The Peregrine u8 LEO terminal is designed for all large vessels that utilise OneWebs enterprise-grade connectivity.
Flat panel satellite antenna company Kymetas electronically steered Peregrine u8 LEO terminal is now commercially available and will begin shipping, becoming the first flat panel antenna to serve the maritime market on OneWebs LEO network.
Kymetas deep roots in the maritime market extend back to the launch of its maritime product line in 2017, and guided the streamlined design of the Peregrine u8 LEO terminal, which is purpose-built for maritime applications. By tapping into OneWebs enterprise-grade connectivity, all large vessels from superyachts to commercial fishing and shipping vessels can now connect easily and seamlessly at sea in the same way as they would on land.
Speaking about the flat panel, Walter Berger, President and Co-CEO of Kymeta, said: “Our maritime customers have a unique set of needs, whether that be reliable cyber-security and access to real-time maintenance or connecting to the cloud and streaming their favourite show. Thats why weve made it our mission to develop an equally unique solution.
“As a proud distributor of OneWeb connectivity, today marks an exciting day for Kymeta because it represents the fulfilment of our joint commitment to bring to market a low-power, low-profile LEO terminal, built to elevate and modernize maritime communications.”
Carole Plessy, VP of Maritime and Europe at OneWeb, added: “By harnessing the power of our constellation of LEO satellites, the Peregrine u8 from Kymeta will enable mobile connectivity at sea, on multiple devices in the same way as a home network in your living room. We are thrilled by todays milestone in our partnership with Kymeta, as its proof of our collective leadership in the advancement of the satellite industry and an acknowledgement that connectivity should be readily accessible, regardless of where you are or where youre going.”
Traditional maritime antennas are bulky, requiring high power and below-deck hardware. In contrast, Kymetas slim, energy-efficient Peregrine u8 requires no specialised installation equipment and can be installed onboard by just two people within hours, rather than days.