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New Advent, Link and MRC Products to Transform Newsgathering and Event Coverage

VISLINK presented Advent NewsLite, Link XP1310 and MRC MobiLink at IBC 2010

VISLINK News and Entertainment sells VISLINK’s three established broadcast product lines: ADVENT satellite uplinks, LINK wireless cameras and MRC fixed and mobile microwave links. It has offices in the UK, USA, Dubai, Singapore and South Africa

Advent NewsLite is a portable, IP enabled SatCom terminal designed for use with current and new lightweight antenna systems. This modular solution combines the performance of high bandwidth broadcast contribution feeds with the flexibility of BGAN type newsgathering.

MRC MobiLink is a new high capacity radio for outside broadcast and portable microwave applications. These radios combine a split-box design with a broad range of IP and streaming video inputs, H.264 HD CODECs and modulation schemes including DVB-S2 for maximum versatility.

The Link XP1310 is a high performance H.264 compliant High Definition wireless camera transmitter for the news and entertainment market. When combined with the new Lynx Diversity Receiver it offers a cost effective, web browser controlled, rapidly deployable wireless camera solution for both traditional and new media broadcasters.

“Broadcasters are demanding video contribution solutions that deliver advanced technologies while recognising the needs of today’s marketplace,” said Ben McLeod, Managing Director of VISLINK News and Entertainment. “VISLINK’s sustained investment in core technology building blocks, plus world class research and development teams, has enabled us to rapidly develop and launch these solutions to serve our customers worldwide.”


“VISLINK’s new microwave, SatCom and wireless camera products all include advanced IP functionality,” added Keigo Yoneda, Managing Director of AVI-SYS Electronics GmbH, a leading broadcast integrator. “This technology allows broadcasters to extend their file-based workflows from the studio to remote field operations; and enables in-field editing, remote control and seamless file transfer.”

NewsLite’s ergonomic design is IATA weight compliant for airport baggage handling and its modular electronics support a broad range of satellite antennas. The system on display at IBC will introduce a cost effective “two box” sub 23 kg solution when combined with the 1m Advent Mantis antenna.


VISLINK plc is a global business with revenues of £100 million. We are strategically focused on providing secure communication technologies to customers in our chosen markets.
VISLINK We specialise in wireless, video and IP technologies together with the supporting management systems. Our products include the design and manufacture of microwave radio, satellite transmission, wireless cameras and marine CCTV systems. We have manufacturing operations in the UK, Norway and the USA.
VISLINK has four international business units organised to serve our customers in News & Entertainment, Law Enforcement and Public Safety, Marine and Energy and the related Services markets.
With offices in the UK, USA, Norway, Dubai, South Africa and Singapore VISLINK employes over 450 people worldwide and have net assets in excess of £50 million.