Vislink and ND SatCom Announces Co-Operation at BroadcastAsia 2014
Initially, the co-operation will see ND SatCom’s SKYWAN 5G modem made available as part of Vislink’s range of SATCOM equipment. The SKYWAN 5G is an MF-TDMA modem with an integrated DVB-S2 receiver, capable of achieving significant data rates. Designed as an all-in-one device with high network redundancy and a wide range of IP support, the SKYWAN 5G is optimally suited for use in Vislink’s highly portable MSAT range.
The MSAT is the world’s smallest and lightest satellite data terminal, intended for use in the broadcast and military sectors. Highly durable and weighing only 12.5 kg, the MSAT is designed for one-man operation in challenging environments or rough terrain, where a full satellite system cannot be deployed but where there is a need for high bandwidth connectivity.
“This co-operation will let Vislink offer the SKYWAN 5G modem and functionality across the company’s full range of broadcast and surveillance solutions,” said Ashley Dove, Solutions Engineering Director at Vislink. “This agreement has also opened the door to further joint development down the line, and for Vislink’s technology to be integrated into a wider range of SATCOM equipment overall.”
“The SKYWAN 5G is built to enable new business opportunities. Now Vislink will be able to optimally support critical applications for broadcasting and surveillance,” said Petra Visuri, Head of Product Management and Marketing at ND SatCom. “Furthermore this co-operation brings ND SatCom and SKYWAN 5G new market leverage.”
The first Vislink units utilising integrated SKYWAN 5G technology will be ready for shipment in Q4 2014, with other products expected to be available to customers in due course. In time, the agreement will also see Vislink’s equipment made available for use in ND SatCom’s solutions as well.
About ND SatCom
ND SatCom is a leading global supplier of satellite-based broadband VSAT, broadcast, government and defence communication network and ground station solutions. ND SatCom holds more than 30 years of experience in providing secure, tailor-engineered solutions for satellite networks and systems and has regional sales and service offices in Europe, the Middle East and China.
ND SatCom’s flagship, the SKYWAN product family, enables thousands of users daily to communicate securely, effectively and quickly over satellite.
About Vislink plc
The Vislink Group is a global technology business specialising in the collection and delivery of high quality video and associated data from the field to the point of usage. Vislink provides solutions to the broadcast market for the collection and play out management of live news, sport and entertainment events and to the surveillance market including defence, law enforcement and public safety customers for the delivery of secure video and data communications.
With offices in the UK, USA, Brazil, UAE, and Singapore, Vislink employs over 300 people worldwide. Our solutions include the design and manufacture of microwave radio, satellite transmission, cellular, wireless camera systems and broadcast management software; our development and manufacturing operations are in the UK and the USA.