Inmarsat Government’s GX LITE land user terminal was selected as a winner of the Mobile Satellite User Association’s (MSUA) 2023 Satellite Mobile Innovation Awards. The terminal won the Government Mobile Innovation category, marking the seventh time in eight years that Inmarsat was honored as a winner of the prestigious, annual award.
The new GX LITE terminal provides highly-reliable broadband connectivity for tactical military and non-military users worldwide via Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) Ka-band network. Built for land users with “grab and go” applications, the lightweight and compact terminal increases end user mobility while providing global access and secure operations, at an affordable price point.
Inmarsat Government developed GX LITE with its value-added manufacturer partner, Get SAT, an innovator in lightweight satellite communication for ground, airborne and maritime applications. The terminal is easy to set up and operate, establishing a network connection anywhere without requiring user configuration. Additionally, it features a front-panel interface and a Wi-Fi capability that can be enabled/disabled by the user.
GX LITE leverages highly efficient, flat-panel antenna technologies and supports unique Maximum Information Rate (MIR) and Committed Information Rate (CIR) users’ needs globally. It is lightweight (21.4 lbs.), thin (16.6” W, 11.5” L and 3.3” D) and easily transportable with a carrying case that fits into a commercial aircraft’s overhead compartment. Additionally, the terminal has low power consumption and can operate on batteries for up to three hours.
Matt Wissler, chief technology officer, Inmarsat Government, said, “At Inmarsat Government, we are steadfastly committed to delivering certainty in an uncertain world. The GX LITE terminal is another example of the way that we collaborate with our value-added manufacturing partners to develop innovative solutions that meet U.S. government customers current and future needs. We are proud of our consistent recognition by MSUA for delivering technologies that support our customers’ communications needs, wherever the mission takes them.”