasting – Second Generation (DVB-S2) compliant modulation and coding
  • Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM) and Constant Coding Modulation (CCM) on the outroute
  • Adaptive Inroute Selection (AIS) of coding rate
  • Mobility support
  • Inroute control signaling security
  • Closed Loop Timing (CLT)

“Hughes continues to employ and promote open standards in its SATCOM products and has made numerous contributions in key enabling technologies such as DVB-S2, advanced forward error correction codes, and emerging mobilesat standards such as GMR1-3G,” added Lober. “The HX System and open IPoS-B standard meet the functional requirements of the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T), the Australian Defence Forces (ADF) Joint Project 2008, the Joint IP Modem (JIPM) family, and is being certified by Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS).  IPoS is the only open satellite standard with this full set of features and which has also been implemented by other manufacturers.”

In addition to IPoS-B, the HX System with the HX280 broadband satellite router is Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 Level 2 validated, meets transmission security (TRANSEC) requirements with its enhanced signaling security and operates in Ka, Ku, X, L and C band frequencies. 

TIA is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a standards developing organization. 

Source: Hughes Network Systems
Date: Jun 25, 2012