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Paradigm’s HORNET100GX satellite terminal available for Inmarsat Global Xpress

(14 September 2020 - Paradigm Communications Systems) Paradigm Communications Systems has announced that the rugged, quick deploy HORNET100GX is available for operation on the Inmarsat Global Xpress satellite network as a highly efficient Land Terminal Efficiency Group 2 terminal.

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, has issued Type Approval of the HORNET100GX for use on all GX Land based services, such as G2X Land, providing cost effective high throughput data services around the world.

The HORNET100GX is based on Paradigm’s rugged and portable PIM-based HORNET VSAT terminal. The field-proven HORNET provides a single satcom solution for many different operational requirements, being environmentally rugged, yet lightweight; even the largest 100cm variant can be packed into a single airline-friendly case, as well as saving airtime service charges compared to other terminals.

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Paradigm’s HORNET100GX satellite terminal (courtesy: Paradigm)

At the heart of each of Paradigm’s satellite terminals is the PIM (Paradigm Interface Module), providing an easy to use operational interface ensuring rapid setup and simple terminal configuration and management. Paradigm’s PIM is at the heart of modern satellite terminal operation, designed to simplify operation, reduce operating/training costs and provide a central unit for the integration and operation of satellite terminal hardware. It is the reason Paradigm terminals are ideally suited for Inmarsat’s Global Xpress network. As well as making pointing simple for any user, PIM-based terminals all have excellent SWaP characteristics and operational agility providing key connectivity for edge devices.

Paradigm terminals are all IATA compliant, and the modular, quick deploy single-case HORNET provides the ideal balance of portability with high bandwidth.

Ulf Sandberg, Managing Director at Paradigm commented… “The availability of the HORNET as a Global Xpress Land Group 2 terminal is a fantastic opportunity to use our rugged, environmentally proven HORNET with high speed data, all over the world at a great price”

James Marley, Director, Land Sector for Inmarsat Global Government said: “Paradigm’s HORNETGX100 terminal offers customers a highly portable, single case solution with the airtime service cost benefit of a 1m antenna. We look forward to getting the first terminal units connected on the G2X Land service.”

About Paradigm

Paradigm is making satcom simple. We provide optimal, innovative and reliable satellite communication and control solutions at a competitive price.

Paradigm is a UK-based, independent and privately owned company with Europe’s largest satcom warehouse. Incorporating an extensive logistics capability, Paradigm is able to deliver extremely efficient and cost-effective global services and unique solutions, from the provision of satcom equipment and terminals to the design and installation of complete turnkey systems.

Paradigm has extensive engineering experience designing, manufacturing and delivering customised satellite terminals and earth stations for a wide range of industries and sectors, developing close relationships with customers, and giving valuable insight into their key requirements.

About Inmarsat

Inmarsat is the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications. It owns and operates the world’s most diverse global portfolio of mobile telecommunications satellite networks, and holds a multi-layered, global spectrum portfolio, covering L-band, Ka-band and S-band, enabling unparalleled breadth and diversity in the solutions it provides. Inmarsat’s long-established global distribution network includes not only the world’s leading channel partners but also its own strong direct retail capabilities, enabling end to end customer service assurance.

The company has an unrivalled track record of operating the world’s most reliable global mobile satellite telecommunications networks, sustaining business and mission critical safety & operational applications for more than 40 years. It is also a major driving force behind technological innovation in mobile satellite communications, sustaining its leadership through a substantial investment and a powerful network of technology and manufacturing partners.

Inmarsat operates across a diversified portfolio of sectors with the financial resources to fund its business strategy and holds leading positions in the Maritime, Government, Aviation and Enterprise satcoms markets, operating consistently as a trusted, responsive and high-quality partner to its customers across the globe.