AvL Technologies 1278KFD 1.2M Motorized Fly and Drive Antenna System
- Roto-Lok® drive system
- Fully automatic satellite locator
- One command deploy and stow
- Lightweight design
AvL Technologies 1278KFD 1.2M Motorized Fly and Drive Antenna System
AvL Technologies 1278KFD 1.2M Antenna Features
The precision of AvL's patented AvL Cable Drive positioners paired with the ease of one-button Auto-Acquisition and superior technical support make our vehicle mount antennas ideal for non-technical antenna operators.
Emergency, Disaster Recovery, Remote Medicine
AvL vehicle mount antennas provide the dependability necessary to create communication networks in dire situations or remote locations where terrestrial networks have failed or do not exist. AvL antennas are already in use by, FEMA, National Guard and numerous state Emergency Response Units.
- Unequaled performance and reliability - there is none of the backlash and poor stability of which characterize the competitors.
- Single button operation does not require technically trained operators.
- Enhanced commercial applications, higher data rates, greater stability and superior pointing accuracy.
Low Cost of Ownership
- No requirement for an external laptop or PC
- No requirement for any special test or monitoring equipment
- No requirement for phone calls to network operators or satellite service providers
- Downloadable software upgrades
- Top quality support 24 hours a day, seven days a week
- Standard one year warranty on electrical components and two years mechanical
Quality Components and Superior Designs
From quality design to manufacturing to customer service, AvL Technologies maintains the highest standards in the industry. Quality components and superior designs ensure maximum product life, low cost of ownership, higher data rates, and stability and pointing accuracy in addition to many other benefits.
AvL one button satellite acquisition antenna control systems provide fully automatic, modem independent, acquisition and tracking capabilities for rapid deployment. Satellites are typically acquired in less than five minutes.
Thanks to AvL's exclusive auto-acquisition technology, our products can be reliably operated by non-technical operators without any requirement for external test equipment or laptop.
Backlash Free Roto-Lock® Cable Drive
AvL's patented Roto-Lok® cable drive technology provides the ultimate in precision and stiffness compared to geared drive systems. It is a maintenance-free, dry mechanism, able to operate in a very wide range of difficult and hazardous conditions without degradation.
The cable drives are driven by a low backlash, gear box with DC motors. All drive components are high strength steel, housed in lifetime lubricated housings resulting in the most reliable, no maintenance system with minimum of weight. Learn more about the advantages of Roto-Lok®.
Hand Held Controller
The single button push controller simplifies deployment. The standard supply menu driven display panel is a one button auto-acquisition controller. These controllers can be used for auto operation or for performing custom configurations or operations.
Not Required For Operation
- Telephone Coordination
- Specialized Training or a Satellite Technician
- Laptop, PC, or Test equipment
- 400 degree azimuth range
- Integrated GPS
- Level sensors & automatic compensation
- Automatic cross pol alignment
- Auto range power supply: 90 - 250AAC
- Fast acquire modes for specific modems
- Intelsat, FCC, ITU and Eutelsat fully compliant
- Easily mounted on any vehicle using its integral vehicle mount pallet system
- Can be integrated with any industry modem and buc combination.
- Single button push stow
- Automatic stow when triggered by tilt or vehicle motion
1RU Rack Mount Panel
The menu driven 1RU rack mount power supply/controller is available as an optional upgrade. The controller can be used for auto operation or for performing custom configurations or operations.
BUC Mounting & Feed Boom Options
BUC's/ODU's can be accommodated on the feed or feed boom or inside vehicle.
A variety of cable lengths & termination options are available including bayonet or military types.
Extended Warranty & Spare Parts
In addition to 24 hour customer support, AvL provides a standard one year electrical warranty and two year mechanical warranty with each antenna. Extended warranty's are available, as well as a recommended spare parts kit for quick repairs while in the field.
SNG - Multiple Colors
Standard finish color is white. Custom color finishes and customer logos are also available to meet your branding needs.
Vehicle Mounting Kit Options
AvL vehicle mount antennas come with a vehicle frame mount. We offer an Adapter Kit for the Thule Bar Kit.
|Optics||Offset, Prime Focus, .8 f/d|
|Drive System||Patented Roto-Lok® Positioner|
|Mount Geometry||Elevation over Azimuth|
|Polarization||Rotation of Feed|
| Frequency Range|
10.95 - 12.75 GHz
13.75 - 14.5 GHz
| Gain (Midband)|
| Beamwidth (degrees)|
|First Sidelobe Level (Typical)|
|Antenna Noise Temperature||30° K at 30° Elevation|
|Polarization||Linear Orthogonal Standard, Optional Co-pol|
|Power Handling Capability||40 Watts|
Off-Axis (within 1 dB BW)
|Feed Port Isolation - TX to RX||75 dB|
|Satellite System Compliance||FCC and PanAmSat Worldwide|
|Auto -acquisition||One-button acquisition of selected satellite including peaking and optimization of cross-pol (certified for auto-commissioning on select services)|
|Size||Power Supply & Handheld for Auto-acquisition Optional 1 RU Controller|
|Input Power||110/240 VAC, 1 ph, 50/60 Hz, 6/3A peak, 1A continuous|
|Reflector Options||Reflector Back Cover|
|Az/El Drive System||Patented Roto-Lok® Cable Drive System|
|Polarization Drive System||Stainless Steel Chain Drive|
|Reflector Material||Glass Reinforced Plastic|
True elevation readout from calibrated inclinometer
0° to 90° of reflector boresight
Standard limits at 5° to 65° (CE Approval) or 5° to 90°
|Motors||24V DC Variable Speed, Constant Torque|
| RF Interface|
Groove Flexible Waveguide From Feed
2-RG59 run from feed to base plus 25 ft. (8 m)
|Electrical Interface||25 ft. (8 m) Cable with Connectors for Controller|
|Manual Drive||Handcrank on Az and El Axii|
|Weight Drive Configuration||140 lbs (63.5 kg)|
|Weight Flyaway Configuration|| Case #1 185 lbs. (84 Kg) Motorized Auto Acquisition Positioner|
Case #2 45 lbs. (20.4 Kg) 2 Pc. Reflector
Case #2 29 lbs. (13.2 Kg) 2 or 4 Pc. Carbon Fiber (Option)
|Flyaway Positioner||55 L x 21 W x 26 H inches (140 L x 53 W x 66 H cm)|
|2 Pc. Reflector Bag||52 L x 32 W x 6 H inches (132 L x 81 W x 15 H cm)|
|2 Pc. Reflector Bag (Carbon Fiber) Option||52 L x 32 W x 6 H inches (132 L x 81 W x 15 H cm)|
|4 Pc. Reflector Bag (Carbon Fiber) Option||27 L x 27 W x 6 H inches (Qty2) (69 L x 69 L x 15H cm)|
65 mph (121 kmph)
80 mph (161 kmph)
45 mph (72 kmph)
| Pointing Loss in Wind|
20 mph (32 kmph)
30 Gusting to 45 mph (48 to 72 kmph)
0.5 dB Typical
1.0 dB Typical
+5° to 125°F (-15° to 52°C)
-40° to 140°F (-40° to 60°C)