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EXPLORER 8120: Auto-Acquire, Drive-Away Antenna

COBHAM SATCOM

Description

EXPLORER 8120 is the newest member of the EXPLORER 8000 family of VSAT terminals. A unique Dynamic Pointing Correction technology and an advanced carbon fiber reflector makes the EXPLORER 8100 (1m) and EXPLORER 8120 (1.2m) the most advanced Auto-Acquire Drive-Away VSAT antennas available.

Traditional vehicle mounted ‘Comms-On-The-Pause’ VSAT antennas can lose connection to the satellite with even the slightest movement of the vehicle on its suspension caused by high winds or people getting in and out. EXPLORER 8120 isn’t a traditional VSAT antenna.

With EXPLORER 8120 you can enjoy continuous connectivity services even if the vehicle rocks thanks to the unique ‘Dynamic Pointing Correction’ system. Using lessons learned from Cobham SATCOM’s maritime stabilized VSAT antennas, EXPLORER 8120 offers the most reliable connectivity available in its class.

EXPLORER 8120 is developed completely in-house by Cobham SATCOM. It features genuine and rugged EXPLORER design, which is already established and proven with Cobham SATCOM’s highly regarded EXPLORER BGAN and GX terminals.

It is designed to offer unparalleled Comms-On-The-Pause performance, ensuring high-quality connectivity that is available even when other antennas would have lost their connection to the satellite. In the field, this means you can count on EXPLORER 8120 to provide you with vital communications whatever the conditions.

EXPLORER 8120 features industry-leading fast satellite acquisition with pointing achieved in less than four minutes, making getting connected to a satellite a quick and easy process.

The system is available in Ku-band configuration and works with most major satellite networks.

SYSTEM FEATURES

  • Genuine EXPLORER Design
  • Rugged, Reliable 1.2m Auto-Acquire Drive-Away Antenna
  • Single Piece 1.2m Offset Feed Carbon Fiber Reflector for exceptional performance
  • Built-in Wifi and a Web-based User Interface for easy PC and Smartphone Configuration
  • Precision Polarization Drive
  • Harmonic Drive systems
  • Dynamic Pointing Correction technology and inclined orbit satellite tracking
  • Available in an 8W BUC, 20W BUC, or a no BUC option
  • Advanced Blocking Zone Functionality

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Product: EXPLORER 8120: Auto-Acquire, Drive-Away Antenna
 

Technical


Physical
Dimensions: 170 x 120 x 36 cm
Weight: 71.6 kg
Operating Temperature: -33°C to 55°C
Operating Humidity: 0 to 100% condensing
IP Rating: Antenna: IP55 | Antenna Control Unit: IP30
Reflector Size: 170 cm
Power
Input Voltage: 100 - 240 V AC
VSAT - Antenna
Transmit Gain (Ku Band): 13.75 - 14.5
Transmit Receive (Ku Band): 10.7 - 12.75
System G/T: 21.3 @ 30° EL Midband
BUC Power: 8W | 30W | NO BUC
Polarisation: ±95°
Elevation Range: ±195°