Ka2Go - Astrium Services’ presents new Ka-band terminal at the IBC

11 September 2013

  • New terminal enables to be "live" within minutes
  • A lightweight plug & play solution for KA-Band
The new terminal, named Ka2Go, is designed for fast and easy transmissions in Ka-band. (c) Astrium The new terminal, named Ka2Go, is designed for fast and easy transmissions in Ka-band. (c) Astrium

Astrium Services presents a new and innovative plug & play Ka-band satcom terminal at the IBC (International Broadcasting Convention) in Amsterdam.

The new terminal, named Ka2Go, is designed for fast and easy transmissions in Ka-band. It is an optimal solution to meet the growing need for new means of content gathering and transmission using Ka-band technology. It is a lightweight plug & play terminal which is fully KA-SAT compatible, therefore making it perfect in combination with already existing Ka-band service offerings on the market. Ka2Go provides fast and stable transmissions with up to 10 Mbps data rate throughput. This solution is part of ND SatCom’s product range.

Go live within minutes - “We are very excited to launch this new solution, which will bring the broadcasting community major advantages. We have designed this terminal with the modern production work-flow in mind, providing a lightweight and intuitive solution that doesn’t require any in-depth technical know-how. With the Ka2Go terminal anyone can go live within minutes, at a very reasonable price. You mount it on the roof rack your car and you go and get the news. It’s really that simple!”, says ND SatCom’s Head of Product Management & Marketing, Petra Visuri.

A customer friendly integrated solution - The Ka2Go terminal is the most advanced vehicle mounted antenna system within ND SatCom’s SKYRAY antenna family. It is designed to fulfil the most demanding broadcasting requirements and is based on a proven lightweight and robust design. The terminal includes a patented motorised positioner and automatic pointing system to any satellite, making handling very easy. The antenna is made up of a high precision offset Ka-band reflector, GPS receiver, a compass enabling auto-pointing and auto-network acquisition. In addition to the antenna, the terminal integrates a KA-SAT modem, IP router and antenna controller. The Ka2Go terminal fits on vehicles of all sizes and is an ideal solution for permanent or ad-hoc transmissions in Ka-band.

Through its ND SatCom product range, Astrium Services is a leading global supplier of satellite-based broadband VSAT, broadcast, government and defence communication network and ground station solutions. ND SatCom innovative technologies are deployed in government and defence, broadcast & media, enterprise and telecom environments worldwide. The ND SatCom technologies have more than 30 years of experience in the satellite networks and systems businesses, and provide a reliable source of comprehensive and secure turnkey and tailored system engineered solutions.

You´ll find Astrium Services - ND SatCom at the IBC Exhibition (13 - 17 September 2013) in Hall 5, Booth 5.A05

 


About Astrium

 

 

Astrium is the number one company in Europe for space technologies and the third in the world. It is the only global company that covers the full range of civil and defence space systems, equipment and services.

In 2012, Astrium had a turnover over €5.8 billion and 18,000 employees worldwide .Its three business units are: Astrium Space Transportation, the European prime contractor for launchers, orbital systems and space exploration; Astrium Satellites, a leading provider of satellite system solutions, including spacecraft, ground segments, payloads and equipments; Astrium Services, the Space services partner for critical missions, providing comprehensive fixed and mobile solutions covering secure and commercial satcoms and networks, and bespoke geo-information services, worldwide.

Astrium is a wholly owned subsidiary of EADS, a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2012, the Group – comprising Airbus, Astrium, Cassidian and Eurocopter – generated revenues of €56.5 billion and employed a workforce of over 140,000.

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