Fully integrated flat-panel satellite/LTE terminal
The MANTA+ satellite/LTE terminal integrates Kymeta’s breakthrough flat-panel antenna with Cradlepoint cellular technology and Paradigm’s PIM® (Paradigm Interface Module) interface. Paradigm and Lepton Global have worked together to address the requirements of the U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) community who have adopted the MANTA+. The terminal is now commercially available for other users.
This fully integrated satcom and LTE system ensures constant connectivity by seamlessly switching between satellite, cellular and Wi-Fi networks. Operational both as a comms-on-the-pause terminal and a comms-on-the-move terminal, the MANTA+ is self-pointing and provides automatic network switching via the integrated LTE router. The unit has no moving parts and is discreet, the user just adds power. Any device connected to the MANTA+ (whether wirelessly or via a physical port) will be routed via Wi-Fi, cellular or satellite depending on real time availability, service weighting and/or least cost.
The MANTA+ integrates Cradlepoint technology for failover routing between services and uses the Paradigm Interface Module (PIM®) as a single-control interface designed to accommodate simple, out-of-the-box satellite acquisition. It comes standard with an iDirect X7 integrated modem and supports a wide range of modem technologies and BUC options.
The MANTA+ is a complete, ruggedized, low power, one case outdoor terminal. It is airline checkable and simply powered either via DC (vehicle/vessel) or from regular AC electrical power.
“Paradigm’s interface and integration work have further evolved the capabilities of Kymeta’s next-generation antenna,” stated Rob Weitendorf, a managing partner at Lepton Global Solutions. “The interoperable MANTA+ fills a significant gap in mission-critical communications operations for our SOF customer.”
“To be adopted by such an experienced customer operating in truly challenging environments clearly demonstrates the capability of this terminal for both government and commercial sectors. The MANTA+ also demonstrates how the PIM is continuing to make satcom simple for all users,” said Ulf Sandberg, managing director of Paradigm.