GetSAT, a leading manufacturer of portable extremely efficient terminals that offer high data-rate communications for ground, air and maritime applications, and Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, have today announced that Inmarsat has type approved 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 miniaturized 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 ruggedized 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.
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 40cm 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.
“GetSAT is pushing the innovation envelope in creating – and constantly delivering – the industry’s most miniaturized terminals for airborne, ground and maritime on-the-move applications,” said GetSAT CEO, Kfir Benjamin. “Our mission to craft micronized 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.”
“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,” said Steve Gizinski, Chief Technology Officer, Inmarsat Government.