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Gilat launches next-generation VSAT SkyEdge IV

The platform is equipped with Elastix-TotalNMS for network management, and includes the Aquarius family of VSATs with more than 2 Gbps total throughput.

Gilat Satellite Networks has announced the launch of SkyEdge IV, a next-generation satellite communication ground system.

SkyEdge IV will increase operational efficiencies due to scalable software centricity and provide VSAT backward compatibility to preserve SkyEdge II-c customer investment.

SkyEdge IV was built to lead Elastix-Era of satellite communication, where multi-orbit constellations and very high throughput satellites (VHTS) answer the demand for ubiquitous connectivity for fixed and mobility sites anywhere, with use cases like fixed and mobile connections, 5G, and IoT.

Gilat’s SkyEdge IV is a multi-orbit, multi-service platform built to work in harmony with software-defined satellites and support cloud software-defined network (SDN) centric infrastructure. The platform is equipped with Elastix-TotalNMS to orchestrate network management for a unified network.

Furthermore, SkyEdge IV includes Aquarius, a family of ultra-high-performance VSATs reaching over 2Gbps total throughput. In addition, SkyEdge IV maintains backward compatibility to Gilat’s renowned SkyEdge II-c VSATs.

Hagay Katz, Gilat’s Chief Product and Marketing Officer, said: “Gilat is bringing to market SkyEdge IV, an unprecedented deep-tech software-centric platform that will make the future multibillion-dollar VHTS market opportunity a reality. I am pleased to report that we have already secured significant orders for this leading platform.”