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News: SELEX Communications Yacht Technologies launches new antenna technology for superyachts

July 23, 2010 by selex
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The Yacht Technologies division of SELEX Communications, a Finmeccanica company, announces a new groundbreaking technology for the superyacht market – Integrated Antenna Solutions (IAS). This is a process that seamlessly integrates antennas into the physical fabric of the vessel, enabling visually intrusive protruding masts and aerials to be partially or completely removed from sight.

IAS technology is set to revolutionise superyacht design by dramatically improving yacht aesthetics, while maintaining optimum equipment performance. IAS provides the design solution to overcome complex issues in three critical areas:

• Positioning of multiple antennas to enable them to transmit and receive without interfering with each other

• Combining several antennas operating on different frequencies into a single aerial, which greatly reduces the number of antennas onboard, without affecting performance

• Designing bespoke antennas for covert installation – for example, hidden in the cowling of the yacht

John Hodder, Head of SELEX Communications Yacht Technologies, commented: “Even on the largest superyachts, space for antennas and sensors is limited. Both performance and aesthetic considerations influence how and where they can be located. As innovators in superyacht technology, we wanted to bring something to our customers that offers designers the opportunity to create superyachts with clean lines, without limiting performance in any way IAS offers the ideal solution.

“We have considerable experience in IAS across a wide range of platforms. We have been working closely with designers and shipyards to implement this technology in naval applications for more than a decade, so we can guarantee success. Having firmly installed ourselves into the superyacht market, we feel now is the right time to launch this technology to this sector.”

Yacht Technologies is one of the world’s leading providers of navigation, communication, security and entertainment solutions for the superyacht market. SELEX Communications and is part of the Finmeccanica Group, one of the largest electronics and communications groups in the world employing 73,000 people across 400 sites in the aerospace, defence and security sectors.

http://www.selexyacht.com

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To find out more about Yacht Technologies, or for a short animated presentation about IAS, please
contact PR Director, Eleanor Hawtin on 01926 330800 or email ellie.h@cognitiongroup.co.uk

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