A US Federally-Funded R&D Center Selects Orbit’s Maritime Satcom Solution
Netanya, Israel, May 1, 2017 – Orbit Communications Systems Ltd. (TASE: ORBI), a leading provider of precision tracking-based communications solutions and airborne audio management systems, announced today that a US Federally-Funded R&D Center (FFDRC) ordered several Ka-band versions of Orbit’s OceanTRx 4 stabilized maritime antenna system for a US government agency.
OceanTRx 4 features built-in support for Ka band to ensure smooth migration to future high-speed services for the entire Ka range using GEO and NGSO satellites. The order, which consists of field-exchangeable kits and spare parts, totals US$715,000 with delivery expected in Q3 2017.
“We are enthusiastic about this win because we replaced a top-tier global satcom provider,” remarked Stav Gizunterman, Director of Product Marketing at Orbit. “The customer appreciated our willingness to provide customized configurations and to accept orders for small quantities.”
About Orbit’s OceanTRx 4
OceanTRx™ 4 is an innovative platform supporting a variety of 1.15m stabilized maritime antenna system configurations in X, Ku and Ka (wideband and O3b) frequency bands. Designed to accommodate the current and future needs of the maritime market, it features outstanding RF performance, system availability and dynamic response under virtually any sea conditions. Supporting the mission and business-critical broadband application needs of frigates, container ships, offshore drilling support vessels, mega yachts and other vessels, it was designed for one-day deployment and simple ongoing updates and maintenance. Orbit’s maritime platform enhances operational productivity, reduces expenses and increases profitability.
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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