Intelsat Certifies ThinKom Phased-Array Antenna for FlexMove Network
Intelsat has certified ThinKom Solutions‘ land-mobile ThinSat 300 phased-array antenna for use on the operator’s FlexMove government satellite network.
ThinKom completed a series of over-the-air tests at Intelsat’s Mountainside Teleport in Maryland with Intelsat General. As a result, the operator fully authorized ThinSat 300 for use with Intelsat’s FlexMove — a tiered-service offering built around the operator’s multi-layered Epic Ku-band satellite fleet.
The ThinKom ThinSat 300 phased array is based on the company’s patented Variable Inclination Continuous Transverse Stub (VICTS) technology. The low-profile, lightweight vehicle-mounted antenna was rolled out to market in 2011 to provide high-quality voice, data and video communications-on-the-move (COTM). It is designed to support IP networks, streaming video and voice-over-IP applications on- or off-road at high rates of speed without stopping the vehicle to deploy a fixed satellite dish or waiting for a blockage recovery.
“The qualification of the ThinSat 300 adds another excellent low-profile COTM option to our FlexMove for Government offerings. In addition to other manpack, communications-on-the-pause and fixed terminals, the ThinSat 300 combines with the wide range of FlexMove service options to meet customer mission requirements,” Intelsat General Director of Product Development Michael Radermacher said in a statement.