In a departure from its usual broadcast market, Vislink has been awarded a £1.12 M contract to supply satellite and microwave communications equipment to the Malaysian Government.

Working into the central station based in Kuala Lumpur, the new equipment will provide high quality video and audio communications to support security activities during major conferences and events in the region.

The contract includes the supply of a digital satellite news-gathering vehicle equipped with the company's Lynx 2.0 m antenna system and a command and control vehicle, supported with three Mantis 190 Flyaway systems and three UCL Microwave Link systems.

The antenna system has been selected due to its compact design and proven reliability, the Mantis systems for their flexibility and the analogue microwave links to give the Malaysian Government added options in deploying surveillance video circuits from buildings and conference centres, back to the command centre. Thus, strengthening their policy of proactive surveillance against the threat of terrorism.

Talking about the new departure, Vislink's managing director, Jonathan Flint, commented, "We are always working to extend Vislink's business focus into sectors beyond its usual broadcast market, and this contract illustrates our achievement in doing this."