Norsat to Launch 40W Extended Ku Band Block Up-Converter at SATCON 2008
VANCOUVER, BC, Oct 07, 2008 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX) -- Norsat International Inc. (TSX: NII) (OTCBB: NSATF), a leading provider of intelligent satellite solutions, today announced that it will launch its new miniaturized 40W Ku Band block up-converter ("BUC") at SATCON 2008. Norsat's 40W block up-converter is packaged in a compact 6.5 pound (2.8 kg) box, and is fully operational across the entire extended Ku Band.
"Our tissue-box-sized line of block up-converters, which we launched in 2007, has been extended to address higher power requirements," said Dr. Amiee Chan, President and CEO, Norsat International Inc. "This level of miniaturization is particularly relevant in flyaway, on-the-move and maritime systems. The diminutive size provides great flexibility to integrators who are seeking to mount the BUC directly on the antenna."
The key features of the new 40W BUC include:
-- Compact size - measures 138 mm (W) x 89 mm (H) x 231 mm (L);
-- Operational across the entire extended Ku Band (13.75 GHz - 14.50
-- A fully-contained power supply;
-- A universal mounting bracket;
-- Power detection;
-- Available with F and N connectors;
-- CE compliant
The unit will be on display at booth 617 at SATCON 2008 which is being held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, in New York City, on October 15th and 16th, 2008. To book an appointment at the event, please contact Teri Vincent or Laura Garcia at 1-800-644-4562.
About Norsat International Inc.
Norsat International Inc. designs, engineers and markets intelligent satellite solutions for high-speed data transmission. The company's portfolio of capabilities include: microwave components; fixed, transportable, ultra-portable, vehicle-mounted and maritime satellite systems; turnkey maritime navigation and communications systems; and end-to-end network services. Norsat is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, with offices in Annapolis, Maryland; Lincoln, United Kingdom; Stockholm, Sweden; Monte Carlo, Monaco; Rome, Italy; and Daejeon, South Korea. Additional information is available at www.norsat.com, via email at [email protected]
or by phone at 1-604-821-2808