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Rikei Corporation and UHP Networks Achieve Milestone in Satellite Broadcast Networks in Japan

By SpaceRef Editor
June 7, 2019
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Rikei Corporation (Rikei), a leading Japanese system integrator and solutions provider, and UHP Networks Inc. (UHP), a Canadian manufacturer of advanced VSAT systems, have announced that they have reached an important milestone in the roll-out of advanced VSAT solutions in Japan. The partners have installed their 100th remote terminal in the Japanese VSAT networks for broadcast and news gathering applications. These networks are operated by several leading media organizations throughout the country.

The Rikei/UHP solution is tailored for critical applications with high Quality of Service (QoS) as required in the Japanese market. The solution benefits from the high-availability and low-latency afforded by the UHP Hubless Mesh MF-TDMA network architecture. In addition, each remote station can instantaneously switch profile and transmit high-throughput DVB carrier in emergency mode if needed. The system has a high bandwidth efficiency due to a remarkably low TDMA overhead (4%), fast frequency hopping across multiple carriers and 5% spectrum roll-off. 

Hiro Koganemaru, Head of Transmission and Distribution System Sales Department at Rikei, commented “We are very pleased to reach this important milestone. The system is now fully field-proven and provides excellent performance in networks operated by the leading providers of broadcast services in Japan. The UHP modem is software-defined and can transmit any waveform from MF-TDMA Mesh and Star to DVB. The modem’s very compact size and low power consumption made it possible for us to integrate it in portable flat-panel VSAT terminals.”

Vagan Shakhgildian, CEO of UHP Networks, added: “In the six years that we have been working with Rikei Corporation, they have proven to be a very reliable partner. The Rikei team is known for engineering excellence and in-depth understanding of customer requirements. Together with Rikei we have customized the cutting-edge UHP VSAT technology to the requirements of the Japanese broadcast networks.”

To see a demonstration of the newest innovations, visit UHP Networks at CommunicAsia 2019 on June 18-20, Booth 1R1-01, at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. 

About Rikei Corporation

Established in 1957, Rikei Corporation is a solution provider for the IT and electronics industries. Rikei offers a wide variety of solutions centered on the world’s cutting edge technologies and advanced products in the fields of system solutions, such as entrance exam and educational affairs systems and IT infrastructure, business strategy, and information security solutions. It also provides network solutions, such as satellite communication data transfer systems, digital video transfer systems, network systems for telecommunication operators and other private companies, wireless access systems, and disaster management information systems. In addition to solutions, Rikei provides electronic components and devices, such as high frequency components, high performance adhesives for industrial use, testers for automotive audio and navigation equipment, power grid analysis systems, defense-related machinery and security systems.

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About UHP Networks

UHP Networks is a leading global manufacturer of advanced VSAT networks and systems. Headquartered in Canada, the company has over 370 networks and over 40,000 remote terminals installed in 50 countries. Among its customers are Fortune 500 corporations, major broadcast networks, top-tier US Mobile Network Operators and government agencies. UHP has the industry’s first software-defined VSAT router, offering unparalleled processing capability (packets per second, Mbps, TCP sessions) per W of consumed power and superior bandwidth efficiency owing to the industry’s most sophisticated TDMA protocol and DVB-S2X signalling. The company won the 2018 VSAT Stellar Award for Best Ground Segment Technology.

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