Vancouver, British Columbia – May 31, 2016 – Norsat International Inc. (“Norsat”) (TSX: NII and NYSE MKT: NSAT), a provider of unique and customized communication solutions for remote and challenging applications, today announced that the Company offers the largest portfolio of O3b microwave Block Upconverters (BUCs) and Low-Noise Block Downconverters (LNBs) for O3b Network ground terminals, giving customers a single source for all of their O3b microwave component needs.

The latest additions to this product line include the 7020STC 20W dual-band Ka BUC and the 7040STC 40W switchable BUC. The 7020STC and 7040STC provide 20 and 40 watts of saturated output power, are extremely reliable and durable, and come with a class-leading 2-year warranty, delivering Norsat’s standard high quality high value product.

These products join a comprehensive line of already launched products including the 7005STC 5W and 7010STC 10W BUCs and the 9000HX single and dual-band LNBs. Norsat’s microwave components have been custom designed for reliability and performance As well, having the flexibility of a dual-band product reduces logistics, maintenance and inventory costs for users.

“Norsat has been working with O3b since 2012 and is pleased to be a certified O3b partner for both BUCs and LNBs,” stated Dr. Amiee Chan, President and CEO. “Norsat’s proven products for O3b Networks can be customized to meet the specific requirements of the customer whether it is a maritime, government or other remote and challenging application.”

Inventory of all of these items is available now. For more information on these latest BUC and our O3b LNB products go to

Norsat will be exhibiting at CommunicAsia, Asia’s largest international communications and information technology event, held at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore from May 31 to June 2nd. Norsat will be exhibiting at booth 1Q3-08, showcasing its broad range of microwave components including its O3b BUCs and Norsat’s portable satellite terminals which are used by militaries, broadcasters and corporations around the world.

About Norsat International Inc.
Founded in 1977, Norsat International Inc. is a provider of unique and customized communication solutions for remote and challenging applications. Norsat’s products and services include leading-edge product design and development, production, distribution and infield support and service of fly-away satellite terminals, microwave components, Radio Frequency (RF) conditioning products, maritime based satellite terminals and remote network connectivity solutions. More information is available at, via email at or by phone at 1-604-821-2800.

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For further information, contact:

Dr. Amiee Chan Arthur Chin
President & CEO Chief Financial Officer
Tel: 604 821-2800 Tel: 604 821-2800
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