By Annamarie Nyirady | July 13, 2020
Intellian launched the next generations of its v240M dual-band 2.4m antenna and Intelligent Mediator. Together, the new v240M Gen-II and Intelligent Mediator Gen-II enable auto-switching between C- and Ku-band communications, Geostationary Orbit (GEO) and Medium-Earth Orbit (MEO) satellite tracking, and management of up to eight antennas and modems.
Developed from the v240M — the world’s first antenna to provide auto-switching 2.4m performance in both C- and Ku-band on a single reflector — the new v240M Gen-II delivers Radio Frequency (RF) performance across both bands without any need for hardware modification. The antenna can be adapted to Ka-band for tri-band operation if required.
Combining the v240M Gen-II with the new Intelligent Mediator Gen-II adds support for MEO satellites, in addition to the antenna’s GEO capability. With the facility to manage up to eight antennas and eight modems — including multi-band units — the unit can allocate any vendor’s modem to any connected antenna, thus enabling support for any commercial service. The system can be configured to carry out Break Before Make or Make Before Break satellite handovers as required, and supports hybrid operation across orbits and bands with multiple modes.
Eric Sung, CEO of Intellian, said: “The v240M Gen-II and Intelligent Mediator Gen-II demonstrate Intellian’s determination to make satellite communications accessible to all. The v240M Gen-II antenna delivers best-in-class dual-band connectivity, while the Intelligent Mediator Gen-II facilitates easy integration with existing systems and support for multiple antennas and modems. With products such as these, ready for the next generation of satellite networks, Intellian is safeguarding its customers’ connectivity for the future. By giving access to the most advanced technology today, we provide a seamless and cost-effective pathway to new services as they come online.”