Copenhagen, Denmark – Cobham SATCOM, the market leading provider of radio and satellite communications technology for global mobility sectors, announces today the launch of Sea Tel 2400, the world’s most versatile 2.4 meter multiband connectivity platform. Designed to meet the needs of modern enterprise business stakeholders, the Sea Tel 2400 provides a scalable, future proof platform to fully bridge the digital divide between ship and shore, specifically for passenger and energy segments.
The Sea Tel 2400 supports any C-, Ku-, or Ka-band network operating in any orbit. Seamless, automated electronic switching ensures critical operational continuity even in extremely high bandwidth and complex managed network service environments. In addition to industry-leading network efficiency for receiving extreme throughputs anywhere on the globe, the Sea Tel 2400 boasts the largest RF amplifier payload capability of any system on the market today.
Given the increasing need to push data back to the cloud, this capability provides significant value. Today’s Sea Tel 97-Series antennas currently support over 2kw of amplifier power in both C and Ku. The Sea Tel 2400 design builds on this, supporting up to 160W amplifiers in Ka, currently the highest power available on the market.
“Sea Tel 2400 is a true enabler of digital transformation,” says Christian Kock, VP Maritime, at Cobham SATCOM. “By providing greater flexibility of configuration for antenna systems, we are enabling owners and operators to invest in the technology they need to deliver digital transformation today, while remaining agile enough to respond to technology disruption and opportunity in the future.”
Sea Tel 2400 builds on the success of its predecessor, the Sea Tel 9711 IMA C/Ku system, which is today’s industry-standard across the cruise and energy segments. The new Sea Tel 2400 system will be launched to the market in two phases. The first phase, available now, will see Cobham SATCOM deliver a dual band version of the antenna, including a new Ka surface accurate reflector and Non-Geostationary Orbit (NGSO) tracking upgrades. The Phase I configuration leaves a clear upgrade path to full Triband functionality in the future.
Phase II of the launch, due in Q1 2020, will see full production availability of complete Triband systems operating on multiple Ka band networks. This will also mark availability of upgrade kits for Phase I systems. Once Phase I systems receive upgrade kits, they effectively become Phase II systems, sharing the same software, spare parts, training methodologies and overall user experience.
In addition to the multi band functionality, Cobham SATCOM is also developing a dual data centre solution as part of the phase two launch. This will consist of a smart arbitrator including features such as intuitive control of multiple antennas and smart arbitration between both single, dual and multi band antennas simultaneously.
Matt Galston, Sr. Director Global Market Strategy & Development added: “Connectivity at sea has transformed in recent years. It’s no longer just a means of enabling passengers to email, post photos and make phone calls – it’s so much more than that. It’s about distinguishing an experience through insights gained from IoT sensors and real-time analytics. In other words, it’s about maximizing the value of your offering through greater, data-driven customer understanding. This is a trend happening throughout nearly every industry today. The Sea Tel 2400 system is designed specifically to deliver that transformational capability to businesses operating anywhere on the planet, enabling them to continue to effectively harness connectivity for business gains.”
Cobham offers an innovative range of technologies and services to solve challenging problems in commercial, defence and security markets, from deep space to the depths of the ocean.
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