The HN System is the Hughes flagship product line for implementing a wide range of large scale satellite broadband networks to serve enterprise, government, and consumer/small business markets. The HN System family consists of the HN NOC (Network Operations Center or Hub) and HN terminals (routers, modems, and appliances), which operate over C-, Ku-, or Ka-Band satellites.
The core of the HN System is the HN NOC, which manages high-speed IP traffic flow among terminals over the satellite. Fully compliant with IPoS/ DVB-S/S2, including ACM (Adaptive Coding and Modulation), the world’s most successful satellite industry standard, the HN System NOC consists of baseband processing equipment, IF subsystem, control subsystem, and network management system (NMS).
The HN NOC performs the following major functions:
- Provides highly secure and efficient IP transport for data or real time applications such as video or voice
- Provides optimum performance by efficiently managing bandwidth using intelligent, protocol-sensitive bandwidth assignment algorithms
- Provides an easily manageable system with a comprehensive and completely self-sufficient network management system (NMS) used to configure and manage all components of the HN system
- Provides for high availability by incorporating active redundancies into all the critical components of the NOC, including auto switchover and fault isolation
- Offers a high degree of system interoperability due to easy integration of external platforms
The System supports a full range of remote equipment supporting a variety of user applications. The remote equipment in the Hughes systems comprises remote terminals and optional appliances, such as voice appliances and serial appliances. Every Hughes terminal and appliance is operating system agnostic and as such supports Windows®, Apple®, Macintosh®, Unix®, and other platforms running IP over Ethernet.
Hughes Broadband Satellite Routers: