AQYR Technologies Launches New Auto-Acquisition Satellite Terminals

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Caelus 1.2 m terminal offers below 20 second acquisition times in an easy to set-up, transportable package. Taranis 65 cm terminal is an affordable, easy to deploy, high throughput system that supports operations in austere conditions.

The Caelus and Taranis terminals deliver AQYR’s award winning technology to the broader public safety and enterprise markets, says Carl D’Alessandro, CEO of AQYR’s parent, Windmill International Inc. They are affordable, robust solutions for users with specialized communications needs.

AQYR Technologies today announced the introduction of two new families of satellite terminal systems, Caelus and Taranis. These terminals bring the award-winning capabilities AQYR developed for the AN/PRS-11 receive suite used on the Global Broadcast Service (GBS) to a broad array of government and commercial users.

Caelus is a cost effective, auto-acquire system that leverages the latest advances in processing power and motorization. It introduces the industry’s fastest and most accurate pointing system, InstAQYR. InstAQYR uses Differential GPS and high-speed motorization to acquire satellites in under 20 seconds (on average) and to rapidly move between satellites.

The initial product is a 1.2 m, Ku-band, transportable terminal with a 6-piece segmented reflector for ease of transport. The two-case system can be easily assembled without tools and contains an integrated controller that supports single button acquisition. Additional options to be introduced include Ka, X and C-band capability, vehicle and pole mounts, a 1m antenna and the capability to track inclined orbit MEO and LEO satellites.

Taranis is a 65 cm, dual optics, Gregorian antenna that fits onto AQYR’s lightest mount, providing a powerful, compact, auto-acquire platform. It is configured as a single case transportable antenna using the same easy-to-use and set-up mount as AQYR’s popular TYPHOON and ThinPACK terminals. The initial configuration supports Ka or X band, with Ku band soon to follow.

The terminals are being introduced on March 14 at 11:00 a.m. at SATELLTE 2018 in the SATELLITE Unveiled Theater. They will also be available at AQYR’s booth (1939) throughout the show. Both antennas, plus AQYR’s other terminals such as the AN/PRS-11, TYPHOON and ThinPACK will be available for demonstration.

About AQYR Technologies
AQYR designs and manufactures highly-portable GBS and 2-way Ku/Ka/X-band full auto-acquisition, single-case, portable ground terminals. These intuitive, patented, auto-acquire terminals are used by Defense, NGO, Public Safety, Foreign Government, Commercial and Enterprise markets. AQYR is a wholly owned subsidiary of Windmill International, Inc.

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