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Reliable, secure—and timely—communications are essential to support the operations of military organizations around the world. When war fighters need to send full-motion video footage or other critical information about field events back to command and control centers, they cannot afford to waste precious minutes struggling to deploy a complicated communications system. They need to act fast—and they need quick-acting tools that enable them to fulfill their missions.
That’s why it’s good news for both military and non-military organizations that Hughes has received positive results from recent trials of its commercial HX ExpertNMS™ network management system from a unit of the U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command (RDECOM), a unit of United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), and a Coalition country military unit.
The HX System is a commercially successful global broadband satellite platform designed and optimized for smaller and mobile networks, including maritime and airborne applications where the provision of high-quality, high-bandwidth links is paramount. Capable of simultaneous mesh, star, and multi-star configurations, the HX System supports any mix of fixed, at-the-halt, or on-the-move communications—ideal for a wide range of commercial and military applications.
HX ExpertNMS, part of the HX System, is a full-featured network management system that employs an intuitive graphical interface to an advanced set of monitoring and diagnostic features, enabling efficient management and optimization of network performance by users with little or no network expertise, whether in a commercial or military environment. Equipped with an easy-to-use dashboard diagnostics tool that quickly identifies any disruptions on the network, HX ExpertNMS also provides a graphical map to zoom in on status updates and detailed statistics.
Using an installation wizard with step-by-step instructions, users can quickly set up and move from one location to the next. HX ExpertNMS also includes a knowledge base that leverages the vast R&D and operational experience Hughes brings to monitoring, tuning, and managing satellite networks.
“By extracting all the intricate details of the network into an intuitive interface, HX ExpertNMS enables users, including war fighters, to effectively manage the network—with the equivalent of an expert Hughes engineer behind them, 24x7,” said Dan Losada, senior director, Hughes Defense and Intelligence Systems Division.
With HX ExpertNMS, users in the field can quickly and easily deploy the necessary bandwidth to upload files, send full-motion video, and communicate other vital information when and where it’s needed to ensure mission success.