Canada-based Norsat International Inc., which provides customised communication solutions for remote and challenging applications, has announced that the company has recently sold more than USD $2million in Ka-band ATOM Block Upconverter (BUC) products for Comms on the Move applications across North America, Asia and Europe.
Since the release of Norsat’s ATOM Ka Band series, Norsat says it has seen tremendous market uptake in the products for both the airborne satcom market and land based “Communications on the Move” market.
Sales of ATOM Ka-band products include two major deals with Tier 1 defense contractors for Norsat’s ATOM 25W Ka-band Block upconverters into land-based Comms-on-the-Move applications and two large contracts with Tier 1 defense contractors for Norsat’s 50W Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs) for airborne Comms-on-the-Move applications, including a custom low-profile SSPA.
ATOM products are up to 85% smaller than equivalent BUCs, up to 90% lighter, and 60% more power efficient. Norsat’s ability to provide custom solutions including low profile BUCs, support for military standards including shock, vibration, and EMI/EMC, as well as RTCA DO-160 airborne certification and Wideband Global Satellite (WGS) compatibility are key selling features that have helped Norsat achieve multiple design wins.
To support its ATOM Ka-band products success, Norsat has added manufacturing capabilities in the USA. Its partner facility has established a Quality Management System, including ISO policies and LEAN practices and has met or exceeded ours and our customers stringent quality standards.
Dr. Amiee Chan, President and CEO of Norsat, commented: “Norsat prides itself in its ability to take customers’ unique requirements and customise units quickly in order to deliver products for challenging applications. We can also rapidly deliver our standard leading-edge ATOM products, with units in stock for immediate delivery.”