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December 7th, 2011

Inmarsat + Intellian... Signing On For Stable Solutions (SATCOM)

[SatNews] Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L) has selected Intellian Technologies for the production of....

....marine stabilized antennas for its forthcoming Global Xpress™ (GX) service. Intellian will design and manufacture a 60cm Ka-band GX antenna and a 1m Ku-band antenna that can be converted to Global Xpress when the service starts in 2013.  Both antennas will incorporate the GX core module currently under development by iDirect.

The world’s first global Ka-band network, Global Xpress will deliver a high-performance, high-quality, cost-competitive service.  Capable of providing up to 50Mbps, GX will operate alongside Inmarsat’s existing L-band maritime services to offer an unrivaled combination of power, reliability and global coverage for the world’s shipping fleets. “Intellian has built a strong position in maritime SATCOM hardware, and has invested heavily in their R&D, engineering and global distribution,” said Frank Coles, President of Inmarsat Maritime.  “Their commitment to produce both a Ka-band GX antenna and a Ku-to-GX antenna supports our vision of providing a pathway today to the higher performance of Global Xpress in the near future.”