Archives: July 2014
We recently caught up with one of our military customers and he explained to us how Norsat’s technology has provided vital communication links for the US Army. SSG Allen is a former Staff Sergeant for the Mobile Public Affairs Detachment. He worked with Norsat Newslink terminals to deliver content to military families and the public through news affiliates using DVIDS (Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System).
SSG Allen was based at a Multi-National Division in Northern Iraq. That particular division used a Norsat Newslink terminal to provide real-time communication with the US and to broadcast interviews from high-ranking officials about military activities, concerns and special events in-theater.The Mobile Public Affairs’ Norsat Newslink terminal also enabled their detachment to “tell the soldier’s story”, enabling them to give b-roll and packages to news affiliates.
SSG Allen commented that these lines of communication were key in increasing morale in the Soldiers and their families by allowing the transmission of “shout outs”. Through these broadcast messages, Soldiers were given the chance to regularly send love to their families.
At Norsat, we take pride in being a leading provider of innovative communication solutions that enable the transmission of data, audio and video for remote and challenging applications. This is just one example of how our technology helps provide communications around the globe in a variety of unique situations.
Norsat’s ATOMControl software features an easy to use user Interface that gives you the ability to monitor and control Norsat’s ATOM Series of BUCs & SSPAs. This video will serve as a guide for the download, installation and basic troubleshooting of the software.