Satellite Technology Feature Article
Norsat Launches Newly Improved Fly-away Satellite Terminal Globetrekker 2.0
By Calvin Azuri, TMCnet Contributor
Norsat International (News - Alert), Inc. recently enhanced its fly-away satellite terminal, GLOBETrekker 2.0. The company made these upgrades based on recommendations received from key military and enterprise customers, including the NATO Communications and Information Agency.
Norsat International comprises specialists in innovative communication solutions that support the transmission of data, audio and video for challenging applications and environments.
In a statement, company president and CEO, Dr. Amiee Chan, said that, “The GLOBETrekker is one of Norsat’s flagship products, and the improvements we’ve made now put the terminal in a class all its own. By focusing on our customers’ needs, we’ve been able to deliver the most intelligent and user-friendly terminal in the market. Feedback from customers has already been overwhelmingly positive and we look forward to introducing the upgraded GLOBETrekker to new militaries, broadcasters, and enterprise customers around the world.”
Norsat has introduced a number of additions that make the GLOBETrekker easier and intuitive for use by operators regardless of their skill levels. The fly-away satellite terminal has been improved with a one-touch user interface and has retained much of its easy tool-free assembly process; these enable GLOBETrekker to be deployed in less than 15 minutes.
The terminal’s auto-acquire technology has been based on the company’s LinkControl Software.
With the inclusion of a USB recovery process, a full system image can be saved, thereby enhancing GLOBETrekker’s security, configuration storage and disaster recovery options.
Norsat has used a new modular architecture which allows for fast sub-assembly swapping in the field, and the removable base unit will enable the integration of modem and key electronics with the terminal. These can alternatively be removed and fixed indoors for increased customer flexibility.
Designed to be multi-band capable (X-band, Ku-band and Ka-band), GLOBETrekker supports band switching in less than 10 minutes while in the field. The satellite terminal also features quad pod legs which help in keeping the electronics safe in challenging environments, while its automatic levelling allows for rapid deployment in uneven terrain.
The satellite terminal comes with a sunlight readable display (greater than 1200 NITS) to improve visibility even in direct sunlight.
Edited by Braden Becker