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Intellian launches first 1.25 metre Ku-Ka convertible VSAT system

The new v130NX is a flexible system supporting Ku-band and Ka-band (2.5 GHz Wide) networks The new v130NX is a flexible system supporting Ku-band and Ka-band (2.5 GHz Wide) networks

Intellian has launched v130NX, the latest model in its new NX Series VSAT antenna portfolio. The terminal is the first Ku-Ka convertible VSAT terminal with a 1.25-metre reflector, making it suitable for high-speed global Internet on ships, offshore vessels, and superyachts.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"} 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 optimised for operation across both frequency bands.

The v130NX has been designed to be highly efficient and benefits from high-power BUC options up to 40 W, providing the highest RF performance of any 1.25-meter system currently available.

Its smart satellite handover capability (enabled by an integral mediator and orbit-agnostic tracking proficiency) provides a seamless network service on any satellite. This delivers resilience, reliability, and redundancy whilst maximising 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.

According to Intellian, 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 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 per cent reduction in spare parts needed.

“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.” {/mprestriction}

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