Advantech Introduces ASAT II™ WaveSwitch™ “on-the-fly” SATCOM Waveform Switching Technology

Advantech Wireless has released its WaveSwitch™ “on-the-fly” SATCOM Waveform Switching Technology for its ASAT II Multiservice VSAT System to address the high complexity of new generation multiservice IP broadband satellite deployments. The WaveSwitch is a novel service modeling architecture that dynamically optimizes waveform assignment to achieve the highest application performance, with minimum satellite bandwidth resources and the highest network utilization.

The ASAT II™ System’s unique WaveSwitch technology coupled with Advantech’s 3D-BoD™ multidimensional bandwidth-on-demand scheduling and bandwidth allocation system represents a major breakthrough in the way VSAT platforms are optimized. Current generation VSAT systems typically partition bandwidth space segment by waveform, and usually waveform selection is done at provisioning. The unique WaveSwitch on-the-fly waveform and access method switching technology, enables to add new dimensions to bandwidth allocation decisions in addition to data rate requirements, applying in real-time the most efficient and best suited waveform for dynamic application requirements, automating the previously manual selection process. This enables achieving quality SATCOM services at the highest efficiency and network utilization.

With WaveSwitch, no manual intervention is required. The system dynamically assigns from Advantech Wireless’ RCSX selection of waveforms - ASCPC™, MF-TDMA, and SCPC DVB-S2/S2X. It seamlessly optimizes the access technology to the dynamic and varying customer application requirements in real time, allocating bandwidth from a common space segment pool.

The WaveSwitch was on display at the SATELLITE 2017 event in Washington DC, USA.