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Cobham Satcom Releases Stabilized Drive-Away VSAT Antenna

By | June 30, 2015
      Cobham Satcom Explorer 8100

      Cobham Satcom’s new one meter Explorer 8100 Auto-Acquire Drive-Away antenna. Photo: Cobham Satcom

      [Via Satellite 06-30-2015] Cobham Satcom has unveiled its new one meter Explorer 8100 auto-acquire drive-away antenna for land ‘Comms-On-The-Pause.” The terminal is designed for connectivity with Ku and Ka band networks, and features the design used with Explorer Broadband Global Area Network (BGAN) and Inmarsat Global Xpress (GX) terminals.

      The Explorer 8100 antenna introduces Cobham Satcom’s ‘Dynamic Pointing Correction’ from its stabilized maritime antenna line. Dynamic Pointing Correction helps ensure uninterrupted transmission even in situations where the vehicle is experiencing sudden movements or rocking on its suspension. High winds or, more commonly, people stepping in or out of the vehicle could cause this. According to Cobham Satcom, mechanical impacts as small as 0.3 degrees may lead to an immediate loss of signal with typical antennas, especially in Ka-band.

      The Explorer 8100 achieves pointing automatically in less than two minutes and works with all major satellite networks. A swappable feed system allows users to change frequency bands, ensuring they have full choice of what services to use throughout the lifetime of the antenna.
 Cobham Satcom’s 
first customer shipment of the terminal is planned for October 2015.