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SpeedCast and Orbit Provide Global Marine Communication Services

July 19, 2010
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Orbit Technologies and SpeedCast Ltd. have partnered to deliver uninterrupted global marine communications services across all major maritime routes. After conducting exhaustive tests of global marine antennas, SpeedCast selected Orbit Technologies’ OrSat-G (AL-7103) marine antenna to optimize its continuous Ku-band coverage.

SpeedCast worked together with Orbit to help integrate the OrSat-G antenna into its global Ku-band network and has now incorporated it into its product portfolio as one of its global marine antennas. OrSat-G is Orbit’s most advanced 1.15 m Ku-band Offset Gregorian antenna system, boasting automatic beam switching between satellites.

Over the past several years, SpeedCast has developed a vast infrastructure for providing seamless connectivity for maritime data, video and voice communications services. As part of the partnership, the company has already purchased a large number of OrSat-G systems to offer uninterrupted Ku-band satellite coverage along major maritime routes and offshore regions.

SpeedCast has also selected the OrSat-G for use in its ‘turnkey’ maritime communications solutions. These complete packages provide a single bundled solution for maritime customers, with all of the equipment required to deliver uninterrupted communications services to their vessels. OrSat was selected for its robustness, dynamics and RF characteristics, and for its performance-to-size ratios and mechanical design ingenuity. The system offers the added value of Eutelsat, Intelsat and Anatel approvals.

“SpeedCast selected Orbit’s systems after carefully testing many others. We are very happy with the results and confident that with the OrSat-G, we will continue to expand our global network offerings, enabling our customers with the highest level of uninterrupted satellite connectivity at sea,” said Pierre-Jean Beylier, CEO of SpeedCast.


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