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Comsat Forms Distribution Agreement With Orbit Communications Systems

By Annamarie Nyirady | September 10, 2020

Gaia-100 tracking antenna. Photo: Orbit Communications

Comsat revealed on Wednesday the signing of a new distribution agreement with Orbit Communications Systems, a global provider of airborne and maritime satellite solutions. Through this agreement, Comsat expands its international terminal, hardware, and service footprint.

Comsat is adding Orbit’s Multi-Purpose Terminals (MPT) and OceanTRx hardware to its portfolio. The MPT WGX models  are designed to be fully interoperable with the U.S. government’s military Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) network and are optimized for use over Inmarsat‘s Global Xpress (GX) Ka-band constellation. Orbit’s OceanTRx hardware range supports naval, cruise, and oceangoing platforms delivering multi band terminals – C-/Ka-band and Ku-/Ka-band – to support high-speed data transmission to combined networks of Medium-Earth Orbit (MEO), Low-Earth Orbit (LEO), Highly Elliptical Orbit (HEO), and Geostationary Orbit (GEO) constellations.

“Just like Comsat, Orbit product development is driven by the desire to create the best next generation technology and deliver consistent customer satisfaction supported by a highly specialized technical team. We are excited to add this impressive range of products to our portfolio. It perfectly complements our existing range of services, enhances our current offering and extends our reach even further around the globe. Our mission is to provide reliable connectivity that enables essential missions and we know the Orbit terminals will uphold our ability to achieve this for our customers,” said David Greenhill, CEO of Comsat.