The below deck unit (BDU) of the x60 combines the modem internally with the antenna control unit, which Intellian says saves space and installation time. Featuring eight network ports, the BDU includes Wi-Fi to allow wireless connection of various devices onboard.
Inmarsat’s Ka-band Global Xpress (GX) service is scheduled to come into service later this year.
Intellian says that its x60 antenna can be installed fast and quickly to get this Ka-band connection. The Intellian Aptus software automatically configures the antenna system. Aptus is also available as a mobile app to access the terminal remotely.
Intellian says that a Gyro-free satellite search function enables the x60 to acquire and lock onto the satellite without requiring a separate input from the ship’s gyrocompass.
The x60 supports Automatic satellite and beam switching for seamless GX operation when crossing from one satellite coverage region to another. It also supports a low elevation angle (-20°) capability for better connectivity at high latitudes.