A ruggedized, weatherproof satellite modem with integral WIFI router and using industry-standard connectors suitable for broadcast and government use.
BIPS manufactures a range of modems designed specifically to work with the latest Ka-Band IP-over-Satellite systems.
Standard modems for these systems are for indoor use only, have domestic connectors and are designed for permanent installation in a dry, temperature controlled environment.
Connection to the antenna is via 2x co-axial cables. These are bulky to carry, have limited length and can be difficult to rig safely. They are also hard to procure locally, should a failure occur on a foreign assignment.
Many systems also require the user to input RF cable loss each time the system is deployed, making the system difficult to use by non-technical personnel.
Domestic modems typically require mains power or 30VDC – often difficult to find in a breaking news situation. 12VDC is usually available from a vehicle or camera crew batteries.
Mounting the modem on the antenna offers the following advantages:
Cross-site cable is a single standard CAT5 ethernet cable with RJ45 connectors – available from any computer outlet.
Single Co-axial cable to the antenna, cable lengths are minimised and constant length.
The modem (+ batteries) provides additional ballast to the antenna, maintaining performance during high winds.
- Rugged weatherproof construction standard broadcast connectors Built in 2.4GHz WIFI for user access.
- Powers from 12V via car cigarette socket or V-lok camera batteries (other batteries on request).
- Powers the transceiver via co-ax cable
- Mounting kits available for most common Ka-band antennas