Glocom GX-9 250


Description Details

GX-9: Inmarsat FB250 Class UT

Utilizing what is widely recognized as the best stabilized Marine antenna in the industry,  we are offering Glocom’s GX-9. This terminal is an Inmarsat Fleetbroadband FB-250 class user terminal designed to support a variety of services including IP packet data (up to 384 kbps in shared channel), Streaming (8,16, 32, 64, and 128 kbps), 3.1KHz audio for fax and secured voice, and low-rate AMBE telephony circuit-switched voice services.  GX-9 operates under the Inmarsat 4th generation satellites on global coverage.  The above-deck unit (ADE) features a helical antenna, a 3-axis stabilizer with automatic satellite tracking, a GPS receiver, and a front end RFU.  The below-deck unit (BDE) contains an enhanced FB250 core module with crystal oscillator durable for the marine shock/vibration environment, a wide-range (10 to 32 vdc) DC/DC Power Module and an Interface Module housed in a ruggedized chassis shock mount for desk top or rack installation.  GX-9 is lightweight, compact, and low cost – ideal for commercial fishing, coast guard patrol, cargo transport, and government use.

GX-9 is certified with IEC 60945 for maritime safety, FCC Parts 15C/25 and EC certification for emission control.

Typical Applications

  • Emails, Web Serving
  • ISDN voice and fax
  • PSTN telephony voice
  • Compressed video via IP streaming
  • Short messages
  • High quality audio
  • VoIP and FoIP

Typical Vessel Fitting

With ADE weighing less than 3.7 kg and dome size smaller than a 2-gallon slow cooker, the GX-9 can be fitted to any size vessel.  The GX-9 BDE is measured about 25 x 28 x 5 cm (not counting the WiFi antenna) and it needs just a very small space to fit inside the cabin.  The GX-9 is an FB-250 class design with transceiver that is capable of most FBB services except the 256kbps streaming and fax below 15° elevation angle.

Glocom GX-9 Brochure
Glocom GX-9 Brochure
GX-9 1-page brochure.pdf
1.8 MiB
GX-9 FBB250 Operating Manual
GX-9 FBB250 Operating Manual
GX-9 Operating Manual V1.0.pdf
1.0 MiB
Fleet Broadband Best Practices
Fleet Broadband Best Practices
1.7 MiB

GX-9 Operational Characteristics
Power supply:                    (10.8 to 31.2 vdc) /120 watts
Power consumption:            Total 100W
Transmit frequency:            1626.5 – 1660.5 MHz
Transmit power at antenna:   14 dBW EIRP
Receive frequency:              1525.0 – 1559.0 MHz
Receive G/T:                      >- 15.5 dB/K

GX-9 Environmental Characteristics
Operating Temperature:      -25° to +55°C
Relative Humidity:            Up to 95% at 40°C
Precipitation:                   Up to 100 mm/hr
Wind Velocity:                  Up to 100 knots normal Op
Icing (ADE):                     Up to 25 mm of ice survival
Spray (ADE):                     Solid droplets all directions
Ship Motions:
Roll:                 ±30 deg 8 s 0.5 g, tangential
Pitch:                ±10 deg 6 s 0.5 g, tangential
Yaw:                 ±8 deg 50 s
Surge:               ±0.2 deg
Sway:                ±0.2 deg
Heave:               ±0.5 deg
Turning Rate:      ±40 deg/s

GX-9 External Interfaces:

Euro-ISDN S/T interface
3.1 kHz and HQ Speech

ISO/IEC 8877:1992, IEEE Std 802.3 1998 ed
IP Packet Data

Version 1.1 or later
Type-B Connector
IP Packet Data

2-wire Analog
4 kbps AMBE voice and ISDN 3.1 KHz Audio fax

Wireless LAN
IEEE 802.11b
IP Packet Data

GX-9 Package Contents
Above Deck Antenna Unit (ADE) (1)
Below Deck Console Unit (BDE) (1)
ADE/BDE Coaxial Cable 15m (1)
DC Power Cable 5m (1)
Operating Manual CD (1)
2-channel iMUST IP-voice & IP-fax (1)

GX-9 Certifications

  • EN 300 328 Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); Wideband transmission systems; Data transmission equipment operating in the 2,4 GHz ISM band and using wide band modulation techniques; Harmonized EN covering essential requirements  under article 3.2 of the R&TTE Directive
  • EN 301 444 Satellite Earth Stations and Systems (SES); Harmonized EN for Land Mobile Earth Stations (LMES) Operating in the 1,5 GHz and 1,6 GHz Bands Providing Voice and/or Data Communications Covering Essential Requirements under Article 3.2 of the R&TTE Directive
  • EN 301 489-1 Electromagnetic compatibility and Radio spectrum Matters (ERM); ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 1: Common technical requirements
  • EN 301 489-17 ElectroMagnetic compatibility and Radio Spectrum Matters (ERM); ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 17: Specific Conditions for 2,4 GHz Wideband Transmission Systems and 5 GHz High Performance RLAN Equipment
  • EN 301 489-20 Electromagnetic Compatibility and Radio Spectrum Matters (ERM); ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC) standard for radio equipment and services; Part 20: Specific Conditions for Mobile Earth Stations (MES) Used in the Mobile Satellite Services (MSS)
  • IEC 60945 Marine safety. EMC Section9.): Electromagnetic emission-Methods of testing and required test results. Section10: Immunity to electromagnetic environment-Methods of testing and required test results.
  • FCC Part 15 Radio Frequency Devices
  • FCC Part 15.247 Operation within the bands 902-928 MHz, 2400-2483.5 MHz, and 5725-5850MHz.
  • FCC Part 25 Satellite Communications
  • Inmarsat Type Approval Certificate No: B9GC01


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