Archives: September 2017
It’s been a big year for the public safety industry! With the launch of FirstNet, and the proposed deployment of the nationwide public safety broadband network (NPSBN) in the U.S, it’s been the year of announcements. Hence, we’re dedicating this edition of Sinclairity to public safety communications and to all those who work in the public safety sector. Thank you for everything you do!
SE41X-SWB Series: Wideband PIM-Certified Enclosed Dipole
One wideband antenna for your 700, 800, 900 MHz systems. Sinclair’s SE41x-SWB series of enclosed dipole arrays offer stable performance over the entire 746-960 MHz bandwidth in a single antenna.
-Highly versatile antennas for trunked radio, paging, and data transmission
-Designed for multi-channel systems
-500 W PIP-rated
-Low passive intermodulation design
-High average power rating
-Horizontal beamwidth adjustable from 60° to 160°
TXC Series: Ultra High Q Ceramic Transmitter Combiner
This compact 1-12 channel transmitter combiner provides excellent performance while conserving valuable rack space.
- Available in 700 and 800 MHz bands
- 1-12 channel configurations available
- 3U rack spacing per 3 channels
- Field tunable
- Typical insertion loss 1.7 dB
- Frequency separation as low as 0.15 MHz
- Stable performance over wide temperature range
CASE STUDIES/TECHNICAL INFORMATION
WHITE PAPER: A Guide to Basic Types of Cavity Combiners
In order to understand how cavity combiners operate, it is important to have an approximate idea of how cavities and transmission lines work. This white paper describes different types of cavities and provides a basic summary of how cavity combiners create paths for multiple signals to reach a single antenna with minimum interference between them. DOWNLOAD THE WHITE PAPER
CASE STUDY: Custom Duplexer Designed for Law Enforcement Off Road Vehicle Fleet
Access to reliable communication equipment is essential for law enforcement agencies where a short response time is critical in what could be a life or death scenario. Sinclair Technologies understands that reliability is always a major consideration in the design process for public safety products. A key law enforcement agency presented a requirement for a high-performance, ruggedized duplexer to operate in a challenging on and off road environment, with exceptionally wide temperature swings and very compact space constraints. DOWNLOAD THE CASE STUDY
WHITE PAPER: Introduction to Filtering for Radio Signals
A practical and helpful whitepaper on filtering radio signals is now available for free to download on IWCE’s Urgent Communications website. This white paper addresses the basic techniques on how to properly filter as it applies to the transmission and reception of radio signals. As well, it offers descriptions of different types of filters, what they do, and why they are used. DOWNLOAD THE WHITE PAPER
TRADE SHOW/EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
Sinclair On-Board with Railway Interchange 2017
As a member of Railway Interchange, RSSI teamed up with two other associations, REMSA and RSI, to put together a bigger and better exhibition. AREMA also held its conference and seminars in conjunction with Railway Interchange. It was triple the size and triple the excitement that attracted all types of visitors from railroad, rail transit, and government. Sinclair Technologies took part in the trade show with a wide range of railway antennas and filters on display. READ MORE ON RSSI
APCO International 2017: Bringing the Public Safety Industry Together
APCO International’s Annual Conference & Expo was hosted in Denver, Colorado and offered four days of educational sessions and amazing keynote speakers including General Keith Alexander, Colonel Jill Morgenthaler, and Scott O’Grady. There were over 100 educational sessions and nine session tracks including Emergency Preparedness, Response & Situational Awareness. NG9-1-1 & Emerging Technologies, Communications Center Management, and Industry Products & Tools. The event was mainly attended by communication officers and managers of Police, Fire, and EMT personnel for state and local public safety entities. READ MORE ON APCO INTERNATIONAL
Sinclair Two-Day Technical Workshop: Expertise at Your Fingertips
Sinclair had a successful two-day workshop at its Aurora office! The two-day workshop was broken into “Antennas and Antenna Theory” for day one and “RF Filter Products and Accessories” for day two. The workshop was hosted by Sinclair’s Technical Engineers, Jim Reville and Mike Macki. The workshop offered valuable hands-on training, as well as a Q&A with Sinclair Engineers. Overall, the event was very well received with attendees requesting additional workshops with more in-depth information.
CORPORATE WEBINAR TRAINING
Event Date: Nov. 6-9, 2017
Event Location: Windsor, Ontario
Booth Number: 307
Sinclair will be attending APCO Canada in Windsor, Ontario. We will be showcasing our newest products for public safety. Come by booth #307 and say hi to Martine and Michel! Click here to book your appointment with a Sinclair sales representative.
