ViaLiteHD Selected for Intelsat’s EPIC Satellites
ViaLite Communications has announced the supply of a ViaLiteHD system for Intelsat’s high performance satellite platform known as Epic NG. The RF over fiber equipment will be installed at Intelsat’s Hagerstown ground station in Maryland, USA.
Dynamic range was key
“We are proud to be part of the most exciting project in satellite communication,” says Dr Martin Ryan, CEO of ViaLite. “We consider it a privilege to be selected by the largest satellite operator in the world as the supplier of RF over fiber for their flagship project. The wide dynamic range offered by our product range we think was a key part of Intelsat’s choice to use ViaLite.”
High throughput fixed satellite service
Epic NG is a fixed satellite service high throughput satellite (HTS). It features flexible beam technology. The all-digital payload allows more flexible use of spectrum which dramatically increases throughput. Each EpicNG satellite carries up to five times more capacity than the current fleet. Intelsat plans to deploy Epic NG payloads in all frequency bands dependent on the region and application. The first of six satellite is scheduled for launch in early 2016.