Satellite with Saab technology launched by SpaceX

mir-1, a satellite equipped with technology from Saab, was launched into space on 11 November onboard SpaceX Falcon 9. This marks a new era within maritime communication.

Ymir-1 is a test satellite and part of the development of the next generation of the Automatic Identification System (AIS), a system used by ships to communicate position, speed, course, and other data. AIS is a requirement for all larger ships and boats in civilian traffic. Saab TransponderTech is a leading manufacturer of AIS transponders and has built the advanced transponder onboard the satellite.

“Saab’s focus is innovation and to be at the forefront of technology. By using the space domain, we can strengthen and improve already existing products in our portfolio. The satellite launch is an important step in our investment in space and demonstrates our ability to utilise available Saab technology to, together with our partners, create new, unique space applications,” says Christian Hedelin, Chief Strategy Officer at Saab. (more…)

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Poynting’s New Mimo Wi-Fi Marine Antennas

Poynting OMNI-494 and OMNI-498

The OMNI-494 and OMNI-498 antennas provide dual-band Wi-Fi coverage in the 2.4 GHz and 5 to 7.2 GHz bands, making them ideal for any Wi-Fi access point, whether it is older Wi-Fi technology or new technology that goes up to Wi-Fi 6E (7.2 GHz).

The OMNI-494 features cross-polarized antennas, with high gain vertical and low gain horizontal omnidirectional antennas. The high-gain antennas have a peak gain of 9.8dBi, while the low-gain antennas have a peak gain of 5dBi, providing MIMO performance with improved throughput.

The OMNI-498 features high-gain vertical omni-directional antennas with a peak gain of 9.8dBi also providing MIMO performance with improved throughput.

Both antennas are purpose-built for harsh maritime environments against dust and water ingress, making them ideal for the most severe storms at sea. The antenna radome is fully saltwater protected and thus can be used in highly corrosive environments, thanks to the UV-stable ASA radome material.

The OMNI-494 and OMNI-498 antennas are intended to supplement and expand the range of marine Wi-Fi antennas, offering more options to our customers especially when using a MIMO-capable access point. With their MIMO technology, the antennas ensure enhanced performance, improved reliability, and seamless connectivity for vessels of all sizes, and other maritime applications. Stay connected wherever your journey takes you with our new MIMO Wi-Fi antennas.

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Teledyne FLIR Defense Showcases Advanced Maritime Surveillance Technology

SYDNEY, November 7, 2023 ― Teledyne FLIR Defense is showcasing its advanced maritime surveillance system, the SeaFLIR® 240-EP, for the first time in Australia at this week’s Indo Pacific 2023 conference at the International Convention Centre in Sydney.

With its lightweight stabilized turret, HD payload options, and inertial navigation capabilities, SeaFLIR 240 and 240-EP can support a wide range of at-sea missions, including Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), search and rescue, and special operations. The system’s advanced image-processing technology, coupled with a small form factor, make it ideally suited for naval combatant craft, small boats, and unmanned surface vessels.

The SeaFLIR 240-EP was chosen as the surveillance sensor to be integrated on tactical boats built by Sydney-based The Whiskey Project Group, which recently won a contract to deliver boats for U.S. Marines in the Pacific.

“Our SeaFLIR 240 is a powerful solution in a smaller package,” said Robert Moss, Sr. Director of Business Development for Asia-Pacific at Teledyne FLIR. “Leveraging a number of technology enhancements, such as the ability to support Aided Target Recognition (AiTR) via FLIR’s neural network target classifier, the SF240 lineup can help users dramatically boost operational surveillance, threat detection, and overall situational awareness.”

“This is the newest in a proven line of SeaFLIR and TacFLIR multi-spectral imaging products, featuring a lightweight turret in a smaller gimbal, with performance that challenges other bigger options,” Moss added.

Teledyne FLIR also is demonstrating its advanced line of unmanned aerial systems, including the SkyRanger® R70 UAS which has been successfully tested deploying both from land vehicles and sea vessels to provide continuous operational surveillance and reconnaissance.

Visit Teledyne FLIR at Indo Pacific 2023 from Nov. 7-9 at booth # 1F4 to see the SeaFLIR 240 and more of its latest defense technology solutions.

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NEW – LT-4100 Iridium Certus 100 Coming Q3 2021

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We are pleased to announce the upcoming launch of Lars Thrane A/S first Iridium Certus® satellite communication system. We hereby welcome the Iridium Certus® 100 LT-4100 Satellite Communications System that will support 2 x high quality voice channels and IP data speeds of 22/88 kbps(up/down).

