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Orbit unveils dual-band Ku/Ka terminal

Orbit Communication Systems, a provider of satellite-tracking maritime and ground-station solutions, has unveiled its latest dual-band Ku/Ka terminal, developed in close collaboration with SES Networks. The terminal augments the existing dual-band C/Ka terminal, supporting a multi-band terminal product range.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The expansion of the frequency ranges and flexibility of the OceanTRx terminal enables easy switching between SES's multi-orbit Geostationary (GEO) and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites.

Ben Weinberger, CEO, Orbit, said: “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. 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's 2.2m (87") OceanTRx 7 Multiband C/Ka- and Ku/Ka-band stabilised maritime satcom terminals provide high-speed, cost-effective connectivity to Cruise vessels, offshore platforms, and Navy vessels in the most severe offshore conditions. The OceanTRx terminal is fully tested is small enough to come fully assembled in a standard 20-foot shipping container.

Eric Watko, executive vice president, Product, Marketing & Strategy of SES Networks, commented: "Orbit has been a creative and responsive partner as we expand our maritime managed services," noted. "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."{/mprestriction}

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