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Cobham Launches the World’s Most Powerful Compact VSAT Antenna at Monaco Yacht Show

Small antenna, big performance. Style and reliable connectivity for luxury vessels

SAILOR 800 VSATMonaco - Cobham is unveiling its latest high performance VSAT antenna at Monaco Yacht Show 2013. SAILOR 800 VSAT is a 3-axis stabilised Ku-band antenna system with an 83 cm reflector dish, which provides the same radio performance as competing 1m antennae. Cobham's new antenna is ideal for yacht installation because it ensures reliable near-global high throughput connectivity for email, web browsing, IP applications, VPN, conference calling etc., in a radome sized to look at home on any luxury vessel.


"With SAILOR 800 VSAT, yacht owners can choose a more compact antenna but still get the reliable connectivity service normally associated with larger antennas," comments Casper Jensen, Head of Maritime, Cobham SATCOM. "Our new Ku-band antenna will be used by a variety of yachts and commercial, fishing and offshore vessels. Its compact form enables owners to consider the visual impact of antennas on their yachts, whilst still getting the all-important high performance usually found in antennas with much larger radomes."


SAILOR 800 VSAT competes in the 1m VSAT antenna market, offering significant benefits by being lighter and more compact than the competition, but offering equal or even higher RF performance (G/T >18 dB/K). The unique, class-leading performance of SAILOR 800 VSAT opens up a world of high quality, reliable communications for a wider range of vessels. It is especially relevant for yachts where smaller antennas can be perceived as more stylish and subtle.


SAILOR 800 VSAT is based on the same technology platform as Cobham's established SAILOR 900 VSAT 1m VSAT antenna, which itself sets class-leading performance standards within the 1 - 1.2m antenna sector. Cobham's newest VSAT antenna offers the same significant benefits as SAILOR 900 VSAT, in terms of uniquely simple procurement and installation in addition to top of the line RF performance.


After ordering a complete system with a single part number, each SAILOR 800 VSAT leaves the factory fully tested and configured, with all RF equipment installed, which reduces the time needed on board for installation. This results in lower start-up costs, whilst the unmatched RF performance and SAILOR build quality ensures reliability and increased up time.


Visit Cobham SATCOM in zone DARSE SUD - TENTE CLIMATISEE, booth QS86, at the Monaco Yacht Show 2013 to find out more about SAILOR 800 VSAT.


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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Jens Ewerling
Global Business Manager, Maritime VSAT
+45 3955 8200

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