[SatNews] Norsat International Inc. (“Norsat”) (TSX: NII and NYSE MKT: NSAT), a provider of innovative communication solutions that enable the transmission of data, audio and video for remote and challenging applications, announced that its Land Mobile Radio division Sinclair Technologies, has begun shipments of the newly designed SE41x series of wideband enclosed dipole antennas which covers the entire 746 – 960 MHz band in just one antenna, and would otherwise require the installation of three antennas to obtain the same coverage. The creative design and construction permits excellent pattern control and greater efficiency.
These highly versatile antennas offer excellent performance over the entire bandwidth and are particularly well suited to communication systems where a specific coverage pattern is required. These include cellular systems, trunked radio, paging, and data transmission, where predictable and highly reliable performance is a must. The SE41x series is PIP rated for Peak Instantaneous Power handling and also offers customizable options allowing users to easily add additional features and functionality to meet the customers’ specific requirements.
Dr. Amiee Chan, chief executive officer of Norsat, commented, “This new customized product is a direct result of listening to our customers’ needs and leveraging our in-house engineering team to deliver a superior product to the marketplace. This new antenna series will help streamline manufacturing as we are producing one antenna instead of three to cover the same frequency spectrum. Simplification of inventory management will also be realized by both Norsat and our customer in stocking a single product. In addition, given all of the new customization features the product has to offer, we anticipate it to be highly desirable, while remaining extremely price competitive. Norsat expects orders for this antenna series to ramp up over the next six months which will provide additional revenue for our Land Mobile Radio product division.”