New model is the most cost effective Ku-band antenna on the market and releases potential for higher throughput uplinks even in tropical climates
Copenhagen, Denmark - Cobham SATCOM has
developed a new version of its market-leading SAILOR 900 Very Small
Aperture Terminal (VSAT) Ku-band antenna, featuring a new Block Up
Converter (BUC). The antenna, designed by Cobham, makes it easier
and less costly to ensure high availability of service as there is
no need for additional hardware. It also delivers the
potential for satcom service providers to deliver higher uplink
bandwidths. The innovative 20W BUC in the new SAILOR 900 VSAT High
Power antenna also ensures reliable operation in warm, humid
climates without the need for air conditioning systems in the
antenna, despite the radiated power level increase from 8W to
The ever increasing demand for higher data throughput on the
uplink to satellites ('sending' from the vessel) has triggered
demand for antenna systems with higher power RF performance.
Because the new 20W BUC is designed in-house for perfect
integration with the SAILOR 900 VSAT, Cobham SATCOM has ensured
high quality control, resulting in reliable, high performance
operation in all environments.
The new SAILOR 900 VSAT High Power offers satcom service
providers a new alternative to the standard SAILOR 900 VSAT to meet
requirements from shipping companies for high Service Level
Agreements (SLA), especially when a dual antenna configuration is
required due to obstructions that cannot be overcome by setting up
SAILOR 900 VSAT High Power retains the same installation
benefits that established it as a leading choice for maritime
satcom service providers when it was first released in 2011. Every
SAILOR 900 VSAT High Power antenna system comes factory-tested,
balanced and ready-to-go with standardised top quality RF and the
requirement for only one cable between antenna and below-deck. This
time and cost saving approach combined with high operational
reliability has positioned SAILOR 900 VSAT as the most cost
effective Ku-band antenna on the market to deploy.
All SAILOR Ku-Band VSAT antennas have been tested to work on HTS
services, including Intelsat's EpicNG. Additionally, even with its
unique higher power BUC, the SAILOR 900 VSAT High Power is prepared
for conversion from Ku- to Ka-band operation on services like
Inmarsat Fleet Xpress® or Maritime Ka-Band on THOR 7 from Telenor
Satellite, should the end-user request it. Updated electronics, a
precision reflector dish and radome tuned for optimum performance
on both Ku- and Ka-band frequencies ensure that SAILOR 900 VSAT
High Power is an incredibly flexible solution.
With its new in-house designed BUC, Cobham SATCOM is able to
offer the new benefits of SAILOR 900 VSAT High Power to existing
SAILOR 900 VSAT users, through specially developed SAILOR
Conversion Kits. Customers can move from SAILOR 900 VSAT to SAILOR
900 VSAT High Power and additionally from SAILOR 900 VSAT High
Power to SAILOR 100 GX. This provides high levels of flexibility
for service providers, enabling them to offer a cost-effective
migration path to alternative satellite services in order to meet
their customers' changing requirements.
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.
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respected for providing solutions to the most challenging problems,
from deep space to the depths of the ocean.