Vislink to supply satellite antennas to Asharq News

Vislink is set to supply six manual Mantis MSAT satellite antennas to Asharq News, a pan-Arab 24/7 television network and dedicated digital platform that provides a variety of Arabic-language news and information.

The antennas will connect Asharq News’ regional news centres to feed economic markets in Riyad, Cairo, Abu Dhabi and key Arab capitals with low-latency financial news.

“While Vislink has had a presence in the Middle East for quite some time, our contract with Asharq News is particularly significant because our satellite equipment will be responsible for giving millions of people throughout the region first-ever access to economic and financial news,” said Mickey Miller, chief executive officer at Vislink. “We look forward to continuing our expansion in the Middle East and supporting the media, public safety, defence and other sectors in the region that rely on our communications equipment to deliver low-latency signals in extreme environments.”

Vislink’s Mantis MSAT antennas are easy to use, lightweight and highly portable. They enable broadcast teams to arrive at the scene, deploy equipment and get up and running quickly.

MSAT key product features include:

  • X, Ku, Ka Frequency Bands
  • Man-Portable, IATA Compliant
  • Mains or Battery Operation
  • 5 Minutes to Air
  • 65, 90, 120cm Reflectors
  • ITAR Free

Partnering with Asharq News is a strategic order for Vislink. For over 30 years, the company has supplied satellite communications solutions to the live news production, entertainment, defence, public safety, border security, counterterrorism and military surveillance sectors, and currently has several thousand satellite terminal installations active worldwide.

Asharq News is headquartered in Riyadh, with central offices in the Dubai International Financial Centre, UAE, and Washington D.C., and major hubs and studios in Cairo and Abu Dhabi.

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