ND SatCom's SKYWAN 5G modem will form part of Vislink's range of satellite communications equipment as the initial result of the partnership. The MF-TDMA modem has an integrated DVB-S2 receiver, and is optimally suited for use in Vislink's highly portable MSAT range, according to the companies.
Weighing only 12.5kg, the MSAT is designed for one-man operation in challenging environments or rough terrain, where a full satellite system cannot be deployed but where there is a need for high bandwidth connectivity.
"This agreement has also opened the door to further joint development down the line, and for Vislink's technology to be integrated into a wider range of Satcom equipment overall," said Ashley Dove, solutions engineering director, Vislink.
"Now Vislink will be able to optimally support critical applications for broadcasting and surveillance," said Petra Visuri, head of product management and marketing, ND SatCom. "Furthermore this co-operation brings ND SatCom and SKYWAN 5G new market leverage."
The first Vislink units utilising integrated SKYWAN 5G technology will be ready for shipment in the fourth quarter 2014.