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Orbit Reveals New Maritime Satcom Solution

By | February 26, 2019

Cruise ship antenna. Photo: Royal Caribbean

Orbit Communication Systems unveiled today its latest dual-band Ku/Ka terminal extending Orbit’s multi-band maritime satellite communications solutions.

Developed in close cooperation with SES Networks, Orbit’s dual-band Ku/Ka terminal augments the existing dual-band C/Ka terminal, supporting a multi-band terminal product range. The expansion of the frequency ranges and flexibility of the OceanTRx terminal enables ease of switching between SES’s multi-orbit Geostationary (GEO) and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites.

“Orbit is a long-term technology partner for SES. Over the last 4 years we have become the leading provider of high-speed satellite terminals to large class cruise vessels, and have enabled SES Networks to deliver high-speed broadband services to its customers’ passengers and crew,” said Ben Weinberger, CEO of Orbit. “This newest compact terminal can be easily installed and will be able to offer outstanding performance that is equivalent to a 2.4-meter dish.”

“Orbit has been a creative and responsive partner as we expand our maritime managed services,” noted Eric Watko, Executive Vice President, Product, Marketing & Strategy of SES Networks. “We value Orbit’s ease of integration and reliability as enablers for our customers to leverage the benefits of the market’s only integrated multi-orbit data services. The new multi-band terminal will enable an even broader range of services via our GEO and MEO satellite system.”