The latest model from the Oyster brand announced at the Düsseldorf show, lighter and flatter when folded than previous models
One thing that sets apart the Oyster V from its predecessors is the ease of updating.
Unexpected satellite frequency changes can be frustrating, even more so if they occur whilst you are away on holiday and the first you are aware of them is your satellite system can’t find the satellite.
Often, an update is all that is needed but if you are away from home you might not have access to equipment to do this. The Oyster V resolves this problem as it can be updated online via your smartphone (or, alternatively, via a USB memory stick).
For your Oyster® V you can download a free app that not only lets you update your satellite system but also offers many other useful features such as notifications immediately there is a change in the satellite characteristics. Technical problems may also be diagnosed with the Oyster® app.
The Oyster® V knows exactly where the satellites are positioned – at any time. Tedious full scans are no longer necessary. The Oyster V system swiftly aims itself to the satellite.
This technological feat is the result of three interacting components: GPS, 3D compass and inclination sensor.
The GPS unit within the Oyster V System identifies the current location, the 3D compass identifies the direction which your vehicle (and with it the antenna) is oriented to, and the inclination sensor can then determine exactly what the vehicle’s inclination is. These combining factors allow the Oyster V to make an adjustment to the antenna.
The effect of the vehicle inclination is often underestimated and even a few degrees may affect reception significantly.
Solid Construction !
The Oyster® V satellite system external roof unit weighs only about 11 kg. Despite this weight reduction over previous Oyster systems, it is even more solid.
Cheap systems made of less sturdy materials are not as stable and are more susceptible to wind effects and if the system is swaying in the wind then obviously your picture will then start to suffer interference.
The stability of the Oyster® V is the result of cleverly applied engineering skills and state of the art high quality materials like the ones used in motorsports.
The single piece Oyster V dish arm is made of ultra lightweight magnesium. And yet, it is extremely rugged and torsionally rigid.
The feed arm is constructed from glass fibre reinforced plastic, with carefully calculated internal webs providing ultimate torsional stiffness.
All of this clever construction means It won’t flex – ever !.
If fitted with the Auto SKEW option, then this part is also integrated in the feed arm for protection against the elements.
The Oyster V Satellite System range will be available in the UK in Spring 2017. However due to the popularity we can take back orders to prevent disappointment of the systems being sold out for the initial UK shipments