What is ‘Smart LNB’?
The ‘Smart LNB’ is a cutting-edge satellite terminal equipped with a novel transceiver. The transmitter is based on an open standard and takes advantage of a narrowband return link, optimized for short transmissions with low duty cycle. Thanks to its optimized form-factor, it can be installed with any common off-the-shelf satellite dish.
It has been thought as a cost-effective solution to provide millions of users with Interactive Broadcasting and M2M services. It is also fully compatible with current in-home satellite equipment that can be easily upgradeable to start accessing all the applications that the ‘Smart LNB’ brings by hand.
It is really simple to use and install, the users begin to enjoy the broad catalogue of applications out of the box in just a few steps.
Eutelsat, one of the leading satellite operators and a key provider of Broadcast and Broadband services, has conceived the ‘Smart LNB’ terminal to enable the next generation of bidirectional connected TV platform services and M2M applications.
In partnership with Eutelsat, Egatel has produced the ‘Smart LNB’ terminal and it is yet available to serve the Market.
Low power consumption
As the power consumption is a major concern for many customers, the ‘smartLNB’ features a set of Energy Saving Profiles that matches the reception and transmission demands of the end-application, thus drastically reducing the overall power consumption. That way, it is possible to size the power supply system to meet the exact requirements of the end-application, enabling the use of clean and self-generated power technologies such as solar panels to power up the satellite modem.
The ‘smartLNB’ satellite connectivity provides the users with a secure and private connection, independent of terrestrial networks with a guaranteed level of service and outstanding SLA.
It enables the use of Virtual LANs (VLANs), thus providing network segmentation, reuse of IP addresses and an augmented level of security in the IP data transactions.
Power Over Ethernet
The ‘smartLNB’ is equipped with the Power Over Ethernet (PoE) technology, making it ideal for low data rate ‘pure IP’ applications, such as Machine to Machine or Internet of Things services. Unlike traditional VSAT modems where the modem itself is composed by one Outdoor and one Indoor Unit that are connected via a coaxial cable, the smartLNB’-PoE only comprises an Outdoor Unit, thus providing a very low cost of acquisition and installation compared to ‘Status Quo’ technologies.
To start enjoying the satellite connectivity, the end user only needs to interface its unconnected system (end IP-device, LAN switch/router, etc) to the RJ-45 port of the ‘smartLNB’ through an standard Ethernet cable and complete the antenna pointing, what it can be done rapidly by a non-professional user following the steps provided by a mobile application (iOS & Android).
‘Smart LNB’: Antenna + ODU External Unit
Datasheet: ‘smart’ LNB GEN 2.0
Datasheet: ‘smart’ LNB GEN 2.5
Datasheet: ‘smart’ LNB GEN 3.0 Power over Ethernet
Datasheet: ‘smart’ LNB GEN 3.0 Ethernet over Coaxial
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