Orbit unveils newest dual-band maritime satcom solution


    (26 February 2019 – Orbit Communication Systems) Orbit Communication Systems unveiled today its latest dual-band Ku/Ka terminal extending Orbit’s multi-band maritime satellite communications solutions.

    Developed in close cooperation with SES Networks, Orbit’s dual-band Ku/Ka terminal augments the existing dual-band C/Ka terminal, supporting a multi-band terminal product range. The expansion of the frequency ranges and flexibility of the OceanTRx terminal enables ease of switching between SES’s multi-orbit Geostationary (GEO) and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites.

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    Cruise ship antenna (courtesy: Royal Caribbean)

    “Orbit is a long-term technology partner for SES. Over the last 4 years we have become the leading provider of high-speed satellite terminals to large class cruise vessels, and have enabled SES Networks to deliver high-speed broadband services to its customers’ passengers and crew,” said Ben Weinberger, CEO of Orbit. “This newest compact terminal can be easily installed and will be able to offer outstanding performance that is equivalent to a 2.4-meter dish.”

    “Orbit has been a creative and responsive partner as we expand our maritime managed services,” noted Eric Watko, Executive Vice President, Product, Marketing & Strategy of SES Networks. “We value Orbit’s ease of integration and reliability as enablers for our customers to leverage the benefits of the market’s only integrated multi-orbit data services. The new multi-band terminal will enable an even broader range of services via our GEO and MEO satellite system.”

    About Orbit’s OceanTRx 7 Multiband Terminal

    Orbit’s 2.2m (87”) OceanTRx 7 Multiband C/Ka- and Ku/Ka-band stabilized maritime satcom terminals provide high-speed, cost-effective connectivity to Cruise vessels, offshore platforms, and Navy vessels, in even the most severe offshore conditions. This rugged and compact maritime terminal offers outstanding performance for its size, with the equivalent performance of a 2.4m dish contained within a small 2.7m radome footprint – significantly smaller and lighter than alternative systems. The OceanTRx terminal is fully tested and continues to set the standard for ease of integration in half a day. It is also small enough to come fully assembled in a standard 20-foot shipping container.

    About Orbit

    Orbit Communication Systems Ltd. (TASE: ORBI), a leading global provider of airborne communications and satellite-tracking maritime and ground-station solutions, is helping to expand and redefine how we connect. You’ll find Orbit systems on cruise ships and navy vessels, airliners and jet fighters, ground stations and offshore platforms. We deliver innovative, cost-effective, and highly reliable solutions to commercial operators, major navies and air forces, space agencies and emerging New Space companies.

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