LYNGBY, Denmark - Cobham SATCOM is launching
the latest innovative antenna system in its highly regarded
EXPLORER portfolio for land 'Comms-On-The-Pause' users. Developed
completely in-house by Cobham SATCOM, the new one meter EXPLORER
8100 Auto-Acquire Drive-Away antenna is designed to offer
unparalleled performance, ensuring high quality connectivity on any
Ku- and Ka- band networks. The terminal features genuine EXPLORER
design, which is already established and proven with Cobham
SATCOM's highly regarded EXPLORER BGAN and GX terminals.
With EXPLORER 8100, Cobham SATCOM has focused on ultra-reliable
connectivity even in situations where the vehicle is experiencing
sudden movements or rocking on its suspension while the antenna is
transmitting. This could be caused by high winds or more commonly,
people stepping in or out of the vehicle. Particularly important
for Ka-band usage, mechanical impacts as small as 0.3 degrees may
lead to an immediate loss of signal. Cobham SATCOM introduces
'Dynamic Pointing Correction' from its stabilized Maritime Antennas
on this new series of Land Comms-On-The-Pause VSAT antennas.
Dynamic Pointing Correction ensures uninterrupted transmission when
similar antennas would experience a complete loss of signal.
A state-of-the-art RTM carbon fiber reflector provides
impeccable precision, and when combined with pointing correction
technologies, it delivers the most accurate Drive-Away VSAT antenna
on the market.
EXPLORER 8100 features industry-fast satellite acquisition with
pointing achieved automatically in less than two minutes. The
system is available in both Ka- and Ku-band configurations and
works with all major satellite networks. A swappable feed system
allows users to change frequency bands, ensuring they have full
choice of what services to use throughout the lifetime of the
EXPLORER 8100 comes with built-in Wi-Fi for easy access to the
terminal and the same Web-based user-interface developed for Cobham
SATCOM's cutting edge Inmarsat GX series of antennas. Once
connected, EXPLORER 8100 provides high performance, continuous
connectivity in the field, optimally supporting high definition
video streaming, high throughput data transfer and tactical and
"EXPLORER 8100 really does raise-the-bar for Drive-Away
antennas," said Henrik Nørrelykke, VP Land Business, Cobham SATCOM.
"Its revolutionary design makes it lightweight, strong and easier
to install whilst the time it takes to get connected from a cold
start sets a new industry standard. However, the fact that EXPLORER
8100 is the only Drive-Away antenna that can deliver highly
accurate Dynamic Pointing Correction, and therefore significantly
enhance availability of connectivity, positions it as the most
advanced Drive-Away Land VSAT antenna available."
First customer shipment of EXPLORER 8100 is planned for October
2015. For further information please visit www.cobham.com/satcom
About Cobham SATCOM
Providing dependable communications and internet access
anywhere under the most demanding conditions.
Our satellite and radio communication terminals perform in the
most challenging and remote environments on land, at sea and in the
We design and manufacture these high performance products under
the AVIATOR, EXPLORER, SAILOR and Sea Tel brands providing
customers with outstanding performance, value and support through
our global sales and service network.
The most important thing we build is trust.
We protect lives and livelihoods with our differentiated
technology and know-how, operating with a deep insight into
customer needs and agility. Our innovative range of technologies
and services solve challenging problems in harsh environments
across commercial, defence and security markets, from deep space to
the depths of the ocean, specialising in meeting the growing demand
for data, connectivity and bandwidth.
We employ more than 12,000 people on five continents, and have
customers and partners in over 100 countries, with market leading
positions in: wireless, audio, video and data communications,
including satellite communications; defence electronics; air-to-air
refuelling; aviation services; life support and mission
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Land Mobile Business Unit
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