Alcatel Bell Space is a unique provider for key components (building blocks) of DVB-RCS hubs including:
For the AMCS, an integrated approach will be used, using uniform interfaces for all devices based on standard, open protocols like XML and SNMP. In that respect, common parts can be re-used throughout the devices.
Reduced operational costs (OPEX):
Operation has been made simple, keeping most of the complexity within the system: the operator can easily observe tendencies of resource usage thanks to the performance monitoring tool and he can easily apply measures to extend resources thanks to the resource management function.
The hub management function, AMCS, will present the following features:
The project Kick-Off with ESA was held beginning of May 2005.
The BDR was successfully held mid September 2005, an Intermediate Progress Review was successfully held mid December 2005, and the Mid Term Review was successfully passed end of March 2006.
A final review was held held in September 2006 and the development work is now finished.