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June 14th, 2010

Orbit Technologies... O&G For OrSat

[SatNews] Orbit Technologies Ltd. is in receipt of additional orders from large satellite communications companies in Brazil for its OrSat satellite communications systems, to be installed on offshore Oil & Gas platforms. These orders are the latest in a series of orders for the Oil & Gas industry — since the start of the year, Orbit has received orders for the Brazilian Oil & Gas market totaling $ 2.6m.

The Oil & Gas market in Brazil has always been one of the country’s key economic anchors. In 2007, a vast offshore oilfield was discovered that will turn Brazil into one of the world’s largest oil suppliers, on par with Nigeria, Venezuela and Saudi Arabia. In recent years, advanced communications systems for data networks, voice and video, have become a strategic investment, with more and more companies purchasing advanced satellite communications equipment. Brazil is one of the countries that is benefiting from the growth of the Oil & Gas market, and is, therefore, an attractive target market for Orbit. Among the systems ordered from Orbit for Brazil are various types of Ku-Band marine VSAT systems, including the OrSat, that meet the exceptionally stringent Brazilian regulatory requirements for satellite communications (ANATEL). These systems are characterized by a high level of reliability, survivability, and the highest technical performance available for this type of product - enabling high-speed transmission (broadband) in even the most challenging marine and weather conditions.