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Heights Networking Platform

Heights Dynamic Network Access (H-DNA)
This paper overviews an evolutionary and dynamic network access technology designed for the Heights Networking Platform’s return links.

Performance Challenge of 3G over Satellite
This paper overviews the evolution of mobile telephony, the challenges associated with transmitting 3G backhaul traffic over satellite, and methods that can be utilized to address the challenges while increasing revenue for Mobile Network Operators and improving quality of experience for end users.

Innovative Satellite Solutions ATC
This paper overviews the challenges and satellite networking infrastructure solutions for Air Traffic Control.

Innovative Satellite Solutions Government
Describes the challenges faced by service providers in the Government market and how our products will help you differentiate yourself to meet the specific communications needs of Military and Government.

Innovative Satellite Solutions Mobility
Discusses the user demands of the cruise, cargo and commercial aviation industry, the challenges of this market vertical, and solutions from Comtech EF Data.

Innovative Satellite Solutions O&G
The connectivity requirements in the Oil and Gas industry are changing drastically due to the ever increasing throughput demand to support business applications, exploration and production sites, crew morale and welfare. We discuss the challenges you face to meet tomorrow’s market demands and how our products will help you achieve your business growth goals.

Innovative Satellite Solutions Media
An overview of the Media market vertical including Broadcast, Video on Demand and Over The Top content distribution, the challenges and potential solutions.

Elevate Your Services
This white paper summarizes key market challenges combined with an overview of existing solutions and their drawbacks. It then focuses on how the Heights platform can help you face future challenges and overcome today’s obstacles so you can elevate your services to rise above market demands, surpass competition and future-proof your business.

Advanced VSAT Solutions

Advanced VSAT Solutions Bridge Point-to-Multipoint
This white paper is an overview of the Advanced VSAT Bridge Point-to-Multipoint (BPM) mode. The intent of the Advanced VSAT BPM feature is to make the Advanced VSAT Solutions appear as a “Sky Ethernet Switch,” which greatly simplifies network deployment.

Satellite Modems

Advantage of Using Dynamic Predistortion with the CDM-760
This paper summarizes Dynamic Predistortion and the significant savings in operational expenses and/or enhanced performance it can provide.

Innovative Satellite Solutions ATC
This paper overviews the challenges and satellite networking infrastructure solutions for Air Traffic Control.

Innovative Satellite Solutions Government
Describes the challenges faced by service providers in the Government market and how our products will help you differentiate yourself to meet the specific communications needs of Military and Government.

Innovative Satellite Solutions Mobility
Discusses the user demands of the cruise, cargo and commercial aviation industry, the challenges of this market vertical, and solutions from Comtech EF Data.

Innovative Satellite Solutions O&G
The connectivity requirements in the Oil and Gas industry are changing drastically due to the ever increasing throughput demand to support business applications, exploration and production sites, crew morale and welfare. We discuss the challenges you face to meet tomorrow’s market demands and how our products will help you achieve your business growth goals.

Innovative Satellite Solutions Media
An overview of the Media market vertical including Broadcast, Video on Demand and Over The Top content distribution, the challenges and potential solutions.

Symbol Rate Calculation for the DMD2050E Satellite Modem
This white paper discusses the STANAG 4486 Edition 3 turbo FEC framing structure, and provides equations to calculate the symbol rate given the relevant configuration parameters when operating in turbo FEC modes.

Advantages of Using WAN Optimization with CDM-760 & ACM
An overview of how the combination of technologies can ensure the highest service quality with minimal jitter and latency for real-time traffic.

Network Infrastructure Restoral
An overview of the considerations, complexities, costs and a system level approach for deploying multi-site network infrastructure restoral.

Overhead and Symbol Rate Calculations for the SLM-5650A
This white paper provides a description of the possible sources of overhead in the SLM-5650A Satellite Modem including numerical calculations of percent overhead and symbol rate given programmed bit rate

Spread Spectrum in the SLM-5650A
This white paper describes the Spread Spectrum option in the SLM-5650A Satellite Modem including available options, performance and potential applications.

Carrier ID Using MetaCarrier® Technology
The satellite industry is addressing the problem of interference with the Carrier ID concept. It is a small, unique identifier for the carrier and a Carrier ID would be on every carrier transmitted to any satellite. We have developed a technology called MetaCarrier™ that is used to embed and detect Carrier ID on video and data satellite carriers.

CDM-625 IEEE 1588v2 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) Performance
Discusses the CDM-625 Advanced Satellite Modem’s hardware support for PTP, which significantly improves the synchronization accuracy when backhauling over satellite.

