Former ECI Telecom CEO David Rubner Named NovelSat Chairman

Ra’anana, Israel, December 1, 2014 NovelSat, a world leader in satellite transmission technology, announced that communications industry veteran David Rubner has been named Chairman of david_rubner_novelsatthe NovelSat board of directors effective immediately. Rubner steps up as chairman as NovelSat prepares for a period of accelerated market growth.

“The satellite communications market is heating up with more bandwidth demand coming from remote cellular backhaul, offshore operations, developing regions and UHD TV broadcast,”
commented Itzik Wulkan, NovelSat CEO. “David has the industry experience and product knowledge to help push the company forward both as a market and technology leader.”

Rubner also serves on the boards of a number of other public and private companies including Check Point, RadWare and cVidya. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rubner Technology Ventures Ltd., a venture capital firm, and is a general partner at Hyperion Israel Advisors Ltd., a venture capital fund.

Prior to founding Rubner Technology Ventures, Mr. Rubner served as President and Chief Executive Officer of ECI Telecommunications Ltd., a provider of telecommunications networking infrastructure solutions, from September 1991 to February 2000.

Referring to his appointment as Chairman of the NovelSat board, Mr. Rubner said, “NovelSat stands at the threshold of a new era of growth in satellite communications. The company’s R&D and business resources are aligned to bring new technologies and solutions to an eager market. Together with Itzik and a fine team of professionals at NovelSat, I am confident that NovelSat will reach new heights.”


About NovelSat

NovelSat is a technology company dedicated to providing the next-generation modulation standard for satellite communications. NovelSat supports DVB-S and DVB-S2 standards and also offers the superior spectral efficiency of its NovelSat NS3™ high-end efficiency satellite transmission software package which is available in all NovelSat satellite modulators, demodulators and modems. NovelSat technologies deliver the fastest data rates, the satellite industry’s most compelling ROI and the most scalable transmission solutions from 64Kbps to 850Mbps on a single modem.

NovelSat technology is built around NovelSat SMOS (Satellite Modem Operating System), a unified satellite communications platform that ensures optimal interoperability, throughput and scalability of capacity, software-defined high-end features and waveforms. Learn more at

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