Paradigm HORNET 100GX Terminal Receives Inmarsat Global Xpress Commercial and Military Ka-band Type Approval

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Paradigm HORNET 100GX Terminal Receives Inmarsat Global Xpress Commercial and Military Ka-band Type Approval

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HORNET high throughput satellite terminalParadigm HORNET 100GX Terminal Receives Inmarsat Global Xpress Commercial and Military Ka-band Type Approval

Lightweight, portable and simple-to-use terminal ideal for worldwide missions where a tough and rugged solution is needed without compromising simplicity or throughput

26.08.21

Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications services and Paradigm, a leading satellite terminal solutions provider, today announced that the Paradigm HORNET 100GX terminal has received full type approval for use over Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) network for commercial and military Ka-band.

GX is the world’s first and only commercial seamless mobile wideband service available worldwide. In U.S. government service since July 2014, GX has established itself as the gold standard for reliable communications across land, sea and air domains for assured mobile connectivity.

The HORNET 100GX flyaway terminal is a compact-sized mobile multiband solution supplied with the PIM (Paradigm Interface Module), designed to simplify operation, reduce operating costs and provide a central unit for the integration and operation of satellite terminal hardware. Combining both optimal performance and functionality, the lightweight modular satellite terminal provides access to the most advanced IP satellite services on the high-throughput GX network. The terminal supports both GX and military Ka-band frequency bands with a single configuration, making it interoperable with military satellite communications (MILSATCOM) systems and GX without any hardware changes.

Ulf Sandberg, Managing Director, Paradigm, said: “At Paradigm, we work closely with our customers so that we understand the challenges and complexities they face when using satcom in the field. This knowledge has led us to the design of HORNET 100GX, utilizing our high levels of engineering excellence to produce a state-of-the-art solution which, together with the Global Xpress network, really makes a difference for government users in theatre.”

The HORNET 100GX is a lightweight, rugged and quick to deploy and stow terminal that does not require tools or special training, and non-skilled users can point this PIM-powered terminal in seconds. The terminal’s interchangeable design is simple and robust for fast operation in demanding environments. The segmented carbon-fibre antenna provides maximum efficiency and optimum radiation characteristics for improved data throughput and availability.

Matt Wissler, Chief Technology Officer, Inmarsat Government, said: “We are excited to expand our wide range of Inmarsat type-approved, easy-to-use Ka-band terminals with the HORNET 100GX solution. Our partnership with Paradigm enables us to offer portable, easy to use, always-available data, voice and video communications wherever our customers’ missions demand.”

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Contacts

 

Paradigm Media Enquiries:

Tom Farmer

+44 (0)1420 88199

marketing@paracomm.co.uk

 

Inmarsat Media Enquiries:

Jonathan Sinnatt/Matthew Knowles

Corporate Communications

Tel: +44 (0)20 7728 1518/1355

press@inmarsat.com

 

About paradigm

Paradigm is a satellite terminal solutions provider, and has been making satcom simple since 1996. We work closely with our customers so that we completely understand the challenges and complexities they can face when using satcom in the field. This knowledge is then used to improve, advance and sometimes completely redesign the technology, utilising our high levels of engineering excellence to produce state-of-the-art solutions which really make a difference. As a privately-owned, global enterprise, we are able to respond quickly to our customers’ specific needs and feedback, providing clear sighted solutions that are reliable, optimal and innovative.

 

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.

 

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