Intellian launches new Ku-Ka convertible VSAT system for high-speed internet

The v130NX supports Ku-band and Ka-band (2.5 GHz wide) networks and is compatible with Geostationary Earth Orbit, Medium Earth Orbit and Low Earth Orbit constellations.

Intellian has released the latest model in its new NX Series future‑proof, performance-leading and low lifecycle cost VSAT antenna portfolio. The v130NX is the world’s first Ku-Ka convertible VSAT terminal with a 1.25-metre reflector for high-speed global Internet on ships, offshore vessels, and superyachts.

The v130NX supports Ku-band and Ka-band (2.5 GHz wide) networks and is compatible with GEO (Geostationary Earth Orbit), MEO (Medium Earth Orbit) and LEO (Low Earth Orbit) constellations.

As with all NX Series antennas, the v130NX can be easily converted from Ku-band to Ka-band by changing the Radio Frequency (RF) Assembly and Feed. The v130NX features high-power BUC options up to 40 W and can reportedly deliver RF performance of any 1.25-metre system on the market.

The v130NX uses a single cable, which combines Tx, Rx, and DC power, for installation. The new AptusNX interface enables the antenna to connect to any network in a matter of minutes and provides remote access for ease of operation and maintenance.

It improves reliability and can allegedly speed up maintenance and lower costs further with a 40% reduction in spare parts needed.

Intellian is also launching a new matching dome concept at METSTRADE 2019 in Amsterdam this week. Through this, yachts with NX Series antennas of any size will be able to fit the exact same dome to their Intellian satellite TV antennas.

Commenting on the latest launch, Intellian CEO Eric Sung said: “With lower total cost of ownership and incredible performance, the v130NX offers the quality and reliability that our customers demand for better crew and guest connectivity, as well as digital vessel operations and fleet management. With the addition of our new NX Series matching radomes concept, we are also giving our superyacht customers a little something extra – the ability to meet both the style and performance criteria unique to the luxury sector with the v130NX and the entire NX Series.”