March 12, 2018 – Gilat Satellite Networks has launched AeroEdge 6000, a highly efficient, high performance terminal for commercial in-flight connectivity. The dual-band terminal includes Gilat’s Ku/Ka band antenna, MODMAN, and Wavestream transceivers. The AeroEdge 6000 high performance terminal operates in both Ka and Ku band providing aeronautical broadband satellite communication for high-speed Internet and multimedia applications. The terminal includes Gilat’s ER 6000-A Ku/Ka antenna, SkyEdge II-c Taurus MODMAN, Ku/Ka Antenna Networking Data Unit (KANDU) and Wavestream’s Ku/Ka Radio Frequency Unit (KRFU). The terminal allows seamless transition between Ka-band coverage and Ku-band coverage thus utilizing the best available satellite resources for cost-efficiency and performance. In support of a high quality passenger experience, the Taurus MODMAN is equipped with a full set of embedded protocol optimization and application acceleration features. High spectral efficiency is delivered via wideband DVB-S2X carriers in the forward direction and fast adaptive and spread-spectrum LDPC transmission in the return direction. Operated over Gilat’s SkyEdge II-c multi-service platform, AeroEdge 6000 is a new addition to the family of SkyEdge terminals.