Kymeta & OneWeb

KYMETA AND ONEWEB SUCCESSFULLY TEST LEO CAPABLE LAND AND MARITIME FLAT PANEL USER TERMINAL OneWeb aims to work with Kymeta on smaller, flat, high-performance user terminals for communications on the move. The Kymeta u8 brings forward another solution to meet the needs of OneWeb’s Government, Military, Enterprise, Maritime and first responder end-customers. Kymeta and OneWeb …

5G: why should you care at sea?

5G is used as a general term, it even includes satellite but for the mere mortal cellular users we are there are actually (only) three types of 5G signal that uses different frequencies: low-band, sub 6, and millimetre (mmWave). Low-band 5G uses frequencies below 1Ghz and some providers are currently repurposing their 3G frequency ranges …

Why flat Donuts are no good at Sea

We recently ran a comparison between two LTE Cellular systems on the same vessel and came to the conclusion that one system performed remarkably better than the other while the router hardware was the same, just the antennas were different, although they had the same power rating (9dB). Antenna Radiation patterns While radiation patterns are …

The proof is in the distance of the LTE pudding

Leaving out details when revealing results can lead to wild speculations and disillusion when it turns out that the promise was valid but only in certain cases. You should always taste the pudding before accepting anyone’s claim. How far will your LTE go With maritime cellular communication (3G, 4G & 5G) becoming mainstream on many …

Starlink at Sea as we See it

Recently Starlink has become available over major parts of Europe and it was immediately followed by questions from the maritime world as to when they would be able to benefit from this cheap and ultra-fast service on board while roaming the seven seas. While it is not yet available now, when will it be available …

Intellian v45C

Intellian is pleased to announce the release of the v45C, the new compact and lightweight 45cm Ku band antenna solution. The C in the v45C product name represents its compact form factor, with the system weighting only 23Kg. The v45C VSAT system is designed to deliver enhanced connectivity and user experience to smaller boats and vessels, including fishing, leisure, …

v60Ka 2 and v100NX Ka type approval from Telenor

Two of Intellian’s industry-leading antenna systems, the v60Ka 2 and v100NX Ka, have gained type approval from Telenor Satellite for use on their THOR 7 Ka-band GEO satellite network. This means that the systems are now officially certified to take their place in service alongside Intellian’s v85NX, the first 85cm antenna to receive type approval …

Intellian v240MT now available in Brazil

According to Brazilian Regulation (Federal Law 9472/97), telecommunication products to be sold and used in Brazil must have a Certificate of Conformity issued by a Designated Certification Body (OCD), indicating that they comply with Brazilian regulatory requirements. This certificate must also be approved by ANATEL. The certification of the v240MT now enables sales in Brazil. …

iSwitch for iDirect X3, X5 & X7 Evolution

iSwitch, for iDirect Evolution X-Series Satmarin Exoflux is happy to launch its new VSAT pocket tool, iSwitch, an iDirect X-Series link status indicator and beam switcher. You can download it from Google Play Currently available for Android, iSwitch will allow you to view all vitals of your satellite connection instantly, whether you are on- or off-site …

New Intellian Intelligent Mediator Gen-II

The Intelligent Mediator Gen-II supports VSAT antenna mediation for up to 8x antennas, enabling an improved smart approach to blockage mitigation, connection resiliency, antenna diversity, and failure prevention. The Intelligent Mediator Gen-II supports not only Intellian v240M/v240MT and NX series antennas, but also other brands of antennas that support OpenAMIP. In addition, it supports RF …