EXPLORER 8120 takes unique stabilisation technology of innovative EXPLORER 8100 and increases reflector size for more power and link stability
Washington, DC - Cobham will showcase its new,
state-of-the-art 1.2 metre EXPLORER 8120 VSAT antenna system with
unique stabilisation technology at Satellite 2017 this week (booth
#1701) The EXPLORER 8120 is an Auto-Acquire, Drive-Away Antenna
System providing 'Comms-On-The-Pause' operation with high-speed
connectivity and link stability for professional users from a wide
range of industries including news & broadcasting, oil &
gas and utilities management.
The EXPLORER 8120 combines a larger antenna reflector with the
unique Dynamic Pointing Correction system introduced on the
EXPLORER 8100, giving users the opportunity to enjoy even higher
bandwidth and availability of service anywhere within the coverage
area. The EXPLORER 8120 retains the unique ability to maintain a
strong link to the satellite should the vehicle move on its
suspension due people getting in and out, high winds, earth
tremors, and percussive shock events such as the local use of heavy
military ordinance, for example.
While standard vehicle mounted VSAT antennas can lose connection
to the satellite with even the slightest movement of the vehicle on
its suspension, EXPLORER 8120 and 8100 can keep a strong link to
the satellite, ensuring optimal connection at all times. Using
unique Dynamic Pointing Correction technology inspired by Cobham's
maritime stabilised VSAT antennas, EXPLORER 8120 offers the most
reliable connectivity available in its class. The system works with
most major satellite networks and is available in 3 Ku-band
configurations; no BUC, 8W BUC and 20W BUC variants.
In addition to its unique stabilisation technology, the EXPLORER
8120's new, larger reflector dish provides for greater service
availability and higher throughput across more of the satellite
footprint, ensuring high reliability for fast connectivity and live
HD video transmission from almost anywhere in the world. With 1
& 1.2 metre antenna systems now available with Dynamic Pointing
Correction, Cobham SATCOM's diverse customer base can choose the
antenna size most suited to the size and type of their
The EXPLORER 8000 family has expanded further with the new 'High
Power' 20W BUC option as well as a no BUC option for both the 1 and
1.2 metre antenna systems, both supplied by a 1000W ACU that caters
up to 55W BUCs. This new Cobham designed solution integrates
perfectly with EXPLORER VSAT technology to deliver seamless,
reliable and high speed connectivity.
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.
Cobham 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.
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Market Development Manager
Land Mobile Business Unit
+45 39 55 83 97