SOURCE: Norsat International Inc.

November 06, 2007 17:00 ET

Norsat Launches the GLOBETrekker X-Band

LONDON--(Marketwire - November 6, 2007) - Norsat International Inc. (TSX: NII) (OTCBB: NSATF) ("Norsat"), a leading provider of intelligent satellite solutions, today unveiled the GLOBETrekker X-Band at the 9th annual Global MilSatCom Conference, Europe's largest independent military satellite communications conference.

"A recent trend in satellite communications is the emergence of new frequencies," said Dr. Amiee Chan, president and CEO, Norsat International Inc. "With the launch of the next generation of military satellites, users are increasingly looking to operate on X-Band frequency, especially in Europe where Ku-band capacity is in short supply. We believe that offering a version of our GLOBETrekker satellite terminal that is designed specifically for X-Band will serve as a key competitive differentiator for Norsat."

The Norsat GLOBETrekker X-Band terminal is available as a highly integrated system, which includes a 1m carbon fiber antenna, motorized feed assembly, LNB, 35W X-band integrated block upconverter and solid state power amplifier, motorized azimuth/elevation superstructure, built-in inclinometer, compass, GPS; a baseband unit with a modem, spectrum analyzer, DVB-S receiver, Ethernet switch, DC-DC converter and a shock protected chassis -- a system controller including a wired display with software and a graphical user interface. The GLOBETrekker X-band terminal comes packaged in two ruggedized transit cases.

Norsat offers an optional Ku-Band Kit that enables users to switch the X-Band GLOBETrekker on site to operate on commercial Ku-Band satellites. In addition, Norsat offers an IATA baggage allowance version of its X-band GLOBETrekker that consists of two self-contained wheelable cases designed specifically to meet the new stringent checked baggage restrictions imposed by most airlines.

The X-Band GLOBETrekker will be on display at the 9th annual Global MilSatCom Conference, in London, England. The conference is being held at Millennium Conference Centre in Kensington, central London, from November 5-7. Call 001-410-703-1607, for additional product information.

About Norsat International, (America) Inc.

Norsat International (America) Inc. is a subsidiary of Norsat International Inc. (TSX: NII) (OTCBB: NSATF). The company designs, engineers and markets intelligent satellite solutions for high-speed data transmission. Additional information is available at www.norsat.com. Further information is available through email at investor@norsat.com or by phone, 001-604-821-2808.

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This information should be read in conjunction with the Company's audited consolidated financial statements and related notes included therein for the quarter ended June 30th, 2007, and the Management Discussion and Analysis for the quarter ended June 30th, 2007.

All the Company's financial statements are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in Canada (Canadian GAAP). Additional information from the year ended December 31, 2006, and other information related to the Company, may be found on the company's website at www.norsat.com.

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