The new Gen IV SATCOM On-The-Move terminals incorporate user feedback and provide reliable communications for customers working in the harshest environments.
RICHARDSON, Texas General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies introduced its Fourth Generation (Gen IV) SATCOM On-The-Move(SOTM) antenna terminal at the International Broadcast Convention in Amsterdam, from September 9 through 13, 2016. The new terminal delivers private, secure voice, video and data satellite communications (SATCOM) for users remotely located or where there is limited access to a satellite network infrastructure. Ruggedized for the most challenging operational environments, General Dynamics SOTM terminals maintain connectivity with satellite networks using the terminals trusted gyro-stabilization, which provides high-pointing accuracy.
The new GEN IV SOTM design leverages our broad design history and expertise, enhanced by user feedback from field operators and rigorous environmental testing, said Mike Guzelian, a vice president of General Dynamics Mission Systems.
Feedback from military users helped design and develop the new Gen IV model. It features improved reliability by increasing mean time between failures and eliminating cooling fans to improve airflow within the antenna terminals. The new model is also 16 percent lighter, giving terminal operators the opportunity carry additional equipment or increase their agility and efficiency when on-the-move.
General Dynamics SOTM products come in a variety of sizes and configurations, and the latest model is built on the success of previous versions. The range of models enables customers to install the antennas on ground vehicles, maritime vessels and aircraft to establish secure links to forward operating bases.
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