Norsat International Inc. has introduced new Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) and custom microwave products for airborne and Ka multi-band applications. All of the newly launched microwave products, which include Block Up/Down Converters (BUCs and BDCs), and Low Noise Blockdownconverters (LNBs), are used in satellite signal transmission and reception.
The introduction of Norsat’s airborne portfolio is led with the launch of a BDC1000X-AIR, which has reportedly been lab and field tested for ruggedness and durability in airborne applications. The BDC is compatible, the company claims, with current airborne service providers, and may be fully customised to meet specific customer requirements for frequency, size, shape, and more. The next addition to the Norsat airborne portfolio will be an airborne LNB, and the first custom units will be field tested later in 2013.
Norsat is also introducing a line of multi-band LNBs, including the dual and triple Ka-band 9000 series.
“Norsat has built a reputation for delivering reliable and durable microwave products, and it is essential that the new products we introduce uphold this reputation” stated Norsat President and CEO, Dr. Amiee Chan. “Both the airborne and multi-band lines of microwave products maintain or improve upon this quality, while solving application-specific problems expressed by our customers. We are pleased to offer a solution that is both highest quality and value through the airborne and multi-band product lines.”