Intellian consolidates top spot

Mar 20 2015

Intellian has been confirmed as as the leading company within the stabilised antenna market, with a 35.6% share, according to the 4th Edition of the COMSYS Maritime VSAT Report.

“Intellian now leads the market under a single brand having achieved spectacular results since 2012,” the report commented.

Stabilised antenna systems are the critical hardware component of all marine VSAT services but the market has proved cautious over new products, based on expectations of associated high cost and reliability risks. Overcoming these doubts vindicates Intellian’s commitment to innovation and intelligent design, supported by a rigorous testing regime to document durability and reliability, supported by a three year warranty, the company claimed.

Within a very short time frame Intellian has also established a network of trained dealers, installers, technicians and operators, offering global service and maintenance capabilities.

Intellian said that it had attained market leadership by building up modern production facilities, experienced professionals and a global presence. Combining these capabilities with an aggressive market strategy, the company said that it believed it can claim credit for a significant jump in demand across the sector.

Competitive pricing has been backed by new service concepts, including the inclusion of spare drive belts pre-packaged into its antenna and bundled spares package offers. Its products have been adopted as part of the core offering of many of the major operators, including Airbus (Vizada/Marlink) and Inmarsat.

According to the COMSYS Maritime VSAT Report: “In our 2012 report we judged Intellian’s product to also be more completely integrated and thought through than many others – the company informed us that it has made a number of design decisions that allow for simplified installation, easy maintenance and easily understood user control interfaces.”

Eric Sung, CEO of Intellian, commented: “We are very proud of the growth and market penetration that has been achieved in such a short time – in 2009 sales were at a figure of 36 units, in 2013 this had increased to 2,198 units placing Intellian at the forefront of the market. That is a great testament to the quality of our products and our people. We are extremely pleased that our achievements have been verified by COMSYS and the benefits we have brought to the entire sector recognised by such a venerable organisation.”

Intellian, has also announced a partnership with Kymeta Corp to commercialise Ku-band maritime satellite terminals. The Intellian terminals will integrate Kymeta’s thin, flat, lightweight, electronically beam-steered mTenna satellite antennas, which are built on metamaterial-based technology.

“Intellian is very pleased to be partnering with Kymeta to bring to market the next generation of VSAT technology,” said Sung,.“Over the past few months of discussions we have found Kymeta’s corporate culture and philosophy to be closely aligned with our own, sharing a keen focus on enabling overall market growth by making VSAT technology simple and easy to adopt across all segments.”

Dr Nathan Kundtz, founder, president, and CTO of Kymeta Corp commented, “Intellian is a highly reputable and innovative developer of terminals for the maritime market. Working together we will create affordable products for large markets, which are currently un-addressable or are under-penetrated.”


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