Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Feb 12, 2016 - Daejeon, South Korea: KNS, Inc., a market leader in design, manufacture and integration of marine communication systems, is pleased to announce the first dual band KA/KU satellite COTM antenna, expanding the SuperTrack Series, that requires no physical labor to change frequencies. In order to change frequencies, this is changed automatically by the satellite modem, or manually through the control software.
This simple to install and operate COTM broadband satellite antenna has now opened up the market place to provide quality, reliable and secure voice, data and cloud applications, for multiple applications, such as trucks, airplanes, Unmanned Ariel Vehicles (UAVs), submarines, helicopters, satellite News Gathering (SNG), Cars, Tanks and much more. The elliptical reflector is small, just 0.9m, so can be very inconspicuous for this type of application.
“Our engineering department developed a totally new type of patent-approved satellite antenna to meet the demanding needs of our customers who require fast, secure communications on the move. We are excited to be the first in the industry that enables a KU/KA Dual Band automatic switching and polarization capability”, comments Noah Chung, Director, KNS, Inc. “The key to a successful antenna is to provide as much automatic functionality as possible. We therefore included in our new COTM antenna, automatic tracking that allowed tracking according to input parameters, automatic collection of longitude, latitude, heading, azimuth and elevation data. We even created automatic polarization switching and automatic frequency band feed switching”.
One of the unique features of the automatic switching is the ability to adjust from linear 180º Ku-band to Ka-Band with circular Left Hand Circular Polarization (LHCP)/Right Hand Circular Polarization (RHCP).
Other important key features include self-diagnosis and monitoring, and satellite re-acquire time of less than 5 seconds, self-diagnosis and monitoring.
The COTM antenna operates under the following frequency:
KU-Band: RX: 12.25 GHz-12.75 GHz, TX: 14.0 GHz-14.5 GHz and KA-Band: RX: 19.6 GHz – 21.2 GHz, TX: 29.4 GHz – 31.0 GHz.
With regards to the Antenna Gain:
Ku-Band RX: 39.4 dBi@ 12.5 GHz. TX: 40.2 dBi @ 14.24 GHz and KA-Band RX: 44 dBi @20.4 GHz TX: 47.5 dBi @ 30.2 GHz
The COTM has been built with ruggedness and durability in mind. It has an elliptical carbon fiber reflector and it uses dual feed technology.
KNS is so confident that this is going to be a winning technology that plans are already in the works to migrate their maritime terminals in Q2 of this year.
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Daejeon 305-348, South Korea
About KNS, Inc.
Based in Daejeon, South Korea, KNS is a worldwide designer, manufacturer, and integrator in the marine communications industry. KNS has been serving customers worldwide providing high quality service, VSAT antennas, equipment and parts for the marine communications industry. The Company specializes in marine stabilized antenna systems for satellite communications, satellite television-at-sea, broadband at sea, voice and data services.