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March 14, 2012

Intellian's Ku/Ka Convertible Antenna Announced at Satellite 2012

Intellian (News - Alert), an eight-year old company based out of South Korea specializing in maritime satellite communications, has announced its new v110GX convertible Ku to Ka antenna at the Satellite 2012 convention happening this week in Washington, DC.

The antenna boasts all of the RF equipment on a single, modular plate which can easily be swapped out with a minimum of fuss. It can be replaced with a Ka module, converting the antenna from Ku band to Ka band in a matter of minutes.

The reflector is designed to work on both bands, and the conversion kit is optimized for speed and efficiency. The antenna is specially designed for maritime applications, as it has three-axis stabilization and there is no need to rebalance it after conversion because the buck is on the outside.

Intellian is a multi-national company that focuses on maritime applications, including TVRO, television for the leisure market. They work with cruise companies and yacht builders both during construction and in after-market applications.

Last year at Satellite 2011, the company announced a 2.4 meter C-band antenna, which can now be converted to Ku band with slightly more effort than the v110GX, which was designed from the ground up with conversion in mind.

I spoke with Paul Comyns (News - Alert), vice president of Global Marketing at Intellian, who stated that the company has had tremendous growth in the past 12 months both in VSAT and in TVRO. The company has offices in Rotterdam, Korea and the US. Recently, Intellian contracted with a European river cruise company to provide satellite television and Internet capabilities.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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