|[May 04, 2012]
Norsat Enables U.S. President Barack Obama's Address from Bagram, Afghanistan
VANCOUVER, British Columbia --(Business Wire)--
Norsat International (News - Alert) Inc. (Norsat or the company) (TSX: NII and OTC
BB: NSATF), a leading provider of communications solutions, today
announced that its cutting-edge video streaming technologies and Ku-band
portable satellite terminals were used to broadcast live footage of
President Obama's surprise visit and address to U.S. service members in
Bagram, Afghanistan on May 1, 2012.
The satellite terminal used by the company's customer, the Defense
Video and Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS), was Norsat's
NewsLink, equipped with the DVIDS Direct Kit, which adds a full spectrum
of HD capabilities. The DVIDS Direct Kit provides a simple setup and
alignment procedure that allows operators with minimal training to
quickly establish transmission. These procedures have been refined and
tested for over six years of continuous use in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Operators are provided with a full suite of alignment tools, including a
compass, inclinometer, and user-friendly GUI with Assisted Acquire and
Dr. Amiee Chan, Norsat's, President and CEO, stated, "We have been
working closely with the troops of DVID since it was founded in 2004.
We are pleased that Norsat's innovative products and services have
enabled DVIDS to become the premier and trusted service provider of this
type of media content in the Department of Defense and onward to media
in the U.S. and around the world."
To learn more about how Norsat's Ku-band portable satellite terminals
and services enable DVIDS in its role, please review the following short
video at www.dvidshub.net/about.
DVIDS is a state-of-the-art, 24/7 operation that provides a timely,
accurate and reliable connection between the media around the world and
the military serving in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain.
Through a network of portable Ku-band satellite transmitters located
in-theater and a distribution hub in Atlanta, Georgia, DVIDS makes
available real-time broadcast-quality video, still images and print
products as well as immediate interview opportunities with service
members, commanders and subject matter experts.
More information is available at www.dvidshub.net.
About Norsat International Inc.
Founded in 1977, Norsat International Inc. is a leading provider of
communication solutions that enable the transmission of data, audio and
video in remote and austere environments. Norsat's products and services
include leading-edge product design and development, production,
distribution and infield support and service of portable ground station
satellite terminals, antennas, Radio Frequency (RF) conditioning
products, microwave components, maritime based satellite terminals and
remote network connectivity solutions. Additionally, through its Norsat
Power Solutions Division, Norsat is a provider of power conversion and
energy storage solutions for the communications, transportation and
resource sectors. More information is available at www.norsat.com,
via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone at 1-604-821-2808.
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