The vanguard of C-COM Satellite Systems Inc.’s new generation of Ka-band Flyaway Antennas made its debut at the Satellite 2013 exhibition held in Washington, DC.
The new iNetVu FLY-75V model is a Ka-band Flyaway Antenna that measures 75cm. The new satellite antenna was designed so that a single person can transport, assemble, and disassemble it within 10 minutes. It can be fitted into a pair of rugged, lightweight cases for easy transportation and does not require any tools for assembly.
Using the proprietary iNetVu controller, the fully automated iNetVu FLY-75V satellite antenna can locate a satellite mere minutes after deployment with just the press of a button. Commercial Ka-band satellite broadband service users -like Viasat Exede in North America nd Eutelsat Tooway KaSat in Europe- will be able to automatically acquire satellite locks using the new C-Com product.
The new iNetVu platform is flexible, easy to configure, and can be scaled to support a number of small-size Ka-band antennas prevalent amongst the Ka-band services emerging across the world. The pedestal drive is motorized and is almost completely free of backlash, and the FLY-75V’s high-pointing accuracy has raised the bar for the auto-deploy antenna industry.
C-Com plans to offer the Fly-75V product to Ka-band market verticals that use high bandwidth applications and need to be quickly deployed in the field by personnel who know little about antenna pointing. These verticals include disaster recovery, emergency services, and satellite news gathering.