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March 6th, 2018

Orbit Is First to Connect Ships Everywhere, Anytime with 2.2 Meter Multiband Maritime Satellite Communications Terminal

Naval launch photo by US Navy - Satellite terminal image by Orbit

Orbit is the first to bring the capability to connect ships everywhere, anytime with OceanTRx 7 Multiband the world’s first 2.2-meter multiband maritime satellite communications terminal.  Orbit will launch OceanTRx 7 Multiband C-/Ka- and Ku-/Ka- satcom terminal at Booth 448 at 3 pm, Wednesday, March 14th at Satellite 2018.

This new OceanTRx 7 Multiband C-/Ka- and Ku-/Ka-band stabilized maritime satcom solution enables high-speed and cost-effective internet services over new-space LEO/MEO satellites in combination with legacy GEO satellites. 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 continuous service is assured.

Eitan Livneh, Orbit’s President and CEO said the ability to seamlessly transfer between new-space satellites and legacy satellites means that connections are never lost, and that ships equipped with their multiband terminal will certainly have a competitive edge in their ability to continuously communicate.

OceanTRx 7 Multiband is a new 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 an very small footprint with outstanding RF performance relative to its size, strict regulatory compliance and support for multiple optional RF chains.
Additionally, the multiband terminal takes up to 40 percent less deck space than industry-standard 2.4m (95”) and 3.8m (150”) systems and is more than 30 percent lighter than competitive solutions. Additionally the terminal is small enough to be shipped as a fully-assembled and tested unit in a standard 20-foot container, the OceanTRx 7 Multiband can be installed in half a day. Key advantages include:


  • Electrical switching between C-/Ka-bands and Ku-/Ka-bands, respectively
  • Highly efficient dual-offset Gregorian 2.2m (87”) antenna
  • Superior stabilization and tracking under severe sea conditions
  • Patented algorithm enabling seamless NGSO satellite handover