Satnews Daily
September 27th, 2017

A Commercial Agreement Now Signed Between ESA Developer Phasor and OmniAccess

Phasor has reached agreement with OmniAccess to become that firm's commercial launch partner in the super yacht and related maritime broadband services markets.

Phasor and OmniAccess will demonstrate the Phasor electronically steerable antenna (ESA) system at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show. Beta trials will start in early 2018, with additional partners and, following the success of these field tests, Phasor will introduce its initial products to the commercial maritime broadband services market.

Phasor’s live demonstration of a duplex link will take place during the Monaco Yacht Show on the 27th and 28th September at the OmniAccess stand (located in QS3, Darse Sud Tent).

Phasor has been conducting extended trials of this equipment over the last two months and has consistently demonstrated highly reliable, broadband duplex satellite links, including unparalleled return-link speeds of greater than 24Mbps connectivity from a single 71cm equivalent aperture, using an Intelsat EPIC® HTS, all while mounted on a moving platform.

Phasor’s very low profile, electronically steerable antenna (ESA) provides high-bandwidth services in a more reliable, robust and failure-tolerant way. The antenna is solid-state, with no moving parts, so satellite signals are tracked electronically. The ESA can be flat or conformal in design and can be fitted more seamlessly to moving vehicles, including an aircraft fuselage, a cruise ship or a high speed train. The same technology is very well suited to support traditional fixed satellite networks (FSS), High Throughput Satellites (HTS), and Non-Geosynchronous (NGSO) satellite networks. Moreover, the antenna’s modular architecture allows the system to be scaled to virtually any use-case requirement, fixed or mobile.

David Helfgott, the CEO of Phasor explained that over the past several quarters, Phasor has made great strides forward and are now at the stage to prepare full Field/Beta testing. With OmniAccess, Phasor aims to provide the best technical solution to the super yacht market; one that is very low profile (2-inches high), bandwidth efficient, aesthetically attractive, and scalable to accommodate a range of connectivity requirements.

Bertrand Hartman, CEO of OmniAccess added that his company is delighted that all are now one important step closer to making this radical new product available to clients in the very near future. The Phasor Maritime Quantum Aperture™ offers a unique combination of low profile and high performance, while offering unprecedented scalability and many other advanced features. It has the potential to become a real game-changer, particularly when used to provide demanding ultra-high bandwidth services such as those provided by OmniAccess.