Vislink to Launch Motorised MSAT

Rugged, man-portable, data terminal with one button auto acquire for instantaneous high-definition satellite newsgathering

Vislink, the global provider of broadcast communications technologies, has today announced that it will be launching a new motorised version of the Advent MSAT satellite terminal at IBC 2013 in Amsterdam this September (Hall 1, Stand 1.A69). Vislink’s Advent MSAT is a fully integrated satellite data terminal, capable of supporting either a 90cm or 120cm antenna and designed to meet growing demand from the global SNG market for more portable systems with improved data throughput and ease of deployment.

Stephen Rudd, CEO Vislink International Ltd said, “The Motorised MSAT was developed in response to growing demand from broadcasters for an automated version of our successful Mantis MSAT product. It is ideal for first on scene reporting, providing the perfect balance between the functionality of a full vehicle mounted satellite terminal, and the speed, mobility and versatility needed to make sure you can deliver the first high-definition video images from the scene.”

Following the successful launch of the broadcast specification Mantis MSAT earlier this year, the motorised MSAT adds the option of a 120cm reflector and also offers improved data throughput rates of up to 10Mbps, making it the ideal system for a first on scene broadcast uplink. With simultaneous three-axis motorisation and one button auto acquire, the MSAT data terminal offers full support for two-way video, voice and data communications, designed for rapid deployment and one man operation in a variety of scenarios.


The new motorised MSAT is a full tri-band optioned system that can support X, Ka and Ku band configurations, capable of delivering high-definition video and data  from anywhere in the world. The feeds can also be swapped in the field, building on the flexibility and portability that customers have come to expect from the MSAT range.

The Motorised MSAT is part of Vislink’s Advent range of antennas, and like other Advent products, is highly customisable and can be tailored to include the Advent DVE5100 H.264 encoder or a customer-specified IP modem fitted into the body of the unit. Despite these additional features the Motorised MSAT still meets IATA (International Air Transport Association) weight limits, with the entire unit weighing less than 25Kgs.
For more information on the Motorised MSAT or any other Vislink product, visit Vislink at IBC 2013, Amsterdam, 13th – 17th September (Hall 1, Stand 1.A69).


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 of live news, sport and entertainment events and to the surveillance market including defence, law enforcement and public safety customers. With offices in the UK, USA, Australia, UAE, South Africa and Singapore, Vislink employs over 250 people worldwide. Our solutions include the design and manufacture of microwave radio, satellite transmission, cellular and wireless camera systems; our development and manufacturing operations are in the UK and the USA.