A New Size Category

A New Size Category, the i5 53.5cm (21 inch) Satellite TV system is the world's first marine satellite antenna system purpose built for offshore cruising vessels 12m (35ft) to 18m (60ft) in length. With performance similar to most 60cm (24 inch) systems, the i5 delivers quality signal reception throughout many of the world's popular cruising destinations in a small, efficient form factor that matches the aesthetic of vessels in this size class.

3-Year Warranty
The i5 Highlights
i5 is standard equipped with All Americas LNB for extended cruising without swapping components along the way
Smaller form factor with stronger performance
Built in GPS enables faster signal acquisition
Fast and easy installation, no external compass or rate sensors required
Auto satellite switching function from your remote control
Compatible with leading satellite TV service providers around the world
50° per second turn rate ensures signal tracking at high speeds and in rough seas
HD compatible for all Ku-band services

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Standard All Americas LNB

The i5 model arrives standard equipped with Intellian's own All Americas LNB. This convenient feature prevents cruisers from having to climb the mast and swap out components as they sail from one coverage zone to another. That it is included in the standard model is also a tremendous value over alternative solutions.

Spend more time enjoying the voyage without missing anything along the way.

A New Size Category

Cruising vessels in the 40-60ft size class have always faced a dilemma between function and form. Standard 45cm (18") antennas fit the aesthetic of the vessel well, but are not powerful enough to provide coverage that matches the vessel's own cruising range. Until now the only alternative has been to step up in size significantly to the 60cm (24") option. While this certainly provides the coverage needed to receive signal in offshore destinations, such as the Bahamas and Caribbean, a system that large is simply not an option for most vessels.

The i5 fills this gap, providing the performance needed for offshore cruisers in a form factor that matches the lines of the vessel.

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Multiple Interfaces

In the age of mobile devices, it is nice to have an app for everything. Intellian pioneered this in the world of marine satellite antennas with Aptus, our Mobile and PC remote antenna control software. All Intellian ACUs have built in Wi-Fi allowing users to manage and control all aspects of our systems from the palm of their hand. Aptus features auto diagnostics, instant firmware upgrades and a host of other features designed to make operation of our antennas quick and easy.

   i5 Features   
 One of a Kind
  • Only 20" system on the market today
  • performs like most 24" systems currently offered
 Smaller form factor
  • 61cm (24 inch) antenna radome diameter
  • Antenna weighs less than 17.3 kg (38 pounds)
 Standard All Americas Package
  • Outstanding performance throughout the Americas
  • No need to swap out antenna components while cruising between service regions
  • No upcharge for improved functionality
 Multiple Receiver Capability
  • Multiple receivers and TVs can be connected using a Multi-Switch or the Intellian MIM (Multi-Satellite Interface Module)
  • Using the MIM a master receiver can be selected to control the target satellite
  • In North America, when using Dish or Bell TV, a MIM is required, enabling automatic satellite switching from your remote control just like at home
 iQ²: Quick&Quiet℠ Technology
  • iQ² Technology allows you to tune in quickly, maintain a solid signal lock, and enjoy your favorite TV programming in quiet comfort
  • The Wide Range Search (WRS) Algorithm locks onto the satellite signal 4-5 times faster than conventional approaches
  • Dynamic Beam Tilting (DBT) technology uses intelligent, real-time beam analysis to ensure superior signal quality while reducing overall motor motion by up to 80%, eliminating intrusive background noise
 Fast & Easy Installation
  • Built in GPS means no need to integrate shipboard sensors
  • Preloaded Global Satellite Library ensures setup is merely a few button taps. Average activation time is 25 minutes
 Antenna Control Unit
  • Intuitive controls and digital information display on the ACU front
  • Wireless automated updates and diagnostics via Aptus PC and Aptus Mobile
  • DC Out Port for easy power supply to the Intellian MIM or the Shaw Decoder Module
 Three Year Global Warranty
  • Industry leading 3-year parts and workmanship guarantee with a 2-year labor warranty for all antenna systems, ensuring peace of mind with your hardware investment
  • The new warranty policy(3 year parts and 2 year labor) is only valid for products purchased after 1st, January 2017
i5 All Americas System
Radome Height
63 cm (25 inch)
Radome Diameter
61 cm (24 inch)
Reflector Diameter
53.5 cm (21 inch)
17.3 kg (38 lbs)
Operating Temp. Range
-25°C ~ 55°C (-13°F ~ 131°F)
Storage Temp. Range
-40°C ~ 80°C (-40°F ~ 176°F)
Water Ingress
3 Years Parts and 2 Year Labor
Reception Frequency
Ku-band : 10.7 ~ 12.75 GHz
Minimum EIRP
47 dBW
Azimuth Range
Elevation Range
0° ~ 90°
Ship's Motion
Roll ±25°, Pitch ±15°
Roll & Pitch Response Rate
50° / sec
Turn Rate
50° / sec
RF Output
Dimensions (W × D × H)
17.8cm × 21.7cm × 5.4 cm (7.0 inch × 8.5 inch × 2.1 inch)
1.2 kg (2.6 lbs)
2 line 20 character VFD module
Control Key
5 Integrated Push Buttons
Power Input
9.0~30.0V DC (Typ. 30W, max 50W)
GPS Interface
Built-In (NMEA 0183 GPS)

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What's in the box?

Antenna & Radome 53.5 cm (21 inch) Reflector & LNB
  • ACU (Antenna Control Unit)
  • PC Controller Program (Software CD included)
  • Installation & Operation Manual
  • Installation Template
  • Quick Installation Guide
Installation Kit
  • ACU Table Mounting Bracket × 2EA
  • 15 m (49) ft × 1EA Antenna-ACU RG6 Coaxial Cable
  • 3 m (10 ft) × 1EA ACU-IRD RG6 Coaxial Cable
  • 10 m (33 ft) × 1EA DC Power Cable
  • 1.8 m (6 ft) × 1EA PC Serial Cable
  • Connectors & Screws

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