Satnews Daily
February 15th, 2012

Intellian... Achievements For Maritime Entertainment (SATCOM)

[SatNews] Intellian has announced two new t80 antenna systems that will start shipping in March....

.... the Intellian t80 and t80W, which are ideally suited for 80ft. plus yachts requiring a compact antenna size with global satellite TV service reception. The 3-axis stabilized Intellian t80 antenna locks onto satellites quickly and provides seamless operation in all regions, offering global coverage. Built-in as standard, the internal GPS combined with Intellian’s patented Wide Range Search (WRS) provides the fastest satellite acquisition possible. Multiple HD receivers can be connected to the system as standard, providing a truly hands off global coverage depending on the regions visited.

The Intellian t80W incorporates the patented WorldViewLNB (Low Noise Block-Down Converter), which automatically switches the polarization and local frequency depending on the satellite the antenna is tracking onto; all of the switching information is contained in the antenna control unit (ACU). As the satellite TV provider is selected electronically, there is no requirement to purchase multiple LNB modules, reconfigure complex systems and manually change the LNB unit inside the antenna dome each time the vessel crosses into a different satellite service region. The t80 antennas have a built-in DVB-S2 decoder to allow users to track a satellite by using a DVB-S2 carrier. For uninterrupted viewing of HD DIRECTV programming, an upgrade kit will be provided. The upgrade of the antenna will allow simultaneous reception of Ku- and Ka-band satellites for uninterrupted viewing.

The t80 antenna has a broad elevation range, from -15° to +110°, enabling operation in all conditions and the cross level axis ensures uninterrupted viewing even when the antenna is near the equator. Weighing in at only 180 lbs, and the inclusion of an internal shock absorption system, makes this antenna one of the lightest and strongest in its class of antennas. The t80 dome is designed to complement the new v80G VSAT antenna, providing customers with a compact dual antenna solution for communications and entertainment. All Intellian antenna systems are designed, manufactured and tested to withstand the company’s industry-leading standards for vibration and extreme shock in all sea states and weather conditions. VSAT and 3-axis TVRO warranties are now increased to an industry-leading two years for parts and one year for labor, while the i-series 2-axis antenna warranties are increased to three years.