Vislink and satellite communications supplier ND SatCom have signed a deal that will give the companies access to each other’s product portfolios.

The agreement will initially see ND SatCom’s Skywan 5G modem included as part of Vislink’s range of satellite communications (satcom) equipment.

Vislink’s equipment will also be made available for use in ND SatCom’s products and systems. 

The Skywan 5G is an MF-TDMA modem with an integrated DVB-S2 receiver.

Vislink said that because it has been designed as an all-in-one device with high network redundancy and a wide range of IP support, the Skywan 5G would be “well suited” for use in its portable MSAT range of satellite data terminals.

“This co-operation will let Vislink offer the Skywan 5G modem and functionality across the company’s full range of broadcast and surveillance solutions,” said Vislink solutions engineering director Ashley Dove.

“This agreement has also opened the door to further joint development down the line, and for Vislink’s technology to be integrated into a wider range of satcom equipment overall.”

The first Vislink units utilising integrated Skywan 5G technology will ship in Q4.

Other products are expected to be available “in due course”.