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VSAT - Globe Trekker - SatelliteIntelligent. Easy To Use. Tough.

The GLOBETrekker™ 2.0 is the world’s most intelligent fly-away satellite terminal. With a modular architecture that enables easy component swapping in the field, a simple one touch interface, and intelligent LinkControl software for automatic satellite acquisition, the GLOBETrekker is both powerful and easy to use. Built to military specifications, with a suite of integrated modems or video encoders, and lightweight packaging compact enough for airline check in, operators rely on the GLOBETrekker for mission critical communications virtually anywhere on the planet.

What’s new?

The GLOBETrekker™ 2.0 has been re-engineered to better meet your needs and the latest developments include:

  • One-touch interface - Easy operation and rapid deployment - acquire a satellite in less than 5 minutes
  • Universal LNB - Automated frequency selection for worldwide deployments
  • Elevated electronics - Quad-pod legs keep electronics well above any running water, mud or snow
  • Built-in troubleshooting - Visible and audible alarms guide users through problem resolution
  • Modular architecture - Components are field replaceable for easy maintenance
  • USB recovery tool - Rapid save and recovery of system software
  • Auto levelling - Enables deployment on rugged terrain and uneven ground without operator levelling
  • Multi-band capability - Ku, X, and Ka band kits available (WGS Compatible) - field swappable in under10 minutes

Globe Trekker - VSAT - Components


  X-Band (60W BUC*) Ku-Band (40W BUC*) Ka-Band (4W BUC*)
1.0m antenna 1.2m antenna 1.0m antenna 1.2m antenna 1.0m antenna 1.2m antenna
G/T 14.7 dB/K 17.0 dB/K 17.6 dB/K 20.2 dB/K 20.8 dB/K 21.5 dB/K
EIRP* 53.3 dBW 55.1 dBW 55.4 dBW 57.6 dBW 53.5 dBW 55.2 dBW
Tx Gain >36.5 dBi >38.3 dBi >41 dBi >43.0 dBi (mid band) >48.0 dBi >49.7 dBi (mid band)
Rx Gain >36.0 dBi >37.6 dBi >39 dBi >41.0 dBi (mid band) >44.0 dBi >46.0 dBi (mid band)
Polarization Circular Linear Cross-Pol Circular / Linear
Cross pol isolation N/A 30 dB on axis Circular: 35dB on axis
Axial Ratio <1.2 dB in Tx Band N/A <1.0 dB in Tx band (military)
<1.5 dB in Tx band (commercial)
Elevation adj 5° to 90°, Motorized, (resolution <0.1°)
Azimuth adj >±100°, Motorized, (resolution <0.1°)
Transmit frequency 7.9 - 8.4 GHz 13.75 GHz - 14.5 GHz 30 - 31 GHz (military)
29.5 - 30 GHz (commercial)
Receive frequency 7.25 - 7.75 GHz 10.95 - 12.75 GHz 18.2 - 21.2 GHz
Input frequency 950 - 1450 MHz 950 - 1700 MHz 950 - 1950 MHz
Operating Temp -30°C to +55°C, meets MIL-STD- 810G
Rainfall 180 mm/h Operational, 360 mm/h Survival, meets MIL-STD- 810G
Windspeed 50 km/h Operational, 100 km/h Survival, meets MIL-STD- 810G

* Other power options available

LinkControl Software

Installed on every GLOBETrekker system, LinkControl™ software is the industry’s most intuitive and powerful suite of satellite pointing tools. With an intuitive GUI, LinkControl seamlessly integrates the various hardware components and automates the process of satellite acquisition. Users have full control of all integrated components including SSPA, LNB, modem, or encoder modulators. Through user configured profiles and a customizable satellite almanac, LinkControl enables users to plan operations, rapidly deploy systems and conduct remote diagnostics. Features include:

  • Auto-acquire of satellite through a one-button software interface
  • Component auto-detection for easy modem or bandwidth switching
  • Remote access from anywhere in the world via TCP/IP
  • Built In troubleshooting and resolution system
  • Closed loop power control to account for environmental variation

Rugged. Reliable. Tough.

