Intellian launches new 1.25m antenna

Malcolm Latarche

Malcolm Latarche · 20 November 2019

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Satellite antenna system specialist Intellian has released the latest model in its new NX Series future‑proof, performance-leading and low lifecycle cost VSAT antenna portfolio. The v130NX is the world’s first 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 40W, giving it the power to deliver what is claimed as 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 fulfils 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 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 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.

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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 aesthetic symmetry is achieved regardless of the Intellian antennas chosen for entertainment and operations.

“With lower total cost of ownership and incredible performance, the v130NX offers the quality and reliability that our customers demand for better crew and guest connectivity, as well as digital vessel operations and fleet management,” said Eric Sung, CEO of Intellian. “With the addition of our new NX Series matching radomes concept, we are also giving our superyacht customers a little something extra – the ability to meet both the style and performance criteria unique to the luxury sector with the v130NX and the entire NX Series.”

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