Archives: April 2015

Norsat ranks 90 on the Who’s Who in Canadian ICT List

Posted on Wednesday, April 29

2015-Branham300-B300-Logo-Badge-MEDIUMNorsat International is proud to rank #90 on the Branham300, up eight spots from our 2013 ranking.

The Branham300 list recognizes the top public and private Canadian companies working in Information & Communication Technology, as ranked by revenues.
Norsat has made measurable progress in advancing its leadership position within the industry with our innovative communications technology solutions and is excited for the opportunities to grow our business into 2015 and beyond.

The 2015 Edition of the Branham300 marks the 22nd year of the listing—and another year in which Canada’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector set a revenue record.

The ICT sector in Canada continues to impress. For the fifth consecutive year, the Top 250 recorded growth and set record revenues, and 2014 was no exception with an increase in revenues of 6.8% to $90.9 billion.

That is a remarkable total, especially considering that revenues at companies such as BlackBerry, the former king of Canada’s ICT sector, dropped 38% to $7.7 billion in fiscal 2014.

The Branham Group is a leading consultancy, exclusively focused on the technology sector. They deliver intelligence and knowledge as focused analysis, breakthrough advice and thought leadership.

For further information on the Branham 300, and a complete listing of the Canada’s ICT companies click here.

Some Cool Technology Hits the Street at NAB 2015

Posted on Tuesday, April 21

There was some cool and exciting new technology launched at the National Association of Broadcasters 2015 show last week in Las Vegas and nothing could have been cooler than Norsat’s high performance 5000 Series PLL LNBs! (ok maybe those drones with video cameras might have been the coolest, but we were a close second I am sure!)

20150413_150705Norsat launched our new 5000 Series LNBs which are ideally suited for high-end broadcast applications including DBV (digital broadcast video), VSAT broadband, military satcom, point-of-sale, and oil and gas. The 5000 Series was well received by customers and prospects, especially from Latin America, as it fills a gap in the L.O. stability between Norsat’s 3000 and 8000 product lines and comes at a very attractive price point.  At the show we also were showcasing our ATOM Series of BUCs and SSPAs and our Ranger microsat terminal, which garnered a fair amount of attention as well.

Our team had fantastic meetings with our partners SatCom Resources, IK Tech, and ThinKom, and Norsat’s microwave products were on display or integrated into satellite terminals at several of our partners’ booths. Thanks to TVG-SEG, Viking Satellite, Superior Satellite Engineers, DH Antennas, for your continued support!

The majority of inquiries we received were for Ku-Band, but there were also a few questions about availability of products for S-band. As well, despite the “rumblings” in various parts of the world about reappropriating C-Band frequency for terrestrial applications, we are still seeing a huge demand and long-term deployment interest from customers in the broadcast arena.  

20150413_161759Overall traffic for the show was excellent and kept our sales team busy. Even though our feet are still tired and the Vegas exhaustion is just subsiding, we are already counting the days until the NAB 2016 show, April 16th 2016. See you on the show floor next year!


Distributor Focus: Unmanned Systems Source

Posted on Thursday, April 9

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Norsat is pleased to announce that we have recently signed an agreement to partner with Unmanned Systems to help bring Norsat’s ATOM Series of satellite communication solutions to customers around the world.

Unmanned Systems Source is an online, e-commerce warehouse with the fastest growing selection of unmanned systems and remote sensing products available today. It is positioned as a “one-stop-shop” that serves the commercial, governmental and public sectors.

With more than 25 years of industry experience, Unmanned System Source provides direct benefits to visitors – including the ability to research, configure and purchase a fully customized unmanned system to suit specific applications…all at the click of a mouse.

Unmanned Systems Source supports the customization process through extensive product descriptions, technical data and drawings, detailed specifications, comparison tools, educational resources, as well as an internal team of technical and configuration specialists available to answer questions. All this plus, competitive pricing, convenient shipping and a helpful and courteous customer support staff. Refunds and returns are available for all products purchased.

“The Unmanned System Source website is targeted directly at unmanned systems integrators, it is an ideal place to list our ATOM Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs) and Block Upconverters (BUCs.)  The Norsat ATOM series of Ku-band SSPAs and BUCs ranging in power from 25W to 250W, are smaller and lighter than any product currently on the market, and are particularly useful for COTM/SOTM platforms with size, weight, and power constraints. The ATOM products are airborne qualified and have been implemented in Line-of-sight (LOS) and Beyond-line-of-sight (BLOS) communications payloads in Group 3 or larger UAVs,” stated Dr. Amiee Chan, President and Chief Executive Officer, Norsat International Inc.

For more information about Unmanned System Source, and the Norsat products they carry, please click here or go to

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