Inmarsat selects Intellian for global Xpress maritime antennas

Inmarsat, a provider of global mobile satellite
communications services, announced the selection of Intellian Technologies for
the production of marine stabilized antennas for its forthcoming Global Xpress
(GX) service.


Intellian, a manufacturer of antenna systems for the maritime market, 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


“Intellian’s 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,” said Frank
Coles, president of Inmarsat


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 unrivalled combination of power,
reliability and global coverage for the world’s shipping fleets.


“Global Xpress will revolutionise the maritime
satellite communications market,” said Eric Sung, President of Intellian.


Immarsat recently selected Gogo
as its partner to launch Inmarsat’s Global
Xpress satellite service to the airline market.


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