Attend the 3-day conference at a discounted price of $450 CAD! How? Register under “Referral Program”, enter the access code STW100 and select Sinclair Technologies as the exhibitor that referred you! We hope to see you there! REGISTER FOR THE CONFERENCE AND TRADESHOW
Only want access to the tradeshow floor? Upon registering, use promo code APCOExhibitor for your complimentary ticket to the tradeshow floor, courtesy of Sinclair Technologies. Don’t forget to drop by booth #307. REGISTER FOR THE TRADESHOW ONLY
As a member of Railway Interchange, RSSI teamed up with two other associations, REMSA and RSI, to put together a bigger and better exhibition. AREMA also held its conference and seminars in conjunction with Railway Interchange. It was triple the size and triple the excitement that attracted all types of visitors from railroad, rail transit, and government. Railway Interchange is the largest combined railway exhibition and technical conference in North America with nearly 10,000 visitors from around the globe. This year the trade show was held in Indianapolis and kicked off on Sunday, September 17th.
Sinclair Technologies took part in the trade show with a wide range of railway antennas and filters on display. Sinclair’s USA sales team, Sal and Cyndi, took charge of the Sinclair booth answering lots of questions regarding industry-specific products and ways to prevent interference using RF filters. As well, Sinclair’s most well-known antenna for the rail industry, the Excaliber, have always been a popular item at this show. Over the years it has become the industry standard used by railway companies worldwide. Sinclair Technologies offers customized RF antenna and filter solutions for a multitude of rail systems.
The show was lively and grand with all major suppliers to the Rail industry present. Railway Interchange included both the signal and communication side of the Rail industry, which attracted a variety of visitors. It is a high-profile trade show for the Rail community and we were glad we could be on-board. We hope to see you again at RSSI C&S Exhibition in Omaha!
Located in London, DSEI attracts over 34,000 people including Defense Ministers, International Military and Armed Forces, key industry players, and private sector companies. Norsat participated at DSEI under the Canadian Pavilion in hall N4. It was four days of action-packed seminars, new technology, and unique exhibits. DSEI is a large and significant show representing the entire supply chain for defense and security.
Norsat’s VP of Sales and Marketing, Brian Donnelly, and Business Development EMEA Manager, Olivier Scorsipa, worked the show floor and had discussions with defense prime contractors and end users alike including BAE, L3, Babcock, the Belgium Navy, and NATO. It was great to exhibit at a European show and to highlight Norsat products to the European market. On display at Norsat’s booth (#N4-114) was the GLOBETrekker satellite terminal, ATOM series BUCs and SSPAs, and Norsat’s popular LNB products. Visitors showed great interest in all products and were excited to see such powerful and compact products.
On the satellite terminal side, visitors expressed much interest in the OTM solutions and naval maritime terminals that Norsat offers, especially the WGS compliant (soon to be fully certified) 1.5m COM15X. Norsat’s MarineLink COM series are high performance antennas provided in Ka, Ku, and C bandwidths and are ideal for naval applications. The COM systems offer the highest reception gain available on the market and are user-friendly. Naval forces were very interested in the COM series terminals as they were easily customizable and could provide a solution for strategic and complex naval projects.
On the microwave/satellite components side, the DO-160 certified ATOM BUCS were a big hit as attendees were looking for solutions for airborne SATCOM applications. The ATOM series of BUCs/SSPAs offer low SWaP and are up to 85% smaller than equivalent BUCs. The ATOM series is an excellent choice for OTM applications such as airborne, maritime vessels, unmanned ISR, ground vehicles, and manned aircraft. ATOM customers came by the Norsat booth and provided lots of positive feedback for the ATOM BUCs and SSPAs. They rated the product as high quality and durable.
Overall, DSEI was a fantastic show! Lots of highly regarded people attended the show and the technology on display was amazing. It was great to have Norsat represented in the world’s largest defense and security event and we hope to attend DSEI again in 2019!
We’re excited to announce that Norsat will be attending and exhibiting in the 2017 Satellite Innovation Symposium on Oct 2-3, 2017 hosted by SatNews. Located at the Computer History Museum in Silicon Valley, hundreds of satellite industry leaders will be in attendance and will be presenting on future trends and new technology developments.
Norsat will be displaying its microwave products such as the ATOM BUC and SSPA series and the newest 4- and 5- band LNBs. View these Norsat products at booth #35 in the Grand Hall. To book an appointment contact us and we will get back to you with your appointment time.
Want to attend Satellite Innovation Symposium? Click here to register! Save 30% on conference fees by using discount code norsat_discount when registering. Compliments of Norsat International. We hope to see you there!
For more information on the 2017 Satellite Innovation Symposium, click here.