Intellian v85NX Ku/Ka-Band

Intellian v85NX Ku/Ka-Band

Intellian v85NX Ku/Ka-Band Convertible VSAT Antenna

Future-Proof System with Industry Leading RF Performance

The world’s first Ku- to Ka-band convertible antenna, the v85NX can simply be converted from Ku- to Ka-band compatibility by changing the center-mounted RF Assembly and Feed using a conversion kit. The reflector and radome have already been frequency tuned for both satellite bands, which ensures maximum performance across both of them. Also, the v85NX is ready for future NGSO constellation as well as 2.5GHz wideband Ka-band.

Intellian’s highly efficient RF design delivers the best performance compared to other 80cm class systems, enabling higher data rates and global operation. The compact 85cm antenna’s smaller footprint allows installation on smaller vessels and gives them access to 1-meter designed networks. It also has several different BUC power options available up to 25W that give it a wider operational range. The v85NX is ideal for commercial ships, the oil and gas industry, and mission-critical operations where uninterrupted connectivity is required.

Simplified installation & enhanced AptusNX

Combining Tx, Rx and DC power into one coaxial cable solution with an external dome-on connection enables faster and reduced costs of installation for the v85NX. It also eliminates the need to remove the radome during installation. Users can operate AptusNX by simply plugging a laptop into the ACU, without any need to download extra software. The AptusNX presents an installation wizard with a step-by-step commissioning guide to more easily complete setup, and with enhanced diagnostic capabilities, the AptusNX can send an alert to the operator when preventative maintenance is required.

v85NX Features:

Future-Proof System

  • Ku-Ka convertible with dual-band optimized reflector and radome
  • NGSO & 2.5GHz Wideband Ka Ready

Frequency Flexibility

  • Standard units supplied in Ku-band configuration with the best RF performance on all major satellite networks
  • Convertible to Ka-band operation in as little as 10 minutes

Single Coaxial Cable

  • Combined Tx, Rx and DC power in one coax cable
  • Only one coax cable connection between antenna and ACU

Pain-free Installation

  • Dome-on external cable connection and no shipping bracket eliminating the need of opening the radome during installation and testing
  • No Balancing required after installation


  • Built-in web interface for remote management, control and updating brings tech support onboard
  • Intuitive configuration wizard including automated cable loss compensation, bow-offset and accurate diagnostics and modem pre-configuration

Dual Antenna system operation without an external mediator

  • Mediator embedded ACU supports dual antenna operation to combat onboard blockage zones without a separate mediator

Supports BUCs from 8W to 25W

  • Various BUC options provided 8W, 16W and 25W as standard
  • No need to rebalance the system after BUC conversion

Gyro-free Operation

  • No input required from ship’s heading device
  • Quick setup to reduce installation time. Automated bow offset function in AptusNX

Global Satellite Library

  • Preinstalled database of detailed satellite data with one-touch remote update using AptusNX
  • Customizable satellite library when required for a specific network

Auto Beam Switching (ABS)

  • Supports ABS via the OpenAMIP protocol from iDirect and Comtech’s ROSS Open Antenna Management (ROAM) protocol

Open Platform Compatibility

  • Fully compatible with all major service providers
  • Preconfigured modem settings provided in AptusNX

3 Years Global Warranty

  • Industry leading 3-year parts and a 2-year labor warranty for all antenna systems, ensuring peace of mind with your hardware investment.