The SWARM can be assembled in 90 seconds and operational anywhere in the world in 240 seconds, giving impressively high data rates for its compact size. Lightweight, rugged and ultra portable, the whole system can be packed into one case which can be carried as airline hand baggage.
It is operational on Global Xpress, Avanti, Thor and other high-throughput Ka-Band satellites and can also be configured to operate at Ku and X-Band frequencies as well as Mil-Ka.
Pointing is straightforward and fast and the system provides superior satellite connectivity and low power consumption. Designed around the PIM (Paradigm Interface Module) terminal controller, the integrated audio and visual pointing aids mean that acquiring the satellite is intuitive, quick and tool-free. View the SWARM video for a closer look at the terminal and for visuals on its quick setup and simple pointing.
With truly global coverage and easily replicated setup, it is ideally suited to provide mobile communication services for the military, broadcast, government and disaster recovery sectors. “The SWARM is a Global Xpress terminal that supports BGAN-style ease of use in an airline carry-on form factor. It aligns extremely well with government users’ demand for flexible and reliable global service,” Steve Gizinski, VP, Special Programs, U.S. Government Business Unit, Inmarsat, Inc.
The SWARM can be supplied with a tripod for locating on rough, uneven ground or for alternative transmission setups, such as covert deployment scenarios. Data rates of more than 20Mbps are achievable (service dependent) and it is packaged in a range of options including a hand carry case and backpack.