In-flight connectivity (IFC) services require sophisticated airborne SATCOM equipment for constant satellite coverage along a route under any conditions.
SkyEdge II-c Taurus is an ultra high-performance modem manager (MODMAN) for a comprehensive broadband IFC solution. Using Taurus, aggregate rates of 400Mbps can be achieved, enabling Internet and multimedia applications that support hundreds of airplane passengers.
Taurus manages the in-flight satellite communications system, including Internet and IPTV for passengers, Wi-Fi and cellular backhauling, and provides connectivity for other aircraft systems.
Taurus meets all satellite communication needs for both HTS and wide-beam satellites on a global network. It optimizes the performance and efficiency of IFC services, and contains a full set of embedded acceleration features that ensure passengers enjoy the ultimate in-flight online experience.
Based on Gilat’s unique distributed X-Architecture, Taurus offers transparent switchover between beams, satellites and gateways, while maintaining user application sessions, resulting in 100% uninterrupted service.
Taurus is a core component of Gilat’s complete aero solution, already deployed in hundreds of commercial aviation platforms. This solution also includes Gilat’s ER6000-A aero satellite tracking antenna, and Wavestream AeroStream® Ka/Ku (KRFU) power amplifier. Taurus modems are part of a complete satellite ground system managed by Gilat’s end-to-end Network Management System that provides mapping and mobility management.
Key Features and Benefits
Taurus is compatible with SkyEdge II-c and SkyEdge IV.