ORBIT Unveiling OceanTRx(TM) - Newest Maritime Stabilized VSAT Product Line at Satellite 2013

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WASHINGTON, March 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ORBIT Communication Systems, Ltd., a provider of mission‐critical connectivity solutions for satellite communications, tracking and telemetry, and communications management systems, today announced the launch of OceanTRx™, an innovative maritime stabilized VSAT product line, sharing a common platform: OceanTRx™ 4 and OceanTRx™7, at Satellite 2013, booth #3111. Complementing the maritime platform is RailTRx™ a new train stabilized VSAT product line. OrTes, a subsidiary and joint enterprise between Orbit and Italy's TeS, Teleinformatica e Sistemis r.l., is unveiling RailTRx™. All of these systems, aimed for the current and future needs of the maritime and train markets, will have live demos at Orbit's booth.

OceanTRx™ 4 supports a variety of 1.15m stabilized maritime antenna system configurations in multiband frequencies, such as X, Ku and Ka bands and BUC power level. Empowering mission and business-critical applications, it features inherent field upgradability, outstanding RF performance and dynamic response under virtually any sea conditions. To enable superior system availability and connection uptime, OceanTRx 4 is designed and tested to meet the most stringent environmental standards including shocks, bumps and vibrations.

OceanTRx™ 7 offers numerous 2.2m stabilized maritime antenna system configurations in multiband frequencies such as C, Ku and Ka bands and BUC power level. Built for quick and easy installation, upgrade and maintenance, it combines exceptional RF performance and system availability with an extraordinarily small footprint. Small enough to be shipped as a fully assembled unit in a standard 20 foot container already pre-tested over satellite, OceanTRx 7 drastically lowers shipping costs. Its 2.2m dish and 2.7m radome occupy 40% less deck space and weigh 30% less than industry-standard systems.

"OceanTRx series brings the maritime world into the future. Featuring a variety of configurations, frequencies and power capabilities, the platforms address a wide range of maritime markets from oil & gas to cruise, commercial shipping, and naval," stated Ofer Greenberger, ORBIT's CEO. "As we enter the Ka-band age, OceanTRx is the ultimate solution for maritime satellite communications enabling smooth migration to future high-speed Ka services for the entire Ka range. By overhauling our mechanical chassis and electronics, leveraging our long-standing reputation for innovation together with our corporate focus on service and customer satisfaction, we are committed to making maritime communications easier and better."

Designed for efficient on-board serviceability and maintainability, OceanTRx 4 and OceanTRx 7 feature highly accessible pedestal design enabling efficient service support and field upgrade process without requiring accurate or periodic balancing. The OceanTRx product line share common electronic field-replaceable units (FRUs), allowing lower cost of ownership, easier maintenance support, and shorter response times.

For the evolving broadband communications needs of inter-city, regional and high speed trains, RailTRx supports a variety of stabilized train antenna system configurations in Ku and Ka bands. With a track record of dozens of operational systems, RailTRx features outstanding RF performance, system availability and high immunity to environmental electromagnetic interferences.

ABOUT ORBIT Communication Systems Ltd.:

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 deployed on thousands of marine, airborne and ground platforms worldwide. ORBIT's customers include over 20 Navies, major integrators such as Airbus Military, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Rockwell Collins, communications service providers such as SELEX Communications and Telespazio (Finmeccanica companies), Eutelsat, NewSat, Gilat, Harris Caprock Communications, Milano Teleport and earth observation organizations such as Imagesat and the European Space Agency.

ORBIT is a subsidiary of ORBIT Technologies Ltd. (TASE:ORBI). 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.

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