The new F-60 model is intended for both fixed installations and connected vehicles, where Forsway is currently involved in an ESA funded development project. The Zinwell partnership is viewed as the start of a long-term relationship, where the new hardware platform will be designed to target and serve several unique user groups.
The new Forsway Odin F-60 terminal will be launched with advanced capabilities for satellite reception and routing, including DVB-S2X and GSE, high performance networking, embedded LTE, and expandable internal storage.
According to Forsway, making satellite broadband connectivity affordable in underserved markets is a significant challenge requiring not only affordable broadband from satellite operators, but also a focus on forward-leaning hardware innovation to fulfill operator expectations. The need for high quality, state-of-the-art design while prioritizing cost-efficiency is crucial to meet customer demand.
Cultivating broadband access for the critically underserved Forsway taps an innovative hybrid model provided by combining satellite broadband and existing terrestrial infrastructure to make satellite broadband internet solutions affordable to the 4 billion lacking reliable connectivity globally, enabling growth and access to critical services.
Forsway’s hybrid connectivity concept is a benchmark for connecting underserved regions in both advanced and emerging markets, cost-efficiently.
“Forsway’s prime criteria was finding a partner open to address evolving new challenges within the satellite industry and to harness the opportunities,” said Edvin Lindqvist, CTO at Forsway. “The benchmark Forsway hybrid approach to satellite connectivity demands a highly skilled R&D team. We have found the right combination with resources from Forsway and Zinwell to develop and create viable, robust, cost-efficient satellite terminal solutions for connectivity and video for the underserved and those still lacking broadband connectivity. Reducing the connectivity divide in the majority of under-connected markets cannot be achieved with costly terminals as offered by some of the newest global headliners.”