The complete terminal includes a transmit-receive antenna, an indoor unit (IDU) similar to a typical cable or DSL modem, and an outdoor unit (ODU) similar to a dish for satellite television reception. The terminal enables fast web browsing at DSL-like speeds and supports video streaming, file sharing, and bandwidth-intensive Internet applications. The network operator can define lower classes of service using provisioning tools to configure the terminal for lower downstream and upstream speeds.The satellite terminal uses a modified version of the Wi-Max Protocol. The forward channel works on DVB S2, but the return one works on MF-TDMA.
The terminal is part of a complete system that also includes an innovative Satellite Modem Termination System (SMTS) gateway and Network Management Systems (NMS) that facilitate subscriber management with features such as automated service provisioning, diagnostics, and customer support.