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ASC's Adelaide HubASC supply both hub and remote equipment, having vast experience in delivering complete end to end Satellite Network Solutions


VSAT Networks can be designed in many ways, utilising a wide variety of equipment. In its simplest form, a connection between 2 sites, via a dedicated satellite link, commonly referred to as 'SCPC', can be implemented by using two satellite modems with this capability. The connection between two sites does not distinguish whether one site is a remote site, or a central site, and equipment at each is identical – effectively using two remote site modems.

In order to deliver a cost effective satellite network to multiple sites, a STAR topology is commonly used, as it utilises shared bandwidth and relies on the minimum number of physical satellite links and equipment. With more complex networks using a MESH topology, which is highly resilient, but far more costly as it requires each and every site to be connected to each other – meaning more equipment and more satellite links. Both STAR and MESH networks have their merits in satellite communications. It is therefore important to take a balanced view as to which is most appropriate for a particular circumstance as the benefits the one has is often offset by a limitation of the other.

ASC satellite dishASC supply both hub and remote equipment, having vast experience in delivering complete end to end Satellite Network Solutions. For example, ASC deployed the first iDirect Evolution Hub and network (250 sites) in Australia for the ATUG award winning STARS network which replaced the existing School of Air network infrastructure for the Northern Territory Government.

ASC utilise the iDirect Evolution and iNFINITI platforms to deliver shared (TDMA) VSAT services throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region, with hub equipment located at its Teleport in Adelaide and in Hawaii.