NIC4, the U.S. Government focused subsidiary of Network Innovations, has successfully introduced the HORNET Ku VSAT into their customer base as a fully-integrated MAVERICK flyaway system with embedded modem for ease of transport and use. The fully scalable MAVERICK VSAT service provides efficient and flexible services to VSATs, running on multiple satellites and supporting different frequencies and path beams.
This network is ideally suited to the Paradigm HORNETKu, Paradigm’s rugged portable PIM (Paradigm Interface Module) -based VSAT terminal. The field proven HORNETKu provides a single SATCOM solution for many different operational requirements.
The HORNETKu is environmentally rugged, yet still lightweight and crucially, even the largest 100 cm variant can be packed into a single airline-friendly case. The HORNETKu integrates the easy-to-use and field-proven PIM, which allows any non-skilled user to point the antenna in just a few minutes.
The PIM controller provides the modem, baseband switching, assisted pointing and setup functions for the HORNET and comes with a built-in visual crosshair and audio pointing device. As well as making pointing straightforward for any user, the PIM supports Power over Ethernet devices and provides a multitude of services to the end user – from VLAN setup and management to smart auto-selecting of AC and DC power interfaces. MAVERICK provides flexibility of service, bandwidth on demand and state of the art coding and modulation to ensure customers enjoy the benefits of increased link stability.
With true dynamic bandwidth allocation, MAVERICK services can be shared across fleets of HORNETKu terminals, adding and deploying to new sites as needed.
Jon Godfrey, General Manager at Paradigm, commented, “The HORNET is easy-to-use and extremely portable, now on MAVERICK, its high throughput capabilities are available in the remotest locations on affordable and flexible plans.”
Chad Gatlin, CEO at NIC4, noted, “NIC4 is excited to incorporate this fully integrated terminal into the MAVERICK network. The combination of the HORNET’s SWAP and ease of use are an ideal complement to the flexibility and exceptional reliability MAVERICK offers to meet the stringent demands of our U.S. Government customer base.”