Military Embedded Systems

Multi-Purpose Terminals added to COMSAT's hardware footprint


September 09, 2020

Emma Helfrich

Technology Editor

Military Embedded Systems

Multi-Purpose Terminals added to COMSAT's hardware footprint
COMSAT photo.

HERNDON, Va. COMSAT, the global satellite connectivity solutions provider and member of the Satcom Direct family, is further expanding its international terminal, hardware, and service footprint following the signing of a new distribution agreement with global provider of airborne and maritime satellite solutions, Orbit Communications Systems Inc. (Orbit).

The addition of Orbit's Multi-Purpose Terminals (MPT) is intended to bolster the extensive COMSAT portfolio, positioning COMSAT as a single source for both hardware and connectivity services for demanding government customers worldwide.

The MPT WGX models deliver added value to COMSAT's connectivity offering as the reliable, modular, multi-role aviation terminals are designed to be fully interoperable with the U.S. Government's military Wideband Global Satcom (WGS) network and are optimized for use over Inmarsat's Global Xpress (GX) Ka band constellation.

Available in 12 inches or 18 inches, the terminals couple high transmit and receive performance and reliability, designed to enable a wide range of communication opportunities for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), military mission aircraft, rotary-wing platforms and business jets. The MPT WGX terminals provide RF and tracking performance for customers operating in the harsh environmental conditions

The addition of Orbit's OceanTRx hardware to the COMSAT range delivers further flexibility in creating customized connectivity solutions tailored to individual vessel needs. The Ocean TRX hardware range supports naval, cruise and oceangoing platforms delivering multi band terminals – C/Ka and Ku/Ka – to support high-speed data transmission to combined networks of MEO, LEO, HEO, and GEO constellations.


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