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Offers Industry’s Fastest In-Flight Internet Connectivity with over 400 Mbps Broadband Speed to Individual Aircraft
Airline passengers have high expectations. Even at 36,000 feet, they want the same fast Internet experience they’ve become accustomed to at work and at home. Now, with the release of the JUPITER™ Aero System for Inflight Connectivity, Hughes is delivering exactly what passengers want. The new aero solution offers the industry’s fastest in-flight Internet connectivity, capable of supporting speeds in excess of 400 Mbps, and operates on both Ka-band and Ku-band frequencies―making it the ideal solution for commercial air routes throughout the world.
“Airlines have been challenged to support passengers’ increasing expectations for faster connectivity from gate to gate,” said Paul Gaske, executive vice president, North America, Hughes. “With our new JUPITER Aero System, in-flight Internet service no longer has to be subpar compared to terrestrial networks. Not only does it provide abundant bandwidth to support every passenger on even the largest of airliners, the dual band capability of the Hughes Aero solution and antenna system enables airlines to provide this level of service across the globe.”
The dual-band JUPITER aeronautical terminal is based on ARINC 791 and incorporates a highly advanced Modem Manager (MODMAN) along with an option for a dual Ka-band and Ku-band antenna. The terminal is fully compatible with both wide-beam and spot-beam satellites and supports rapid switching between beams and satellites, without loss of session as aircraft traverse the coverage area, thus enabling passengers to enjoy uninterrupted high-speed connectivity around the globe.
The JUPITER Aero System incorporates the most advanced mobility features in the industry today, including Doppler correction, adaptive coding and modulation, and enhanced beam switching, allowing seamless handoffs between beams and from satellite-to-satellite—all managed by a single network management system. The system also includes a number of advanced features to improve the passenger experience, including onboard traffic management, compression, and acceleration.
For routes over North America, both airlines and their customers will enjoy the benefits of JUPITER high-speed airborne connectivity operating on the newly launched EchoStar XIX satellite, the world’s highest-capacity broadband satellite, gaining full advantage of its superior speed, throughput, and economics. The JUPITER Aero System will ship in the second half of 2017.
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