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Orbit trials AIRTRx30 satcom over Viasat GX satellite
AirTRx30 delivers next-gen capabilities for data-intensive activities such as video streaming, live TV, conference calls and large file transfers. The results from recent over-the-air tests exceeded expectations.
Recent tests demonstrated impressive high-speed connectivity for business jets as the terminal prepares for entry into service this year.

Orbit Communications has successfully demonstrated the Orbit AirTRx30 business aviation terminal over Viasat's advanced Global Xpress satellites. A series of recent tests have validated the next generation system's remarkable ability to provide reliable and consistent high-speed connectivity, which highlights its ability to deliver a transformative onboard experience in the business aviation sector.

The AirTRx30 distinguishes itself with a compact design of two-line replaceable units, boasting a 12" antenna that weighs less than 22 pounds, and features the lowest power consumption in its class. Its parabolic shape design ensures optimal performance without compromise across all elevation angles down to the horizon as well as dual polarisation capability to support the next generation of Viasat's GX satellites. The AirTRx-30's Modman provides full installation flexibility as it supports both pressurised and unpressurised vessels, making it the ideal solution for business aviation, where space and efficiency are vital.

CEO Daniel Eschar says: "We are committed to providing the highest quality of in-flight connectivity to business aviation customers. Working in close partnership with Viasat, our AirTRx30 system delivers next-generation capabilities for data-intensive activities such as video streaming, live TV, conference calls, large file transfers and countless other business applications. The results from our recent over-the-air tests have exceeded expectations and mark an important milestone towards the terminal entering commercial service later this year."

Kai Tang, head of business aviation at Viasat, adds: "Viasat delivers the leading global solutions for fast, reliable and consistent in-flight connectivity in business aviation. We consistently stay ahead of customer demand by working with our partners on cutting-edge technology innovations, and Orbit's AirTRx30 terminal is yet another example of how our solutions are evolving to deliver even more enhanced capabilities, wherever and whenever our customers fly. We congratulate Orbit on the success of its recent testing, which brings the terminal a step closer to entry into service."

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