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Intellian expands 60cm antenna range with Ku-band unit

Intellian has introduced its new v65 antenna, a 60cm Ku-band satellite communications system to sit alongside the company’s existing 60cm Ka-band technology.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}“We’re particularly excited about this product, because we feel it has the potential to really shake things up in the market. The improved RF performance over all other 60cm offerings combines extremely well with the high throughput Ku-band capacity now coming online,” said Eric Sung, president and CEO of Intellian.

“With this new tool at their disposal, our service provider partners can offer incredible new value propositions to the highest volume market sectors.”

The v65 is built on Intellian’s latest generation 60-80cm class pedestal, which was also used to develop a special product for the Korean Coast Guard which has had approximately 100 units operating in the field for nearly three years.

The new design features updated motor technology with built-in encoders, which Intellian says improves tracing precision while eliminating three belts from the three-axis stabilised system.

Another new feature of the system is that with there will no longer be a need to remove the radome during installation or testing, and the antennas will be shipped without the traditional red brackets designed to secure the equipment during transit.

Direct cable connections provided on the bottom exterior of the radome eliminate the need for technicians to do any wiring inside during installation, the company says.

Marlink will be among the first to offer the v65 to the maritime market, for use on its new 60cm global network that was announced in June 2016.

“Intellian’s v65 helps us to enable this new class of service and allows for expansion of our 60cm network to include full global coverage,” said Tore Morten Olsen, president maritime at Marlink.

“Testing on our network confirms the v65 performs to our satisfaction.  The added efficiency helps support a broad range of new service levels, each providing true broadband connectivity at an increased value.”{/mprestriction}

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