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KNS unveils new maritime VSAT hardware
Mon 16 May 2016
Korean VSAT terminal supplier KNS has unveiled a series of new antennas in a variety of different bands to enhance VSAT capabilities and efficiency in shipping, including new antennas for maritime users covering Ku-band and Ka-band services.
KNS has introduced new versions of the Z-SuperTrack series for shipping, offshore vessels and fishing vessels. KNS sales and marketing director Noah Chung said the developments come from work the company has done for naval ships in the past. He said: “We are very much on track with our new product development this year. We have focused on the military environment, knowing that these customers operate in the harshest of conditions. This enables other industries to take advantage of these mission-critical applications and benefit from strong and reliable communications.”
From the Z-SuperTrack series, KNS has introduced two new antennas – the Z7MK3-Ku and Z10 MK3-Ka. Mr Chung said these products would be ideal for ships looking for faster broadband speeds at sea. “This is where they require reliable and always-on internet, voice over IP and fast email service.” The new Z7MK3-Ku has a dish diameter of 75cm and antenna dimensions of 113cm in depth and 117cm high. It weighs 86kg, and transmits between frequencies of 13.75~14.5 GHz and receives at 10.75~12.75 GHz frequencies.
The Z10 MK3-Ka antenna has a dish diameter of 100cm, and antenna dimensions of 144cm in depth by 152cm height. The antenna weighs 119.5kg. It transmits at frequencies of 18.1 ~ 18.4GHz and receives on 21.4 ~21.7 GHz frequencies with a linear polarisation. The Z10 MK3-Ka benefits from an all-in-one portable control unit, with all upgrades available remotely, Mr Chung said. “There is a shock absorber and a wire rope isolator which reduces vibration.” It is military testing-approved to three standards to demonstrate it operates in extreme ship motions. The antenna can operate up to ship rolling of ± 24 degrees at 8-12 second periods, if the ship pitches up to ± 14 degrees at 6-12 second periods and if it yaws at ±8 degrees in 15-20 second periods.