FB500 Fleet Broadband Marine Satellite Antenna System


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Model # 15338098 | Mfg # F3-6502-0 | UPC # 886310012311

Professional grade communications in all the world's oceans.

The Intellian FB500 is a truly professional grade solution used by the world’s leading commercial shipping companies, offshore operators and ocean cruisers around the globe. FB500 allows the fastest but cost-effective Fleet Broadband service. It is designed for intensive use onboard merchant and offshore vessels or large fishing and workboat applications.

  • Inmarsat's global broadband I4 satellite coverage
  • Simultaneous voice, data, SMS and fax service
  • Compact and reliable hardware designed to operate in all ocean conditions
  • Streaming IP Capability for mission critical services and remote support
  • Built in Wi-Fi Access Point for immediate connectivity to any device
  • Matching dome solutions to Intellian’s i-Series and s-Series (Marine Satellite TV Antenna System)
  • Competitive and customized Intellian Inmarsat airtime

Key Features

  • Compact global maritime terminal: With its 15.5 lb. weight and 27 5/8" height, Intellian FB500 is a compact Fleet Broadband maritime terminal. Available diameters (matching TV domes): 27 5/8" (i6); 42 1/2" (i9); 52 3/8" (t110); Available heights (matching TV domes): 28 5/16" (i6); 43 5/16" (i9); 55 1/8" (t110).
  • Simultaneous data and voice access: Up to 432Kbps data rates, as many as nine separate phone calls at one time, Fax, SMS and IP Streaming capability keeps your crew connected.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi access point: Connect any device to the internet using the built in Wi-Fi functionality. No additional hardware required to get your vessel linked up to the web.
  • Reliable hardware: In addition to passing Inmarsat’s rigorous type approval process for designing a terminal that meets their highest standards, all Intellian FB terminals are extensively tested prior to shipment
  • Global service network: Intellian’s three year warranty is backed by and extensive global support network of more than 300 trained service technicians in over 45 countries
  • Rack-mountable ACU option: For vessels preferring to keep their electronics equipment neatly stored in a server rack configuration, a rack mountable Below Decks Unit is available for the FB250.
  • Ruggedized handset: The plug-and-play handset provides a familiar user interface on a 2.2" diagonal TFT color screen and features common-sense technology, such as an echo cancellation and noise suppression function to eliminate background engine or wind noise and ensure excellent audio clarity
  • Matching dome solution: The FB500 radome can be matched with the Intellian i6 or s6HD satellite TV antenna systems to create just the right look for your vessel



  • ADU Dimensions: 28 5/16" x 27 5/8"
  • ADU Weight: 31.4lb.
  • BDU Dimensions: 14 1/8" x 9 13/16" x 2 5/8"
  • BDU Weight: 8.5lb.
  • Waterproof Rating: ADU IP56, BDU IP31
  • Approvals: Inmarsat FleetBroadband/ R&TTE/ CE/ FCC
  • Warranty: Three years parts and two years labor

Global Services

  • Voice: Digital 4kbps Voice, 3.1kHz Audio
  • Standard IP: Up to 432kbps
  • Streaming IP: 8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256kbps
  • SMS: Up to 160 characters (3G standard)
  • Fax: Group 3 (via 3.1kHz Audio)
  • Airtime Service: Inmarsat airtime
  • Frequency Band: Tx 1626.5MHz~1675.0MHz, Rx 1518.0MHz~1559.0MHz
  • Ch. Width: [Rx] 10.5~189kHz, [Tx] 21~189kHz

Power Supply and Consumption

  • DC Input Range: 10.0~32.0V DC (isolated)
  • Power (max): 150W @ 10.0~32.0V (including antenna)

Product Manual


FB500 Fleet Broadband Marine Satellite Antenna System

Name Value
Best Use Data/Voice
Compatibility Worldwide
Diameter Several Sizes
Material UV-Resistant Plastic
Minimum EIRP 432 Kbps
Tracking Bluewater
Warranty Details Three Years Parts and One Year Labor
Weight ADU (Above Deck Unit) 35.3 Pounds
BDU (Below Deck Unit) 5.5 Pounds


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