Cobham Satcom and ST Engineering iDirect gain Japanese approval

Cobham Satcom reports that it has received Japanese Radio Law certification for use of the SAILOR 1000 XTR and SAILOR 600 XTR Ku VSAT antennas with the ST Engineering iDirect MDM3315 satellite modem, approving the combined systems for use in the provision of connectivity services in Japanese waters.

Together, the antenna and modem package will provide additional diversity for the JSATMarine and JSATMarine Light maritime broadband services provided by SKY Perfect JSAT in Japan.

“We are happy to hear that Cobham Satcom’s technology-leading and best performing VSAT antennas have received approval from Japan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) as it allows us to adopt SAILOR 1000 and 600 XTR Ku to secure high speed and reliability across our maritime satcom services, JSATMarine,” said Yasuhiko Morita, Group President, Global Business Group, Space Business Unit, SKY Perfect JSAT.

SAILOR XTR’s built-in Ethernet port also enables integration of a third-party device such as a cellular modem or a Wi-Fi access point, allowing the JSATMarine Light LTE modem to be moved from the bridge to the SAILOR XTR dome to create a single integrated unit.

“Performance, dependability and future proofing were the major design factors of the SAILOR XTR antenna technology platform, but we are also seeing its unique features and details offering new use-cases, such as giving service providers the ability to elevate their LTE devices with simple plug and play ethernet in the radome,” said Stephan Romer Jørgensen, Sales Director, APAC, Cobham Satcom.

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