Cobham SATCOM has developed an innovative switchable feed kit that introduces sophisticated new capabilities for its established Sea Tel 9797B C- / Ku-band switchable VSAT antenna. The new, patent pending Sea Tel 97IMA Ku Switchable Feed Upgrade Kit eliminates the need to manually change feeds and re-balance the antenna by fully automating the process of transitioning the Sea Tel 9797B from C-band service to Ku-band service at the touch of a button. The kit, which can be fitted to all existing Sea Tel 9797B antennas and chosen for new deliveries, blends precision engineering with advanced Sea Tel IMA electronics, resulting in a substantial technology and capabilities upgrade.
The Sea Tel 9797B VSAT antenna is generally deployed in high-end, customised VSAT networks for large, specialist vessels such as cruise ships, research ships, jack-up rigs and FPSOs. Its ability to switch between C- and Ku-band without degradation of service offers much needed flexibility and redundancy for service providers and users. It enables better availability of service in high-precipitation regions such as the tropics or the Arctic.