Satellite 2014, Washington - As a key Global Xpress® launch
partner, Cobham SATCOM has announced the forthcoming launch of two
new maritime terminals and three new land mobile terminals for
Inmarsat's revolutionary new satellite network at Satellite 2014.
"We're delighted to announce our new Global Xpress terminals at
Satellite 2014. Widely viewed by many as the next generation in the
world of maritime and land mobile satcom, Inmarsat's new network
will provide a seamless worldwide broadband service," says Walther
Thygesen, Senior Vice President of Cobham SATCOM. "As an
established Inmarsat terminal manufacturer, we are confident in our
ability to optimise the use of Global Xpress services for our
service provider partners and end-users at sea and on land."
The new SAILOR 100 GX sports a 103cm reflector dish and is aimed
at Cobham SATCOM and Inmarsat's core global shipping market
customers. The compact SAILOR 60 GX features a 65cm reflector dish
making it suitable for enabling Global Xpress' high bandwidth
connectivity on a wide range of smaller vessels. The first SAILOR
GX terminals will be available during summer 2014, ensuring that
Cobham SATCOM's maritime service provider partners can begin
installing the systems on customer vessels for Inmarsat's
commercial service introduction.
"Developed under the famous SAILOR brand, our new maritime GX
terminals continue the 'all-in-one, ready-to-go' approach we
introduced with the SAILOR 900 VSAT antenna, which is delivered
with all components installed, configured and tested," explains
Jens Ewerling, Global Business Manager Maritime VSAT, Cobham
SATCOM. "The strategy was designed to simplify the often complex
maritime VSAT procurement process so it was a natural step to
employ it for the launch of Global Xpress to ensure simplicity and
high reliability for service providers and ship owners."
For land-mobile users, Cobham SATCOM is introducing three new
Global Xpress terminals to the EXPLORER range, which already
features field proven BGAN and Ku-/ Ka-band VSAT terminals.
Utilising the same new 75cm 4-segment reflector, EXPLORER 3075GX
features a manual point positioner whilst the EXPLORER 5075GX is an
Auto-Deploy Fly-Away VSAT solution. Uniquely, both terminals offer
integrated Wi-Fi and are all new, highly robust designs, developed
100% in-house. A third Global Xpress antenna for Drive-Away
solutions, the EXPLORER 7100GX will also be launched this year.
Featuring a 100cm reflector, it is based on the established
EXPLORER 7100 VSAT terminal. A Global Xpress field upgrade kit for
users of the standard EXPLORER 7100 will be made available.
"Cobham SATCOM has been a major provider for all new Inmarsat
services and following our success with BGAN, we are keen to
establish EXPLORER as the leading name in Global Xpress by ensuring
availability of high-quality, reliable antennas that enable users
to get the most out of this exciting new network," comments Mike
Gregg, Business Development Manager Land VSAT, Cobham SATCOM. "With
the introduction of these new terminals, the most comprehensive
portfolio of land-mobile terminals is expanding considerably."
Visit Cobham SATCOM on booth 7025 at Satellite 2014 to find out
more about the company's new GX terminals for maritime and land
Cobham protects lives and livelihoods with its differentiated
technology and know-how, operating with a deep insight to customer
needs and agility. The Group offers an innovative range of
technologies and services to solve challenging problems across
commercial, defence and security markets, from deep space to the
depths of the ocean. It has market leading positions in air-to-air
refuelling; aviation services; audio, video and data
communications, including satellite communications; defence
electronics; life support and mission equipment. The most important
thing Cobham builds is trust.
About Cobham SATCOM
Cobham SATCOM develops, manufactures, sells and supports
satellite and radio communication terminals and earth stations for
land, marine and airborne applications. With the ever increasing
demand for communication, our products and services are used to
satisfy the needs of a wide variety of commercial, governmental and
Cobham SATCOM uses state-of-the-art technologies to design
affordable, highly reliable high performance systems that have
decreased over time in terms of size, weight and power consumption.
Our products enable people to stay in touch under the most
challenging and demanding conditions. When traditional
communication technologies fail, Cobham SATCOM's products will keep
providing our customers with high quality voice, data, and
Our product designs have evolved tremendously during their
decades in service in use around the world in a variety of domains
and environments. We market under the AVIATOR, EXPLORER, SAILOR®
and Sea Tel brands. Please refer to our websites for our list of
global distributors and partners. Cobham SATCOM has design,
development and manufacturing facilities in Denmark, Norway, South
Africa and the USA.
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