Hughes Network Systems, part of the EchoStar family, is debuting what it claims is a ‘first-of-its-kind’ dual-transport satellite/cellular hybrid terminal for S-band connectivity.
The Hughes 4510 terminal intelligently routes IP traffic via terrestrial or mobile satellite system (MSS) networks – enabling reliable, ubiquitous connectivity for critical applications. The new technology will, in particular, enhance connectivity in the enterprise, government and maritime sectors, oil and gas industry and industrial IoT functions.
The unit, says Hughes: “is uniquely designed for critical applications on transport that pass in and out of cellular coverage areas, and for remote fixed sites that rely primarily on solar or battery power.”
Hughes adds: “As the terminal moves in and out of terrestrial cellular coverage areas, the S-band satellite service takes over automatically, ensuring constant connectivity.”
“Hughes has embraced multi-transport innovation as essential to enabling the most reliable and cost-effective connection anywhere in the world,” said Graham Avis, VP/MobileSat, Hughes. “The unique features of the 4510 terminal allow for ubiquitous service for critical applications for vehicles or boats that pass in and out of cellular coverage areas, and for remote fixed sites that rely primarily on solar or battery power.”
EchoStar Mobile utilizes the 4510 unit to enable its new EM SYNERGY service, which delivers comprehensive, hybrid connectivity to customers across Europe from dense urban areas to the most remote corners of the continent utilizing S-band satellite service in combination with pan-European mobile roaming. Use cases for the Hughes 4510 span enterprise, government and maritime sectors, oil and gas industry, Smart-Grid monitoring, yachting and industrial Internet of Things (IoT) functions.