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March 13th, 2018

Plentiful Product on Display @ Satellite 2018 by Cobham

Cobham is presenting their diverse range of solutions from satellite components to SATCOM terminals at booth #1301 at Satellite 2018 this week.

Satellite antenna specialist Cobham SATCOM is showing a number of new developments designed to deliver operational continuity and enable digital transformation for customers in the maritime and aviation industries, alongside its extensive portfolio for diverse users on land. New maritime technology on show includes the first Cobham SATCOM developed terminal for Iridium CertusSM, the maritime connectivity service enabled by the new Iridium® NEXT satellite constellation.

SAILOR 4300 L-band is available to order now, providing maritime users with the most reliable on board hardware to take advantage of the cost-efficiency and global coverage provided by Iridium’s new L-band network. As a gateway system to maritime broadband SAILOR 4300 L-band enables vessels to operate safer, smarter and more efficiently through the power of always available communication and digitally connected applications. Additionally, featuring the same interface as SAILOR VSAT systems and a built in Application Programming Interface (API), SAILOR 4300 L-Band is particularly simple and cost-effective to integrate as a secondary channel in VSAT networks.

Cobham SATCOM also unveiled one of the company's most advanced antenna systems ever developed at Satellite 2018. The 2.4 meter Sea Tel 9711 Triband is the first system to deliver true 2.4 meter performance across C-, Ku- and Ka-band, and can be switched between frequencies in seconds. Designed to drive digital transformation for maritime users seeking the most reliable foundation for high-speed maritime broadband, Sea Tel 9711 Triband represents the state-of-the-art in stabilized antenna systems, and will be especially important for cruise and energy companies that are leading the way in demand for high bandwidth and global coverage at sea.

For aviation customers, Cobham SATCOM demonstrated the flexibility and versatility of their game-changing AVIATOR SATCOM systems by showcasing the next-generation AVIATOR S alongside the world’s smallest and lightest SwiftBroadband system, the AVIATOR UAV 200. Featuring the most advanced security architecture and domain segregation measures, the Inmarsat SB-S powered AVIATOR S systems are set to transform the quality and security of cockpit and cabin communication services with the AVIATOR 200S and 700S and SB-S selected as a Light Cockpit SATCOM solution for the Airbus A320 and A330 fleets. AVIATOR S addresses the growing demand from airlines for continuous secure data exchange between their ground operations and their aircraft and meets the trend for smaller, lighter, less expensive systems, with reduced installation requirements, that are still feature rich.

As the world’s smallest and lightest Inmarsat UAV SATCOM solution, the AVIATOR UAV 200 system weighs just 1.45 kg., which is 76 percent lighter than existing comparable products on the market. Offering internet connectivity for smaller airframes or Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (TUAVs), the unit integrates all components into one compact lightweight unit and delivers Inmarsat Class 4 SwiftBroadband services in a low-SWAP package. For land mobile applications, Cobham SATCOM will show the breadth of its SATCOM terminal portfolio, which features innovative, feature-packed and reliable solutions for e.g., broadcasting, industry, government and Non-Government Organizations (NGO) and first responders. Alongside the company's established Inmarsat Global Xpress solutions and BGAN terminals for voice, data and M2M communication, Cobham SATCOM is focusing on their diverse VSAT offering. This includes the EXPLORER 8120, the only 1.2 meter Auto-Acquire, Drive-Away Antenna System to feature Dynamic Pointing Correction technology. Visitors to Cobham SATCOM’s stand can find out how advanced stabilization technology delivers a more stable, available satellite link, even in strong winds or when the car moves on its suspension.