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Broadcast communications technologies provider Vislink International is to take to NAB its broadcast specification Vislink Mantis MSAT, claimed to be the world’s smallest and lightest satellite data terminal for high performance high definition satellite news gathering.

Operational on both KA and KU bands, and set, no less claims Vislink, to ‘revolutionise’ satellite news gathering, the new solution can provide an upstream data throughput up to a HDTV capable 8Mbps, subject to satellite performance.

An upgrade from the standard broadcast specification MSAT, the Mantis features a 90cm antenna and weighs 14kg. Deployed from a single backpack, the MSAT offers full support for two-way video, voice and data communications and is designed to be carried and deployed by one person for satellite news gathering in challenging environments.

Vislink says that it developed the broadcast specification Mantis MSAT to address demand from broadcasters around the world that require a highly portable solution capable of delivering high definition video, voice and data communications.

Stephen Rudd, chief executive of Vislink International, said: “The Mantis MSAT is the first satellite news-gathering data terminal specifically created for the broadcast market that can not only deliver a live HD feed but is portable and light enough to be transported by one person. This is especially crucial for first-on-scene reporting in remote or hard to reach locations which a news van would have difficulty accessing.”