Asia Pacific News

Hughes Provides HX System 4.0 for Satellite-Based Cellular Backhaul Services in Southeast Asia

Hughes Network Systems has signed an agreement with Majunusa, a Malaysian VSAT service provider, to supply an HX System 4.0 NOC (Network Operations Center) and 130 HX broadband satellite terminals. Majunusa will use the system to deliver cellular backhaul services for 2G and 3G sites in rural areas without access to cost-effective terrestrial communications. Launched in 2012, the HX System 4.0 features low jitter/delay and real-time streaming, ideal for cellular backhaul applications. Additionally, the HX90 satellite broadband router features an optimized encapsulation scheme on the outroute and advanced LDPC coding on the inroute, lowering operational costs on satellite links.

Orbcomm and Kobelco Construction Machinery Sign Deal for Global Telematics Solution

Orbcomm has signed an agreement with Kobelco Construction Machinery (KCM), one of Japan’s largest manufacturers of hydraulic excavators, to deliver a global telematics application. KCM will use Orbcomm’s global satellite communications network to track and monitor the location, status and performance of their construction equipment. The on-board system will feature enhanced visibility and better asset management of their machinery.

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