Norsat Launches New Generation of Ku-band Block Upconverters

Norsat's Median Series Block Upconverters designed for both performance and economy

VANCOUVER, Jan. 21, 2016 /CNW/ - Norsat International Inc. ("Norsat") (TSX: NII and NYSE MKT: NSAT), a leading provider of innovative communication solutions that enable the transmission of data, audio and video for remote and challenging applications, today announced the launch of the MEDIAN series of Ku-band Block Upconverters (BUCs) that are ideal for VSAT, broadcast, maritime, and portable terminal applications.

Designed with both performance and economy in mind, the Median series of Ku-band BUCs comes in 16W and 25W options and is currently available in standard and extended Ku-band frequencies. The Median series is a perfect addition to Norsat's line of BUCs and is positioned between our leading size, weight, and power efficient ATOM series of block upconverters and the ELEMENT series.

The MEDIAN BUC series offers:

  • 16W and 25W output power
  • Premium performance and reliability
  • Full monitor & control capabilities
  • Customization options
  • Unmatched linearity due to GaAs technology
  • 2 year warranty

Dr. Amiee Chan, president and chief executive officer of Norsat, stated, "Norsat continues to broaden our product portfolio in order to meet the needs of our customer base and as part of our long-term growth strategy. The Median BUC series offers the same Norsat quality and customizations options that our customers have come to expect, and complements our existing industry-leading line of BUCs and SSPAs."                                                                       

Norsat is carrying inventory of the MEDIAN series BUCS and they are now available for purchase. For more information on the new MEDIAN series, as well as Norsat's other lines of BUCs visit http://www.norsat.com/solutions/microwave-products/

About Norsat International Inc.
Founded in 1977, Norsat International Inc. is a leading provider of innovative communication solutions that enable the transmission of data, audio and video for remote and challenging applications. Norsat's products and services include leading-edge product design and development, production, distribution and infield support and service of fly-away satellite terminals, microwave components, antennas, Radio Frequency (RF) conditioning products, maritime based satellite terminals and remote network connectivity solutions. More information is available at www.norsat.com, via email at investor@norsat.com or by phone at 1-604-821-2800.

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SOURCE Norsat International Inc.

For further information: Dr. Amiee Chan, President & CEO, Tel: 604 821-2800, Email: achan@norsat.com; Mr. Arthur Chin, Chief Financial Officer, Tel: 604 821-2800, Email: achin@norsat.com

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