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Networking Platform

Elevating Your Services with Unparalleled Horsepower, Efficiency & Intelligence

The Heights Networking Platform leverages our industry-leading horsepower, efficiency and intelligence to enable differentiation of
your services today while preparing you to unleash the power of the new spacecraft designs of tomorrow.
Designed with the service provider in mind, Heights is a scalable networking platform that meets the evolving demands of a diverse
multi-tenant end user community. The most net efficient and powerful platform in the industry, Heights leverages a single comprehensive
user interface teamed with a powerful traffic analytics engine that allows you to easily design, implement, monitor, control and optimize
your network. The result is an elevated Quality of Experience (QoE) for your users. Equipped to support the most demanding networks on
traditional wide beams, new High Throughput Satellite (HTS) spot beams or a combination of both, you can increase market share and
grow revenues while controlling costs via Heights.

Oil & Gas

Purpose-built to support the applicationsaware network onboard todays deep and

ultra-deep offshore exploration platforms.
Provides the throughput required to relay
mission-critical down-hole drilling info and
the performance levels to best support
geophysical applications, maximizing situational
awareness and enabling faster decision making.

Cruise & Cargo

Provides the ability to create service

differentiation, allowing an enhanced
onboard passenger or crew experience.
Meets the increasing demands of an
on-the-move Wi-Fi enabled community
desiring 100% connectivity for
bandwidth-hungry applications
and remote connections to home.

Corporate Enterprise

Designed to support the

ever-changing and increasing array
of business applications for end
users who rely on connectivity to
remain productive. Enables cloud
computing and collaboration for both
government entities (NGOs) and
commercial providers.

Elevating Your Services

The Heights Networking Platform

enables you to elevate your services
through a fusion of intelligence with a
highly efficient horsepower machine
from Comtech EF Data.

The Heights Networking Platform Solution

The Heights Networking Platform is a robust carrier class

solution that supports multiple business models simultaneously,
from full hub ownership, to collocation at a third party teleport
facility to Virtual Network Operator (VNO) operations. Modular
in design, the platform consists of scalable hubs that support
any satellite architecture, any frequency band, and allows for
multiple cost-effective expansion paths.

Hub Options

Two different Hubs are offered, each seamlessly enabling

connectivity with existing IP infrastructure and capable of
providing user IP throughputs of up to 450 Mbps per outbound.
Heights Solo Designed to support a single private network
with one shared outbound and shared bandwidth pool for
inbound connections.
Heights VNO Designed to support the hosting of multiple
VNO networks simultaneously, providing multiple outbound
carriers along with multiple bandwidth pools for inbound

Powerful Tiered Remote Gateways

The four remote gateway options within the Heights platform

meet the unique, vertical-specific needs of end users at user
IP throughputs of up to 64 Mbps. Each remote gateway in
a network is assigned bandwidth on-demand from a shared
bandwidth pool by the Heights dynamic bandwidth allocation
engine. This enables Heights to blend the flexibility of
MF-TDMA with the efficiency of SCPC. In addition, each
remote gateway in the network leverages its own optimal
modulation and coding method and is not limited to a
combination that disadvantages remote gateways to allow
for worst-case remote operation, as is the case with a static or
adaptive TDMA method.

Unparalleled Horsepower to Support

End User Traffic Demand

The Heights platform is designed to support the traffic load

of demanding premium enterprise users on traditional or HTS
satellites, with remote gateways capable of processing from
35,000 pps (H8) up to 140,000 pps (H64) with all features
enabled. These performance levels make the Heights
Remote Gateway suite the most powerful IP packet
processing engines in the market, providing the best support
for simultaneous high definition video sessions working in
tandem with high data rate mission-critical business
applications, Internet access and voice connections.

