Cobham Launches New SAILOR GX Terminal

September 19, 2018

Yachting Journal

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Cobham SATCOM's new SAILOR 100 GX High Power Fleet Xpress user terminal is a compact 1 meter, 3-axis stabilized Ka-band user terminal specifically designed to enable Inmarsat’s newly launched high data rate plans packaged for bandwidth-hungry segments, such as offshore support vessels (OSV), global cruise and superyachts. Delivering twice the RF power of standard GX terminals, the SAILOR 100 GX High Power dramatically improves the economics of pushing large amounts of data from ship to shore, while also improving overall service quality and availability around the globe.

This power boost comes courtesy of a fully-integrated, military-grade 10W GaN amplifier, which in addition to increasing upload speeds, facilitates a more reliable link to the GX satellites in all conditions to ensure continuity in the flow of mission critical data.

As an additional enhancement to the stability and quality of the satellite service, the SAILOR 100 GX HP system is compatible with Cobham SATCOM’s GX Antenna Diversity Solution. This means that operation of two Ka-band antennas can be achieved from a single GX modem unit, with FleetBroadband integrated all on a single Fleet Xpress subscription.

With Inmarsat type approval pending, first shipments of the system are expected to follow in October 2018.

“The SAILOR 100 GX High Power system demonstrates the deep commitment we have to our partners and to enabling access to new, high value markets through close collaboration,” said Jens Ewerling, Director, Maritime Broadband, Cobham SATCOM. “More than that, however, it represents our focus towards on-going development of the communications foundation that drives digitalization and smart shipping. In this context, when it comes to connectivity every minute matters, and SAILOR 100 GX High Power allows users to maximize their investment in Fleet Xpress.”

“While delivering the highest throughput performance on Fleet Xpress, satellite service providers and fleet operators can rest assured that SAILOR 100 GX High Power is bolstered by software controlled remote access and diagnostics for more streamlined service and troubleshooting, while our comprehensive global support network ensures delivery where and when it is needed with local availability for installation and on board maintenance. This all combines to ensure high operational continuity when selecting Cobham SATCOM hardware to power your digital transformation,” said Henrik Møller, Product Line Manager, Cobham SATCOM.