Washington, DC - Cobham has announced during
Satellite 2017 that a Ku-band version of its award winning SAILOR
60cm antenna technology platform will be available this Summer. As
one of the lightest, most compact and high-performing Ku-band
antennas ever developed, SAILOR 600 VSAT Ku is designed to enable
more vessels to enjoy the benefits of faster, flexible and
predictable pay-monthly Ku-band VSAT services.
SAILOR 600 VSAT Ku offers a perfect balance between form factor
and performance, enabling maritime satcom service providers to
extend their portfolio and reach more end-users with a compact,
hard-wearing solution that provides the reliability, stability and
high throughput normally only possible with 1 meter class
SAILOR 600 VSAT Ku features the capability to roam between
Ku-band wide beams and spot beams, providing additional flexibility
for service providers to offer global service availability despite
the small antenna size. While providing unmatched performance on
traditional Ku-band wide beam satellites, SAILOR 600 VSAT Ku
leverages the power of Ku-band High Throughput Satellite (HTS)
constellations utilising spot beams, such as Intelsat's
EpicNG satellite series.
Based on a cutting-edge lightweight carbon fibre
composites/aluminium design, SAILOR 600 VSAT Ku is incredibly easy
to handle and can be installed without the need for a crane in
port. As one of the lightest Ku-band 60cm antennas, it introduces
the potential for fast and cost-effective installation while
retaining the performance and reliability of larger SAILOR VSAT
antennas, which are already recognised as the leading technology
for enabling maritime broadband on board.
Cobham SATCOM's newest VSAT antenna is based on the
cutting-edge, software defined SAILOR VSAT technology platform,
which has revolutionised the maritime satcom industry's approach to
VSAT installation and operation. It offers several key differences
to standard VSAT antennas, including the ability to configure dual
antenna installations without the need for additional hardware.
This can reduce costs significantly for some vessels, where two
antennas may be required to ensure a link to the satellite should
one be 'blocked' by the vessel's superstructure or nearby
structures such as oil platforms.
The SAILOR VSAT technology platform also provides unique
diagnostics and automatic event reporting helping service providers
to increase service reliability. The use of SNMP Traps, which
improve the reporting of antenna events to shore and the
introduction of real-time event reporting support service providers
to meet SLAs and end-users to enjoy uninterrupted connectivity. The
latest software features are included with SAILOR 600 VSAT Ku,
including Shock and Vibration Monitoring, which provides valuable
data on the stresses the antenna system is under, helping with
planned maintenance and ultimately availability of service.
"The new SAILOR 600 VSAT Ku is enabling service providers to
meet the growing demand for high-speed maritime broadband on a
wider range of vessel types and size," said Jens Ewerling,
Director, Maritime Broadband, Cobham SATCOM. "Our world-class
engineering team has designed a whole new high performance RF
package to ensure that the SAILOR 600 VSAT Ku can be deployed
anywhere in the world, giving even smaller vessels on rough sees a
viable VSAT solution that delivers the performance needed for
today's demanding, data-centric maritime applications and crew
Cobham is exhibiting at Satellite 2017: Booth# 1701.
About Cobham SATCOM
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anywhere under the most demanding conditions.
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from deep space to the depths of the ocean.