Intellian brings VSAT to smaller ships with the v45C antenna – Digital Ship
Intellian announced its new v45C antenna, the smallest antenna the company has developed to date for the marine satellite communications market.
The C in the product name stands for its compact form factor: this new 45cm unit will bring VSAT to new markets where space is limited for communication devices such as work boats, pleasure boats, fishing boats, small merchant and government vessels.
Intellian recently focused on improving the user experience and functionality with smaller VSAT solutions. first with the 60 cm v60E antenna introduced last year and now with the v45C. The v60E was a global success in multiple markets. Significant installation volumes and continued growth show that small VSATs are a key area of interest for both new and existing customers. The v45C expands the portfolio even further and opens up a new market for smaller vessels that have not yet benefited from the data speeds and capacity of VSAT.
Both the v60E and the v45C use the advanced technology developed for the Intellian NX series antennas, which range in size from 85 cm to 150 cm. Installation takes place via a coupling connection with a cable, while commissioning is facilitated by the integrated browser-based AptusNX antenna management and diagnosis software. This allows the installation program to follow a simple wizard to get the system up and running and provide both local and remote diagnostics.
Eric Sung, CEO of Intellian Technologies, said, “We are very excited to introduce the new v45C antenna, which is an innovative and highly anticipated addition to our marine VSAT product portfolio. The v45C antenna provides compact, cost-effective connectivity for multiple customer segments, especially those who have not been able to install VSAT in the past due to space or performance limitations. We expect the v45C to enter new markets and look forward to working with new customers to help them take full advantage of the many benefits of VSAT connectivity with Intellian products. “