Land Mobile Satcom Systems

Unique ‘Comms-On-The-Pause’ satcom antenna at OilComm

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 networks.


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 air.


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.


About Cobham

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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Morten Rishoej
Market Development Manager
Land Mobile Business Unit
+45 39 55 83 97


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