Cobham SATCOM has introduced the SAILOR 100 GX High Power Fleet Xpress user terminal.
The compact 1 m, 3-axis stabilised Ka-band user terminal is specifically designed to enable Inmarsat’s newly launched high data rate plans packaged for bandwidth-hungry segments, such as cruise ships, the company said.
Delivering twice the RF power of standard GX terminals, the SAILOR 100 GX High Power improves the economics of pushing large amounts of data from ship to shore, while also improving overall service quality and availability around the world.
This power boost is provided by a fully-integrated, military-grade 10 W GaN amplifier, which in addition to significantly increasing upload speeds, facilitates a more reliable link to the GX satellites in all conditions to ensure continuity in the flow of critical data.
As an additional enhancement to the stability and quality of the satellite service, the SAILOR 100 GX HP system is compatible with Cobham SATCOM’s GX Antenna Diversity Solution.
This means that operation of two Ka-band antennas can be achieved from a single GX modem unit, with FleetBroadband integrated within a single Fleet Xpress subscription.
SAILOR GX series are the only terminals that enable dual antenna operation through embedded intelligent software, which eliminates thousands of dollars in costly rack devices, Cobham claimed.
With Inmarsat type approval pending, first shipments of the system are expected in October, 2018.
“The SAILOR 100 GX High Power system demonstrates the deep commitment we have to our partners and to enabling access to new, high value markets through close collaboration,” said Jens Ewerling, Director, Maritime Broadband, Cobham SATCOM. “More than that, however, it represents our focus towards on-going development of the communications foundation that drives digitalisation and smart shipping. In this context, when it comes to connectivity every minute matters, and SAILOR 100 GX High Power allows users to maximise their investment in Fleet Xpress.”