First 2.2-Meter Multiband Maritime Satcom Terminal
4 March, 2018
Orbit's CEO: "The ability to seamlessly transfer between new-space satellites and legacy satellites means that connections are never lost"
Orbit Communications Systems from Netanya, Israel, announced today the world’s first and only 2.2-meter multiband maritime satellite communications terminal capable of connecting ships everywhere and at all times. Orbit’s new OceanTRx 7 Multiband C/Ka- and Ku/Ka-band stabilized maritime satcom solution, enables high-speed Internet services over new-space LEO/MEO satellites in combination with legacy GEO satellites.
Continuous service is assured by automatically transferring active links between setting and rising new-space satellites, for example, and by automatically switching to backup C- and Ku-band GEO links in the case of rain attenuation. “The ability to seamlessly transfer between new-space satellites and legacy satellites means that connections are never lost,” explained Eitan Livneh, Orbit’s President & CEO. “Ships equipped with our multiband terminal will have a competitive edge in their ability to continuously communicate.”
40% less deck space
OceanTRx 7 Multiband is a compact maritime satcom solution that offers industry-standard RF performance equivalent to a 2.4m (95″) dish with a 2.7m (106″) footprint. The key to this breakthrough is a strong RF performance relative to its size. The new terminal takes up to 40% less deck space than industry-standard 2.4m (95″) and 3.8m (150″) systems. Small enough to be shipped as a fully-assembled and tested unit in a standard 20-foot container.
The system provides electrical switching between C/Ka bands and Ku/Ka bands, includes dual-offset Gregorian 2.2m (87″) antenna, improved stabilization and tracking under severe sea conditions and comprise of a patented algorithm to seamless NGSO satellite handover. Orbit is focused on precision tracking-based communications in the areas of satcom, telemetry and remote sensing, and provides solutions for airborne audio management.