Orbit to Upgrade Antenna Control Systems for a Major US Scientific Agency

Orbit to Upgrade Antenna Control Systems for a Major US Scientific Agency

According to the US$1.2 million agreement, delivery of several new Antenna Control Units will be completed by 2019

Netanya, Israel, June 18, 2017 – Orbit Communications Systems Ltd. (TASE: ORBI) announced today that, as part of an overall antenna control system upgrade, it has received an order for several new Antenna Control Units (ACUs) from a US-based aerospace engineering services company. The Orbit ACUs will replace similar units connected to the 13-meter and 5.5-meter antennas in the remote outposts of a major US scientific agency.

According to the US$1.2 million agreement, delivery of the ACUs is expected to be completed in 2019.

“We began retrofitting, upgrading and refurbishing remote sensing systems for this engineering services company back in 2012,” indicated Eitan Livneh, CEO of Orbit. “Since then we have completed several large projects together. We thank them for their continued trust in our technology and support.”

About Orbit’s ACUs

Orbit’s advanced outdoor Antenna Control Units (ACUs) facilitate the monitoring and control of tracking systems in remote locations. With a wide range of built-in features for telemetry and satellite tracking applications, Orbit ACUs allow for both automatic and slave tracking as well as remote control operation via a host computer. Designed to withstand extreme environmental conditions, the hermetically-sealed case is equipped with a powerful CPU capable of performing the most complex tracking algorithms.

About Orbit

Orbit Communications Systems Ltd. is wholly-focused on precision tracking-based communications – in the areas of satcom, telemetry and remote sensing – and provides an innovative solution for airborne audio management. With certification by defense, government and commercial agencies, we deliver tailor-made, turnkey solutions at sea, on land and in the air. Orbit’s unique combination of smart design, high reliability and field-tested experience means that if you can conceive it, we can provide it.

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