....Sea Tel Model 4012, the industry’s first and only highly-integrated one-meter (1m) Ku-band to Ka-band upgradable, marine-stabilized antenna system. It will be available for sale by MEC during the first quarter of 2012. The new antenna architecture can be upgraded to be fully compatible to work with Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) network. Based on the industry leading 4009 antenna pedestal, the Model 4012 system will be GX ready at launching. It will offer a simple and intuitive Ku- to Ka- upgrade path. The upgrade can be performed in the field in one or two short steps by a Cobham trained technician.
Model 4012 will be the first antenna that will be fully optimized to meet the demanding maritime communications needs of the 21st century. The model 4012 architecture is being designed for ease of installation including one- step commissioning, web user interface with secured socket layer (SSL) password protection, built-in remote management capabilities, and easy integration into network management systems through its media exchange point (MXP). The 4012 model is being designed to meet industry’s leading mechanical and safety requirements including IEC 60721 specification. The Model 4012 antenna system will have industry-leading stabilization accuracy, highly efficient antenna reflector and a frequency selective fine-tuned radome designed for peak performance in both Ku and Ka band. Cobham will be beta testing the product during the fourth quarter of 2011 and showcasing the product at the Off Shore Communications and the METS during the fall season.