GetSAT and Inmarsat introduce smallest MilliSAT Ka-band terminals

GetSAT and Inmarsat introduce smallest MilliSAT Ka-band terminals

Stephen Kuper

Inmarsat, a leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has type approved portable terminal manufacturer GetSAT’s MilliSAT-H-GX and MilliSAT-W-GX for use on its Global Xpress service.

These new terminals are the lightest and most compact all-in-one, on-the-move solutions serving the Global Xpress network, the world’s first and only globally available, high-throughput wideband network.

Leveraging GetSAT’s highly efficient, patented InterFLAT miniaturised flat panel antenna technologies, these MilliSAT-H-GX and MilliSAT-W-GX are the first communications-on-the-move terminals for ground vehicles using the worldwide Global Xpress network.

These ruggedised terminals have been proven to operate in some of the toughest environmental conditions. Their combination of size, weight, and fast-tracking technology allows for operation on land-mobile and maritime platforms with aggressive vehicle dynamics.

GetSAT chief executive Kfir Benjamin said, "GetSAT is pushing the innovation envelope in creating – and constantly delivering – the industry’s most miniaturised terminals for airborne, ground and maritime on-the-move applications.

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"Our mission to craft micronised technologies to support a small flat panel enables our team to consistently find new ways to successfully reduce terminal size while maintaining strength and power. Our MilliSAT-H-GX and MilliSAT-W-GX terminals were developed to meet Inmarsat’s exacting standards and provide users with ease of use."

Size and weight limitations have traditionally been a challenging requirement for land-mobile SATCOM applications. The size and weight of the MiliSAT-H-GX and MilliSAT-W-GX make these terminals well suited for widespread adoption in the land mobile market.

 

The MilliSAT-H-GX’s 25x27cm flat panel antenna fits inside a 40 centimetre radome, allowing easy installation. Additionally, the terminals’ low power consumption allows for battery operation, adding greatly to their flexibility. With industry leading SWaP (Size, Weight and Power), the units set a new standard for small, Inmarsat type-approved for SATCOM terminals used with Global Xpress.

Steve Gizinski, chief technology officer, Inmarsat Government, added, "Designed for worldwide mobility, Global Xpress has drawn a significant number of commercial and government customers due to its unique reliability, ease of use, and seamless interoperability with military satellite resources. With the Inmarsat type approval of GetSAT’s terminals, ground and maritime on-the-move users have access to a very compact terminal to support their critical connectivity requirements."

A privately held company located in Rehovot, Israel, GetSAT Communications provides portable and extremely efficient antennas and terminals that offer high-data-rate communications for ground, air, and maritime applications.

GetSAT provides services for government and military use, enterprises, first responders, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and humanitarian groups.

Inmarsat owns and operates a global portfolio of satellite networks, specifically designed for customer mobility, and holds a multi-layered, global spectrum portfolio, covering L-band, Ka-band and S-band, enabling unparalleled breadth and diversity in the solutions it provides.

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