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WORK Microwave demos tech for maritime connectivity with Intellian and Telesat

The companies demonstrated high-throughput data transmission via a single wideband carrier designed to work at sea in any type of weather conditions.

WORK Microwave, a European manufacturer of advanced satellite communications equipment, has announced the results of its technology demonstration with Intellian and Telesat to increase the reliability, performance, and throughput of broadband for maritime applications.

Recently, the companies successfully tested a high-throughput data link from Mount Jackson, Virginia to Pompano Beach, Florida using WORK Microwave’s AX-80 wideband modem, the Intellian v150NX 1.5m Ka-band wideband antenna, and the Telesat T19 VANTAGE High Throughput Satellite (HTS).

During the demo, a wideband 215 Msps single carrier with 225 MHz total bandwidth was used and data rates of 400 to 600 Mbps were achieved under ACM at any type of weather conditions.

WORK Microwave’s AX-80 wideband modem supports 500 Msps bidirectional throughput, enabling spectrum output and high-quality signal transmission. Featuring a flexible, scalable design, the modem offers full throughput with 256APSK and 3 Gbps per direction without any compromise. Using the AX-80 wideband modem on Telesat’s Ka-band HTS, maritime users can optimise the use of high-speed, IP-based broadband access.

Commenting on the demonstration, Joerg Rockstroh, Director of Digital Products at WORK Microwave, said: “Having a high-throughput satellite solution at sea is critical for the cruise industries. Working together with Intellian and Telesat, we are excited to offer a highly secure, resilient, and bandwidth-efficient solution for maritime satellite communications applications. During the test, we delivered 400 to 600 Mbps from a single carrier in partially harsh weather conditions, which is unprecedented in the satcom market.”