New stabilization technology provides class leading performance and network availability for high bandwidth remote communication
OilComm 2015, Houston - Cobham SATCOM's revolution
in land 'Comms-On-The-Pause' communication is coming to OilComm
2015. Developed completely in-house by Cobham SATCOM, the new one
meter EXPLORER 8100 Auto-Acquire Drive-Away for vehicular
installation is the only antenna of its kind to use stabilisation
technology; so even if the vehicle it is installed on moves, it
retains a strong link to the satellite. Aimed primarily at oil
& gas exploration and news media users, EXPLORER 8100 VSAT
offers unparalleled performance and network access, ensuring
availability of data and voice connectivity on any Ku- and Ka-band
With EXPLORER 8100, Cobham SATCOM has focused on ultra-reliable
connectivity even in situations where the vehicle is experiencing
sudden movements or rocking on its suspension while the antenna is
transmitting. This could be caused by high winds or more commonly,
people stepping in or out of the vehicle. Particularly important
for Ka-band usage, mechanical impacts as small as 0.3 degrees may
lead to an immediate loss of signal. Cobham SATCOM deploys 'Dynamic
Pointing Correction' from its stabilized Maritime Antennas on
EXPLORER 8100 to ensure uninterrupted transmission when similar
antennas would experience a complete loss of signal.
EXPLORER 8100 VSAT uses a state-of-the-art RTM carbon fibre
reflector for impeccable precision, and when combined with pointing
correction technologies, it delivers the most accurate Drive-Away
VSAT antenna on the market. EXPLORER 8100 also features
industry-fast satellite acquisition with pointing achieved
automatically in less than two minutes, so field exploration teams
can be stopped and online quickly and easily. The system is
available in both Ka- and Ku-band configurations and works with all
major satellite networks. A swappable feed system allows users to
change frequency bands, ensuring they have full choice of what
services to use throughout the lifetime of the antenna.
EXPLORER 8100 comes with built-in Wi-Fi for easy access to the
terminal and the same Web-based user-interface developed for Cobham
SATCOM's cutting edge Inmarsat GX series of antennas. Once
connected, EXPLORER 8100 provides high performance, continuous
connectivity in the field, optimally supporting high definition
video streaming and high throughput data transfer, giving field
engineers a reliable, high-bandwidth capable tool for collaborating
with colleagues remotely.
"EXPLORER 8100 really does raise-the-bar for Drive-Away
antennas," said Henrik Nørrelykke, VP Land Business, Cobham SATCOM.
"Its revolutionary design makes it lightweight, strong and easier
to install whilst the time it takes to get connected from a cold
start sets a new industry standard. However, the fact that EXPLORER
8100 is the only Drive-Away antenna that can deliver highly
accurate Dynamic Pointing Correction, and therefore significantly
enhance availability of connectivity, positions it as the most
advanced Drive-Away Land VSAT antenna available."
About Cobham SATCOM
Providing dependable communications and internet access
anywhere under the most demanding conditions.
Our satellite and radio communication terminals perform in the
most challenging and remote environments on land, at sea and in the
We design and manufacture these high performance products under
the AVIATOR, EXPLORER, SAILOR and Sea Tel brands providing
customers with outstanding performance, value and support through
our global sales and service network.
The most important thing we build is trust.
Cobham offers an innovative range of technologies and services
to solve challenging problems across commercial, defence and
security markets, from deep space to the depths of the ocean.
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Market Development Manager
Land Mobile Business Unit
+45 39 55 83 97