Archives: March 2015
Here it is the end of March, and another Satellite Show has come and gone. This year’s conference was great! We met with many of our customers, connected with colleagues, and made some new friends. We have not seen the final numbers, but the show seemed to be well attended – the Norsat booth was VERY busy; we had a steady stream of visitors. At times they were even lining up to talk with us! Most of the other exhibitors seemed to be enjoying good traffic as well – the exhibit hall was a hive of activity (especially around happy hour). The sessions were well attended and were filled
with interesting dialogue and discussions. A good time seemed to be had by all.
On the technology front there was a lot of interest in Ka-band uptake; in particular around O3b, Kymeta and WGS, as well as with the availability of new terminals. Comms-on-the-Move discussions focused on multi-band, lower profiles and airborne. As with previous years, there was a great deal of discussion around HTS – whatever your definition.
With all of the positives, one thing that we found lacking was the edgy buzz that comes from truly original and exciting products and ideas (except, of course for Norsat’s very small, light-weight and power efficient ATOM Ka-band BUC!). Don’t get us wrong, there were a lot of new products on offer, but at least for the ground segment it was mainly additions to existing product lines or expansions into existing territories rather than fresh and novel solutions. Perhaps this is a testament to the maturity of the satellite industry – all of the significant problems have been solved as efficiently and effectively as they can be. Or perhaps we are making an unfair comparison to the overall technology industry where new ideas and solutions pop up with dizzying speed. But we believe there is opportunity to bring excitement back to our industry. The theme of Satellite 2016 is “Innovation”. The gauntlet has been thrown down. We look forward to seeing who will take up the challenge, and what new wonders we may see next March!
Satellite 2015, the premier event in satellite-enabled communications, attracts satellite end-users representing the entire ecosystem of the satellite community including broadcast, military and government, enterprise, telecommunications, mobility, maritime, and commercial. It’s where the who’s who in Satellite technology meet to discuss the latest advancements, newest technologies and emerging areas, explore the communications challenges and discover the latest trends in satellite communications.
Norsat is showcasing our leading edge satellite solutions including our GLOBETrekker2.0, feature rich, auto-acquire fly-away satellite terminal, the Ranger ultra-portable, microsat terminal, and the CFK 4200 Emergency Communications Kit which gives you the capability to connect to remote resources and establish reliable communications in four ways:
- BGAN satellite terminal,
- handheld satellite phone,
- cellular data network
- Land Mobile Radio (LMR).
Norsat is also featuring our microwave product lines including our popular ATOM series of Block upconverters (BUCs) and Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs), the industries smallest, lightest and most power efficient available on the market. The ATOM line of Ka and Ku-band BUCs and SSPAs are ideal for a variety of applications including COTM/COTP, Portable VSAT, CDL, Airborne, RADAR and TWTA replacement.
Come visit us at booth #4081 to speak with one of our knowledgeable satellite representatives.
For more information on Satellite 2015 go to www.satshow.com
The 2015 International Wireless Conference and Expo (IWCE), held this week at the Las Vegas Convention Center, will host 350 exhibitors showcasing the newest and latest products and trends in the communications industry and Norsat’s Sinclair Division will be there!
This is a very important event for Sinclair Technologies as it provides the opportunity for over 7,000 individuals in target industries to visit our booth to learn more about our line of antennas, RF Conditioning Products and accessories. Officials and executives from public safety, utilities, transportation government/military and commercial business industries will be able to see and get detailed specifications on our various environmentally durable Collinear and Dipole antennas, the compact and broadband SE412-WBL Series of antennas which covers the full range of 694 – 960MHz. In addition, we will have on display antennas for the transportation market such as the low profile SM700 Series antenna with full frequency range from 694MHz up to 6000MHz, the concealed bumper mount SHA211 Series antenna and the Excal ST221 Series antenna made for trains, taxis, and emergency vehicles. You can’t miss the standing display of our latest ceramic combiner with up to 12 channel capacity, featuring lower insertion loss at minimum spacing and 50% less of footprint comparing to cavity base ones. Visitors will also see filtering products like rugged Duplexers, Tower Top Amplifiers, and more.
Be sure to visit us at Booth #1069 to see our products, speak to a Sinclair Representative and if you come early enough, you might get a little gift.
For more information about Sinclair products, visit www.sinctech.com.
In February, Norsat announced a $3.5 million order from a major Tier 1 Eurasian defense contractor for a broad range of portable satellite terminals. One of the driving factors in winning this contract was that Norsat could provide all of the products required by the customer including manpacks, flyaways, fixed terminals, maritime terminals, LNBs and BUCs. Norsat has made concerted efforts to invest and develop technology to further diversify our product offerings to meet the expanding needs of customers around the globe. Read more here.
Norsat signed a 3-year standing order with BC Emergency Health Services for its Comshel, communication shelters. The structures will be installed over the next three years to protect communications equipment in the mountainous western regions of Canada, permitting emergency personnel to effectively service the residents of British Columbia while ensuring communications equipment survives the harsh outdoor environment.
The Company delivered the first Ka-band ATOM 25 Watt Block Upconverter (BUC) to a key military customer for integration into a ground vehicle Comms-On-the-Move application. Norsat continues to stay at the forefront of innovation and is committed to developing and releasing products to meet customers expanding needs and the demands of the marketplace. Norsat anticipates that the product will be generally available in Q3, 2015. To learn more about Ka-band vs. Ku-band, read our blog titled “The Ka-bandwagon”.
