Gilat Satellite Networks Introduces the MLT-1000 Military Satellite Modem
Gilat Announces New Military Modem for Robust Tactical Satcom-on-the-Move
Built to Meet the Toughest Military Specifications, MLT-1000 Delivers Effortless Operation Anytime, Anywhere
Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq:GILT – News), a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, today announced the introduction of the MLT-1000 military satellite modem.
Gilat’s military modem will be showcased for the first time at Satellite 2011 opening today in Washington D.C.
MLT-1000 will provide a rugged, high-speed satellite communications terminal solution for satcom-on-the-move (SOTM), communications-on-the-pause (COTP), man-packs and stationary military operations, and is designed to operate in point-to-point (SCPC) and point-to-multi-point (MCPC) type of network topologies.
The hardened military modem is built to address the stringent requirements of militaries and homeland security organizations for faultless mission flexibility.
Fast-to-deploy and easy-to-operate, MLT-1000 will support war-fighters with secure, highly-reliable broadband satellite communications for C4I (Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence) applications, supporting C, X, Ku, and Ka bands.
The modem implements Gilat’s new patent-pending ASCM (Adaptive, Spreading, Coding and Modulation), a frame-by-frame adaptive waveform that was specifically designed for on-the-move operations. ASCM allows for dynamic spreading factor, thus maximizing link availability, optimizing bandwidth usage and enabling high throughput in the most challenging field and weather conditions.
MLT-1000 enables working with small antennas by supporting very low SNR (signal to noise ratio) of minus 13. With embedded QoS and transparent acceleration technologies, MLT-1000 provides a single integrated platform for data, voice, and video applications over multiple network topologies.
Utilizing an integrated controller, the MLT-1000 is designed to support Gilat’s industry leading low-profile, on-the-move antennas.
“Modern net-centric warfare has brought the need of broadband communication to centre stage of military tactics, becoming a catalyst for the deployment of satellite communications in the front line. Military and defense agencies increasingly require high-performance satellite communication gear that enables fast, reliable, mission-critical communications. With MLT-1000, Gilat is able to deliver an advanced satellite communications modem that war-fighters can depend on for all of their communication needs. MLT-1000 is another step towards our objective to become a leading provider of satellite networking technology for the defense and homeland security markets.”
Moshe (Chico) Tamir, Gilat’s Vice President of Defense and Homeland Security
Gilat will be showcasing the MLT-1000 at Satellite 2011, taking place in Washington D.C., March 14 — 16, 2011. Please visit us at booth #873.
About Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd.:
Gilat is a leading provider of products and professional services for satellite-based broadband communication networks worldwide. Gilat was founded in 1987 and has shipped over 750,000 VSATs (Very Small Aperture Terminals) to more than 85 countries across six continents. Gilat’s headquarters are located in Petah Tikva, Israel, and the Company has 16 sales and service offices worldwide. Gilat develops and markets an expansive range of broadband satellite solutions including high-performance VSATs under the SkyEdgeTM and SkyEdge II brands, low-profile antennas for communications-on-the-move, under the RaySat Antenna Systems and the StealthRayTM brands, and next generation solid-state power amplifiers for mission-critical defense and broadcast satellite communications systems under the Wavestream brand. Gilat’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Spacenet Inc., is a leading provider of managed services in North America to the business and government segments. Visit Gilat at www.gilat.com.