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Training and Installation

Orbit offers basic and advanced training programs that include both theoretical and hands-
on training. Our training programs are designed to provide customers with an up to date
understanding of Orbit’s systems, including new products and features.

Training courses are intended to qualify trainees in installation, operation, servicing and
maintenance of Orbit’s systems. A variety of role-based training packages are tailored to
address individual needs and to let each trainee learn at his/her own pace.

Training is provided at Orbit’s headquarters facility in Israel, enabling trainees to gain
knowledge of the finished product during its various manufacturing phases. Training is
conducted in English, covering various aspects of design, manufacturing, software and system
integration and product maintenance down to the sub-assembly level.
In addition to classroom training, Orbit also provides on-the–job training (OJT) during the
various project phases. Detailed training schedules are coordinated with each customer at
the outset of the project.

Training Overview

Be familiar with all safety features and precautions applicable to the installation,
operation and maintenance, and associated tools and equipment.

Be familiar with the system’s architecture, configuration, and operational
principles.

Acquire the theoretical and practical skills and knowledge for installing and configuring the system.

Understand both capabilities and limitations of the units.

Course Objectives

Acquire theoretical and practical knowledge of the system and system units,
operating modes, functional principles, specifications and parts.

Upon successful completion of a course, trainees will:

Acquire the theoretical and practical skills and knowledge for maintenance of the units, assemblies, subassemblies.

Be familiar with and perform all the preventive and corrective maintenance tasks (including servicing and calibrations) relating to assembly and disassembly of system LRUs and ability to trace a fault to LRU level.

Be familiar with the system’s error messages and perform diagnostics using these messages.

Continual improvement through all processes and systems

Be familiar with and perform the basic operation functions and tasks required for routine operation
of the system.

Orbit provides installation services for all of its system solutions in accordance with each
customer’s requirements. Performed by our experienced engineers, this service ensures more
efficient and rapid installation, with Orbit taking overall responsibility for the equipment
including comprehensive acceptance test before delivery.

The installation is performed based on a Site Survey completed by the customer. Once the
installation is complete, Orbit conducts the Acceptance Test Procedure (ATP).

For more information contact: support@orbit-cs.com

On-Site Installation & Commissioning

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Training Overview

Orbit offers basic and advanced training programs that include both theoretical and hands-on training. Our training programs are designed to provide customers with an up to date understanding of Orbit’s systems, including new products and features.

 

Training courses are intended to qualify trainees in installation, operation, servicing and maintenance of Orbit’s systems. A variety of role-based training packages are tailored to address individual needs and to let each trainee learn at his/her own pace.

Training is provided at Orbit’s headquarters facility in Israel, enabling trainees to gain knowledge of the finished product during its various manufacturing phases. Training is conducted in English, covering various aspects of design, manufacturing, software and system integration and product maintenance down to the sub-assembly level.
In addition to classroom training, Orbit also provides on-the–job training (OJT) during the various project phases. Detailed training schedules are coordinated with each customer at the outset of the project.

Training Overview

  • Acquire theoretical and practical knowledge of the system and system units, operating modes, functional principles, specifications and parts.
  • Be familiar with all safety features and precautions applicable to the installation, operation and maintenance, and associated tools and equipment.
  • Be familiar with the system’s architecture, configuration, and operational principles.
  • Understand both capabilities and limitations of the units.
  • Acquire the theoretical and practical skills and knowledge for installing and configuring the system.
  • Be familiar with and perform the basic operation functions and tasks required for routine operation of the system.
  • Be familiar with and perform all the preventive and corrective maintenance tasks (including servicing and calibrations) relating to assembly and disassembly of system LRUs and ability to trace a fault to LRU level.
  • Be familiar with the system’s error messages and perform diagnostics using these messages.

On-Site Installation & Commissioning

Orbit provides installation services for all of its system solutions in accordance with each customer’s requirements. Performed by our experienced engineers, this service ensures more efficient and rapid installation, with Orbit taking overall responsibility for the equipment including comprehensive acceptance test before delivery.

 

The installation is performed based on a Site Survey completed by the customer. Once the installation is complete, Orbit conducts the Acceptance Test Procedure (ATP).

For more information contact:

support@orbit-cs.com

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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).