Cobham SATCOM launches new VSAT Series and low profile BGAN on-the-move terminal at IBC 2019
Cobham SATCOM has today announced the launch of its three new VSAT terminals: EXPLORER 6100 Ku, EXPLORER 6075LX and EXPLORER 3100 Ku, as well as a low profile BGAN on-the-move terminal EXPLORER 323. The latest VSAT addition to Cobham’s market-leading EXPLORER portfolio, the EXPLORER 6000 Series is the first ever range of Fly-Away VSATs featuring the unique stabilization technology known from the EXPLORER 8000 Drive-Away systems. The EXPLORER 6100 Ku answers demands within the market for a lightweight and stabilized 1m Ku-band Auto-Acquire Fly-Away terminal and offers high-performance connectivity across locations and environments. This is possible through Cobham’s proven Dynamic Pointing Correction (DPC) technology, which counteracts movements such as strong winds, people bumping against the antenna and deployment adjustments to ensure the antenna maintains a strong satellite link. EXPLORER 6100 Ku comes in different BUC size options to cater for the different customer and network requirements. The EXPLORER 6075LX is the 0.75m Ka-Band variant specially developed for Inmarsat’s Global Xpress Land service. With the embedded GX Modem the antenna offers a true global and lightweight solution that provides seamless access to high-speed, mobile satellite broadband. The system is easily deployed within minutes, and combined with DPC technology, it is ideally suited for the highly mobile nature of outside newsgathering, emergency response and military applications.
The launch of EXPLORER 6000 comes as Cobham also introduces the EXPLORER 3100 Ku, a manual-point Fly-Away system with a 1m reflector and a 20W Ku-Band BUC. Its 7-piece carbon fiber reflector and carbon tripod deliver a precise blend of lightweight design and strength and durability. This week also marks the announcement of EXPLORER 323, an ultra-compact comms-on-the-move Inmarsat BGAN terminal with the lowest profile available on the market today. A one-of-a-kind terminal, EXPLORER 323 is the first BGAN designed for Inmarsat’s new vehicular service expected later this year. Henrik Nørrelykke, VP Global Sales & Marketing, Land, Cobham SATCOM, said: “At Cobham we thrive on pushing the boundaries of technology in order to support the growing ambitions of our customers, who require reliable connectivity while working in remote and challenging terrains. With our Dynamic Pointing technology gaining increasing traction in the market, we believe the launch of EXPLORER 6000 Series during the IBC show in Amsterdam is both timely and important; further underlining our commitment to excellence and innovation. We look forward to discussing our new solutions with visitors this week at IBC.”