Norsat unveils upgraded model of fly-away satellite terminal
Feb 21, 2013 (Datamonitor via COMTEX) --
Norsat International Inc., a provider of communication solutions that enable the transmission of data, audio and video, has announced the launch of GLOBETrekker 2.0, an upgraded model of its fly-away satellite terminal.
According to the company, the auto-acquire technology is provided by Norsat's LinkControl Software. Through LinkControl's sophisticated system of user configured profiles, operators can now switch satellites, equipment, or systems rapidly in the field.
A USB recovery process saves a full system image, providing security, configuration storage and disaster recovery if necessary. LinkControl's automated troubled shooting also provides visible and audible alarms to guide the technician through an intuitive resolution process.
A new modular architecture, developed to enable rapid sub-assembly swapping in the field, includes a removable base unit, which allows the modem and key electronics to be integrated with the terminal or removed and positioned indoors for maximum customer flexibility.
The GLOBETrekker is multi-band capable (X-band, Ku-band and Ka-band), and band switching is possible in less than 10 minutes in the field. The development of quad pod legs keeps electronics well above snow, mud or running water when used in challenging environments, and automatic levelling enables rapid deployment in uneven terrain.
The addition of a sunlight readable display (greater than 1200 NITS) provides visibility even in direct sunlight. The GLOBETrekker is undergoing Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS) certification to allow for operation on the ten satellite WGS constellation for use by US and other WGS-enabled military forces.
"The GLOBETrekker is one of Norsat's flagship products, and the improvements we've made now put the terminal in a class all its own," states Company President & CEO, Dr Amiee Chan.
"By focusing on our customers' needs, we've been able to deliver the most intelligent and user-friendly terminal in the market. Feedback from customers has already been overwhelmingly positive and we look forward to introducing the upgraded GLOBETrekker to new militaries, broadcasters and enterprise customers around the world."
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