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Airborne Audio Management System

Orion™

Airborne Audio Management System

Orion is an innovative airborne audio management system designed for military and commercial aircraft. Utilizing a Dual IP Ring topology, Orion provides industry-leading audio fidelity and quality that can be experienced through advanced 3D Audio, Adaptive Noise Reduction, and Voice-Activated Detection which are standard features.

 

The system delivers a 360-degree clear audio experience with significant benefits for pilots, including increased situational awareness and flight safety, as well as reduced workload and listening fatigue.

 

Orion’s Dual IP Ring topology provides mission-critical system redundancy, reduced weight, and incremental scalability. The Orion’s distributed architecture allows for multiple configurations that provide unparalleled integration flexibility.

  • Patented Dual IP Ring topology
  • 3D Audio
  • Adaptive Noise Reduction™
  • Voice-Activated Detection™
  • Software-Defined Radio (SDR) support
  • Operation via touchscreen or third-party control panels
  • Incremental scalability and flexibility
  • Reduced aircraft weight
  • DO-160G

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Orion™

Orion Combat

Airborne Audio Management System

Orion Combat integrates the basic Orion building blocks into a full Mil-Std package designed to specifically meet the demanding operating mission environments for fighters and military helicopters Designed and built to meet Mil-Std 810, 461, and 704.

 

Orion Combat is ready to meet the audio management requirements of the most advanced military aircraft of today and tomorrow.

  • 3D Audio & Noise Filtering
  • Mil-Std AMS designed for fighters and military helicopters
  • Meets extreme environmental requirements
  • Fully digital
  • High red/black separation
  • Mil-Std 1553B and Ethernet interfaces
  • SDR and Virtual Panel support
  • Cyber-security tested

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Press releases

Orion Combat

Radio Gateway

Orbit’s Radio Gateway was created in response to Aviation Regulations which dictate a UAS (Unmanned Air System) must communicate on ATC (Air Traffic Control) radio frequencies, using onboard radio transceivers, when flying in civil airspace.

 

Orbit’s field-proven, end-to-end Radio Gateway enables access to airborne radios over the UAS’ datalink. Whether via a LOS or BLOS satellite datalink, our solution enables UAS ground operators to access airborne radios to communicate with ATC. The Gateway system also supports secure radio communication between UAS operators and special ground forces via the UAV (Unmanned Air Vehicle).

 

A perfect solution for group 4 & 5 UAS’s, Orbit’s Radio Gateway is powered by a state-of-the-art avionics unit installed in the UAV and the Ground Control Station. The avionics unit, which is fully certified and qualified for both military and commercial applications, includes the interfaces and required connectivity for voice communications from the UAS operator via the UAV, using its datalink.

  • Field-proven, flexible and effective solution for all UAS voice communication needs
  • Airworthiness Certified to DO-178C and DO-254
  • DO-160G and Mil-Std qualifications
  • Provides voice communication over IP from the UAS operator to all radio types (analog and digital) onboard the UAV
  • Supports voice and data relay using onboard radios
  • Secure voice mode, using integrated crypto in the ground control station
  • Identical units for airborne and ground control station reduces the cost of ownership
  • Voice compression standards such as G.711 / G.729 for minimizing bandwidth usage of the UAS datalink –VoIP & RoIP protocols ready
  • Redundancy between onboard units
  • Supports backup datalink and voice mode in case of main datalink failure

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Brochure

Press releases

Radio Gateway

ADAMS

Airborne Audio Management System

ADAMS is Orbit’s time tested, operationally proven secure Airborne Digital Audio Management System designed to meet the specific needs of advanced large crew aircraft such as mission platforms , large transport aircraft, and Tankers.

 

The ADAMS is a fully digital (audio and control), secure, audio management system. It integrates the aircraft’s audio resources enabling the routing and distribution of audio, warning, and data between crew members including maintenance personnel, technicians, and the host aircraft communication data and recording systems.

 

ADAMS supports up to 20 fully capable users and 8 intercom only users. It supports 16 radios, 31 receivers, 6 recording outputs, multiple discretes and an internal intercom network.

