Intelsat has certified Intellian’s NX series of products for operation on its high throughput satellite (HTS) constellation
This technology will enable faster connection and higher bandwidth for crew welfare services, operational information and data transfers, plus charterer requirements.
It has endorsed using marine antennas v85NX and v100NX over its IntelsatOne Flex service that provides connectivity through the EpicNG HTS, its existing fleet of satellites and IntelsatOne terrestrial fibre optics networks.
Both antennas transmit and receive using Ku-band over wide beams and spot beams of high intensity signal. v85NX has an antenna of 80 m diameter and v100NX is a 1-m diameter antenna.
“Our NX antennas have been designed to support next-generation satellite services, such as the IntelsatOne Flex service,” said Intellian chief executive Eric Sung.
Intellian developed additional automated parts and processes and improved system performance for the NX series. The NX platform’s modular concept contains fewer components, removing the need for spares by up to 40% and increasing reliability, said Intellian.
The South Korean-headquartered company also reduced installation time and costs for shipping companies with the NX series featuring a single cable for power and signal to below-deck terminal equipment.
It added a process wizard in the antenna’s AptusNX operating software for simplicity in commissioning and remote maintenance.
NX series VSAT and IntelsatOne Flex is managed through an HTS-optimised iDirect Velocity platform and modem for seamless maritime connectivity.
IntelsatOne Flex is a customisable service with a guaranteed service level agreement and tiered, flexible connectivity plans.
Intelsat said users can prioritise bandwidth across different satellite beams to meet demand, reducing requirements for ship operators to purchase dedicated bandwidth for peak usage or specific regions.