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COMSAT sign distribution agreement with Orbit

Orbit MPT-46WGX airborne terminal. Orbit MPT-46WGX airborne terminal.

COMSAT, the global satellite connectivity solutions provider and member of the Satcom Direct family, is expanding its international terminal, hardware and service footprint following the signing of a new distribution agreement with global provider of airborne and maritime satellite solutions, Orbit Communications Systems.  

The addition of Orbit’s Multi-Purpose Terminals (MPT) bolsters the COMSAT portfolio, positioning COMSAT as a single source for both hardware and connectivity services.

The MPT WGX models add value to COMSAT’s connectivity offering as reliable, modular, multi-role aviation terminals are designed to be fully interoperable with the US Government’s military Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) network and are optimised for use over Inmarsat’s Global Xpress (GX) Ka band constellation.

Available in 30cm (12in) or 46cm (18in), the lightweight, small-footprint terminals couple high transmit and receive performance and reliability, enabling a wide range of communication opportunities for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), military mission aircraft, rotary-wing platforms and business jets.

The system has three Line Replaceable Units (LRUs) and is lighter and easier to install than existing offerings. Built to fulfill “anytime, anywhere” connectivity needs, the MPT WGX terminals provide outstanding RF and tracking performance for customers operating in the harshest environmental conditions.

The addition of Orbit’s OceanTRx hardware to the COMSAT range delivers flexibility in creating customised connectivity solutions tailored to individual vessel needs. The Ocean TRX hardware range supports naval, cruise and oceangoing platforms delivering multi band terminals – C/Ka and Ku/Ka – to support high-speed data transmission to combined networks of MEO, LEO, HEO, and 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 specialised 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,” commented David Greenhill, CEO of COMSAT.

“We are excited to be part of COMSAT’s satellite solutions offerings to the global government aviation and maritime markets. We have designed our solutions to allow for increasingly bi-directional high-speed communications where very high forward and return link speeds are required simultaneously. Coupled with COMSAT’s comprehensive solution approach, we believe customers will benefit from our technological innovations and the competitive total cost of ownership of our joint offerings,” said Dany Eschar, CEO of Orbit.

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