 

Based on a modular, high-performance design, the ADAMS system is adaptable to multiple airborne applications, The system’s advanced DSP-based voice, provides crisp and clear audio communication to all operators.

 

  • Extended Built-In-Test mode
  • Unlimited number of private intercom nets
  • NVG compatible
  • VOX capabilities
  • Emergency & Backup modes
  • Individual volume control
  • Communication plan programming
  • Digital recording (E1/T1 Line)
  • Interface to digital radio
  • External crypto equipment support (optional)
  • Wireless headset (optional)
  • Radio relay & switching
  • Built-in Voice Message Unit
  • SELCAL (optional)
  • TSO certified
  • Tempest approved (optional)

Resources

Brochure

Press releases

ADAMS

AMSIP

Audio Management Solution over IP

The Audio Management Solution over IP (AMSIP) is a leading-edge VoIP digital audio management solutions. Providing seamless convergence, the system enables the use of TDM and IP-based end devices by airborne crews.

 

The digitally controlled solution provides secure communication, supports a variety of dedicated IP terminals and laptops. and can easily be adapted to a wide range of airborne applications.

 

Delivering all the features of a standard VoIP-based interface, AMSIP supports SIP and MGCP protocols, G711, G723, and G729 vocoders, fax over IP, and conference calls, as well as adaptive jitter buffer and echo canceling.

 

The easily installed system offers enhanced cross-talk isolation, ensuring continuous high-quality voice. Flexible and scalable, AMSIP allows the gradual adoption of IP technology according to customer requirements, providing the ideal solution for both current and future needs.

  • Supports voice, video, data and fax over IP
  • Enhanced echo- cancellation mechanism
  • Supports MGCP & SIP protocols
  • Emergency and backup modes
  • VOX capability
  • Supports G729 & G723, G711 voice compression
  • Radio relay & switching
  • Night Vision Goggles (NVG) compatible (optional)

Resources

Brochure

Press releases

AMSIP

CNP

Communication & Navigation Panel

Orbit’s CNP is a highly reliable and secure Audio Management System for single- and two-seater fighter and trainer aircraft. Providing pilots with crisp, clear audio communications, CNP is a field-proven COTS (Commercial-Off-The-Shelf) system adaptable to multiple configuration requirements.

 

CNP includes all pilot controls, VOX, AGC, signal level adaptation, impedance matching, and amplification, as well as processing and mixing of incoming and outgoing signals. It interfaces with the aircraft’s radios, NAV receivers, RWR, missile tones, warning receivers, DVR, HOTAS and other devices to provide a seamless communication and navigation panel.

  • Advanced Audio Management System for single- or dual-seat aircraft
  • Two identical LRUs for two-sears, with no need for a central unit
  • Full dual redundant circuitry with Normal, Backup and Emergency modes
  • Call, VOX and AGC
  • Full Mil-Std qualification
  • Field-proven deployment in a variety of modernization programs

Resources

Brochure

Press releases

CNP

Orion™ Trainer

Airborne Audio Management System

Orion is an innovative IP based communication management platform built to support various network-based communication products and applications for trainers.

 

With its advanced features and capabilities such as 3D audio and noise filtering, Orion™ provides pilots with enhanced situational awareness and improved operational efficiency, and along with its small footprint, Orion™ is the most suitable communication solution for modern trainer jets.

  • Fully digital
  • IP/AFDX interface
  • 3D audio technology
  • Switchless
  • distributed system
  • Inherent redundancy
  • Small footprint
  • Detachable panel
  • Noise Filtering
  • Non ITAR item

Resources

Brochure

Press releases

Orion™ Trainer

Orion™

Airborne Audio Management System

Orion is an innovative airborne audio management system designed for military and commercial aircraft. Utilizing a Dual IP Ring topology, Orion provides industry-leading audio fidelity and quality that can be experienced through advanced 3D Audio, Adaptive Noise Reduction, and Voice-Activated Detection which are standard features.

 

The system delivers a 360-degree clear audio experience with significant benefits for pilots, including increased situational awareness and flight safety, as well as reduced workload and listening fatigue.

