SAILOR 600 VSAT Ku is the world’s most powerful compact antenna for all widebeam and HTS Ku-band networks, including Intelsat’s EpicNG
Nor-Shipping 2017, Oslo - Cobham SATCOM will
show the brand-new super-light, scientifically designed and
software controlled SAILOR 600 VSAT Ku on its stand at Nor-Shipping
2017 (B02-19). The latest addition to the technology leading SAILOR
VSAT portfolio is a compact 60 cm-class solution, offering
unmatched Ku-band reliability and link stability on a global basis,
opening the world of maritime broadband on VSAT to a much wider
range of vessels.
SAILOR 600 VSAT Ku is designed to leverage powerful new High
Throughput Satellite Services (HTS), such as Intelsat
EpicNG, which enable smaller antennas to deliver high
throughput service globally. With an unprecedented G/T of 15.9 dB/K
the new SAILOR 600 VSAT Ku is the most powerful 60cm class antenna
ever built and together with HTS, it can provide a stable, high
throughput link to enable maritime broadband globally.
By delivering a perfect balance between form factor and
performance, SAILOR 600 VSAT Ku enables maritime satcom service
providers to extend their portfolio and reach more end-users with a
compact, hard-wearing solution that provides reliability, stability
and high throughput on all Ku band satellites without sacrificing
the design. Despite its size, SAILOR 600 VSAT Ku is a full Ku-band
VSAT solution, enabling high bandwidth for digital applications on
board that can improve operational efficiency and provide always
available crew and passenger communication.
SAILOR 600 VSAT Ku is designed for quick and cost-effective
deployment and at just 35 kg, it can be carried on board, making it
especially relevant for installations where no cranes or forklifts
are available. Dynamic Motor Brakes mean the radome can stay on in
shipping and no-power situations, and because it is a super-light
solution, it is more cost-effective to ship, while a single part
number ensures easy ordering.
Further installation benefits include a single cable between the
antenna and below deck unit, while the use of P1dB compression over
frequency means that antennas may be installed without contacting
the NOC for any Ku-band satellite. It also features Automatic
Azimuth Calibration, so it can find the ship's centreline
automatically, saving time during installation and reducing
Based on the software controlled SAILOR VSAT Technology
platform, SAILOR 600 VSAT Ku features unique diagnostics and
automatic event reporting, helping service providers to increase
service reliability. Remote monitoring facilities include SNMP
Traps and a built-in email client, providing real-time support for
service providers to meet SLAs and end-users to enjoy uninterrupted
connectivity. The latest software includes Shock and Vibration
Monitoring, which transmits valuable extreme event data from sea to
"With the advent of HTS services, our 60 cm-class Ka-band
antennas have already had an impact by making global VSAT more
viable for more vessels," Said Jens Ewerling, Director,
Maritime Broadband, Cobham SATCOM. "With SAILOR 600 VSAT Ku, we
are bringing the same installation and performance advantages to
all Ku-band satellite networks. It will offer incredibly high
performance on EpicNG and other Ku-band networks,
enabling high-speed VSAT services on a smaller, lower-cost and
easier to install platform."
First customer shipment of the new SAILOR 600 VSAT Ku antenna is
expected in June 2017.
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 is a leading global technology and services innovator,
respected for providing solutions to the most challenging problems,
from deep space to the depths of the ocean.
We employ around 11,000 people on five continents, and have
customers and partners in over 100 countries, with market leading
positions in: wireless, audio, video and data communications,
including satellite communications; defence electronics; air-to-air
refuelling; aviation services; life support and mission
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