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Capricorn Family Capricorn-4, Pro, MEC, Outdoor
Capricorn Family
Ultra High-Performance VSATs for 5G, 4G, 3G and 2G Backhaul, Mobility and Enterprise Services

The Capricorn Family consists of high-performance, highly efficient VSATs ideal for vertical markets that demand high throughput and high-speed services, such as 4G/5G cellular backhauling, mobility, enterprise and IP trunking. Designed to work with high throughput satellites, Capricorn’s adaptive transmission technologies maximize performance, improve service availability and reduce operational costs.

For cellular backhauling, Capricorn includes Gilat’s patented embedded cellular data acceleration technology that enables full LTE speeds for cellular handheld devices using TDMA and Elastix-SCPC transmission. Based on the latest-generation multi-core ARM technology, Capricorn provides high-speed services of up to 400Mbps in the forward direction and up to 100Mbps in the return direction. For IP trunking and mobility, Capricorn delivers acceleration and PPS performances that support hundreds of users per VSAT. Capricorn also provides virtualization with Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) infrastructure.

To ensure fast running of applications, web browsing and a high-quality user experience, Capricorn contains a full set of protocol optimization and application acceleration features, including TCP, HTTP and GTP protocol acceleration, compression and embedded web caching technologies over Layer 2 and Layer 3. In addition, Capricorn ensures full resource utilization under any link conditions and service needs.

Capricorn Family VSATs support the latest authentication and encryption protocols for optimal security, with X.509 terminal authentication and AES-256-bit link layer encryption with dynamic key rotation to protect all user traffic.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Up to 400/100Mbps service for data-intensive applications such as cellular backhaul, mobility enterprise and IP trunking
  • Compatible with 5G infrastructure
  • Highly efficient, requiring less satellite capacity for more sites with more throughput
  • Supports the latest authentication and encryption protocols for optimal security
  • Full resource utilization under any link conditions and service needs
  • Patented embedded multiple protocol acceleration over Layer-2 and Layer-3 topologies
  • Virtualization with Multi-Access Edge Computing (MEC) infrastructure

The Capricorn Family of VSATs include:

  • Capricorn-4 – Compact unit installed on the customer’s premises
  • Capricorn-Pro – Telco-grade, rack-mounted VSAT for easy installation
  • Capricorn MEC – Telco-grade, rack-mounted VSAT supporting Mobile Edge Computing (MEC)
  • Capricorn Outdoor – All-weather VSAT solution


Capricorn 4 VSAT is compatible with SkyEdge II-c and SkyEdge IV.


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