With JIPM, one signal goes up from the hub to the satellite and spreads to many other remote modems (the spokes) around the world.
Ng said JIPM testers demonstrated both unicast (host to host) and multicast (one host to a specific set of hosts) operations utilizing 11.
Art Reiff, a SATCOM consultant with DCATS, said JIPM uses satellite bandwidth much more efficiently than prior types of modems.
In addition to much more efficiently utilizing costly satellite resources, JIPM will extend the 'everything-over-internet-protocol' paradigm to users throughout the Global Information Grid," said COL Jeff Mockensturm, project ,anager, DCATS.
Ng said that JIPM is unique among modems in that it employs internal TRANSEC that has been certified to comply with the National Institute of Standards and Technology Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2.
The first deliveries, said Ng, will be of JIPM Network Control Centers in early 2011 to various DoD Teleport and Standardized Tactical Entry Point sites.
Globecomm is the prime contractor for the JIPM effort, providing program and contract management.
Pursuant to the contract, the JIPM network-centric IP modem will be the DoD standard network IP modem for use on military and commercial satellites to provide demand-based satellite communication transport services to the warfighter.
The JIPM network-centric IP modem will provide demand-based satellite communication transport services to the warfighter.
said, "The JIPM is a key DoD enabler for IP-based satellite communications.
Globecomm selected ViaSat for the JIPM open standards approach based on the company's commercial, standards-based IP satcom products and the broad adoption of these products into "Current Force" networks such as U.