STM Group, a provider of standards-based satellite network systems and services, has announced that its R&D center, operated by STM Norway, has completed the development of the first DVB-RCS compatible mesh VSAT network system, as an extension of its SatLink product platform.
According to STM, the new SatLink 1910 Mesh VSAT is enabled via a simple plug-in card upgrade to the current SatLink 1910. This will equip the VSAT to receive burst communications on four concurrent MF-TDMA carriers, which assures non-blocking mesh networking performance for voice and data to typical end-user sites.
One capability of the SatLink mesh product line is its IP routing in large, full-mesh environments with both QoS and TCP acceleration applied. This capability allows the terminals to establish routes automatically, based on current traffic patterns and link conditions, and to allocate MF-TDMA carrier capacity using differentiated service criteria for voice, interactive video, critical user data and best-effort traffic accordingly.
Helge Fanebust, head of R&D center in Europe at STM, said: A main benefit of STM’s new mesh technology is that mesh connections are not tied to a specific TDMA carrier. A mesh VSAT can have many more active mesh connections than the number of carriers it is concurrently receiving or transmitting on.