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March 17th, 2011

Norsat International... Trekkin' On (SATCOM)

[SatNews] LNBs go multiband...

Norsat International Inc. (“Norsat") (TSX: NII and OTC BB: NSATF) has released multi-band versions of its GLOBETrekker™ and Rover™ satellite systems, which will now be available in Ka-band. Norsat will also introduce its latest addition to the Ka-band group of products by offering two new low noise block-downconverters (LNB), the 9000H-2 and the 9000X-2 Ka-band. The new LNBs are compact, lightweight units with improved noise figures. The new GLOBETrekker™ and Rover™ systems deliver proven capability to operate on Ka-band satellites and enhance operational flexibility by giving operators a choice between three critical frequency bands (Ku-, X-, and Ka-band). The high performance of a one metre dish in Ka band will result in higher data rates than competitors’ smaller Ka band reflectors. Norsat’s GLOBETrekker™ has been tested at the Coalition Warfare Interoperability Demonstration and has been used extensively in combat zones. With the launch of the new Block II Wideband Global SATCOM satellites – WGS 4, 5 and 6 – more Ka- and X-band capacity will be available for military forces. The multi-band capability of Norsat systems gives defense customers the ability to use- the increased Ka and X-band capacity that will become available over the next few years.