Viasat Inc., a global communications company, and Intellian, a provider of feature-rich, future proof satellite communications solutions, have announced a contract award for Intellian to design and supply a bespoke range of Ka-band user terminals exclusively for Viasat's Maritime connectivity solution.
In addition to the bespoke new terminals, Intellian will also develop a 100 cm upgrade kit for Intellian's popular NX Series. The NX Series is a market-leading VSAT maritime antenna, and this conversion kit will give thousands of vessels the opportunity to connect to Viasat services.
The new 60 cm and 100 cm bespoke user terminals leverage Intellian's innovative satellite terminal technology and geostationary satellite orbit (GEO) modem integration expertise. With many world-firsts and industry-leading innovations, Intellian has quickly garnered a reputation for engineering excellence through its customer-centric approach.
With the new range of Viasat products, customers will benefit from highly reliable access to Viasat's satellite network, including the upcoming ViaSat-3 constellation. The launch of the first of the trio of ViaSat-3 satellites is scheduled for the first quarter of 2023 and is expected to be in service for the maritime market in 2023.
From streaming to video conferencing, Intellian and Viasat will empower a true at-home and in-office experience for superyacht, energy, and commercial customers, so that everybody onboard can do anything online. Viasat offers customers access to on-demand, 24/7 personalized support to keep up and running, fixed pricing for a high-quality experience, and flexibility to meet seasonal demands.
Eric Sung, CEO of Intellian, said: "This is a great opportunity for Intellian to collaborate with one of the leading global communications companies, combining our individual excellence to form a long-lasting and fruitful relationship. The contract win is yet another tangible example of our placement as a market leader, utilizing our unparalleled engineering and supply chain capabilities to deliver exceptional value to the market."
For more than 35 years, Viasat has powered customers across air, land, and sea, building a foundation as a trusted and stable partner for long-term investment and vital services. Its GEO satellite technology is equipped with the flexibility, efficiency and bandwidth required to be the foundational technology for the maritime market.
Shameem Hashmi, VP and GM, Maritime at Viasat, said: "With the upcoming launch of ViaSat-3, our relationship with Intellian has come at a critical time, enabling us to deliver the connectivity that our leisure and commercial customers require. We're excited about broader access to the Intellian customer base on a global scale, and for the continued collaboration and development of terminal technology that supports our network. We believe Intellian aligns with our innovative and forward-thinking approach to satellite connectivity."
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