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ORBIT Receives Order for OrBand™ Maritime VSAT System

August 12, 2011
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ORBIT Communication Systems Ltd., a subsidiary of Orbit Technologies Ltd. , a provider of mission-critical connectivity solutions in a variety of markets, including satellite communications, tracking and telemetry, and communications management systems, announced a contract with an Asian Navy for multiple OrBand™ (AL-7107) maritime C-Band VSAT systems.

“This is another major order for our recently launched OrBand system and serves as a confirmation of the groundbreaking performance and value of the system,” said Yosi Albagli, President, Satellite Communications at ORBIT. “OrBand’s compact footprint and light weight were instrumental in securing the deal, as it allowed the deployment of global C-Band VSAT to a wider range of vessels, including smaller ships which could not fit any of the larger industry-standard systems.”

“Since its recent launch, OrBand is attracting great interest from all segments of the maritime industry,” continued Albagli. “From commercial cargo ships and navies that need global coverage and fast installation times, to oil and gas support vessels that struggle to fit the larger C-Band systems, OrBand offers an innovative solution for maritime customers that require high-performance VSAT systems with a small footprint.”

OrBand leverages breakthrough technology to deliver RF performance equivalent to industry-standard systems, in a much smaller footprint. Industry-standard systems feature a 3.8 m (150") radome, while OrBand features an extraordinarily compact 2.7 m (106") radome, requiring substantially less deck space. OrBand is also 30 percent lighter than competitive solutions. Small enough to be shipped as a single, fully assembled and tested unit in a standard 20 foot container, OrBand drastically lowers cost and time for shipping and installation.

OrBand supports extended C-Band and extended Ku-band frequencies, as well as multiple RF feeds. Electrically switchable polarization facilitates satellite switching and increases system versatility. In addition, automatic beam switching (ABS) enables seamless global coverage through the industry-standard OpenAMIP protocol.


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