Paradigm’s GX terminals earn approved status

03 June 2015:  Paradigm’s complete Connect terminal series – Connect70, Connect100, Connect100T and Connect180 – is among the first set of fixed land terminals to receive full type approval for use over the Inmarsat Global Xpress (GX) network, following extensive testing on the Inmarsat-5 F1 satellite.

The Connect70, Connect100 and Connect180 fixed GX terminals range in sizes of 69cm, 98cm and 180cm respectively. With three available sizes to choose from, coupled with flexible packaging, configuration and mounting options, the Connect series of GX terminals are designed to support a wide range of government and enterprise requirements.

The Connect100T is the transportable version of the Connect100, with lightweight tripod, Outdoor PIM terminal controller, and rugged transit cases to provide a cost-effective, yet highly mobile, GX terminal solution for organisations that need quick and easy deployment from one location to another.

Terminal interface

In addition, as Inmarsat’s GX Integrator, Paradigm designed the Paradigm Interface Module (PIM), a user-friendly terminal interface, to help facilitate easy set-up with potential use of other antenna-RF combinations.

It provides the modem, baseband switching, assisted pointing and setup functions needed for the Connect series, as well as any other new or existing GX-compliant antenna.

“Today’s announcement is a significant milestone in the GX programme,” said Greg Ewert, President of Inmarsat Enterprise.

“The addition of Paradigm’s Connect GX terminal series will further strengthen our GX land terminal catalog and ensure we are well positioned to meet the various requirements of our diverse Enterprise sectors, as we continue to roll out our revolutionary Ka-band network across the globe.”

Jon Godfrey, General Manager for Paradigm, said: “Our Connect100 and Connect100T both hit the size and efficiency sweet spot for GX making them the best value and best performing GX land terminals available. Having full type approval for all terminals is the final stage and now gives us full market access.”