EM Solutions Cobra M2 Maritime Satcom Terminal has successfully completed the WGS testing and certification process, meaning the terminals are now able to operate at Ka-Band on the WGS Satellite Network.
The testing phases of the certification process were completed by the Australian Certification Authority within the Satcom Systems Program Office.
The Cobra terminals have already been operating on the Inmarsat GX network for nearly two years on a number of government vessels. The new certification provides access to both military and commercial Ka-band satellites.
“The certification process for these terminals is both rigorous and challenging," EM Solutions CEO Rowan Gilmore said. "We appreciate the support of our customers and the certification team working with our engineers to ensure this milestone has been achieved."
“This is first dual certified terminal in operation of any 1m class maritime terminal.”
EM Solutions’ Cobra M3 X/Ka tri-band maritime terminal, which offers simultaneous X- and military Ka-band as well as Inmarsat GX communications, will shortly commence the final phase of its WGS certification process.
The terminal has been slated for operation on four separate vessel types.