updated 2/24/2011 12:46:58 PM ET 2011-02-24T17:46:58

NETANYA, Israel, Feb. 24, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ORBIT Communication Systems, Ltd., a Satellite Communications, Tracking & Telemetry, and Communications Management Systems provider, today announced that Yosi Albagli has been appointed to the position of Executive VP and President, Satellite Communications (SatCom) Business Unit.

Mr. Albagli brings to ORBIT a wealth of leadership and management experience in the communications industry. In 1994, he founded Tdsoft Communications, a leading provider of access telecom systems, and served as its President and CEO for 11 years. Following Tdsoft's reverse merger with VocalTec Communications in 2005, Mr. Albagli continued to serve as President and CEO of VocalTec until 2008. Prior to joining ORBIT, Mr. Albagli was CEO of CTWARE Ltd., a startup in the area of cloud-based contact center applications.

ORBIT's Satellite Communication Business Unit offers a wide portfolio of stabilized satellite communications solutions for maritime and land-based applications. ORBIT's systems are installed on over 3,300 maritime platforms – from naval vessels to cargo ships, ocean liners and oil & gas rigs – enabling TV reception and broadband IP connectivity for always-on applications such as Internet, video, telephony and more. In addition, ORBIT offers the world leading satellite-based communications solution for high-speed trains, recently deployed in France.

"Yosi Albagli is a proven leader in the communications industry with a strong track record of business achievement," said Avi Cohen, President & CEO of Orbit Communication Systems, Ltd. "As the demand for broadband at sea continues to rise, we see huge potential of growth in both military and commercial shipping. Yosi's vision and experience will be instrumental in helping us to achieve our ambitious growth objectives for the Satellite Communications business unit, as well as spearheading our entry into new markets and applications."

About ORBIT Communication Systems, Ltd.

ORBIT is a world leading supplier of innovative Satellite Communications solutions as well as Tracking & Telemetry and Communications Management Systems. The company's products are deployed on board airborne, maritime and land platforms with both military and commercial customers and are installed on thousands of projects with companies and organizations worldwide. ORBIT's customers include major integrators such as Airbus Military, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Rockwell Collins, as well as communications service providers such as SELEX Communications, Telespazio, Eutelsat, NewSat, Gilat, Harris Communications, and SpeedCast.

ORBIT is a public company traded on the Tel‐Aviv Stock Exchange. The company boasts an international marketing and sales 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

CONTACT: Naomi Azrieli
         Marketing Communications Manager
         ORBIT Communication Systems Ltd.
         Tel: +972-9-892-2785

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