Eutelsat approval for unique new stabilised VSAT antennas and live demonstrations of Inmarsat Global Xpress service
NAB 2017 Las Vegas - NAB Show
regular Cobham is bringing a host of innovative satellite
communication technology to its booth (#OE1302), at the Las
Vegas Convention Center this year, including its unique EXPLORER
8000 stabilised VSAT antenna systems, which are now approved for
operation on Eutelsat's network, in addition to class-leading
Inmarsat Global Xpress antennas and portable Inmarsat BGAN systems.
Cobham's NAB Show booth has been designed to demonstrate the
diverse EXPLORER portfolio's ability to provide high bandwidth and
reliability for even the most demanding outside broadcast
Leading the charge is the brand new 1.2 meter
EXPLORER 8120 VSAT Auto-Acquire, Drive-Away Antenna System
providing 'Comms-On-The-Pause' operation with high-speed
connectivity and unmatched link stability, achieved due to the use
of Dynamic Pointing Correction, a stabilisation technology unique
to Cobham EXPLORER antennas. This sophisticated technology
maintains a strong link to the satellite to allow for uninterrupted
HD multi-media streaming or data transmission should the vehicle
move on its suspension due to people getting in and out, high
winds, earth tremors or percussive shock events such as e.g., the
local use of heavy military ordinance. Cobham will demonstrate
EXPLORER 8120 VSAT's high performance live on Network Innovations'
Ku-band Maverick service during the NAB Show.
Along with the 1 meter EXPLORER 8100 VSAT
system, EXPLORER 8120 VSAT has recently received approval for use
on Eutelsat's network. This February, Eutelsat put both systems
through intense performance testing, showing a class-leading less
than 0.1° pointing accuracy. Wind Load Tests also put the EXPLORER
8120 VSAT ahead of the competition, with Eutelsat documenting its
ability to provide a stable, high bandwidth link to the satellite
in winds up to 57.5 mph which is more than 50% better than
Cobham has developed an extensive range of antenna systems that
provide the vital link from remote outside locations to the studio
using a variety of networks. At the NAB Show, the company will
demonstrate its solutions for customers choosing the Inmarsat
Global Xpress service for outside broadcasting. The EXPLORER 5075GX
and 3075GX will be demonstrated live, to show visitors how
Inmarsat's new Global Xpress ka-band service and Cobham's Fly-Away
antennas are the perfect match for high speed multi-media streaming
and data transmission. To show the flexibility enabled by the
modularity of the platform, Cobham will also demonstrate the ease
of switching between services on EXPLORER 3075GX. Using a simple
conversion kit, broadcasters can easily switch from Global Xpress
to Network Innovations' Ku-band Maverick service and ViaSat
Exede/Eutelsat's NewsSpotter Ka-band services.
Also in focus for Cobham at the NAB Show is
the established range of EXPLORER ultra-portable BGAN terminals,
including EXPLORER 710 and EXPLORER 510, as well as more specialist
solutions such as the EXPLORER 540 BGAN M2M, which with its
brand-new LTE modem is the first dual-mode system of its kind for
Internet of Things/Machine-to-Machine applications. The company's
unique new EXPLORER MSAT-G3 Push-To-Talk system will also return to
Las Vegas for the NAB Show, following a successful appearance at
IWCE in March. EXPLORER MSAT-G3 is a unique co-development with
Ligado Networks and ViaSat designed to provide highly available and
cost-effective communication by integrating Land Mobile Radio (LMR)
networks with IP-based L-band Mobile Satellite Services.
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 is a leading global technology and services innovator,
respected for providing solutions to the most challenging problems,
from deep space to the depths of the ocean.
Director of Product Management, Land Mobile BU SATCOM
Tel +45 39558397