A free 12 month Kãlo airtime service is provided with the panel. This can be renewed at very low prices when compared to any conventional service. The Kãlo airtime can be supplemented or replaced with airtime from other service providers. These charges are not currently known.
A vessel operating in a region covered by one satellite, such as the Caribbean, that never leaves that area only requires a single panel mounted horizontal with a clear to sky view in complete azimuth and elevation. A vessel operating anywhere globally will need a minimum of four panels mounted in a simple geometry at right angles to each other and at an angle of 30 to 45 degrees facing away from the vessel with a clear view of the sky.
Firstly, each panel can track a satellite in a 120 degree cone away from the panel, so multiple panels provide more satellite tracking coverage. Secondly, when more panels are used the gain increases, just like generating more electricity with more solar panels. The benefit of more gain is that it reduces the airtime costs. Thirdly, using more panels provides redundancy. Should one panel fail the system will keep running. It is possible to use 64 panels together which would be like having a 4m satellite dish on-board!
Yes. The panel receives and transmits internet, it receives multicast TV services and IPTV services. These are not the same as current TVRO services. The way we all watch TV is changing and these options allow for perishable TV such as news, financial and sports channels to be received by multicast services that does not use the IP bandwidth and all others such as the owners personal TV to be received using IPTV streaming. The Kãlo airtime and the e3 HYBRID solution allows the bandwidth cost to be controlled. In addition the same TV can be watched anywhere in the world and doesn’t require different decoders for different locations.
No, the panel does not use phased array technology. Kymeta are delivering a new antenna technology called metamaterials. Metamaterials are created by arranging naturally occurring materials in a specific pattern that produces an electromagnetic response that is not found in nature. Through extensive scientific experimentation and trial and error, it was discovered that the toolset could be utilized to form holographic beams that could link to satellites and do it while the antenna is in motion.
The main benefits are: - Transmit and receive via a single aperture - Wide angles scanning & excellent beam performance - Electronically controlled pointing and polarization - Extremely low power consumption - Can be mass produced by printing on TV production line. - Does not need cooling
They must not be covered by anything other than a vinyl wrap film matched to the colour of the vessel or RF transparent paint uniformly applied. Anything covering the surface will inhibit the performance and warranty will be invalidated.
The panel will work with the new Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites that are starting to be launched and will be operational in 2020. These satellites will provide considerably fast bandwidth, lower latency and lower airtime costs. Conventional stabilised antennas will not work with orbiting LEO satellites individually.
The Kymeta solution will integrate with the e3 HYBRID solution such that it will work in conjunction with the 3G/4G connectivity now and the 5G in 2020. The e3 HYBRID Control App will enable the end user to view data use and upgrade and downgrade services on both Kãlo and 3G/4G.
Contact e3 initially as currently they are the only Kymeta Certified Partner. e3 will be appointing and training Certified Distribution Partners. Once appointed and trained a list of Certified Distribution Partners (CDP) will appear here. Any CDP will be able to specify, sell, install and support the system.