SOURCE: Norsat International Inc.

June 12, 2008 07:00 ET

Norsat Launches 12 New Language Versions of Its Transportable Satellite Terminal User Interface

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwire - June 12, 2008) - Norsat International Inc. (TSX: NII) (OTCBB: NSATF) ("Norsat"), a leading provider of intelligent satellite solutions, today announced the release of its advanced satellite acquisition and terminal control software, LinkControl™, in 12 new languages. Norsat LinkControl is now available in a total of 15 different languages: Arabic, Bahasa, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional), Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish.

"A key component of our strategy is continuing to extend our geographic reach," Dr. Amiee Chan, President and CEO, Norsat International. "By offering LinkControl in a wide selection of languages, we believe we are well positioned to capitalize on the increasing demand for mobile satellite communications worldwide. Our LinkControl software is user-friendly and facilitates a seamless workflow, enabling us to deliver an unparalleled unified user experience."

Norsat LinkControl software allows users to operate all aspects of a portable VSAT terminal from a single console. Encoder, modem and transmitter functions are all managed from within a single application, eliminating the need for separate control software for each of the antenna control unit, modem, encoder, solid state power amplifiers and traveling wave tube amplifiers. In addition, through LinkControl's sophisticated satellite acquisition controller, users can orient a three axis antenna subsystem (elevation, azimuth, polarization) towards a desired satellite, in even the most adverse and challenging conditions. LinkControl relies on a combination of inputs to help ensure that the user can acquire the satellite each time an attempt is made.

A standard offering on each Norsat satellite terminal, LinkControl™ is also compatible with modems from Radyne, iDirect and Paradise and transmitters from Xicom. Norsat plans to expand to support other modems and transmitters.

Additional information about Norsat LinkControl and other Norsat product and service offerings can be found at booth 6K1-4 at CommunicAsia in Singapore from June 17th until June 20th and at booth Q195C at Eurosatory in Paris in from June 16th until June 20th.

About Norsat International Inc.

Norsat International Inc. designs, engineers and markets intelligent satellite solutions for high-speed data transmission. Additional information is available at Further information is available through email at or by phone, 1-604-821-2808.

Forward-looking Statements

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This information should be read in conjunction with Norsat's audited consolidated financial statements and related notes included therein for the three months ended March 31, 2008, and the Management Discussion and Analysis for the three months ended March 31, 2008. All of the company's financial statements are prepared in accordance with Canadian generally accepted accounting principles (Canadian GAAP). Additional information may be found at

Contact Information

  • For further information, contact:

    Pervez Siddiqui
    Tel: (604) 821-2850
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