SES approves new antenna

Paul Gunton
Paul Gunton
ShipInsight

19 November 2018


With maritime users making more use of VSAT services and service providers adding systems on different bands, demands on antennae are growing.

Intellian, a provider of satellite antenna systems, has announced that SES Networks has endorsed the world’s first and only tri-band, multi-orbit, 2.4-meter antenna, the v240MT, for use on its Ku, Ka and C-band satellites.

The new Intellian v240MT solution provides the unique capability of switching between different satellite frequency bands (C, Ku, and Ka) as needed without any user intervention required. This then ensures the best solution for the geographic location and flexibility in achieving the highest throughput. When combined with SES Networks’ satellite-based services it provides truly global, tri-band, multi-orbit coverage that delivers connectivity scaling from 100 Mbps through to multiple Gbps of dedicated capacity to a single vessel.

Intellian’s 2.4m multi-band, Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) and Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) broadband antennas provide seamless access to virtually any satellite constellation within seconds. These frequency-agile and orbit-agnostic capabilities, enabled by Intellian’s innovative antennas and its new Intelligent Mediator Solution, ensure that the equipment’s capabilities are future-proof for customers seeking the fastest and most reliable broadband connectivity.

“At SES Networks, we are very focused on solutions that optimize the user experience. As the only satellite operator offering communications services that leverage GEO and MEO satellites, we strongly believe that a multi-orbit, multi-band maritime solution delivers the optimal combination of performance, reliability and, ultimately, user experience at sea,” said Stewart Sanders, Executive Vice President of Technology at SES Networks.