 

Orion’s Dual IP Ring topology provides mission-critical system redundancy, reduced weight, and incremental scalability. The Orion’s distributed architecture allows for multiple configurations that provide unparalleled integration flexibility.

  • Patented Dual IP Ring topology
  • 3D Audio
  • Adaptive Noise Reduction™
  • Voice-Activated Detection™
  • Software-Defined Radio (SDR) support
  • Operation via touchscreen or third-party control panels
  • Incremental scalability and flexibility
  • Reduced aircraft weight
  • DO-160G

Resources

Brochure Orion™

Press releases

Orion Combat

Airborne Audio Management System

Orion Combat integrates the basic Orion building blocks into a full Mil-Std package designed to specifically meet the demanding operating mission environments for fighters and military helicopters Designed and built to meet Mil-Std 810, 461, and 704.

 

Orion Combat is ready to meet the audio management requirements of the most advanced military aircraft of today and tomorrow.

  • 3D Audio & Noise Filtering
  • Mil-Std AMS designed for fighters and military helicopters
  • Meets extreme environmental requirements
  • Fully digital
  • High red/black separation
  • Mil-Std 1553B and Ethernet interfaces
  • SDR and Virtual Panel support
  • Cyber-security tested

Resources

Brochure Orion Combat

Press releases

Radio Gateway

Orbit’s Radio Gateway was created in response to Aviation Regulations which dictate a UAS (Unmanned Air System) must communicate on ATC (Air Traffic Control) radio frequencies, using onboard radio transceivers, when flying in civil airspace.

 

Orbit’s field-proven, end-to-end Radio Gateway enables access to airborne radios over the UAS’ datalink. Whether via a LOS or BLOS satellite datalink, our solution enables UAS ground operators to access airborne radios to communicate with ATC. The Gateway system also supports secure radio communication between UAS operators and special ground forces via the UAV (Unmanned Air Vehicle).

 

A perfect solution for group 4 & 5 UAS’s, Orbit’s Radio Gateway is powered by a state-of-the-art avionics unit installed in the UAV and the Ground Control Station. The avionics unit, which is fully certified and qualified for both military and commercial applications, includes the interfaces and required connectivity for voice communications from the UAS operator via the UAV, using its datalink.

  • Field-proven, flexible and effective solution for all UAS voice communication needs
  • Airworthiness Certified to DO-178C and DO-254
  • DO-160G and Mil-Std qualifications
  • Provides voice communication over IP from the UAS operator to all radio types (analog and digital) onboard the UAV
  • Supports voice and data relay using onboard radios
  • Secure voice mode, using integrated crypto in the ground control station
  • Identical units for airborne and ground control station reduces the cost of ownership
  • Voice compression standards such as G.711 / G.729 for minimizing bandwidth usage of the UAS datalink –VoIP & RoIP protocols ready
  • Redundancy between onboard units
  • Supports backup datalink and voice mode in case of main datalink failure

Resources

Brochure Radio Gateway

Press releases

ADAMS

Airborne Audio Management System

 ADAMS is Orbit’s time tested, operationally proven secure Airborne Digital Audio Management System designed to meet the specific needs of advanced large crew aircraft such as mission platforms , large transport aircraft, and Tankers.

 

The ADAMS is a fully digital (audio and control), secure, audio management system. It integrates the aircraft’s audio resources enabling the routing and distribution of audio, warning, and data between crew members including maintenance personnel, technicians, and the host aircraft communication data and recording systems.

 

ADAMS supports up to 20 fully capable users and 8 intercom only users. It supports 16 radios, 31 receivers, 6 recording outputs, multiple discretes and an internal intercom network.

 

Based on a modular, high-performance design, the ADAMS system is adaptable to multiple airborne applications, The system’s advanced DSP-based voice, provides crisp and clear audio communication to all operators.

