Making Satcom Simple
A key outcome of this has been the design and manufacture of the PIM (Paradigm Interface Module). The PIM removes the need for a skilled satcom engineer to point a terminal; by using easy to follow onboard visual and optional audio cues, non-skilled users can point a PIM powered terminal in seconds. No additional equipment, such as a spectrum analyser, is required. The PIM can also provide an extremely simplified interface for management and control of auto-acquire terminals, or simplify pointing to the extent of removing the need for heavy and expensive motors completely. The PIM is now integrated into all of Paradigm’s terminals, as well as selected third party terminals; it’s certified for use on all major satellite networks utilising a combination of RF, antennas and modems. The PIM offers a fast route to market for terminal manufacturers, with the network testing and certification largely already taken care of.