IMT Vislink To Exhibit At AfricaCom 2018


ZAF: xG Technology, Inc., has confirmed that its IMT Vislink business will co-exhibit with SpacePath at AfricaCom 2018 (Hall 4, Stand F21). 
IMT Vislink will display its Advent MSAT-120 satellite video and data terminal and ViewBack low latency dual channel diversity receiver-decoder, while SpacePath is set to exhibit a range of high-power (HPAs) and low-power solid state power amplifiers (SSPA/SSPBs).
The Advent MSAT-120 is a highly portable, lightweight, tri-band satellite terminal that can be set up anywhere to provide secure and non-secure data and video transmission in as little as five minutes. It supports X-, Ku- and Ka-band configurations ensuring worldwide coverage is available at all times. Available with a 65, 90 or 120cm reflector, the system is designed for rapid deployment in hostile environments and can be used with mains power or battery operation.
Incorporated into the Advent MSAT-120 terminal, SpacePath’s 60W 13.75-14.50GHz SSPA will be demonstrated at the show. SpacePath will also be launching a new outdoor 12W 13.75-14.50GHz Fanless SSPB. Having no fans in the construction of the product, the new fanless SSPB increases the long-term reliability of the unit and minimises any need for regular maintenance. SpacePath’s range of high-power and low-power solid state power amplifiers, which include uplink bands like C, Ku, DBS and Ka will be on display as well.
The Vislink ViewBack is a lightweight, low-power, low-latency, dual-channel diversity receiver-decoder, intended primarily to provide reception of return studio video transmission back to the camera operator. Functioning in the 2GHz-licensed band, the receiver supports Vislink’s proprietary robust LMS-T demodulation in addition to low-latency H.264 decoding. Outputs include HDMI and HDSDI, the latter being switchable, in wireless camera applications, between the local camera video and the return received video.
“AfricaCom brings together around 14,000 attendees that are interested in connectivity infrastructure, disruptive technologies, digital services and ICT strategy, which makes it a great show for us to highlight our satellite products for local industry professionals,” said David Robins, Global Sales Director for IMT Vislink. “Vislink has a longstanding reputation as a global provider of satellite communications technologies and with the recent updates to the Advent line, continues to provide versatile, compact and cost-effective solutions for this market. By co-exhibiting with SpacePath, we will also have the opportunity to showcase our joint product offering within our Advent MSAT-120 satellite terminal.”
“This event provides us with a unique opportunity to showcase our new satellite amplifier products and sub-systems to the region,” said Colin Bolton, Director at SpacePath Communications. “Our collaboration with IMT Vislink leverages the latest technology from both organisations.”
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