  • Extended Built-In-Test mode
  • Unlimited number of private intercom nets
  • NVG compatible
  • VOX capabilities
  • Emergency & Backup modes
  • Individual volume control
  • Communication plan programming
  • Digital recording (E1/T1 Line)
  • Interface to digital radio
  • External crypto equipment support (optional)
  • Wireless headset (optional)
  • Radio relay & switching
  • Built-in Voice Message Unit
  • SELCAL (optional)
  • TSO certified
  • Tempest approved (optional)

Resources

Brochure ADAMS

Press releases

AMSIP

Audio Management Solution over IP

The Audio Management Solution over IP (AMSIP) is a leading-edge VoIP digital audio management solutions. Providing seamless convergence, the system enables the use of TDM and IP-based end devices by airborne crews.

 

The digitally controlled solution provides secure communication, supports a variety of dedicated IP terminals and laptops. and can easily be adapted to a wide range of airborne applications.

 

Delivering all the features of a standard VoIP-based interface, AMSIP supports SIP and MGCP protocols, G711, G723, and G729 vocoders, fax over IP, and conference calls, as well as adaptive jitter buffer and echo canceling.

 

The easily installed system offers enhanced cross-talk isolation, ensuring continuous high-quality voice. Flexible and scalable, AMSIP allows the gradual adoption of IP technology according to customer requirements, providing the ideal solution for both current and future needs.

  • Supports voice, video, data and fax over IP
  • Enhanced echo- cancellation mechanism
  • Supports MGCP & SIP protocols
  • Emergency and backup modes
  • VOX capability
  • Supports G729 & G723, G711 voice compression
  • Radio relay & switching
  • Night Vision Goggles (NVG) compatible (optional)

Resources

Brochure AMSIP

Press releases

CNP

Communication & Navigation Panel

Orbit’s CNP is a highly reliable and secure Audio Management System for single- and two-seater fighter and trainer aircraft. Providing pilots with crisp, clear audio communications, CNP is a field-proven COTS (Commercial-Off-The-Shelf) system adaptable to multiple configuration requirements.

 

CNP includes all pilot controls, VOX, AGC, signal level adaptation, impedance matching, and amplification, as well as processing and mixing of incoming and outgoing signals. It interfaces with the aircraft’s radios, NAV receivers, RWR, missile tones, warning receivers, DVR, HOTAS and other devices to provide a seamless communication and navigation panel.

  • Advanced Audio Management System for single- or dual-seat aircraft
  • Two identical LRUs for two-sears, with no need for a central unit
  • Full dual redundant circuitry with Normal, Backup and Emergency modes
  • Call, VOX and AGC
  • Full Mil-Std qualification
  • Field-proven deployment in a variety of modernization programs

Resources

Brochure CNP

Press releases

Orion™ Trainer

Airborne Audio Management System

Orion is an innovative IP based communication management platform built to support various network-based communication products and applications for trainers.

 

With its advanced features and capabilities such as 3D audio and noise filtering, Orion™ provides pilots with enhanced situational awareness and improved operational efficiency, and along with its small footprint, Orion™ is the most suitable communication solution for modern trainer jets.

  • Fully digital
  • IP/AFDX interface
  • 3D audio technology
  • Switchless
  • distributed system
  • Inherent redundancy
  • Small footprint
  • Detachable panel
  • Noise Filtering
  • Non ITAR item

Resources

Brochure Orion™ Trainer

Press releases

Airborne Audio Management System

Orion™

Airborne Audio Management System

Orion is an innovative airborne audio management system designed for military and commercial aircraft. Utilizing a Dual IP Ring topology, Orion provides industry-leading audio fidelity and quality that can be experienced through advanced 3D Audio, Adaptive Noise Reduction, and Voice-Activated Detection which are standard features.

 

The system delivers a 360-degree clear audio experience with significant benefits for pilots, including increased situational awareness and flight safety, as well as reduced workload and listening fatigue.

 

Orion’s Dual IP Ring topology provides mission-critical system redundancy, reduced weight, and incremental scalability. The Orion’s distributed architecture allows for multiple configurations that provide unparalleled integration flexibility.