Norsat successfully commenced trading on the NYSE MKT under the ticker symbol “NSAT” on February 10th. Read our blog titled “Norsat is welcomed to the Biggest Stage in Business – the NYSE MKT. To view the bell ringing ceremony click here. The Company continues its record of annual profitability with our eighth consecutive year of profit under our leader and CEO, Dr. Amiee Chan. View our 2014 Year End Financials here.
Product Spotlight – Journey Manpack
Norsat recently introduced its latest addition to our ultra-portable satellite
terminal line, the 0.9M Journey Manpack. The Journey Manpack is a highly
integrated complete solution including a compact, segmented antenna system,
BUC, LNB, optional modem, comprehensive alignment tools, and a single backpack.
Weighing less than 18 kg (40 pounds), the Journey Manpack is ideal for military
Special Forces and government applications that require maximum portability.
This assisted-acquire satellite terminal can be quickly assembled without tools
and requires minimal training to assemble and operate. For more information on
the Journey Manpack click here.
Join Norsat at these 2015 Tradeshows
It will be a busy spring with trade show season kicking into full-gear!
Norsat is exhibiting at the following events over the next month. If you’re
attending CABSAT, Satellite, IWCE or NAB 2015, make sure you stop by the Norsat
booth to say hello, see our latest technology on display or speak with one of
our communications experts.
Location: Dubai, UAE, Dubai World Trade Center
Booth: 813, Hall 8
Date: March 10-12
Norsat is attending CABSAT 2015 in Dubai this week! CABSAT is the number one
event in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia region for all industry
professionals within the Broadcast, Satellite, Content Delivery and Digital
For more information about CABSAT 2015, please visit their website.
Location: Washington D.C., Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Date: March 16-19
SATELLITE 2015 is the largest gathering of all markets in satellite-enabled communications bringing together more than 12,000 satellite professionals representing 91 countries from the military/government, broadcast, enterprise, mobile, telecommunications, maritime and commercial markets to learn best practices, discover new technology and collaborate with colleagues during four, information-packed days.
Norsat will be featuring our ATOM line of Ku and Ka-band Block upconverters and Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs), plus a wide array of microwave products. We will also be demonstrating our GLOBETrekker and Ranger satellite terminals.
Come visit us at booth #4081
Satellite 2015 for FREE!
Use VIP Code: NORMAH
To book an appointment call 1-800-644-4562 / +1 604-821-2800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about Satellite 2015, please visit the website.
Location: Las Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV
Date: March 16-20
International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) has been the authoritative annual event for communications technology professionals in the working world. IWCE features over 350 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and trends in the industry. Over 7,000 individuals attend from a diverse group of industry professionals including government/military; public safety (law enforcement, fire service, emergency medical & 911); utility; transportation and business enterprise. Norsat’s Sinclair Division will be showcasing our latest innovations and high performance antennas, filters, multicouplers, and accessories.
Come visit us at booth #1069
Location: Las Vegas Convention Cente, Las Vegas, NV
Date: April 13-16
With over 97,000 media and entertainment attendees from 159 countries, the 2015 NAB Show attendees represent every sector of the industry including: Broadcast, Digital Media, Film, Entertainment, Telecom, Post-Production, Education, Houses of Worship, Advertising, Military/Government, Retail, Security, Sports, IT and more.
The 2015 show will include Connected Media|IP, focusing on the consumer experience; the Drone Pavilion, featuring a fully enclosed “flying cage” for demonstrations; New Media Expo (NMX), hosting celebrity bloggers, podcasters and digital content creators; SPROCKIT, where market-ready startups present their new ideas; StudioXperience, a live studio using all the latest tools; and so much more.
Visit us at booth #SU3306!
To book an appointment call 1-800-644-4562 / +1 604-821-2800 or email email@example.com
For more information about NAB 2015, please visit their website.
Norsat in the News
SatMagazine December 2014 Issue – Check out our Year in Review article that was published in SatMagazine where Norsat recaps some of the highlights and challenges faced in 2014.
MilsatMagazine December 2014 Issue – Want to know what Norsat had to say about our year in the Military Satellite market? Read our Year in Review article in MilSatMagazine.
Norsat Exhibits at the #1 Event for Broadcast, Satellite & Digital Media across Middle East, Africa and South Asia
From March 10 to 12th, more than 12,000 attendees will descend upon the Dubai World Trade Center which will once again playing host to CABSAT 2015.
CABSAT has evolved to be the number one event and leading platform for the broadcast, production, content delivery, digital media and satellite sectors across the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia.
The MENA region is an important market for Norsat as it is expected to grow exponentially in the content and entertainment industries and is a steady growing market for our company. The CABSAT show provides Norsat with the opportunity to meet customers, resellers and introduce new products into this market. We are looking to strengthen our network within this region and welcome discussions from interested partners.
This year Norsat will be showcasing our ATOM line of Block upconverters and solid state amplifiers which are small, lightweight and extremely powerful. Their small size and robust performance, as well as their ability to be easily integrated into a variety of systems, make them ideal for portable applications such as broadcast, airborne, and comms on the move. The ATOM series is flexible and can be configured and customized to meet varying application requirements. Norsat will also be demonstrating our Ranger high performance ruggedized satellite terminal which is ideal for rapid deployments where portability is essential. The Ranger is available in 45cm and 60cm antenna sizes. Norsat’s assisted acquire fly-away terminals have been field tested and proven to withstand the challenging conditions of military, broadcast and resource sector applications.
Make sure you stop by the Norsat booth (#813) to say hello, see our latest technology on display or speak with one of our communications experts. Please contact us to set up a meeting during the show.
For more information about Norsat’s innovative microwave and satcom solutions, please visit www.norsat.com.