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EXPLORER 7100 drive-away VSAT becomes the smallest multi-band antenna system approved by Eutelsat for both Ku- and Ka-band operation

Eutelsat Type Approval awarded for Ku- and Ka-band operation

EXPLORER 7100NAB 2014, Las Vegas - Cobham SATCOM has received Eutelsat Type Approval for its EXPLORER 7100 VSAT terminal, making it the smallest auto-pointing antenna system type approved by Eutelsat for both Ku- and Ka-band operation. Already established as a vital tool for satellite news gathering (SNG) vehicles, the ability to use Eutelsat's Ka-Sat services with the EXPLORER 7100 is a significant new capability for broadcast users.


In addition to Eutelsat Ka-Sat services, the system also works on Ka-band networks from SES, Avanti, YahSat, ARABSAT, ViaSat and Hughes as well as major Ku-band networks. With high levels of bandwidth available on Ka-band, using the EXPLORER 7100 broadcasters can stream or deliver high definition video and audio from the most compact, Eutelsat approved vehicular antenna available.


The EXPLORER 7100 is a 1.0m multi-band, drive-away antenna for Ku- or Ka-band operations. Switching between Ka-band and Ku-band takes less than 5 minutes simply by exchanging the feed assembly using an easy-to-remove feed mounting plate. The auto-deploy system allows personnel with minimal satellite experience to easily configure and operate the terminal, enabling users to access any broadband application over satellite.


The EXPLORER 7100 uses a Solid Resin Fiber Composite Reflector which is tougher, with a much longer lifespan than traditional metal dish reflectors. The high geometrical accuracy increases RF performance and provides superior rain fade mitigation. A rugged pedestal with unmatched pointing accuracy with zero backlash or deflection in windy conditions helps to ensure a stable, reliable connection in adverse weather.


Whilst ideal for use on satellite news gathering vehicles, the EXPLORER 7100 is also used by government and humanitarian organisations, thanks to its ease of set-up and operation and high reliability in the field.


Visit Cobham SATCOM on booth OE1100 at NAB 2014 to find out more about EXPLORER 7100 and the full EXPLORER range of VSAT, BGAN and Global Xpress®terminals.


About Cobham

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 recreational applications.


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 multimedia communications.


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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Morten Rishoej
Market Development Manager
Land Mobile Business Unit
+45 39 55 83 97


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