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Monday, July 13, 2020 

Intellian has launched its next generation v240M dual-band 2.4m antenna and Intelligent Mediator, which, together, will enable auto-switching between C- and Ku-band communications, GEO and MEO satellite tracking, and management of up to eight antennas and modems.

Developed from the v240M – the first 2.4m antenna to provide auto-switching in both C- and Ku-band on a single reflector – the new v240M Gen-II delivers high 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. With support for BUCs from 40W to 400W, the v240M Gen-II allows high bandwidth demands to be met, and may use Intellian’s Fiber Link cable between the above- and below-deck units, minimising signal loss and simplifying installation.

Combining the v240M Gen-II with the new Intelligent Mediator Gen-II adds support for MEO satellites, in addition to the antenna’s core GEO capability. With the facility to manage up to eight antennas and eight modems – including multi-band units – the unit can dynamically 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 seamless, hybrid operation across orbits and bands with multiple modes to ensure maximum bandwidth utilization.

In addition to being a match for the v240M Gen-II antenna, the Intelligent Mediator Gen-II can manage all Intellian NX platforms, the v240MT Gen-II tri-band antenna, and antennas from other brands. It is ready for integration with Intellian’s upcoming Mediation Edge Server (MES) and Orchestra Advanced Antenna Management system, which will enable full asset management, configuration and automatic mediation between connected equipment. This will allow smart blockage mitigation and failure prevention, enabling unmatched connection resiliency.

Eric Sung, CEO 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.”

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