The GLOBETrekker™ 2.0 is a battle tested fly-away terminal with unmatched durability. Currently deployed by militaries around the world, the GLOBETrekker includes all weather equipment enclosures (IP66 compliant) and digital levelling technology for rapid deployment in uneven terrain. Tested to meet MIL-STD 810G standards, and packaged in IATA compliant airline cases, the GLOBETrekker is ideal for short notice military and commercial deployments, anywhere in the world.

Easy to Use

With an intelligent, integrated design, the GLOBETrekker™ 2.0 is powerful and easy to use for operators of all experience levels. The system can be completely assembled without tools in mere minutes, and a one touch interface enables rapid, easy deployment. Autoacquisition technology ensures accurate, consistent satellite acquisition and LinkControl’s software provides an intuitive user interface for setting up profiles and monitoring operation. Easy to set up and deploy, the GLOBETrekker leaves you free to focus on your mission.

Antenna X-Band Ku-Band Ka-Band
Antenna Platform Motorized Elevation over Azimuth Mounted on Base Unit Motorized Elevation over Azimuth Mounted on Base Unit  Motorized Elevation over Azimuth Mounted on Base Unit 
Overrides  Manual (Az/El) Manual (Az/El/Pol)  Manual (Az/El) Pol Optional
Reference Signal Frequency external 10 MHz 
-5 to +5 dBm 
(supplied by Base Unit)
external 10 MHz 
-5 to +5 dBm 
(supplied by Base Unit)
external 10 MHz 
-5 to +5 dBm 
(supplied by Base Unit)
Rated Power (1dB C.P.)  60 W (other options available) 35 W (other options available) 4 W (other options available)
Power Control 0.1 dB res, 1 dB accuracy modem dependent  0.1 dB res, 1 dB accuracy modem dependent  0.1 dB res, 0.6 dB accuracy modem dependent 
Max. SSG Variation 
over any narrow band
±1 dB per 54 MHz  ±1 dB per 54 MHz  ±1 dB per 54 MHz 
Spectral Regrowth at rated pwr.  -26 dBc -26 dBc -26 dBc
LNB Noise Figure (typical)  0.7 dB  0.8 dB  1.3 dB 
LO Stability Maximum (over temp) ±10 KHz or ext. ref. ±5 KHz or ext. ref.  ±40 kHz or ext. ref.
Phase noise (SSB maximum) -75 dBc/Hz at 1 kHz
-85 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz
-95 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz
-75 dBc/Hz at 1 kHz
-80 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz
-95 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz
-75 dBc/Hz at 1 kHz
-80 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz
-100 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz
Output P1dB  10 dBm  7 dBm  3.1 dBm 
Modem & HD Encoder/Modulator Options Environmental
GLOBETrekker 2.0 is compatible with a variety of modems and encorders, including those made by the following manufacturers: Temperature  
Operational -30°C to +55°C
Survival -40 to +70°C
Comtech Rainfall  
iDirect Operational 180 mm/h
Hughes Survival 360mm/h
Radyne Storage Temp -40°C to +70°C
Norsat MPEG 2/4 HD/SD Encoders Available Weatherproofing MIL-STD-810G
Accessories Options Operational 50 km/h
30 meter IFL cable Survival 100 km/h
2 kVa Generator Humidity 5-95% condensing
Lightning protection kit Vibration MIL-STD-810G
Anti icing kit Loose Cargo Vibration MIL-STD-810G
3RU rackmount fibre optic base Transit Drop MIL-STD-810G
Fibre optics package Blowing Dust & Sand MIL-STD-810G
Vehicle power kit (MIL-STD 1275B) Blowing wind & Rain MIL-STD-810G
Ruggedized Laptop Controller with Integrated Linkcontrol Software Random vibration MIL-STD-810G
    Shock MIL-STD-810G
Ruggedized Sunlight Readable Display (Optional) Drop & topple MIL-STD-810G
800 x 600 SVGA resolution Free fall MIL-STD-810G
LED Backlight Salt mist MIL-STD-810G
High Shock & Vibration Resistance Power Supply
Low Power Consumption Prime Power 24V DC
High Uniformity AC 110/220 VAC
Low EMI Noise 50 / 60 Hz (Stable to 90 VAC)
Wide Dimming Packaging
1600 NITS Hard packs, soft pack and backpack options available. Most system configurations are available with IATA Compliant packaging (cases <32 kg each)
Packaging options available in as few as 2 cases.

GLOBE Trekker - VSAT - Link Control