Intellian to Debut Convertible 60cm Class Antenna
Intellian Technologies, provider of maritime satellite
communications and entertainment systems, said it will introduce
the v65; a 60cm class Ku/Ka convertible satellite communications
system at the Satellite 2017 show in Washington D.C.
According to the manufacturer, the v65 is poised to drive
adoption of new connectivity solutions in the mobility market by
making access to both Ku- and Ka-band on the same antenna system
simple and cost-effective.
"Conventional antenna technology forces a choice between one
frequency or the other. CTOs and CFOs are risk averse by nature
and want to avoid being limited in their ability to do what's
best for their business at any given time," said Matthew Galston,
Director of Strategic Marketing, Intellian. "Our new 65cm Ku/Ka
convertible platform directly addresses this problem."
A minimal investment in a compact conversion kit allows the v65
to move between Ku- and Ka-band operation in as little as 10
The v65 is built upon the same pedestal as Intellian's GX60
terminal, which is currently deployed on vessels using Inmarsat's
Ka-band Fleet Xpress service. In its Ka-band configuration the
v65 is designed for use on Inmarsat's Global Xpress (GX) network
as well. "Looking forward, our entire portfolio of antenna
systems will upgradable to GX, including the 80cm solution and
the larger 1.5 and 2.4m antennas," said Eric Sung, President
& CEO, Intellian.
"The maritime market's attention is shifting from finding the
lowest available cost for connectivity to finding the best
possible technology platform that drives a true digital
transformation by using business applications in combination with
our Inmarsat Gateway," said Shane Rossbacher, SVP Business
Development, Inmarsat Maritime. "This is what Fleet Xpress is all
about, so for Intellian to help create an easy path to our
solution is great news."
Marlink, another long time Intellian partner, is amongst the
first to offer the v65 for use on their 60cm global Ku-band
network. As a key Value Added Reseller of the Fleet Xpress
service, they also see great value in the convertible product.
"Marlink is committed to delivering the best solution for each of
our customers, whatever that may be," said Tore Morten Olsen,
President of Marlink. "With offerings in both Ku- and Ka-bands,
this is an ideal product to provide the kind of flexibility
required by any global business."
"Mobility has a lot of interesting and unique challenges," said
Eric Sung, President & CEO, Intellian. "We are consistently
at the forefront of solving key market problems. This new
development is simply a continuation of that philosophy, which is
something we intend to carry with us as we look to invest in
other areas of the Mobility sector going forward."
Mar 9, 2017