The new antenna features an integrated dual feed horn, to enable vessels to change channel without manually switching between the Astra 1 and Astra 3 satellites, providing reception in Europe.
The i6D watches the Astra 1 and Astra 3 satellites simultaneously and has multiple receivers that can monitor different channels, so the user can switch and immediately view the programme selected without delay. The system is compatible with both SD and HD TV.
This new 60cm, 22kg antenna is the latest development in the company's two-axis i6 range and has been developed especially for commercial vessels travelling on inland waterways, wishing to subscribe to services from CanalDigitaal in the Netherlands, Kabel Deutschland / Sky in Germany, and both TéléSAT and TV Vlaanderen Digitaal in Belgium.
An Intellian-developed Wide Range Search (WRS) algorithm is used to lock onto a signal and Dynamic Beam Tilting technology is used to maintain the signal when the vessel is moving. Automatic Skew Control and an in-built GPS system are also included to assist in maintaining the signal across an elevation range of +5° to +90°.
A single cable connects the antenna with the ACU, and when configured the status of the antenna can be checked and controlled via a PC.