Black-box approach brings network integration, operation and maintenance benefits for vessels of all size and type
Black-box approach brings network integration, operation and
maintenance benefits for vessels of all size and type
LYNGBY, Denmark - Cobham
SATCOM has launched two new SAILOR satellite navigation receivers.
Both the SAILOR 656X GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) and
new SAILOR 657X DGNSS (Differential Global Navigation Satellite
System) are black-box products designed to be part of an innovative
eco-system Cobham SATCOM refers to as its 'Multi-Function
The advanced touch-screen SAILOR 6004 Control
Panel forms the heart of the Multi-Function Universe, providing
full control for all products connected to it from a single device.
The SAILOR 656X GNSS and SAILOR 657X DGNSS join the already
available SAILOR 6391 Navtex and SAILOR 628X AIS as new generation
SAILOR products designed to work with the SAILOR 6004 Control
Panel. Operation of all systems connected to the SAILOR 6004
Control Panel is easy; just select the icon for the product as you
would an app on any touch-screen device, to be given full control
of all set-up, functions and diagnostics.
"The Multi-Function Universe approach means
that a variety of products can all be accessed from a single screen
on the bridge and anywhere else a repeater is needed, making
installation far more flexible than with traditional products that
all require their own screen. The approach also saves space on the
bridge, and importantly, makes the life of maintenance engineers
easier as they have a single point of entry to the network,"
explains Claus Hornbech, Business Manager, Cobham SATCOM.
The SAILOR 656X GNSS and the SAILOR 657X DGNSS
collect satellite data from any available navigation satellites
including GPS and GLONASS and distribute it to a variety of on
board systems such as; ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display System), INS
(Integrated Navigation System), GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress
& Safety System), SATCOM (Satellite Communication System), MCS
(Master Clock Systems) and PABX (Telephone Exchanges).
Cobham SATCOM offers four variants of its new satellite
navigation products, all of which are designed 100% in-house. The
SAILOR 6560 GNSS System and SAILOR 6570 DGNSS System are delivered
with the SAILOR 6004 Control Panel and the corresponding SAILOR
6285 GNSS Antenna or SAILOR 6286 DGNSS Antenna, while the SAILOR
6561 GNSS Basic and SAILOR 6571 DGNSS Basic are delivered with the
All four variants use the same proprietary SAILOR 6588 DGNSS
Receiver, which provides highly accurate data, enhanced by means of
Satellite Based Augmentation System (SBAS) from various areas
including WAAS (Wide Area Augmentation System) for the United
States, EGNOS (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service)
in Europe in addition to systems from Japan, India and Russia. The
SAILOR 6285 GNSS Antenna and SAILOR 6286 DGNSS Antenna are also
both new, designed and manufactured according to Cobham SATCOM's
highly regarded quality standards.
"The accuracy and availability of satellite positioning and
timing data is vital to vessel safety as so many critical
navigation and communication systems rely on it to operate," adds
Jan Kragh Michelsen, VP Maritime Business Development, Cobham
SATCOM. "All elements, from the black-box to the antennas,
multi-function display and the user-interface of the systems are
new and developed 100% in-house at Cobham SATCOM, so customers can
be confident in the reliability of our new GNSS and DGNSS products,
in addition to our revolutionary Multi-Function Universe operating
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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.
Business Manager - Maritime Integration
Maritime Business Unit
Tel +45 3955 8817