Inmarsat confirms Type Approval of Paradigm’s Global Xpress land terminals

Paradigm’s Connect series among the first batch of fixed land terminals to earn ‘approved’ status over Inmarsat’s Global Xpress network

3 June 2015: Inmarsat (LSE:ISAT.L) is pleased to announce that after extensive testing on the Inmarsat-5 F1 satellite,  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.

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.

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.”

For further information

Jonathan Sinnatt
Director of Corporate Communications
jonathan.sinnatt@inmarsat.com
+44 (0)20 7728 1935
Katie Potts
Corporate Communications Manager
katie.potts@inmarsat.com
+44 (0)20 7728 1492

About Inmarsat

Inmarsat plc is the leading provider of global mobile satellite communications services. Since 1979, Inmarsat has been providing reliable voice and high-speed data communications to governments, enterprises and other organizations, with a range of services that can be used on land, at sea or in the air. Inmarsat employs around 1,600 staff in more than 60 locations around the world, with a presence in the major ports and centres of commerce on every continent. Inmarsat is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE:ISAT.L). For more information, please visit www.inmarsat.com.

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About Paradigm

Paradigm provides optimal, innovative communication and control solutions by delivering functionality, performance, reliability, and service at a competitive price. Paradigm is an independent and privately owned UK-based company with Europe’s largest satcom warehouse. Incorporating an extensive logistics capability, Paradigm is able to deliver extremely efficient and cost-effective global services and unique solutions, from the provision of satcom equipment and terminals to the design and installation of complete turnkey systems. Paradigm has extensive engineering experience designing and delivering customised satellite terminals and earth stations for a wide range of industries and sectors, developing close relationships with customers, and giving valuable insight into their key requirements. All these factors make a successful combination when working with Global Xpress as Land Terminal Launch Manufacturer and Terminal Integration Partner.

For more information, please visit: www.paracomm.co.uk