ORBIT and Milano Teleport Receive Orders for VSAT Solution Based on ORBIT's OrBand(TM) System and Milano Teleport's Satellite Capacity
NETANYA, Israel, Feb 15, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX) --
ORBIT Communication Systems, a subsidiary of Orbit Technologies Ltd. (TASE:ORBI), a provider of mission-critical connectivity solutions in a variety of markets, including satellite communications, tracking and telemetry, and communications management systems, and Milano Teleport, the largest independent teleport in Italy, announced that they received new orders for a complete VSAT solution based on ORBIT's OrBand(TM) C-Band VSAT system and Milano Teleport's C-Band satellite capacity and value added services. The solution will be installed on supertankers owned by one of the world's leading shipping companies based in Greece.
In mid 2011, ORBIT and Milano Teleport supplied the tanker company with a single C-Band system, satellite capacity and value added services for testing purposes. The customer examined a broad range of performance parameters to ensure that the C-Band VSAT solution was able to meet the complex challenges and demands of maritime communications. The VSAT solution was found to meet these key criteria, which included stringent requirements regarding quality of service and data transfer rates, as well as global coverage. Orbit's OrBand(TM) systems together with the services of Milano Teleport will be used by the customer to support various broadband applications, including centralized management and control from company headquarters, VoIP telephony, VPN and internet connectivity for the ship's crew.
"This substantial order is further confirmation of the quality and innovation that our revolutionary OrBand(TM) solution brings to the field of maritime broadband communications," said Avi Cohen, President and CEO at ORBIT. "We are proud that this premier tanker company has selected our joint solution with Milano Teleport for global maritime broadband services, following its in-depth validation of system performance under difficult maritime conditions. We continue to pursue further commercial partnerships, which will help to position ORBIT as an industry leader and to expand the scope of our business activities."
"With the increasing demand for true global broadband at sea we have invested in a wide range of satellite airtime services, as well as value added services and highly innovated remote diagnostic solutions for the maritime market," said Nicola Mossino, Maritime Managing Director for Milano Teleport S.p.A. "Our service is specifically tailored to meet the requirements of maritime customers, providing always-on data and voice communication. With OrBand(TM), our solution guarantees constant quality of service under any weather conditions across the globe."
Reflecting the success of the initial installation and this new order, the shipping company plans to equip its entire fleet of tankers with this VSAT solution during 2012 and 2013. Accordingly, ORBIT and Milano Teleport anticipate that significant additional orders will be received over this period to meet the broadband communications needs of the entire fleet.
ORBIT's recently launched OrBand(TM) system represents a new paradigm in maritime C-Band VSAT solutions. Small enough to be shipped as a single, fully assembled and tested unit in a standard 20-foot container, OrBand(TM) is designed for quick and simple single-day installation. This is a major time-saver vis-à-vis the customary 2-3 days required to install equivalent solutions. The system's extraordinarily compact form factor makes it ideal also for smaller vessels that cannot accommodate traditional C-Band solutions. This means that OrBand(TM) can be installed while ships are on routine port calls, substantially driving down operational costs and eliminating the need for vessels to await dry dock. OrBand(TM) delivers reliable "always on" connectivity in all weather conditions and full global coverage, while offering customers a high level of cost-effectiveness.
About ORBIT Communication Systems
ORBIT is a global provider of highly engineered mission-critical communications systems and solutions for maritime, aerospace, and earth observation applications in commercial, defense and homeland security markets. Our portfolio includes mobile Satellite Communications systems, Tracking & Telemetry solutions and Communications Management Systems which are deployed on thousands of marine, airborne and ground platforms worldwide. ORBIT's customers include over 20 Navies as well as major integrators worldwide.
ORBIT is a public company traded on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange. The company boasts an international sales and customer support network that includes the United States, Europe, and the Far East in addition to its international technical service centers located around the world. For more information, please visit www.orbit-cs.com/.
About Milano Teleport S.p.A.
Milano Teleport S.p.A. operates the largest independent teleport in Italy.
Founded in 1997, its business spans from DTH TV broadcasting to Broadband Wireless and Maritime services worldwide. Headquartered in Milan with technical offices and earth station, the company maintains commercial offices throughout Europe and additional uplinks in Asia.
For the Maritime communication industry, iSeaglobal, the maritime division of the company, provides a global multi-beam VSAT coverage in C and Ku band, for broadband speed services anywhere at sea with a single flat rate.
For more information, please visit http://www.milanoteleport.com/
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SOURCE: Orbit Communication Systems Ltd.
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