Competition in the VSAT market leads to the development of marine satellite communications
The article considers the current state of affairs in the maritime satellite communications market and forecasts Euroconsult specialists for the next 10 years. Increasing consumer demand, a new generation of…

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Iridium and Thuraya - MSUA Innovation Leaders
Iridium (Iridium Communication Inc.) announced on May 7, 2019 that Iridium Certus was awarded the “Best Communication Platform” at the annual MSUA (Mobile Satellite Users Association) event in the satellite…

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Iridium GMDSS received the first satellite terminal
Satellite operator Iridium (Iridium Communications Inc.) and its partner, Lars Thrane, on 04/06/2019 introduced a satellite terminal designed to operate in the Global Maritime Distress Communication System (GMDSS), Lars Thrane…

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VSAT systems for sea and river transport

With an increase in the volume of information flows and an increase in the number of communication interactions in which people participate daily, the means of communication have developed rapidly over the past two to three decades: now we use mobile phones and the Internet on a regular basis.

Having the opportunity to contact anyone and whenever on land, a person can no longer afford to remain without communication for a long time while traveling on water. The same applies to receiving news: we are already used to learning about important events in a matter of minutes after they are completed, therefore it is not surprising that when sailing across the sea, we want to watch news programs, sports Continue reading

Overview of BGAN Satellite Terminals

The article considers all modern models of satellite terminals BGAN from Thrane & Thrane and Hughes.
Time does not stand still, the modern world is changing every second, what yesterday was a breakthrough in science, today is no longer perceived as something amazing. The development of the satellite industry was no exception. In a short time, the direction stepped forward, became more interactive and user-oriented.

Satellite terminals BGAN
Today, the global broadband network in the Inmarsat BGAN system is the first service in the world that simultaneously provides Internet access and the ability to use telephony using a portable terminal. The BGAN service operates on three fourth-generation geostationary satellites Inmarsat I-4. Using these satellites, in direct line of sight, almost the entire planet, with the exception of the polar regions, can be covered by a guaranteed Internet connection.

Despite the small size of the equipment, BGAN satellite terminals have a powerful antenna that allows you Continue reading

Types of Satellite Antennas

Satellite antennas are made as solid / all-stamped, mesh and precast / sectional. The solid ones are made of a whole metal sheet and have a shape without technical holes and joints. Their signal reception quality is better than the others, and the design is less prone to kinks and defects during operation.

Mesh antennas are assembled from strips, forming a receiving grid. Their advantage is less windage, so mesh satellite dishes are preferred in areas with increased wind load.

Prefabricated antennas are made of petals and can be compactly packed for transportation and long-term storage. They, like sectional ones, are convenient for regular transfer, as they are easy to fold and allow you to quickly deploy the system. Cons of the design – in the weak joints of the petals, which are easily broken and require regular professional maintenance.

Mesh satellite dishes have slightly worse signal quality than all-metal antennas, but not due to technical holes. Since for the correct reflection of the beam the shape of the mirror must be strictly parabolic, it is Continue reading

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What is an active antenna and passive antenna?
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Inmarsat Presents Maritime Industry Internet of Things (IIoT) Study
Humanity consumes more and more. Now we are more than ever, we are accustomed to new technologies and constant access to the information that they bring into our lives. This…


Satellite TV antennas for Russia
In the modern world, it is not surprising that there is satellite HD TV at home, and the selection of antennas is not so intricate: you need to go to…


Iridium shows significant growth potential despite modest reporting
Shares of satellite operator Iridium Communications fell slightly after the company reported mixed results for the second quarter of 2018. Shares of telecommunications companies, including Iridium, fell this year, as…