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Intellian’s next-generation tri-band maritime antenna earns type approval from SES

(11 March 2020 - Intellian) Intellian, globally renowned as a pioneering force in the design and manufacture of mobile satellite communication systems, has achieved further success with the news that its recently launched 2.4m v240MT Gen-II antenna has achieved type approval from SES, the leader in global content connectivity solutions.

Intellian’s v240MT Gen-I was the world’s first 2.4m tri-band and multi-orbit antenna, winning Via Satellite’s inaugural Satellite Technology of the Year Award in 2019. The v240MT Gen-II delivers enhanced performance across C, Ku and Ka bands, providing customers with access to higher throughput and offering improved network efficiency to the operator. These advances were proven in partnership with SES, with the new system producing exceptional results during testing and sea trials.

In addition to the enhanced performance of the v240MT Gen-II, the new model offers greater flexibility and more features than ever before. Paired with the innovative new Intelligent Mediator solution, customers are now able to manage up to 8 antennas simultaneously. This allows for seamless connectivity and the ability to maximize performance and throughput from the systems on board. Customers and partners also benefit from the capability to manage and control systems both on-board and remotely, allowing for cost savings through monitoring and maintenance.

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Intellian's tri-band, multi-orbit v240MT Gen-II antenna has been approved by SES for use on their GEO and MEO satellite network (courtesy: Intellian)

“As SES operates the industry’s only multi-orbit satellite fleet, with a GEO and MEO constellation, we believe that the v240MT Gen-II antenna system, with its tri-band and multi-orbit flexibility, constitutes a perfect fit,” says Eric Sung, CEO of Intellian. “Both companies are focused on delivering innovative solutions to customers in terms of performance, reliability, flexibility and all-round user experience. It’s exciting to know that we are forging a new path for maritime satellite communications with our valued partners.”

About Intellian Technologies

Intellian is the global leader of mobile satellite communication systems for maritime applications and a leading communication technology innovator for the government, military, energy, cruise and enterprise sectors. Founded in 2004, Intellian continues to invest in cutting-edge design, R&D, Quality Control, and advanced low environmental impact production facilities to deliver bold and pioneering solutions. These include the award-winning v240MT, the world’s first tri-band, multi-orbit antenna system and the future-proof NX series antennas optimized for high performance and low cost of ownership.

Intellian has a global presence with over 400 employees, 12 regional facilities and 5 logistics centers on 3 continents. The Intellian 24/7 global support desk provides dedicated assistance to 550 service provider partners and their customers in mission critical environments. Intellian Technologies Inc. is listed on the Korean Stock Exchange, KOSDAQ (189300:KS).

About SES

SES has a bold vision to deliver amazing experiences everywhere on earth by distributing the highest quality video content and providing seamless connectivity around the world. As the leader in global content connectivity solutions, SES operates the world’s only multi-orbit constellation of satellites with the unique combination of global coverage and high performance, including the commercially-proven, low-latency Medium Earth Orbit O3b system.

By leveraging a vast and intelligent, cloud-enabled network, SES is able to deliver high-quality connectivity solutions anywhere on land, at sea or in the air, and is a trusted partner to the world’s leading telecommunications companies, mobile network operators, governments, connectivity and cloud service providers, broadcasters, video platform operators and content owners. SES’s video network carries over 8,300 channels and has an unparalleled reach of over 355 million households, delivering managed media services for both linear and non-linear content. The company is listed on Paris and Luxembourg stock exchanges (Ticker: SESG).