Following recent successful deployments of both its Taipan land mobile and Cobra maritime terminals, EM Solutions has recently received orders totalling over $6 million from government and defence customers in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia for the company’s SATCOM-on-the-move-solutions.
According to the company, the recent orders, coming eighteen months after the terminals were first released, indicate a demand for what they see as a unique value proposition: the terminals can access multiple satellites across multiple frequency bands, helping customers maximise network availability under the most severe operating conditions whether on land or sea.
The Australian Border Force recently equipped some of its patrol vessels with the Cobra terminals.
“The Taipan and Cobra products continue to be proven across a broad range of applications, John Logan, product manager for EM Solutions Terminals said.
“All EM Solutions’ terminals use closed loop beacon tracking with a monopulse feed to accurately track satellites.
“The pointing error is measured at the antenna itself so the terminal will keep pointing at the satellite irrespective of any eccentricity caused by the movement of the platform in any direction.
“Other parabolic terminals use step-track techniques which need to continually adjust the antenna to peak up on the tracking signals. Our terminals provide more robust pointing which results in better efficiency of the system in terms of communications uptime, RF performance, and wear and tear on the moving elements.”
EM Solutions has announced the release in October of a new roll-on roll-off 65cm terminal which will be available in X-, Ku- and Ka-bands
and support deployment on any land, amphibious or maritime platform.