Intellian launches world's first 1.25 meter Ku-Ka Convertible VSAT system
19 November 2019
The future-proof and feature-rich v130NX delivers unmatched connectivity performance today, while being ready for new satellite services in the future
Intellian, the global leader of mobile satellite communication antenna systems, has this week 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 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 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 reduce 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.
“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.”
Intellian is a leading global technology and solutions provider for satellite communications, empowering connectivity for the maritime, government, military, energy, cruise and enterprise sectors. Founded in 2004, Intellian is renowned for its innovative design, future-proofed technologies and outstanding customer support, which combined with continued investment in its partners, logistics network, quality control and low environmental impact production facilities make it a trusted enabler within the satellite communications industry. Its bold, pioneering solutions include the award-winning v240MT – the world’s first tri-band, multi-orbit antenna system – and the future-proof NX series antennas, optimized for high performance and low cost of ownership.
Intellian has a global presence with over 400 employees, 12 regional facilities and five logistics centers on three continents. The Intellian 24/7 global support desk provides dedicated assistance to 550 service provider partners and their customers in mission-critical environments. Intellian Technologies Inc. is listed on the Korean Stock Exchange, KOSDAQ (189300:KS).