Teledyne Paradise Datacom has announced that two of their flagship modems have officially been certified for use in the Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) system, the high capacity SATCOM system partnership between the Defense Departments of the U.S., Canada, and Australia.
Part of the Teledyne Defense Electronics Group, Teledyne Paradise Datacom (Paradise) completed the WGS certification process with two of their software-defined modem products, QFlex-400 and Q-Lite Compact Modem Card.
Approved for use on WGS satellites by the U.S. Army Forces Strategic Command (ARSTRAT), both software-defined modems are versatile, highly configurable, and field-proven as two of the industry’s most secure modems helping to ensure uninterrupted data transmission. WGS users will deploy the Paradise modems as datalinks for voice / data / video and internet data transfer for secure government communications over the WGS satellite constellation.
The QFlex-400, the highest data rate modem in the Paradise portfolio, has an array of features that support the most powerful bandwidth-saving technologies on the market, including DVB-S2X, carrier-overlap technology allowing transmit and receive carriers to occupy the same segment, and IP features including Adaptive Code Modulation acceleration and header and payload compression.
The Q-Lite Compact Modem Card is a single-board, Comms-on-the-Move (COTM) modem designed for simple mechanical integration into OEM products. It also supports similar bandwidth-saving technologies as the QFlex-400, but also features very low power consumption and a very small physical footprint at a size of 255mm x 184mm. It is also compatible for use with the QFlex-400 modem.
“The WGS certification process is one of the most stringent and demanding certifications for any satcom manufacturer to successfully complete,” said Mike Towner, Senior Director of Sales and Marketing for Paradise. “This certification is testament to the secure foundation of Paradise modem technology that we have long delivered for mission-critical applications.”