  • Patented Dual IP Ring topology
  • 3D Audio
  • Adaptive Noise Reduction™
  • Voice-Activated Detection™
  • Software-Defined Radio (SDR) support
  • Operation via touchscreen or third-party control panels
  • Incremental scalability and flexibility
  • Reduced aircraft weight
  • DO-160G

Resources

Brochure Orion™

Press releases

Orion Combat

Airborne Audio Management System

Orion Combat integrates the basic Orion building blocks into a full Mil-Std package designed to specifically meet the demanding operating mission environments for fighters and military helicopters Designed and built to meet Mil-Std 810, 461, and 704.

 

Orion Combat is ready to meet the audio management requirements of the most advanced military aircraft of today and tomorrow.

  • 3D Audio & Noise Filtering
  • Mil-Std AMS designed for fighters and military helicopters
  • Meets extreme environmental requirements
  • Fully digital
  • High red/black separation
  • Mil-Std 1553B and Ethernet interfaces
  • SDR and Virtual Panel support
  • Cyber-security tested

Resources

Brochure Orion Combat

Press releases

Radio Gateway

Orbit’s Radio Gateway was created in response to Aviation Regulations which dictate a UAS (Unmanned Air System) must communicate on ATC (Air Traffic Control) radio frequencies, using onboard radio transceivers, when flying in civil airspace.

 

Orbit’s field-proven, end-to-end Radio Gateway enables access to airborne radios over the UAS’ datalink. Whether via a LOS or BLOS satellite datalink, our solution enables UAS ground operators to access airborne radios to communicate with ATC. The Gateway system also supports secure radio communication between UAS operators and special ground forces via the UAV (Unmanned Air Vehicle).

 

A perfect solution for group 4 & 5 UAS’s, Orbit’s Radio Gateway is powered by a state-of-the-art avionics unit installed in the UAV and the Ground Control Station. The avionics unit, which is fully certified and qualified for both military and commercial applications, includes the interfaces and required connectivity for voice communications from the UAS operator via the UAV, using its datalink.

  • Field-proven, flexible and effective solution for all UAS voice communication needs
  • Airworthiness Certified to DO-178C and DO-254
  • DO-160G and Mil-Std qualifications
  • Provides voice communication over IP from the UAS operator to all radio types (analog and digital) onboard the UAV
  • Supports voice and data relay using onboard radios
  • Secure voice mode, using integrated crypto in the ground control station
  • Identical units for airborne and ground control station reduces the cost of ownership
  • Voice compression standards such as G.711 / G.729 for minimizing bandwidth usage of the UAS datalink –VoIP & RoIP protocols ready
  • Redundancy between onboard units
  • Supports backup datalink and voice mode in case of main datalink failure

Resources

Brochure Radio Gateway

Press releases

ADAMS

Airborne Audio Management System

ADAMS is Orbit’s time tested, operationally proven secure Airborne Digital Audio Management System designed to meet the specific needs of advanced large crew aircraft such as mission platforms , large transport aircraft, and Tankers.

 

The ADAMS is a fully digital (audio and control), secure, audio management system. It integrates the aircraft’s audio resources enabling the routing and distribution of audio, warning, and data between crew members including maintenance personnel, technicians, and the host aircraft communication data and recording systems.

 

ADAMS supports up to 20 fully capable users and 8 intercom only users. It supports 16 radios, 31 receivers, 6 recording outputs, multiple discretes and an internal intercom network.

 

Based on a modular, high-performance design, ADAMS is a COTS (Commercial-Off-The-Shelf) system, adaptable to multiple airborne applications, The system’s advanced DSP-based voice, provides crisp and clear audio communication to all operators.

  • Extended Built-In-Test mode
  • Unlimited number of private intercom nets
  • NVG compatible
  • VOX capabilities
  • Emergency & Backup modes
  • Individual volume control
  • Communication plan programming
  • Digital recording (E1/T1 Line)
  • Interface to digital radio
  • External crypto equipment support (optional)
  • Wireless headset (optional)
  • Radio relay & switching
  • Built-in Voice Message Unit
  • SELCAL (optional)
  • TSO certified
  • Tempest approved (optional)

Resources

Brochure ADAMS

Press releases

AMSIP

Audio Management Solution over IP

The Audio Management Solution over IP (AMSIP) is a leading-edge VoIP digital audio management solutions. Providing seamless convergence, the system enables the use of TDM and IP-based end devices by airborne crews.

