SOURCE: Norsat International Inc.

April 16, 2007 06:00 ET

Norsat Launches Family of Very Low Noise Amplifiers

High Definition, Bandwidth Intensive and Mission Critical Applications Demand Very Low Noise Amplifiers

VANCOUVER, BC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 16, 2007 -- Norsat International Inc. (TSX: NII) (OTCBB: NSATF) announced today that it has launched a commercial line of very Low Noise Amplifiers ("LNAs") optimized for high definition, bandwidth intensive and mission critical applications. The new LNA family is ideally suited for applications where consistent low noise performance is critical.

"These precision-engineered LNAs are ideal for high definition applications and are designed for easy integration into the receive chains of a wide variety of satellite terminals from cable head ends to hardened military earth stations," said Dr. Amiee Chan, President and CEO, Norsat International Inc. "The LNA series boast the industry's most impressive noise figures, linearity and gains; and complements our BDC line of products."

The LNA family of products is available in the Ku, Ka, C and X-band frequencies. Additional performance characteristics include a very low noise temperature and a DC current of 200 mA. The LNAs can be customized to meet project requirements.

The new LNAs will on display at the company's booth, # C8547, in the Satellite Technologies Hall, at NAB (National Association of Broadcasters) 2007 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Further information can be obtained by calling +1.800.644.4562 or +44.1522.730800.

Forward-Looking Statements

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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 year ended December 31, 2006, and the Management Discussion and Analysis for the year ended December 31, 2006.

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.

About Norsat International Inc.

Norsat International Inc. 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, 1-604-821-2808.

Contact Information

  • Norsat International Inc. Contact:
    Dr. Amiee Chan
    +1 (604) 821-2808
    Email Contact