Groundbreaking Efficiency to Minimize OPEX

To create the service economics required in todays evolving

world of satellite networking, a great deal of focus needs to be
placed on the overall net efficiency of the network. The Heights
platform provides the most attractive economics for missioncritical premium enterprise services via multi-layer optimization.
Efficiency Boost Waveform (EB) for Outbound Provides
a 10%-35% increase in efficiency over the DVB-S2 standard,
controlling operating costs while providing up to 450 Mbps
outbound user IP throughput, ideal for new HTS designs.
VersaFEC-2 Waveform for Inbounds Brings optimal application
performance with DVB-S2X like efficiencies with an 80% decrease
in end-to-end latency for connection-oriented and interactive
applications that are adversely affected by long round-trip times.
Adaptive Coding & Modulation (ACM) The advantage of
bi-directional ACM, enabling users to maximize throughputs and
availability depending upon weather conditions, variable beam
location, and terminal size while being able to meet stringent SLAs.
Dynamic Bandwidth Allocation (dSCPC) Provides a highly
intelligent dynamic bandwidth allocation engine, resizing inbound
SCPC links as needed, providing the underlying resiliency to
meet the stringent jitter and latency requirements of the most
crucial applications.
Compression A highly robust lossless compression engine
and IP header compression technique operate in conjunction to
further maximize net efficiency while maintaining the integrity of
mission-critical information.
Multi-Tier Quality of Service (QoS) Leverages a powerful
classification and traffic shaping engine that ensures that the
highest value traffic is prioritized, ensuring the most important
services are uninterrupted and business applications continue to
function properly.

Robust Intelligence to Maximize QoE

Throughout the life of a network, a great deal of intelligence is

required to ensure end users are delivered a maximized QoE.
The Heights platform provides different layers of intelligence
through network design tools, a powerful analytics engine and a
deep bench of industry experts available as an extension of your
operations organization.
Comtech Network Planning Tool (CNPT) An invaluable
comprehensive toolkit that analyzes different network
architecture design options and generates budgetary designs
along with total traffic efficiency, allowing the user to select the
most optimal solution prior to network rollout.
NetVue Integrated Management System A single intuitive
graphical user interface that acts as a user-friendly front-end
to monitor and control network equipment, providing the level
of real-time network insight required to run an optimal network.
Features a robust, comprehensive network management and
analytics engine that allows users to intelligently maximize
resources, ensure network uptime and provide the elevated
levels of service that are required to support fixed and remote
sites in the field. In addition, the CNPT seamlessly integrates
with NetVue to port configurations from planning to operations,
providing extreme ease of use and ensuring optimization from
the start.
Ongoing Support via ESS As end-user demands and cost
pressures continue to increase, consultation with satellite
networking experts teamed with 24x7 engineering support to
ensure a network is optimal has become a necessity. Our ESS
Prime service is backed by a team of seasoned satellite network
engineers who have designed, implemented and optimized
networks around the world, and leverage this expertise daily to
provide users with their best solution.

Benefits of the Heights Networking Platform

The Heights Networking Platform provides the industrys premier support for premium
enterprise services for networks ranging from tens to thousands of sites. Benefits include:

Differentiate Your Services

Meet tomorrows multimedia traffic demands today via unparalleled throughput
 nsure your customers most latency and jitter sensitive applications operate
properly to maximize productivity
 upport multi-tenant end users, providing individualized service levels on a
single shared platform
 onsult with platform experts before, during & after network implementation to
maximize QoE

Increase Your Margins

 everage the most attractive cost economics over the life of your network via
multi-layer optimization
 aintain ongoing optimal operation via a single powerful analytics engine to
maximize resource utilization
 perate simultaneously on multiple satellites and frequencies with cost-effective
expansion paths
 ransition all or part of your network onto HTS spot beams, unleashing the potential
of these innovations via future-proof design

Grow Your Business

 ie costs to revenue via gradual network expansion start small with low upfront
costs and expand as your business grows
Offer and leverage an array of different business models to increase market share
 ddress new markets & generate new revenue via intelligent network design and
optimal resource utilization
 nhance remote terminal performance via bi-directional ACM and seamless
beam and hub transition
In a world of me-too offerings, differentiation comes from challenging convention and
partnering with a satellite platform provider that enables you to defy the norm. Contact
us today Well help you determine how Heights can elevate your services with its
unparalleled mix of horsepower, efficiency and intelligence.

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