Orbit Communications Systems Ltd. (TASE: ORBI) has announced that a global NGSO (Non-Geostationary Satellite Orbit) operator has placed orders with the firm that total approximately US$2.2 million for Orbit’s multi-band, maritime satellite communications solutions.
Delivery of the company’s OceanTRx 7 Multi-band terminals, which support both C-/Ka- and Ku-/Ka- bands for continuous broadband connectivity aboard cruise ships, is expected to occur this year and in 2019. Orbit’s 2.2m (87-inch) OceanTRx 7 Multi-band C/Ka- and Ku/Ka-band stabilized maritime SATCOM solutions enable the most demanding maritime vessels and platforms to enjoy fiber-like broadband communications for high-speed and cost-effective Internet services—all contained in a simple system with relatively few moving parts.
According to the company, this is a revolutionary compact maritime VSAT system that offers industry-standard RF performance equivalent to a 2.4m (95-inch”) dish with only 2.7m (106-inch) footprint. The key to this breakthrough is an extraordinarily-small footprint with outstanding RF performance relative to its size, strict regulatory compliance and support for multiple swappable RF chains.
The multi-band system’s 2.7m (106-inch) radome takes up significantly less deck space than industry-standard 4.2m (165-inch) systems and is much lighter, as well. Small enough to be shipped as a fully assembled and tested unit in a standard 20 foot container, OceanTRx 7 Multi-band can be installed in half a day.
Eitan Livneh, Orbit’s CEO, reported that the company launched their 2.2-meter multi-band maritime terminal last month and, since then, the influx of orders is the best technological and commercial validation the firm could ask for.