Intellian Focused On Satellite Solutions

Intellian satellite antennas are designed to be futureproof, with reduced installation time.

Intellian has announced the successful certification by Intelsat of the Intellian NX series products, with both the v85NX and v100NX endorsed for use with the IntelsatOne Flex service.

IntelsatOne Flex is a customizable service with a guaranteed Service Level Agreement (SLA), offering tiered, flexible plans which prioritize bandwidth across different satellite beams to meet demand. This avoids any requirement for customers to buy dedicated bandwidth scaled for peak usage or specific regions, thus keeping costs down. Flex easily adapts to serve new geographic or fleet additions, while still providing a predictable cost structure that is directly matched to revenue-generating activities.

Flex is facilitated through a simplified, unified global network environment formed by aggregating Intelsat’s new EpicNG high-throughput satellites (HTS), existing Ku-band fleet and IntelsatOne terrestrial fiber networks, managed through an HTS-optimized iDirect Velocity platform to provide seamless connectivity to the customer.

A next-generation service such as IntelsatOne Flex requires next-generation equipment. Intellian’s v85NX and v100NX antennas offer high performance on all satellite networks through their futureproof design. To reduce installation time and costs for maritime customers, all NX series products are lighter and feature a single cable. In addition, the new AptusNX software includes a commissioning wizard for simplicity and provides remote maintenance capabilities.

This focus on streamlining and automating parts of the installation delivers cost efficiencies and improves system performance. The NX platform’s modular concept contains fewer components, removing the need for spares by up to 40%.

The v240MT Gen-II sets a new standard for maritime communications.

The v240MT Gen-II sets a new standard for maritime communications.

New Tri-Band System

Intellian also announced the launch of its next generation tri-band product, the v240MT Gen-II antenna. Developed from the award-winning tri-band v240MT – the first multi-orbit, multi-frequency and auto-switching antenna in the market, with over 150 systems already deployed – the new product adds a host of additional features and value, including the ability to operate multiple antennas seamlessly via its dual datacenter capability, and enhanced Ku-band performance.

The ability to automatically switch between C-, Ku-, and Ka-bands, and between GEO, MEO and LEO orbits, makes the v240MT Gen-II truly vendor agnostic and allows customers to select the best and most economical provider at any time, without hardware modifications. The device is also modem agnostic, effectively allowing users to connect to any network, anywhere, delivering on Intellian’s stated aim to make maritime communications as simple, intuitive and seamless as possible. This flexibility is reinforced by the option to choose BUCs from 40W up to 400W, enabling unprecedented high throughput out of the box.

Installation and setup have been further simplified, bringing costs down, while the optional intelligent mediator enables operation across different frequency bands by providing an interface between multiple modems and/or multiple antennas. With a single antenna this allows best use of the diversity of a tri-band antenna by managing modems for all three bands, while in a dual antenna setup this functionality is extended to ensure seamless connection, as the mediator will switch automatically between antennas if one becomes blocked.

Eric Sung, CEO of Intellian, said: “ As our network partners continue to introduce more powerful satellite services to help support customers increased data demands, the v240MT Gen-II is the best solution to maximize the user experience and network efficiency across these services. The futureproof design and system capabilities ensure customers have access to the most advanced technology today, as well as a seamless and cost-effective pathway to new services as they become operational.”

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