 

The digitally controlled solution provides secure communication, supports a variety of dedicated IP terminals and laptops. and can easily be adapted to a wide range of airborne applications.

 

Delivering all the features of a standard VoIP-based interface, AMSIP supports SIP and MGCP protocols, G711, G723, and G729 vocoders, fax over IP, and conference calls, as well as adaptive jitter buffer and echo canceling.

 

The easily installed system offers enhanced cross-talk isolation, ensuring continuous high-quality voice. Flexible and scalable, AMSIP allows the gradual adoption of IP technology according to customer requirements, providing the ideal solution for both current and future needs.

  • Supports voice, video, data and fax over IP
  • Enhanced echo- cancellation mechanism
  • Supports MGCP & SIP protocols
  • Emergency and backup modes
  • VOX capability
  • Supports G729 & G723, G711 voice compression
  • Radio relay & switching
  • Night Vision Goggles (NVG) compatible (optional)

Resources

Brochure AMSIP

Press releases

CNP

Communication & Navigation Panel

Orbit’s CNP is a highly reliable and secure Audio Management System for single- and two-seater fighter and trainer aircraft. Providing pilots with crisp, clear audio communications, CNP is a field-proven COTS (Commercial-Off-The-Shelf) system adaptable to multiple configuration requirements.

 

CNP includes all pilot controls, VOX, AGC, signal level adaptation, impedance matching, and amplification, as well as processing and mixing of incoming and outgoing signals. It interfaces with the aircraft’s radios, NAV receivers, RWR, missile tones, warning receivers, DVR, HOTAS and other devices to provide a seamless communication and navigation panel.

  • Advanced Audio Management System for single- or dual-seat aircraft
  • Two identical LRUs for two-sears, with no need for a central unit
  • Full dual redundant circuitry with Normal, Backup and Emergency modes
  • Call, VOX and AGC
  • Full Mil-Std qualification
  • Field-proven deployment in a variety of modernization programs

Resources

Brochure CNP

Press releases

Orion™ Trainer

Airborne Audio Management System

Orion is an innovative IP based communication management platform built to support various network-based communication products and applications for trainers.

 

With its advanced features and capabilities such as 3D audio and noise filtering, Orion™ provides pilots with enhanced situational awareness and improved operational efficiency, and along with its small footprint, Orion™ is the most suitable communication solution for modern trainer jets.

  • Fully digital
  • IP/AFDX interface
  • 3D audio technology
  • Switchless
  • distributed system
  • Inherent redundancy
  • Small footprint
  • Detachable panel
  • Noise Filtering
  • Non ITAR item

Resources

Brochure Orion™ Trainer

Press releases

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Flexible design

Impressive track record over several decades

Tailored solution

Ring topology, 3D Audio, Noise filtering

Why Choose Orbit

Flexible design

Impressive track record over several decades

Tailored solution

Ring topology, 3D Audio, Noise filtering

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Dalit Dadon

Chief Operations Officer

Dalit Dadon joined Orbit Communication Systems, Inc. in July of 2010. Dalit is responsible for the Orbit’s HR activity in the US and acts as the company’s Empowered Official (EO) for ITAR control and compliance. Dalit’s career spans over 20 years of comprehensive experience in various aspects of Finance, Administration, Export and HR management in diversified industries. Prior to joining Orbit, Dalit served as Finance and Operations Manager for Hazera Seeds Inc., a US subsidiary of Hazera Genetics Ltd (part of the Limagrain Group), a worldwide leader in the development and manufacturing of fruit and vegetable seeds. Previously, she served as Export and Office Manager for Hy Laboratories Ltd. (Hylabs), a developer, manufacturer and distributor of tools for the identification of microorganisms and molecular biology products. She holds a BA in Behavioral Sciences from Ben Gurion University, Israel, and an HR Management certificate from continued educational studies, including coursework at the Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Graduate School of Business.

