SOURCE: Norsat International Inc.

December 03, 2007 14:10 ET

Norsat Provides Satellite Terminal for Army-Navy Game

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - December 3, 2007) - Norsat International Inc. (TSX: NII) (OTCBB: NSATF), a leading provider of intelligent satellite solutions, announced today that it provided a satellite terminal and associated support services to the United States Military Academy at West Point, for the Army-Navy football game held on December 1, 2007. This enabled the Academy to disseminate footage of the pre- and post-game events for the first time.

"So much of what goes on before and after the football game itself is what makes this event special, but previously no one had been able to experience that aspect unless they were in attendance," said Major Thomas Bryant of the United States Military Academy at West Point. "Having used Norsat's satellite terminals while deployed, I know they serve as an excellent tool for reaching a larger audience. In addition, there are many West Point graduates deployed throughout the world right now, so being able to keep them connected is a great morale builder."

Norsat provided one of its NewsLink portable satellite terminals, a media-oriented version of the equipment the U.S. Military is currently using in the field. As Norsat's terminals are already linked to the Military's Digital Video and Imagery Distribution System, troops deployed all over the world, media outlets and the general public are able to access footage of interviews with players and see complete coverage of the pre- and post-game events. The clips are available at

"We are pleased to have participated in the Army-Navy Game festivities, as the U.S. Military is an important customer of Norsat," said Dr. Amiee Chan, President and CEO, Norsat International Inc. "The game has a deep-rooted history in the military community, and the pre-game activities can carry as much significance as the game itself. We are glad we were able to provide footage of what otherwise would not have been captured."

The Army-Navy Game, an annual college football game between the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York and the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, is a more than century year old tradition. Always held the first Saturday of December, this year, the game was played at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland.

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    Dr. Amiee Chan
    President and CEO
    Tel: (604) 821-2808
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    Pervez Siddiqui
    Vice President, Marketing
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