Our Equipment

Your communications are only as reliable as the equipment carrying them. Which is why we have invested 12 years developing a portfolio of the most dependable, versatile and resilient hardware available. Our partnerships with clients across a range of industry sectors have given us the expertise to advise on the most effective technical solutions, whatever the environment or purpose. From rapidly deployable lightweight antennas to military specification kit built to withstand the harshest conditions and longest assignments with minimal maintenance.

KA SATELLITE MANUAL FLYAWAY SATELLITE BROADCASTING SYSTEM

The bigblu FlyAway Antenna is our most cost-effective solution for mobile broadcasting. We can testify to its reliability and resilience as we designed and manufactured it ourselves.

Deployed in some of the most inhospitable conditions imaginable, its stand is constructed from high grade stainless steel and alloy. The FlyAway is the preferred choice of the MoD as well as several Police Forces, the BBC and the NHS.

Each kit is delivered with dual modems and dual transceivers to give you the backup you need in challenging environments. Our equipment is often deployed in critical situations, so we are the only supplier who, as standard, deliver systems with ‘cold spares’.

The system operates on the satellite Eutelsat KA-SAT as well as other Viasat networks around the world. It gives the fastest broadband possible via satellite which, depending on the package, is up to 50Mbps, with dedicated broadcast transmission rates of up to 10 Mb (simplex or duplex).

Download spec sheet: Flyaway KA Satellite System

DAWSON GO AUTO-ACQUIRE ANTENNA SYSTEM

The Dawson Go is Europe's most popular auto-acquiring  KA Antenna. It’s easy to see why.

The extremely low profile (240mm) antenna adds minimal extra vehicle height, while its automatic pointing system is simplicity itself. The user interface requires no special training but gives the operator full control if required.

The Go is light and compact enough to be fitted to virtually any base vehicle.

It is a testament to the versatility and durability of the Go that the BBC have deployed them on over 80 of their own vehicles. The system is probably Europe’s most widely deployed auto-acquire antenna. It offers exceptional value, needs minimal servicing, and all spares and support are available locally in the UK.

Dawson-Dynamic, the manufacturers of the Go, won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise Innovation in 2016.

The system operates on the satellite Eutelsat KA-SAT as well as other Viasat networks around the world. It gives the fastest broadband possible via satellite which, depending on the package, is up to 50Mbps, and dedicated broadcast transmission rates of up to 10 Mb (simplex or duplex).

Download spec sheet: Dawson Go

DAWSON SC-ZERO 70 FLYAWAY AUTO-ACQUIRE ANTENNA SYSTEM

The Dawson Flyaway Kit enables rapid deployment of the KA Satellite IP Broadcast System. The equipment will fit into a vehicle and, using available power, can be deployed in minutes.

The Dawson SC Antenna is a fully automatic flyaway antenna system which is easily packed into three robust flight cases. It is based on the bestselling and award-winning Dawson range of professional antennas used by Emergency Services, Military and Broadcast customers all over Europe. It is simple to use and allows us to offer the same quality at a more accessible price than the competition.

The SC-Zero 70K solves the needs of communications professionals by using a very high-quality and compact antenna system, ensuring that the solution can be transported easily in most vehicles, by helicopter or aircraft.

The system operates on the satellite Eutelsat KA-SAT as well as other Viasat networks around the world. It provides the fastest broadband possible via satellite which, depending on the package, offers up to 50Mbps and dedicated broadcast transmission rates of up to 10 Mb (simplex or duplex).

Download spec sheet: Dawson-SC-Zero-70-KA-SAT

COBHAM EXPLORER 8100 KA AUTO-ACQUIRE ANTENNA SYSTEM

Our Cobham auto-acquiring satellite broadcasting solution is recognised as the finest and most accomplished system in its class.

It includes 100% duty cycle, 3-axis lock, Dynamic Pointing Correction technology, 1m antenna, and can be operated for five years between servicing.

Using lessons learned from Cobham’s SATCOM maritime stabilised VSAT antennas, the 8100 offers the most reliable connectivity available in its segment. Its carbon fibre antenna and MIL-SPEC build quality means it can stabilise vehicle movement when broadcasting in high wind or on rough terrain.

The Cobham features industry-leading fast satellite acquisition, with pointing achieved in less than two minutes. It also has built-in Wi-fi and a web-based user interface for easy PC and Smartphone configuration.

The system operates on the satellite Eutelsat KA-SAT as well as other Viasat networks around the world. It offers the fastest broadband possible via Satellite which, depending on the package, offers up to 50Mbps  and dedicated broadcast transmission rates of up to 10 Mb (simplex or duplex).

Download spec sheet: Explorer 8100 KA

AKD SAT-COMM FLYAWAY KARBON-75 MANUAL ANTENNA SYSTEM

The Karbon-75 is the most compact lightweight high-performance KA Satellite flyaway antenna in the business.

Its deployment can be completed without tools, and by a single person in just 60 seconds. It is ideally suited for Newsgathering and Disaster Recovery services.

The precision engineered 75cm carbon-fibre segmented reflector uses long-life catches to maintain perfect surface accuracy even after repeated deployments.

The reflector segments, E-Tria, tripod mount and the modem backpack all pack into a single padded case. The complete case weighs less than 23kg and complies with current IATA airline luggage regulations. A hard case solution is also available.

The Karbon-75 is equipped with a unique weatherproof modem box mounted onto the rear of its main reflector petal making it ideal in difficult conditions. The modem box includes v-lock battery mounts for two batteries, long range Wi-Fi system, Surfbeam Pro 2 modem and E-Tria Tranceiver. The tripod uses a precision gimbal mount, making it easy to level and quick to point accurately.

The system operates on the satellite Eutelsat KA-SAT as well as other Viasat networks around the world. It offers the fastest broadband possible via Satellite which, depending on the package, offers up to 50Mbps and dedicated broadcast transmission rates of up to 10 Mb (simplex or duplex).

Download spec sheet: AKD Sat-Comm Flyaway Karbon-75.

EQUIPMENT HIRE

We offer clients the option of renting a satellite broadband terminal for the ultimate in flexibility. This is ideally suited for one-off events, festivals, sporting fixtures, exhibitions or conferences.

At your request bigblu can deploy an approved sub-contractor to your event. They will provide set-up, connection to the satellite, and even manage it for the required duration. Bigblu can also deploy the service with a wireless network if required, and even provide a crew to film your event.

Our off-the-shelf Pro Data service delivers up to 30 Mbps download, 6 Mbps upload and works independently of the available fixed-line infrastructure. It is a truly stand-alone system, which can be placed anywhere from the roof of a Portakabin to the top of a mountain. We just need mains power, or a generator/inverter.

If this is your first time renting this equipment, we’d be delighted to talk through any specific requirements with you.