Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. and Orbit Technology Group announced today that they have completed integration for Satellite Communications On-The-Move (SOTM) solutions to serve a wide range of industries.
The new SOTM solutions provided by Gilat includes its advanced VSAT platforms with Orbit's Stabilized Satellite Communication Systems. These serve the complex mobile communications requirements of the ground and maritime markets.
Gilat is a leading provider of products and services for satellite-based communications networks. Orbit is a recognized leader in the development of advanced solutions for Stabilized Mobile Satellite Communication and Tracking Antennas.
Recently, the integrated Gilat-Orbit SOTM solution was successfully deployed by Kazakhstan Temir Zholy, the national railway company of Kazakhstan. Gilat provided the integrated solution to enable the delivery of broadband wireless services to train passengers, representing the first satellite-based broadband service for train passengers in the region.
Gilat's SkyEdge II VSATs together with Orbit's maritime antennas were also deployed on offshore oil platforms, vessels and exploration sites operated by China's CNOOC Oil Base Group.
Joshua Levinberg, Executive Vice President, Corporate Business Development & Strategy, said, "We see the SOTM market as a growing market and an important building block in our growth strategy. Orbit has proven to be an excellent partner for efficient solutions in the various SOTM markets. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Orbit and to providing integrated solutions that meet the demanding requirements of these important markets."
Avi Cohen, Orbit's President and CEO, said, "The market for SOTM solutions is growing rapidly. The integration of our Stabilized Satellite Communication Mobile SatCom systems with Gilat VSAT technology creates an excellent SOTM solution for key markets. In addition, Gilat's vast global network of experienced professionals delivers the dedicated support required to ensure the success of our joint solution."