Vislink will launch its new Advent Mantis “MSAT” Man Portable Data Terminal, a highly portable tri-band satellite antenna system specifically designed for rapid deployment in hostile environments, at CABSAT 2012.
The system’s fully integrated, portable design requires less than five minutes from arrival to satellite acquisition, making it ideal for rapid deployment field applications where there is no time to spare.
Weighing in at only 12.5 kilos, the Advent MSAT is specifically designed to be carried by one person and provides powerful functionality for applications such as secure military communications; special operations, disaster recovery; emergency services; first-on-scene broadcast; and mining operations.
The antenna’s 65cm reflector can be used in Ka, Ku and X bands, be powered from either mains or 12VDC operations, and has interchangeable modems. The moment the system arrives on site it can be fully operational in less than five minutes, therefore saving vital time when speed is of the essence.
Vislink Project Leader Ali Zarkesh said, “The Advent MSAT represents the first major new in-house antenna design for the Vislink group and is our first foray into the rapid deployment, lightweight terminal market. This antenna gives us entries not only in the surveillance market but also has applications in the mining sector and first-on-scene news reporting.”
The Advent MSAT system can be seen at CABSAT on Stand Number: S1-B31 from 28 February to 1 March.