AvL Technologies 1278KFD 1.2M Motorized Fly and Drive Antenna

  • Roto-Lok® drive system
  • Fully automatic satellite locator
  • One command deploy and stow
  • Lightweight design
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AvL Technologies 1278KFD 1.2M Motorized Fly and Drive Antenna

AvL Technologies 1278KFD 1.2M Antenna Features

  • 2 axis AvL Cable Drive positioner 400° Az & 0-90° El
  • 1.2M reflector
  • 2-Port feed with removable connection
  • 25ft (8m) RG59 coax and controller interconnect cables umbilical kit
  • 1 Palletized Case
  • 1 Reflector Bag
  • One button auto-acquisition controller
  • Fully automatic satellite acquisition, peaking, and cross-pol adjustment using GPS, compass, and level sensor inputs with entry of desired satellite
  • Certified for auto-commissioning on select services, CE Approval, software for one continent

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.


Technical/Operational Advantages

  • 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

Maintenance Advantages

  • 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.


Auto Acquisition

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

More Features

  • 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.

Safety Features

  • 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.

Cable Options

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.

More Information
Country of Manufacture
Antenna Size 1.2m
Manufacturer AvL Technologies
Prime Frequency Ku-Band, Ka-Band
Input Frequency 13.75 - 14.5 GHz, 14.0 - 14.5 GHz
Output Frequency 13.75 - 14.5 GHz, 14.0 - 14.5 GHz
Polarization Linear Cross Pol, Linear Co-Pol
Warranty 1 Year
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