These VSAT Antennas Provide Continuous Connectivity on Rocky Terrain

Cobham SATCOM is expanding their state-of-the-art EXPLORER 8000 family of VSAT antennas with the launch of the all new EXPLORER 8120 at IBC 2016. EXPLORER 8120 is a 1.2 metre Stabilised, Auto-Acquire, Drive-Away Antenna System.

Traditional vehicle mounted 'Comms-On-The-Pause' VSAT antennas can lose connection to the satellite with even the slightest movement of the vehicle on its suspension caused by high winds or people getting in and out of a vehicle. The EXPLORER 8120 provides continuous connectivity services even if the vehicle rocks thanks to a new and unique 'Dynamic Pointing Correction' system. Using lessons learned from Cobham SATCOM's maritime stabilized VSAT antennas, this antenna offers the most reliable connectivity available in its class. It is based on the same technology introduced earlier with the 1 meter, EXPLORER 8100The system is available in Ku-band configuration and works with most major satellite networks.

In addition to its unique stabilisation technology, its new, larger reflector dish provides for greater service availability and higher throughput across more of the satellite footprint, ensuring high reliability for live HD transmission from almost anywhere in the world. With 1 & 1.2 metre antenna systems now available with Dynamic Pointing Correction, Cobham's broadcast industry customers can choose the antenna size most suited to the size and type of their news gathering vehicles.

The EXPLORER 8000 family expands further with the new 'High Power' 20 Watt Block Up Converter (BUC) option for both the 1 and 1.2 metre antenna systems. This new technology offering integrates perfectly with EXPLORER VSAT technology to deliver seamless, reliable connectivity that enhances the quality and transmission speed and reliability of broadcast footage and data.

This new series delivers availability of vital communications whatever the conditions, supported further by industry-leading fast satellite acquisition with pointing achieved in less than four minutes, making getting connected to a satellite a quick and easy process.