We look forward to the launch in Q3 2021 and to start delivering this new product to our partners and customers. Further details and pre order information are available on our website via the following LT-4100 product link shown below.

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KVH Launches New P Series IMU’s with PIC Technology & High end Accelerometers

KVH Introduces P-series IMUs with PIC Technology and New Accelerometers

The new inertial measurement units (IMUs) feature increased performance designed to meet the needs of autonomous tech applications

We are pleased to announce today that KVH Industries has introduced the P-1750 IMU and the P-1725 IMU to complement the previously released P-1775 IMU and create a full line of IMUs that feature high performance accelerometers and KVH’s patented photonic integrated chip (PIC) technology. The KVH P-series IMUs are offered in the same proven, compact IMU housing design, and now offer more dynamic and accurate sensor performance delivering improved navigation capability and more environmental robustness in vibration and shock capability for more challenging applications.

KVH’s PIC technology features an integrated planar optical chip that replaces individual fibre optic components to simplify production and increase reliability. The accelerometers used in the P-series IMUs offer greater sensitivity and accuracy in their dynamic ranges.  This means KVH P-series IMUs are designed to deliver an order of magnitude better drift (bias instability) and noise (velocity random walk) performance than prior products and offer more than 10 times higher accuracy than less expensive MEMS inertial measurement units. KVH P-series IMUs feature easy integration with flexible power and communications interfaces, outstanding repeatability unit-to-unit, and increased product life as a result of the PIC technology.

KVH P-series IMUs are designed for the most challenging applications on land, sea, and air, including autonomous trucks and people movers, drones, AUVs, ROVs, and platform stabilization. The industries that leverage these applications include transportation, military, agriculture, construction, and mining.

With the expanded line of P-series IMUs, KVH provides multiple options for autonomous engineers who are seeking improved performance and a choice of low-noise, high performance accelerometers at a more favorable price point than comparable offerings. The P-1775 IMU is KVH’s premier IMU in terms of accuracy and is offered with 10g or 30g accelerometers to meet autonomous platform specifications. The P-1750 IMU is a versatile high performance IMU featuring a choice of 10g or 30g accelerometers for autonomous and manned platforms. The P-1725 IMU is a compact, commercial IMU featuring PIC technology and 10g accelerometers for outstanding performance and serves as an affordable alternative to lower performing MEMS products.

KVH is a leading innovator for assured navigation and autonomous accuracy using high performance sensors and integrated inertial systems. KVH’s widely fielded TACNAV® tactical navigation systems are currently in use by the U.S. Army and Marine Corps as well as many allied militaries around the world. KVH’s fiber optic gyros (FOGs) and FOG-based IMUs are in use today in a wide variety of applications ranging from optical, antenna, and sensor stabilization systems to mobile mapping solutions and autonomous platforms and cars.

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NEW – KVH TracPhone V30 VSAT

KVH Unveils New TracPhone V30, the Ultra Compact, Fast, and Affordable Digital VSAT System; Unlimited Use Plans Now Offer Worldwide Coverage and Higher Speeds

 KVH sets a new standard for VSAT with the launch of TracPhone® V30. This new 37 cm digital VSAT system, designed to be easy to install and use, packs a big punch for its size.

This rugged antenna is small, light, has a single coaxial cable, and is DC powered to ensure that installation is fast and simple. The TracPhone V30 offers outstanding reception with improved signal efficiency and low running costs over KVH’s mini-VSAT HTS network.

Hardware Highlights
  • Smallest, lightest, lowest powered maritime VSAT system
  • Ultra-compact 37 cm antenna weighing 6KG
  • Compact Below Deck Control unit
  • 10-30 VDC Power
  • Single COAX cable connection
Connectivity Highlights
  • Super-fast speeds up to 6/2 Mbps (down/up)
  • KVH enhanced VoIP service
  • Multi-level Cybersecurity Program with advanced network-level firewall
  • Worldwide metered and unlimited use airtime plans
  • KVH Manager and Category Control Data Management
  • Flexible Airtime Rate Plans from as little as £69.00 per (USD Rate Dependent)
  • Unlimited Data Plans from £109.00 per Month (USD Rate Dependent)

The new TracPhone V30 has everything you need to stay connected while at sea and, with superfast speeds, low power consumption and unlimited worldwide data usage, there is nothing on today’s market to match it for both performance and size.

In addition, the new KVH Manager portal provides powerful data management tools to give valuable real time insight and control over data usage.

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NEW – Iridium GMDSS Global Service & LARS Thrane LT-3100S GMDSS

The new standard in maritime safety communications is being launched as part of IMO’s drive to modernise the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) later this month.

