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