i5-Series Intellian Satellite TV Antenna For Marine

i5-Series Intellian
i5-Series Intellian

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.

Satelite TV Intellian
Satelite TV Intellian

The i5 Highlights

  1. i5 is standard equipped with All Americas LNB for extended cruising without swapping components along the way.
  2. Built in GPS enables faster signal acquisition
  3. Auto satellite switching function from your remote control
  4. 50° per second turn rate ensures signal tracking at high speeds and in rough seas
  5. Smaller form factor with stronger performance
  6. Fast and easy installation, no external compass or rate sensors required
  7. Compatible with leading satellite TV service providers around the world
  8. HD compatible for all Ku-band services
Standadrd All Americas LNB
Standadrd All Americas LNB

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.

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.



B4-509AAi5 All Americas System


Radome Height63 cm (25 inch)
Radome Diameter61 cm (24 inch)
Reflector Diameter53.5 cm (21 inch)
Weight17.3 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 IngressIPX6
ApprovalsCE / FCC
Warranty3 Years Parts and 2 Year Labor


Reception FrequencyKu-Band : 10.7 ~ 12.75 GHz
PolarizationRHCP / LHCP
Minimum EIRP47 dBW
Azimuth Range680°
Elevation Range0° ~ 90°
Ship’s MotionRoll ±25°, Pitch ±15°
Roll & Pitch Response Rate50° / sec
Turn Rate50° / sec
RF OutputDual / Quad


Dimensions (W × D × H)17.8 cm × 21.7 cm × 5.4 cm (7.0 inch × 8.5 inch × 2.1 inch)
Weight1.2 kg (2.6 lbs)
Display2 line 20 character VFD module
Control Key5 Integrated Push Buttons
Power Input9.0~30.0V DC (Typ. 30W, max 50W)
GPS InterfaceBuilt-In (NMEA 0183 GPS)


System Diagram And System Dimensions
System Diagram And System Dimensions

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

Compare Antennas

Antenna Dish Size33 cm (13″)37 cm (14.6″)45 cm (17.7″)53.5 cm (21″)60 cm (23.6″)85 cm (33.5″)
Radome Dimension(WxH)37×38 cm (14.6×15″)43×44 cm (16.9×17.3″)50×54 cm (19.7×21.2″)61×63 cm (25×24″)70×72 cm (27.6×28.3″)113×121 cm (44.5×47.5″)
Antenna Weight4.5 kg (9.5 lbs)9 kg (19.8 lbs)11.6 kg (25.5 lbs)17.3 kg (38 lbs)20 kg (44 lbs)56.2 kg (124 lbs)
Minimum EIRP51 dBW50 dBW48 dBW47 dBW46 dBW44 dBW
Automatic Skew ControlNoNoYesYesYesYes
Antenna Control UnitYesYesYesYesYesYes
Built-in HDTV ModuleYesYesYesYesYesYes
Built-in Trisat FunctionYesYesYesYesYesYes
Built-in GPS SystemNoYesYesYesYesYes
GPS InterfaceYesYesYesYesYesYes
Compatible Satellite TV ServiceAmericas/AsiaWorldwideWorldwideAll AmericasWorldwideWorldwide

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