Norsat Awarded US Defense Contract for Portable Satellite Terminals
[Via Satellite 04-15-2015] Norsat International has received an purchasing order from the U.S. Defense Media Activity (DMA) for its GLOBETrekkerTM 2.0 portable satellite terminals, along with its 50W Atom series Block Upconverters (BUCs) to enable satellite uplink of live high definition or standard definition video from the field, as well as data transfer and email access.
The DMA is the U.S. Department of Defense’s direct line of communication for news and information to its forces worldwide. The agency presents news, information and entertainment on a variety of media platforms, including radio, television, Internet, print media and emerging media technologies.
Norsat’s GLOBETrekker 2.0 is a lightweight, fully-motorized, portable 1 or 1.2 meter aperture, auto acquire VSAT terminal that was built to military rugged specifications and is MIL-STD-810G and is Eutelsat certified. The GLOBETrekker 2.0 has an integrated Norsat LNB, Norsat 50W ATOM BUC, a modem specified by the customer, an MPEG2/4SD/HD Encoder and a DVBS/S-2 modulator to provide superior portability. Norsat’s flagship software, LinkControl 7, is also integrated into the GLOBETrekker 2.0 terminal.
The GLOBETrekker terminals are expected to ship in Q3 of 2015 with global training and support services following the terminal deliveries.