VANCOUVER, B.C., 2 August 2007. Norsat International Inc., a provider of intelligent satellite solutions, has sold its portable satellite systems to seven of the world's militaries. Collectively, these defense customers are currently deploying Norsat's technology in at least 17 countries spanning all five continents.
"We have made a concerted effort to build on our success with the U.S. Department of Defense by rolling out our portable satellite systems to other countries," says Amiee Chan, president and CEO of Norsat. "Many of our leads are coming from military personnel who see our products being used by their international counterparts, either in the field or at joint exercises, and want the same technology for their own organization. We have also won military customers through the efforts of strategic partners in our distribution channel whom we have engaged to help us broaden our geographic reach."
Norsat's portable satellite technology is a natural fit for the rigorous demands of military customers.
Norsat's GLOBETrekker and OmniLink systems have been specifically engineered for survivability and ease of deployment. These same attributes are also valued for applications in business continuity, emergency response, telemedicine and media. Norsat has made inroads into those verticals and continues to actively target additional customers.