Norsat International Inc. provides broadband communication solutions that enable the transmission of data, audio, and video in remote and austere environments. Its products and services include microwave components, portable satellite systems, maritime solutions, wireless networks solutions, and equipment financing. The company also provides engineering consulting to meet customers' specific needs. Its products and services are used by telecommunications services providers, emergency services and homeland security agencies, military organizations, health care providers, news organizations, and Fortune 1000 companies. Norsat International has operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, Sweden, South Korea, Switzerland, Italy, and Germany. The company was formerly known as NII Norsat International Inc. and changed its name to Norsat International Inc. in July 1999. Nor sat International was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Richmond, Canada.