NewsLink

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NewsLink



NewsLink - Satellite - VSAT - PortableThe Norsat NewsLink™ is an extremely rugged transportable satellite terminal, designed explicitly for news gathering in challenging environments. Conveniently packaged in industrial cases and supported by advanced pointing tools, a reporter can set up and begin transmitting in a matter of minutes, without technical expertise.

Tough

The Norsat NewsLink™ system is field proven, rugged and reliable. With units continuously operating for more than eight years in locations including Afghanistan, Iraq, and Haiti, users rely upon the extreme durability of the NewsLink for broadcast quality transmission when it matters. NewsLink terminals have been deployed throughout sandstorms, earthquake aftermaths, arctic conditions and extreme rainfall, while continuing key broadcasts.

Intelligent

Norsat’s LinkControl™ software seamlessly integrates all the tools needed for Satellite News Gathering with an easy to use interface and advanced capabilities. A software process guides a user through the pointing process and controls the power of the amplifier. The easy to use SD and HD encoders are controlled through the unified user interface. For experienced users, LinkControl provides advanced diagnostic and control capabilities, including spectrum analyzer, DVB receiver and Norsat’s profile management system.

Portable

Packaged in 3 highly rugged cases, a single person can easily move and deploy the system. With its tool-free setup and an intuitive deployment strategy, the NewsLink can be set up and ready to transmit in a matter of minutes, leaving the user free to concentrate on reporting.

Portable

  • Man Portable
  • Fits in Small Vehicles
  • Quick Assembly without Tools

Intelligent

  • Assisted Acquire
  • Intuitive Interface
  • Remote Operation

Tough

  • Built Rugged
  • Shock Protected
  • Environmental Controls

 

Antenna
Transmit Frequency 13.75 GHz -14.5 GHz
Receive Frequency 10.95GHz -12.75 Ghz
EIRP >56 dBW(40W)
G/T 21 dB/K
Antenna 1m diamond, carbon fiber, segmented (4 pieces)
Antenna Tx Gain 42 dBi
Antenna Rx Gain 40.5 dBi
Antenna Platform Aluminum Tripod
Polarization Cross-Pol (Standard) / Co-Pol (Optional)
Elevation Adj 10° - 90°
Azimuth Adj 360°
Polarization Adj ±60°
Pointing Tools
Onboard Spectrum Analyzer, Received Signal Strength Indicator,
DVB Receiver, Compass, Inclinometer, GPS, Norsat proprietary
LinkControl with Satellite Almanac, Antenna Alignment Wizard
Transmit
Frequency Range
  Output 13.75 GHz - 14.5 GHz
  Input 950 MHz - 1700 MHz
  L.O. Frequency 12800 MHz
  Reference Signal Frequency External 10 MHz (supplied by Baseband)
  10 MHz Power Level 0dBm ±5dB
Reference Signal Frequency external 10 MHz (supplied by Baseband)
10 MHz power level -5 to +5 dB
Reference Input Impedance 50 Ω
Output Power
Rated Power (P1dB) @ Amplifier Flange (minimum) 40W (other powers available)
Gain
Small Signal, typical 70dB
Maximum SSG Variation Over Any Narrow Band ±1 dB per 54MHz
Spectral Regrowth at Rated Power -26 dBc
Receive  
LNB Noise Figure 0.8 dB
L.O. Stability Maximum (over temperature) ±15 kHz
Phase Noise Maximum (SSB) -65 dBc/Hz at 1kHz
-75 dBc/Hz at 10kHz
-85 dBc/Hz at 100kHz
Input/Output VSWR Maximum 2.2 : 1
Conversation Gain 55 dB min, 70 dB max
Output P1dB Maximum 7 dBm
Power Requirements +15 to +24 V supplied through centre conductor of IF cable
Current Drain Maximum 200 mA
Interfacility Link Cable
Length 10m (Standard)
30m (Optional)
Shock Protected Baseband
Top Rack Unit: System Controller, Single Point Power Supply
Middle Rack Unit: Pointing Tools (Spectrum Analyzer, DVB Receiver)
SSPA Control and Management, HD/SD Encoder, DVB-S/2 Modulator
Bottom Rack Unit: Available for Customer Equipment
Diagnostics
Closed loop transmit power control Temperature and current monitoring
Transmit signal monitoring via RSSI, DVB Receiver, and Spectrum Analyzer
Video Encoder
Standard MPEG-2 (NTSC or PAL)
Bitrate 1500 kbps - 10000 kbps
Inputs Composite Video (RCA),
Composite Video (BNC)
SDI with embedded audio (BNC) (Optional)
Latency 250 ms (normal) / 80 ms (low)
Chroma Sampling 4:2:0 (standard) / 4:2:2 (optional)
Settings PIDs, horizontal resolution, aspect ratio, GOP
Audio Standard MPEG Layer 2 or Linear PCM (4 channels)
Audio Bitrates 128 kbps - 384 kbps
Audio Inputs 4 balanced (XLR), 4 unbalanced (RCA),
AES/EBU (XLR) (Optional)
Video Modulator
Standard DVB-S / QPSK
FEC 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8
RF Interfaces Tx-Out, Tx-Monitor-In, Rx-In, Rx-Out (L-band)
Modulator-Out, Upconverter-In (70 MHz)
Built-in Power Supply
Prime Power 110/220 VAC 50/60Hz
Optional DC 12 or 24VDC Inverter (Optional)
Co nsumption Physical 1RU 152mm deep rack enclosure
650 vA AC 482 x 44 x 152mm (WxHxD)
Physical 1RU 152mm deep rack enclosure
Environmental
Operating Temp -30 to +50 °C (Antenna/RF)
0 to +50 °C (Baseband)
Rainfall 15mm/h Operational
30mm/h Survival
Wind Speed 60km/h Operational
100km/h Survival
Humidity 95% non-condensing
Packaging
3 Cases (incl. power supply)  
711 x 406 x 660mm (WxHxD) each  
22 Kg each  

NewsLink - VSAT - Portable