Satellite 2014, Washington - As a key Global Xpress® launch partner, Cobham SATCOM has announced the forthcoming launch of two new maritime terminals and three new land mobile terminals for Inmarsat's revolutionary new satellite network at Satellite 2014.
"We're delighted to announce our new Global Xpress terminals at Satellite 2014. Widely viewed by many as the next generation in the world of maritime and land mobile satcom, Inmarsat's new network will provide a seamless worldwide broadband service," says Walther Thygesen, Senior Vice President of Cobham SATCOM. "As an established Inmarsat terminal manufacturer, we are confident in our ability to optimise the use of Global Xpress services for our service provider partners and end-users at sea and on land."
The new SAILOR 100 GX sports a 103cm reflector dish and is aimed at Cobham SATCOM and Inmarsat's core global shipping market customers. The compact SAILOR 60 GX features a 65cm reflector dish making it suitable for enabling Global Xpress' high bandwidth connectivity on a wide range of smaller vessels. The first SAILOR GX terminals will be available during summer 2014, ensuring that Cobham SATCOM's maritime service provider partners can begin installing the systems on customer vessels for Inmarsat's commercial service introduction.
"Developed under the famous SAILOR brand, our new maritime GX terminals continue the 'all-in-one, ready-to-go' approach we introduced with the SAILOR 900 VSAT antenna, which is delivered with all components installed, configured and tested," explains Jens Ewerling, Global Business Manager Maritime VSAT, Cobham SATCOM. "The strategy was designed to simplify the often complex maritime VSAT procurement process so it was a natural step to employ it for the launch of Global Xpress to ensure simplicity and high reliability for service providers and ship owners."
For land-mobile users, Cobham SATCOM is introducing three new Global Xpress terminals to the EXPLORER range, which already features field proven BGAN and Ku-/ Ka-band VSAT terminals. Utilising the same new 75cm 4-segment reflector, EXPLORER 3075GX features a manual point positioner whilst the EXPLORER 5075GX is an Auto-Deploy Fly-Away VSAT solution. Uniquely, both terminals offer integrated Wi-Fi and are all new, highly robust designs, developed 100% in-house. A third Global Xpress antenna for Drive-Away solutions, the EXPLORER 7100GX will also be launched this year. Featuring a 100cm reflector, it is based on the established EXPLORER 7100 VSAT terminal. A Global Xpress field upgrade kit for users of the standard EXPLORER 7100 will be made available.
"Cobham SATCOM has been a major provider for all new Inmarsat services and following our success with BGAN, we are keen to establish EXPLORER as the leading name in Global Xpress by ensuring availability of high-quality, reliable antennas that enable users to get the most out of this exciting new network," comments Mike Gregg, Business Development Manager Land VSAT, Cobham SATCOM. "With the introduction of these new terminals, the most comprehensive portfolio of land-mobile terminals is expanding considerably."
Visit Cobham SATCOM on booth 7025 at Satellite 2014 to find out more about the company's new GX terminals for maritime and land mobile applications.
Cobham protects lives and livelihoods with its differentiated technology and know-how, operating with a deep insight to customer needs and agility. The Group 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. It has market leading positions in air-to-air refuelling; aviation services; audio, video and data communications, including satellite communications; defence electronics; life support and mission equipment. The most important thing Cobham builds is trust.
About Cobham SATCOM
Cobham SATCOM develops, manufactures, sells and supports satellite and radio communication terminals and earth stations for land, marine and airborne applications. With the ever increasing demand for communication, our products and services are used to satisfy the needs of a wide variety of commercial, governmental and recreational applications.
Cobham SATCOM uses state-of-the-art technologies to design affordable, highly reliable high performance systems that have decreased over time in terms of size, weight and power consumption. Our products enable people to stay in touch under the most challenging and demanding conditions. When traditional communication technologies fail, Cobham SATCOM's products will keep providing our customers with high quality voice, data, and multimedia communications.
Our product designs have evolved tremendously during their decades in service in use around the world in a variety of domains and environments. We market under the AVIATOR, EXPLORER, SAILOR® and Sea Tel brands. Please refer to our websites for our list of global distributors and partners. Cobham SATCOM has design, development and manufacturing facilities in Denmark, Norway, South Africa and the USA.
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