Intellian Launches New KU-KA Convertible VSAT

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

November 26, 2019

The new v130NX is a flexible system supporting Ku-band and Ka-band (2.5 GHz Wide) networks. Image Credit: Intellian

The new v130NX is a flexible system supporting Ku-band and Ka-band (2.5 GHz Wide) networks. Image Credit: Intellian

Intellian has released the latest model in its new NX Series future proof and low lifecycle cost VSAT antenna portfolio. The v130NX is a Ku-Ka convertible VSAT terminal with a 1.25-meter reflector, making it an ideal platform for high-speed global Internet on ships, offshore vessels, and superyachts.

The v130NX is a flexible system supporting Ku-band and Ka-band (2.5 GHz Wide) networks. It is also compatible with GEO (Geostationary Earth Orbit), MEO (Medium Earth Orbit) and LEO (Low Earth Orbit) constellations. As with all NX Series antennas, the v130NX is easily converted from Ku-band to Ka-band by changing the Radio Frequency (RF) Assembly and Feed, as the reflector and radome are already optimized for operation across both frequency bands.

The v130NX features a highly efficient design and high-power BUC options up to 40 W, giving it the power to deliver the highest RF performance of any 1.25-meter system on the market today. Its smart satellite handover capability (enabled by an integral mediator and orbit-agnostic tracking proficiency) provides a seamless network service on practically any satellite. This fulfills the need for enhanced resilience, reliability, and redundancy whilst maximizing the long-term value of the investment by reducing the cost of migrating to future GEO High Throughput Satellites (HTS) and low-latency MEO and LEO networks.

While unmatched performance and unique features define the NX Series user experience, as with all NX Series antennas, the v130NX is easy to install, commission, and manage. It uses a single cable, which combines Tx, Rx, and DC power, to simplify installation. The new AptusNX interface enables the antenna to connect to any network in a matter of minutes and provides remote access for ease of operation and maintenance. The NX Series also features a cutting-edge modular design, which results in lower cost of ownership throughout the entire lifecycle. It improves reliability and can speed up maintenance and lower costs further with a 40% reduction in spare parts needed.

Intellian is also launching a new matching dome concept at METSTRADE 2019 in Amsterdam this week. Through this, yachts with NX Series antennas of any size can now fit the exact same dome to their Intellian satellite TV antennas, ensuring the beautiful aesthetic symmetry is achieved regardless of the Intellian antennas chosen for entertainment and operations.  

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