Major performance upgrade for Q-NET's 'hub-in-a-box'

November 24, 2017

Paradise has released a major performance enhancement to the Q-MultiFlex ‘hub-in-a-box’ component of the Q-NET satellite network solution.


The Q-MultiFlex, which provides hub outbound and multi-inbound support, can now process almost 700Mbps, with the maximum data rate for the shared outbound carrier being increased from 200Mbps to 345Mbps. The maximum aggregate receive data rate for the 16 demodulators in the Q-MultiFlex has also increased from 200Mbps to 345Mbps. Any one shared outbound carrier from the hub can be transmitted to up to 128 remote sites.


The Q-MultiFlex supports the DVB-S2/S2X waveform and GSE packet encapsulation. Supported symbol rates have been increased to 70Msps, allowing the Q-Lite to generate a single carrier that fills a 72MHz transponder. GSE provides a highly efficient method of encapsulating IP packets within DVB-S2/S2X satellite frames, with an overhead of less than 2%.


The hallmarks of Q-NET are its unique ‘hub-in-a-box’ and ‘any type of network using a single-building block’ design concepts. These provide an unparalleled level of flexibility combined with extremely low CAPEX and OPEX costs. Unlike any other satellite system, Q-NET™ is based on a single, highly versatile  satellite building block, namely, the Q-Flex™ modem, which provides modulator, demodulator and multi-demodulator  functions, as well as being a single-box solution for advanced IP processing requirements such as traffic shaping, TCP acceleration and ACM.


Q-NET™ provides:


  • $100k+ of diagnostic test equipment functions as standard
  • Single building block for any type of network, giving the ultimate in flexibility, reusability and simplicity
  • Redefines the entry point for satellite users who require a small network and don’t want to be saddled with the expense and complexity of a fixed-cost hub
  • Network control application included as standard


Download Q-MultiFlex ‘hub-in-a-box’ datasheet