Steven Refsnider

Customer Service Manager

Steven Refsnider joined Orbit Communication Systems, Inc. in October 2010. Steve brings comprehensive technical knowledge of satellite communications systems as well as over 10 years’ experience in management of communications maintenance work centers. Prior to joining Orbit, he served as the manager of Verizon’s international maintenance center in Pompano Beach, Florida, where he led a team of technicians responsible for installing, commissioning and maintaining international digital circuits between the United States and Latin America. In addition to his professional experience, Steve served for more than 20 years in the United States Air Force, including eight years as a Master Instructor in the field of satellite communications maintenance where he was recognized for professional achievement and expert knowledge. Steve holds associate degrees in Electronics Systems Technology and Instructional Technology from the USAF Community College.

Steven Refsnider

Customer Service Manager

Steven Refsnider joined Orbit Communication Systems, Inc. in October 2010. Steve brings comprehensive technical knowledge of satellite communications systems as well as over 10 years’ experience in management of communications maintenance work centers. Prior to joining Orbit, he served as the manager of Verizon’s international maintenance center in Pompano Beach, Florida, where he led a team of technicians responsible for installing, commissioning and maintaining international digital circuits between the United States and Latin America. In addition to his professional experience, Steve served for more than 20 years in the United States Air Force, including eight years as a Master Instructor in the field of satellite communications maintenance where he was recognized for professional achievement and expert knowledge. Steve holds associate degrees in Electronics Systems Technology and Instructional Technology from the USAF Community College.

Tuomo Rutanen

VP, Sales & Business Development, North America

Tuomo Rutanen joined Orbit in 2020 as Vice President Sales and Business Development for Orbit North America overseeing the eco-system and business development as well as sales for all Orbit product lines. Tuomo has been involved in the satellite and wireless communications industry throughout his 30+ year career in increasingly senior sales and business development roles in both commercial and government sectors. Tuomo has worked for satellite operators such as Hughes, Inmarsat and Iridium where his focus was around mobility and specifically the aeronautical domain and spent the earlier part of his career in building new wireless businesses for Ekahau, Sprint and Sonera focusing on GSM and Wi-Fi enterprise and OTT services. Tuomo holds a B.A. degree from Capital University in Columbus Ohio.

Dany Eshchar

Chairman of the Board

Dany Eshchar has extensive experience leading defense, high-tech and international business
development organizations. Before joining Orbit as CEO, Dany served as Deputy CEO for the Israel- and
US-based Aeronautics Group, where he led Sales, Marketing and Business Development efforts and
managed substantial international business growth. Prior to Aeronautics, Dany headed R&D projects
for the Israel Navy. He holds a Bachelors in Engineering from Israel’s Technion Institute of Technology
and Master’s degrees from both Technion and the University of Michigan.

Michael McDonnell

Director, Sales & Business Development, Ground and Airborne Satcom, Earth
Observation and Tracking & Telemetry Systems

Michael McDonnell joined Orbit Communication Systems, Inc. in 2018 as the North American Director of Sales & Business Development for Orbit’s Ground and Airborne Satcom, Earth Observation and Tracking & Telemetry Systems. Michael brings more than 30 years of experience in business and market development, government relations, field marketing and technical sales of advanced tactical and satellite communications solutions – with expertise in antenna, navigation and radar-derived identification systems – to military and commercial markets. Prior to joining Orbit, Michael worked for Boeing Aerospace, Singer Kearfott, BAE Systems, Telephonics and Cobham Antenna Systems. He holds a B.Sc. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Oregon State University and attended Boise State University for undergraduate and University of Washington for graduate studies.

David Lee

Director, Sales & Business Development, Airborne Audio Management and
Satcom Systems

David Lee joined Orbit Communication Systems, Inc. in 2015 as the North American Director of Sales & Business Development for Orbit’s airborne audio management and satcom systems. David brings more than 30 years of experience in business development, systems engineering, avionics integration, program management and technical sales in Electronic Warfare, airborne satcom and tactical data links in both military and commercial markets. His expertise translates into customized connectivity solutions that enhance aircrew coordination and mission effectiveness. Prior to joining Orbit, David worked for TECOM Industries, ITT Exelis, BAE Systems and Rockwell Collins. Previously, he served in the US Navy as a rotary wing aviator and acquisitions professional and continues to maintain both his commercial fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft ratings. He holds a B.Sc. from Michigan State University and is a member of the Association of Old Crows (AOC).

