Work Microwave collaborates with XipLink

by Staff Reporter | March 18th, 2012

Work Microwave, a European manufacturer of advanced satellite communications and navigation equipment, will partner with XipLink, a developer of¬†wireless bandwidth optimisation technology, that will combine Work Microwave’s DVB-S2 IP-Modem SK-IP with XipLink’s XA family of scalable appliances. The combination of these technologies will reportedly deliver a wide range of wireless link optimisation solutions enabling more efficient bandwidth usage and traffic prioritisation across network layers for end-users.

“By partnering with XipLink, we’re able to combine the best traffic optimisation features and bandwidth-capacity management features from both companies and offer users an extremely powerful device,” said Joerg Rockstroh, senior R&D engineer, Work Microwave. “Our combined solutions help ISPs effectively manage bandwidth and optimise traffic in real time through an advanced level of cross-layer communication capabilities.”

The Work Microwave DVB-S2 IP-Modem SK-IP features OptiACM, the multichannel ACM system, to support full integration of ACM capabilities in point-to-point and point-to-multipoint satellite network links. OptiACM compensates for disturbances in the satellite link, caused by physical conditions such as humidity and atmospheric precipitation, through real-time adaptation of transmission parameters according to link conditions. Because the OptiACM feature is embedded in the DVB-S2 IP-Modem SK-IP, it is able to receive feedback from the receiver side and instantaneously change the modulation, according to the manufacturer, to ensure the best possible usage of available bandwidth, without the need for any additional equipment.

Combining Work Microwave’s signal optimisation expertise with XipLink’s suite of traffic optimisation technologies provides several advantages to service providers, corporate networks, and telcos. A key benefit is to enable real-time bandwidth availability by running XipLink’s traffic-shaping QoS function via Work Microwave’s DVB-S2 IP-Modem SK-IP ACM feature to communicate openly across network layers and to provide users with an advanced, reliable way to optimise throughput and increase the available amount of bandwidth. This combination eliminates the need to pre-set often inaccurate minimum and maximum data rates to produce more effective traffic prioritisation, depending on available bandwidth, for the end user. This process is calculated in real time by Work Microwave’s ACM feature, which can also determine the minimum and maximum data rates for each content type and has the capability to handle up to 100 QoS classes.

At the core of XipLink’s Optimisation Software (XipOS) lies its SCPS-TP-based (Satellite Communication Protocol Standards) TCP acceleration solution, designed to fill the wireless link automatically to maximum capacity while simultaneously guaranteeing packet delivery in the event of data corruption or loss. Additionally, the XipLink Real-Time (XRT) optimisation capability compresses, coalesces, and prioritizes VOIP and UDP for up to 50% bandwidth savings and packet efficiency without compromising quality.

“The collaboration between XipLink and Work Microwave provides ISPs with significantly more bandwidth and packet efficiency without sacrificing quality.” said Bruce Bednarski, senior vice president of business development, XipLink. “By utilising adaptive modulation control with QoS, users can be assured they’re making the most efficient use of available bandwidth.”

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