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Intellian and OneWeb present Flat Panel Series for reliable LEO connectivity

The terminals are designed to meet the unique requirements of end users across land and sea, ensuring reliable global connectivity
Intellian Technologies and OneWeb announced a new product portfolio of Intellian Flat Panel user terminals for use on OneWeb’s network.

Intellian’s Flat Panel Series is a suite of both Pro and Compact user terminals that deliver superior performance in sleek, small-footprint and lightweight form factors. Designed for land fixed, land mobile, maritime and government markets, they’re for customers requiring low profile, easy installation and high performance. 

The four Flat Panel user terminals are the latest installment in OneWeb and Intellian’s long standing partnership. Massimiliano Ladovaz, CTO at OneWeb, remarked, ‘We are delighted to partner with Intellian once again to bring these AESA terminals to the market and add them to OneWeb’s comprehensive suite of terminal solutions. 

‘Intellian’s Flat Panel Series will cater to a range of diverse market segments and uses. By combining Intellian's industry-leading technology with OneWeb's fast, reliable, low-latency network capabilities, we will continue to provide customers with dependable and flexible connectivity solutions that meet their needs worldwide.’ 

Pro and Compact models

Through the Pro and Compact Flat Panels, customers have a choice of four different user terminals to address their specific market needs. 

Of those, Intellian will launch the OW11FM in 2024, a Pro terminal tailored for mobility such as shipping and superyachts, and suitable for cruise ships. 

The Flat Panel terminals are designed to ensure reliable connectivity everywhere in the world, on land and at sea.

Eric Sung, president and CEO at Intellian Technologies, said, ‘Our evolution into flat panel user terminals has been an exceptionally exciting and intense development that has not only stretched the boundaries of our own technological prowess but has also redefined the possibilities within the industry. 

‘With such a sleek, optimised SWAP form factor user terminal that doesn’t compromise on performance, our Flat Panel Series are unlike anything OneWeb’s customers have experienced to date. We’re proudly empowering their connectivity with these initial four flat panel user terminal series.’  

Technologies involved

Intellian’s Flat Panel Series is based on active electronically scanned array (AESA) technology, coupled with proprietary antenna element design, custom vector-amplifier phased array chipset, and proprietary artificial intelligence software algorithms of beam forming and beam shaping. To support the frequent beam and satellite handovers required for OneWeb, Intellian’s flat panel architecture allows for highly reliable and accurate beam pointing with optimized tracking, and ultra-fast, sub milli-second satellite handovers, even at low elevation look angles.