High performance and reliability of SAILOR VSAT technology proven during large-scale search and rescue exercise in Cyprus
performance and reliability of SAILOR VSAT technology proven during
large-scale search and rescue exercise in Cyprus
Lyngby, Denmark - Cobham SATCOM partner
Tototheo has deployed a SAILOR 900 VSAT system in support of the
Cyprus Joint Rescue Coordination Centre (JRCC) Larnaca and the
large-scale multinational Search and Rescue (SAR) exercise 'NEMESIS
2015'. The exercise took place within the Exclusive Economic Zone
of the Republic of Cyprus on 1st July. Air and naval search and
rescue units as well as personnel from Cyprus, the State of Israel,
Greece and the USA took part.
The objective of NEMESIS 2015 was to simulate the planning,
preparation and execution of a multinational joint search and
rescue exercise designed to prepare the teams for effective
response in search and rescue missions and other humanitarian
operations in the region.
The exercise involved a number of air and sea craft including:
nine warships, an oil platform, an oil tanker, antipollution
vessels, two Port & Marine Police ships, four helicopters and
two airplanes. The scenario itself was divided in four phases and
dealt with a serious accident in open sea, within an area where oil
and gas rigs are operating along with their supporting vessels.
To enable the greatest learning from the
exercise, a SAILOR 900 VSAT antenna system supplied by the team at
Cobham SATCOM in conjunction with their partner Tototheo, was
installed on the EDT Flying Enterprise offshore supply vessel. With
the world's most advanced and reliable antenna of its class on
board, the official camera crew were able to transfer live high
definition video footage of the exercise to coordinators and
stakeholders in the rescue coordination centre.
"With the help of the robust, reliable SAILOR 900 VSAT system
from Cobham SATCOM combined with iDirect technology, we were always
confident that we could enable great coverage of the exercise at
the best possible quality, based on the 1 metre antenna link
budget," said Eugene Vardas, VSAT specialist at Tototheo Trading
ltd. "We couldn't have achieved this without the reliability and
precision of the SAILOR 900 VSAT system."
About the SAILOR 900 VSAT
The SAILOR 900 VSAT is established as the world's
most advanced and reliable 1 metre 3-axis stabilised Ka-band
antenna system. Based on the innovative SAILOR VSAT technology
platform, it enables service providers to deliver unmatched
reliability and link uptime, while introducing significant
procurement and installation benefits.
Every SAILOR 900 VSAT antenna system comes factory-tested and
equipped with standardised high quality RF components (8W BUC,
LNBs, OMT/diplexer). The antenna is shipped fully balanced,
configured and does not need work prior to installation, and it can
be commissioned without the requirement for line-up or calling the
Network Operations Centre (NOC). It uses a single cable between
antenna and below deck equipment for RF, power and data, whilst
advanced features such as Automatic Azimuth Calibration (home flag)
and Automatic Cable Calibration, enable the unique ability to
commission a SAILOR VSAT antenna far quicker than any other
Supporting both procurement and operation, SAILOR 900 VSAT and
other SAILOR VSAT technology based antennas are the only maritime
VSAT systems to feature Dynamic Motor Brakes, which remove the
requirement for mechanical brake straps, ensuring the antenna is
kept in balance during no-power situations, at sea or in
About Tototheo Group
Founded in 1978 by Mr. Totos Theodossiou with the purpose of
installing, maintaining and operating maritime radio stations, the
Tototheo Group today specialises in innovative, efficient and
functional solutions in the fields of satellite and radio
communication, automation, navigation systems and Ship repairs.
Headquarters are in Cyprus with branch offices in Greece and
About Cobham SATCOM
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