Systems | Camos
new satellite system from CAMOS represents a real breakthrough.
Instead of a conventional dish, the Flat-Sat uses a planar
antenna to catch a satellite’s beam. This is a very
efficient method and enables the "dish" to be
much smaller, taking up less room on a vehicle’s roof
and making it easier both to install and use. The antenna
measures 40cm across but has a performance similar to a
dish of 50cm diameter.
it’s in the parked position, the unit’s height
is just 12cm.
The universal fit has an extended shaft to fit different
roof thicknesses; the shaft is easily shortened as needed.
As well as being small in size, this Camos system has the
additional advantage of being light in weight. At just 5.5Kgs,
it’s almost half the weight of other crank-up systems.
The antenna’s design makes it much more resistant
to wind than a normal dish, allowing it to be used in conditions
where other systems would have to be lowered for safety.
This dish is a lot more tolerant in terms of adjustment
than most conventional dishes. Although, obviously, they
need to be pointed at the satellite, the angle of adjustment
is less critical. After a bit of practise, setting the system
up should take a minute.
The dish is controlled from inside the vehicle using a ceiling-mounted