INTELLIAN v60Ka, v100Ka Approved for THOR 7
Intellian, the leading provider of stabilized marine satellite antenna systems, has partnered with Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) to deliver next generation high-speed maritime connectivity via Intellian’s industry leading 60cm and 1M VSAT platforms.
Intelligently designed, durable and robust, the Intellian v-Series antennas benefit from all the innovative features that have helped Intellian become the market leader within the VSAT sector. The v-Series products have been designed from the ground up, with ease of installation and use as the defining factors providing a streamlined and proven solution to accessing the THOR-7 high throughput Ka-band satellite. Both the v60Ka and v100Ka include Intellian’s Aptus Remote Control Software with built-in spectrum analyzer.
Other benefits include secure SSL connection and the ability to network via the LAN function for simple management of multiple devices. Intellian antenna control units also support multiple user interfaces either via a front panel display and keyboard or through Aptus. The v60Ka and v100Ka are both approved by TSBc for use on the THOR-7 Network, the v60Ka is currently the only approved 60cm system ready for the THOR-7 Network.
The THOR-7 satellite provides regional coverage with a favourable look angle over the main European shipping lanes, utilising relatively small spot beams, which provide unprecedented high-power performance for maritime applications. Supported by the iDirect next generation Velocity© platform, Telenor Satellite Broadcasting (TSBc) is able to offer VNO service solutions on its fixed beams, similar to those provided on the Ku band iDirect platform.
The iDirect platform offers automatic and seamless spot beam hand over – a necessity for a market that relies upon continuous connectivity. Morten Tengs, Telenor Satellite Broadcasting CEO, commented “With the successful launch of THOR 7, TSBc is able to provide HTS Ka-band services, delivering the highest performing satellite payload designed for the maritime market. Partnering with Intellian provides a viable solution for our customers, particularly with the new v60Ka antenna.”
Eric Sung, Intellian CEO, commented “Designed to enable maritime customers to benefit from high-speed broadband connectivity on the THOR-7 Ka-band network, Intellian is pleased to be able to bring the v60Ka and v100Ka products to the market. The addition of these, intelligent antenna solutions, boost the existing VSAT Intellian offering, enabling us to bring the capabilities and service excellence enjoyed by our customers on current Ku-band terminals to those in the Ka-band space.”