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June 19th, 2019

Inmarsat's Type Approval Received by Intellian for Their New Antenna

Intellian has received Inmarsat Type Approval for the new GX100NX antenna, authorizing the antenna's use on the Global Xpress satellite network and for the Inmarsat Fleet Xpress service.

Launched in May of 2019, the GX100NX empowers maritime customers with maximized RF performance and 10W high power BUC option to ensure high availability of Ka-band connectivity.

Intellian's GX100NX antenna.

The GX100NX is a new addition to Intellian’s expanding NX series, a new generation of faster, lighter and stronger antennas delivering high performance on all major satellite networks. The product features a single cable design which, along with new AptusNX software, enables fast installation and maintenance.

The focus on streamlining installation delivers cost efficiencies, without compromise on link performance. More savings come from the NX platform’s modular design, enabling spare part stocks to be reduced by up to 40%. Further, the GX100NX Below Deck Unit integrates the Antenna Control Unit, GX modem and mediator function for dual antenna configuration in a single box, contributing further to reducing the time and costs of installation and commissioning.

The GX100NX will be commercially available in July 2019.

Eric Sung, CEO of Intellian, commented that the company is extremely pleased to receive Inmarsat Type Approval for the GX100NX. As a leading maritime VSAT provider, Intellian has incorporated all of the firm's engineering capability to ensure that it is easier, stronger and faster in the context of installation, operation and performance.

Ronald Spithout, President, Inmarsat Maritime, added that with close to 7,000 vessels already installed, Fleet Xpress is powering digitization in the maritime industry and this has been achieved by working with innovative manufacturing partners such as Intellian. We welcome the development of the GX100NX.