Automatic Carrier-in-Carrier Power Control (ACPC)
A technical description of Automatic Carrier-in-Carrier Power Control (ACPC) and its ability to increase effective link margin and availability in a Carrier-in-Carrier link.

Bridged Point-to-Multipoint: Layer 2 Connectivity in a Hub-Spoke Satellite Network
A technical description of the implementation of hub-spoke networks with transparent Layer 2 bridged Ethernet connectivity using SLM-5650A Satellite Modems.

Alternating 1,0 Test Modes in the CDM-625 Advanced Satellite Modem
Describes the Alternating 1,0 test mode of the CDM-625 Satellite Modem, and explains its uses and applicability, with particular reference to QPSK and OQPSK operation.

Methods to Increase Throughput for Point-to-Point Links
A financial & technical analysis comparing conventional point-to-point satellite circuits with circuits that employ Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM), DoubleTalk® Carrier-in-Carrier® technology (CnC), and combinations of ACM and CnC.

Optimizing Satellite Communications Using DoubleTalk® Carrier-in-Carrier® & the CDM-625 Advanced Satellite Modem
Presents the advantages of using DoubleTalk Carrier-in-Carrier in conjunction with the CDM-625 Advanced Satellite Modem to achieve unprecedented savings.

Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM) in the CDM-625 Advanced Satellite Modem
Discusses the significant new feature of adaptive coding and modulation (ACM) in the CDM-625

Time to Retire Some Misconceptions
Presents the myths surrounding SCPC equipment.

Migration from DVB-S to DVB-S2 and Related Efficiencies
Provides information on the advantages of migrating from DVB-S to DVB-S2, and the advantages of VCM over CCM.

Enhanced Interface (EEI) for the DMD20, DMD50, DMD2050 & MD2401
Explains how the Enhanced Ethernet Interface makes connecting LANs via satellite easy to do.

Efficient Drop & Insert
Overviews Efficient Drop and Insert that provides “Open Network” like functionality with minimal overhead.

DVB-S2 and the Radyne DM240
Explains the implementation of DVB-S2 in the DM240 Modulator.

DMD20 Satellite Control Channel (SCC)
Explains how the DMD20 SCC format uses a variable overhead rate to transmit an asynchronous data channel in addition to the normal data channel.

DM240XR AutoEQ: Group Delay Equalizer
Explains the implementation of AutoEQ™ in the DM240XR.

CDM-700 64-QAM Evaluation
Provides an evaluation of the dual and single carrier testing of 155.52 Mbps carriers over a 72 MHz satellite transponder using CDM-700 modems operating with 64-QAM and 7/8 Turbo Coding.

Optimizing Cellular Solutions
Presents a variety of approaches to backhauling GSM – By comparing and explaining the different approaches, it will assist the operator with selecting the best-suited backhaul solution.

SkyWire™

SkyWire Quality of Service
Discusses how SkyWire provides Quality of Service (QoS) functionality.

SkyWire SNG Solutions
Presents how the SkyWire platform can be used with an SNG, mobile or fly-away fleet of news gathering products.

Stampede FX-Series

Ensuring Quality of Experience for LTE Subscribers over Satellite
This new white paper summarizes how our solutions improve LTE’s performance over satellite by addressing the compounded effect of high delay on the Internet Protocol (IP) Transport Control Protocol (TCP) and the increasing complexity of modern websites.

Advantages of Using WAN Optimization with CDM-760 & ACM
An overview of how the combination of technologies can ensure the highest service quality with minimal jitter and latency for real-time traffic.

How ISPs Can Maximize IP-Based Satellite Bandwidth
The most important aspect of acquiring the appropriate WAN optimization solution is finding one that is flexible, supports a hybrid deployment model and delivers the optimum bandwidth efficiencies and network performance to meet ISP requirements.

The FX Series Accelerates Satellite Links to Support More Traffic & Improve Response Times
Discusses how WAN acceleration in the FX Series significantly lowers costs associated with satellite link connectivity, saving money by making the optimum use of existing bandwidth to support more users and applications.

The FX Series Content Reduction Saves Bandwidth & Increases Application Throughput
Discusses the FX Series’ content-reducing technologies that allow network administrators to get the most from their available bandwidth with the lowest total cost of ownership.

Other

The Applicability of SCA in the Design of High Data Rate (HDR) JTRS Radios and Waveforms
This paper presents a brief discussion on the new potential approaches and benefits with a view to promoting greater waveform reuse, portability, shorter porting schedule and ultimately reduced cost.

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