Vislink Unveils Ka-band Version of Advent MSAT Terminal
Vislink is set to introduce its Advent Mantis MSAT portable data terminal, designed to address emerging Ka-band satellite newsgathering requirements for international broadcasters, the company announced.
The MSAT can be set-up to provide data and video transmission in as little as five minutes, supporting X-band, Ku-band and now Ka-Band configurations. Vislink said its Mantis MSAT solutions for X-band customers proved to be some of the most popular products in its Advent 2012 portfolio. Vislink Business Development Director for Satellite Communications Ali Zarkesh said that the recent launches of high-throughput Ka-band satellites have added another dimension to satellite newsgathering.
“One of the major benefits in using Ka-Band is the cost of use,” Zarkesh said in a statement. “Recent studies have shown that the use of Ka-band is up to 30 percent less expensive than BGAN transmission, which means that an MSAT system could pay for itself in one year. The expanding availability of Ka segment space is what is making this possible … The Ka-band footprint is expanding rapidly. Europe, North America, the Middle East and Russia are already covered and initiatives are under way in Australia and Latin America.”