Dalit Dadon

Chief Operations Officer

Dalit Dadon joined Orbit Communication Systems, Inc. in July of 2010. Dalit is responsible for the Orbit’s HR activity in the US and acts as the company’s Empowered Official (EO) for ITAR control and compliance. Dalit’s career spans over 20 years of comprehensive experience in various aspects of Finance, Administration, Export and HR management in diversified industries. Prior to joining Orbit, Dalit served as Finance and Operations Manager for Hazera Seeds Inc., a US subsidiary of Hazera Genetics Ltd (part of the Limagrain Group), a worldwide leader in the development and manufacturing of fruit and vegetable seeds. Previously, she served as Export and Office Manager for Hy Laboratories Ltd. (Hylabs), a developer, manufacturer and distributor of tools for the identification of microorganisms and molecular biology products. She holds a BA in Behavioral Sciences from Ben Gurion University, Israel, and an HR Management certificate from continued educational studies, including coursework at the Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Graduate School of Business.

Tuomo Rutanen

VP, Sales & Business Development,
North America

Tuomo Rutanen joined Orbit in 2020 as Vice President Sales and Business Development for Orbit North America overseeing the eco-system and business development as well as sales for all Orbit product lines. Tuomo has been involved in the satellite and wireless communications industry throughout his 30+ year career in increasingly senior sales and business development roles in both commercial and government sectors. Tuomo has worked for satellite operators such as Hughes, Inmarsat and Iridium where his focus was around mobility and specifically the aeronautical domain and spent the earlier part of his career in building new wireless businesses for Ekahau, Sprint and Sonera focusing on GSM and Wi-Fi enterprise and OTT services. Tuomo holds a B.A. degree from Capital University in Columbus Ohio.

Dany Eshchar

Chairman of the Board

Dany Eshchar has extensive
experience leading defense,
high-tech and international business
development organizations. Before
joining Orbit as CEO, Dany served as
Deputy CEO for the Israel- and
US-based Aeronautics Group, where
he led Sales, Marketing and Business
Development efforts and managed
substantial international business
growth. Prior to Aeronautics, Dany
headed R&D projects for the Israel
Navy. He holdsa Bachelors in
Engineering from Israel’s Technion
Institute of Technology and Master’s
degrees from both Technion and the
Universityof Michigan.

Michael McDonnell

Director, Sales & Business
Development, Ground and Airborne
Satcom, Earth Observation and
Tracking & Telemetry Systems

Michael McDonnell joined Orbit Communication Systems, Inc. in 2018 as the North American Director of Sales & Business Development for Orbit’s Ground and Airborne Satcom, Earth Observation and Tracking & Telemetry Systems. Michael brings more than 30 years of experience in business and market development, government relations, field marketing and technical sales of advanced tactical and satellite communications solutions – with expertise in antenna, navigation and radar-derived identification systems – to military and commercial markets. Prior to joining Orbit, Michael worked for Boeing Aerospace, Singer Kearfott, BAE Systems, Telephonics and Cobham Antenna Systems. He holds a B.Sc. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Oregon State University and attended Boise State University for undergraduate and University of Washington for graduate studies.

David Lee

Director, Sales & Business
Development, , Airborne Audio
Management and Satcom Systems

David Lee joined Orbit Communication Systems, Inc. in 2015 as the North American Director of Sales & Business Development for Orbit’s airborne audio management and satcom systems. David brings more than 30 years of experience in business development, systems engineering, avionics integration, program management and technical sales in Electronic Warfare, airborne satcom and tactical data links in both military and commercial markets. His expertise translates into customized connectivity solutions that enhance aircrew coordination and mission effectiveness. Prior to joining Orbit, David worked for TECOM Industries, ITT Exelis, BAE Systems and Rockwell Collins. Previously, he served in the US Navy as a rotary wing aviator and acquisitions professional and continues to maintain both his commercial fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft ratings. He holds a B.Sc. from Michigan State University and is a member of the Association of Old Crows (AOC).