Cobham Satcom launches 1.5m dual Ku-/Ka-band VSAT antenna

Cobham Satcom has added to its Sea Tel range of maritime antennas with the introduction of a 1.5-metre dual-band, multi-orbit VSAT system, the Sea Tel 1500.

Available in Ku- or Ka-band, or as a ‘two antennas in one’ dual Ku-/Ka-band configuration, the system will allow vessels to switch from Ku- to Ka-band with one click, to connect to the best available network from different satellite operators depending on location and vessel requirements.

The company says that the Sea Tel 1500 is the first 1.5-metre maritime VSAT antenna to provide electronic Ku-Ka band switching without manual intervention.

“With the introduction of unique push-button electronic switching between Ka- and Ku-band, the new Sea Tel 1500 VSAT is effectively a two-in-one antenna designed to ensure full business continuity as a vessel transits between different regions and satcom services,” said Peter Kiær, Senior Vice President, Maritime at Cobham Satcom.

“We are delighted to bring this flexibility to our customers looking to combine Ku-band coverage with high power regional Ka-band services, while optimising lifetime costs and simplifying operations. All in a compact footprint.”

The first deliveries of Sea Tel 1500 Ku-Ka dual band VSAT antennas are expected before the end of this year.

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