A Braintree based electronics firm's latest high-tech piece of kit has been implemented by a New York TV station.

Atlantic Microwave Ltd, based on Springwood Drive Industrial Estate, was approached by the commercial TV station, who needed a reliable transmission set up to ensure breaking news crews were always ready to transmit live.

The company supplied a satellite simulator inside the station's depot, which can communication with the TV station's news van.

Geoff Burling, Atlantic Microwave's managing director, said: "It’s really great that we can put our special technology to good use in this way.

"The World is beginning to recognise the excellent engineering and products which we have developed at our Springwood Industrial Estate facility in Braintree and major league players in the broadcast and aerospace industries are coming to us on a regular basis.

"The success with this high-profile TV station is just one of many.”