Sea Tel 4012
Cobham launched ahead of schedule the much anticipated Sea Tel Model 4012, the industry’s first and only highly-integrated one meter (1m) Ku-band to Ka-band upgradable marine-stabilized antenna system. It is now currently available. The new antenna architecture can be upgraded to be fully compatible to work with Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) network.
Based on the industry leading 4009 antenna pedestal, the Model 4012 system will be GX ready at launching. It will offer a simple and intuitive Ku to Ka upgrade path. The upgrade can be performed in the field in one or two short steps by a Cobham trained technician.
Model 4012 will be the first antenna that is optimised to meet the demanding maritime communication needs of the 21st century. The Model 4012 architecture is being designed for ease of installation including one- step commissioning, web user interface with secured socket layer (SSL) password protection, built-in remote management capabilities, and easy integration into network management systems through its media exchange point (MXP).
“I am confident that the Model 4012 will be the next industry standard just as the 4009 antenna system is today,” said Fred Cahill, vice president of Cobham Antenna Systems. “The 4012 will have the mechanical superiority of the 4009, easy to use web user interface and monolithic software architecture. The system will also be field upgradable to the Global Xpress network.”
” Cobham’s Sea Tel Model 4012 is great news for Global Xpress,” said Frank Coles, Senior Director of Maritime Services for Global Xpress. “With this antenna our customers can have a future-proof built-in path to the Global Xpress Ka band network.”
The 4012 model is being designed to meet industry’s leading mechanical and safety requirements including IEC 60721 specification. The Model 4012 antenna system will have industry-leading stabilization accuracy, highly efficient antenna reflector and a frequency selective fine-tuned radome designed for peak performance in both Ku and Ka band. Cobham will be beta testing the product during the fourth quarter of 2011.
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