This new GMDSS service will deliver distress alerts to rescue coordination centers (RCCs) during global emergencies at sea. It will send identification data, status and position information to the RCC when the emergency red button is pressed for more than three seconds.

Iridium’s GMDSS service will also facilitate distress voice communications with direct calls at the highest priority to an RCC once the alert has been received. Maritime Safety Information (MSI) will be broadcast to ships, including navigational and meteorological information using Iridium SafetyCastThis uses Iridium’s constellation of 66 cross linked Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellites that already deliver commercial communications, connectivity and automatic identification system (AIS) data.

GMDSS has been provided to ships for more than 30 years using L Band radio frequencies over Inmarsat’s geostationary satellites. The addition of Iridium’s LEO constellation extends the coverage. Ships in sea area A4 will in the future will have access to GMDSS, so for the first time it will be global.

The very latest LARS Thrane LT-3100S available soon is the first GMDSS terminal available for this new Iridium service and we are now accepting pre orders find out more about this new terminal visit LARS Thrane 3100S GMDSS

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Latest – KVH TracVision & TracPhone Cashback Offers

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Whether you’re an existing customer who wants to upgrade or you’ve been using a competing product and want to make the move to the No. 1 VSAT and satellite TV solution, it’s never been easier or more affordable to bring the best onboard with KVH’s special offers on award-winning TracPhone® and TracVision® systems.

TracPhone V/IP-series Customer Loyalty Upgrade Specials

Upgrade to TracPhone V7 HTS or V11 HTS & Claim $5,000 Cashback

Trade in your current KVH TracPhone V or V IP series VSAT antenna for the award winning TracPhone V7 HTS or the new V11 HTS with speeds as fast as 20 Mbps plus an unlimited use data channel.

Upgrade to a TracPhone V3 HTS & Claim $2,000 Cashback

Trade in your KVH TracPhone V3 or V3 IP for the new ultra compact 37cm TracPhone V3 HTS with download speeds as fast as 5 Mbps.

Upgrade your 1 Metre VSAT and Switch to KVH & Claim $5,000 Cashback

It’s time to get a better VSAT! Switch to the award winning TracPhone V7 HTS or the new TracPhone V11 HTS with speeds as fast as 20 Mbps plus an unlimited data channel.

Exclusive for Inmarsat Customers Make the Move to KVH & Claim up to $2,500 Cashback

Switch to a TracPhone V3 HTS or V7 HTS VSAT antenna system with data speeds as fast as 10 Mbps down. T&C’s apply.

TracVision Cashback Offer

KVH TracVision TVRO up to $750 Cashback Offer – TV Series, UHD 7 and HD11

Purchase a new TracVsion TVRO satellite TV antenna between 1st October 2020 and 31st December 2020 and claim up to $750 cashback T&C’s apply.

Contact Us

Do you have any questions? Want to discuss your particular needs or challenges and how CA Clase can help? Reach out and connect with a member of our sales team CONTACT US.

For further details & full T&C’s CLICK HERE.

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NEW – Partnership with Poynting Tech

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NEW Maritime & Land Mobile Partnership with Poynting Tech

We are very excited about our new partnership with Poynting Tech based in Johannesburg who are the leading manufacturer of cellular LTE antenna solutions for maritime and land mobile applications and a perfect addition to our range of PEPWAVE LTE Routers.

We are able to provide competitive pricing on their range of market leading antennas and with a portfolio of products for 3G, 4G, LTE, GPS and GLONASS as well as WiFi WAN applications we should have the right antenna for your requirements.

Poynting antennas can be used in all industry sectors that require enhanced and dependable cellular wireless communication whether it is residential working from home, automotive or leisure and commercial maritime Poynting have an antenna to suit.

In addition, we can provide a number of specialised Poynting antenna options for the maritime and RV markets. These solutions are ideal for creating and enhancing networks which are required to be rural, mobile or even offshore.

Contact us for further details or see our maritime and RV range of antennas via this link CLICK HERE.


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Taking Online Security Seriously

We are pleased to say that as part of our Cyber Security initiatives, CA Clase (UK) Limited has become Cyber Essentials certified. Cyber Essentials is a Government backed and industry supported scheme that helps businesses to protect themselves against the ever growing threat of cyber attacks.

Jointly developed by the UK government and the cyber security industry, the Cyber Essentials scheme defines a baseline standard of security for businesses in the UK. It outlines the controls that all organisations should implement to help mitigate risks from common internet based threats.

Our certification marks another step on our journey of continuous security improvement and adds a level of external, independent assurance that we are doing the right things to help protect our staff, clients, systems, and services. Find out more about how Cyber Essentials by visiting the National Cyber Security Centre

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