|EMS Aviation's CNX 200
EMS Aviation on Monday introduced a new channel aggregation capability for its eNfusion CNX 200 Network Accelerator, developed by Paris-based Eclipse.
The system — which debuted at the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget — is designed to give users the ability to maximize the performance of the Inmarsat SwiftBroadband satellite communications service, with recent tests yielding data rates up to 700 kbps.
“The CNX-200 product’s new capability is designed to allow users who currently bond Swift 64 ISDN channels to obtain the same data rates that they would get while using SwiftBroadband IP channels,” said John Jarrell, vice president and general manager, EMS Aviation. “The demand for bandwidth, particularly in airborne military communications applications, is insatiable and this new solution offers yet another reason to upgrade to SwiftBroadband. By combining the two channels, users can access the bandwidth that is required for mission critical applications, such as tactical streaming video and real-time rapid transmission of very large files.”
Using EMS Aviation’s eNfusion HSD-400 High-speed Data Transceiver, the aggregation system has two components: EMS Aviation’s CNX-200 Network Accelerator and the aggregation software that resides at an Inmarsat ground earth station (GES) or customer premises. The system also allows end-users to combine asymmetrical bandwidths to create data transmission rates that can be tailored to fit mission specific applications.
“The advent of two channels of SwiftBroadband connectivity on an aircraft is an important enabler, but the ability to combine the two streaming channels offers a significant mission advantage,” said Marc Pinault, CEO of Eclipse. “Eclipse has been working with EMS and the CNX for many years and we are pleased to develop solutions that give end-users the ability to make the most of their airborne communications resources and accomplish their missions.”