Intellian Technologies, a global satcoms technology and solutions provider, has unveiled new t-Series and s-Series antennas to enhance the live television (TV) experience for those on board vessels.
With millions of people working at sea every day across commercial maritime markets and even more passengers on board cruise ships, ferries and yachts, the demand for live TV on board is as strong as ever, the company said.
The new t-Series antennas, available from September, will leverage improved technology to elevate the user and customer experience. Featuring an upgrade to Intellian’s trademarked WorldView™ Technology (WLNB), it enables television viewing on board anywhere in the world, as vessels travel between regional services.
The four new antenmas in the t-Series – t85N, t100N, t130N, t150N – range from 85 cm up to 150 cm. They join Intellian’s portfolio of satellite TV antennas designed for vessels ranging from 20 ft to over 1,000 ft in length.
The new s-Series range, which is also under development, is designed for the US regional market, with an expected launch date later this year. The new s100N and s130N, will be a dual Ka-band for the US and Ku-band for the Mediterranean markets, plus a TV receive only antenna system, which supports DIRECTV and DishNET reception.
Built on Intellian’s NX platform, the new t-Series has fewer spare parts (40% reduction), lowering the cost of operations and enhancing ease of installation.
With the introduction of an unlimited azimuth rotation system (360 deg span) the satellite TV signal will remain uninterrupted throughout tight manoeuvres from the vessel, ensuring no missed goals or cliff-hanger endings.
In addition, the t-Series incorporates a new ACU enabling faster downloading of log files and upgrades to system, to improve the on board TV experience.
The t-Series’ updated technology also improves the ease of installation, making it quicker for engineers to deliver live TV experiences on board and troubleshoot problems through Intellian’s bespoke user interface, AptusNTV. The new five cable RF configuration system enables like for like swaps with other products.
Eric Sung, CEO, Intellian, said; “Satellite TV antennas have always been of huge importance to Intellian and that hasn’t changed. Our first ever Intellian product was the i4, a satellite TV antenna we launched back in 2004, which brought live sports, current affairs and broadcasting to mariners all over the world.
“With many launches since then, this new t-Series marks Intellian’s continued leadership in satellite antenna innovation and commitment to improving user and customer experience. With live TV crucial in keeping seafarers connected to home territories and maintaining morale on working vessels, we’re proud to launch a product to bring more value and improved experience to maritime customers,” he said.