Archives: November 2017

Norsat Makes Top 100 Most Profitable Companies in BC

Posted on Thursday, November 30

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The November 14-20, 2017 edition of Business in Vancouver (BIV) placed Norsat International as #79 in a list of the Top 100 Most Profitable Companies in B.C. At the top of the list was BC Lottery Corp (BCLC), Telus, and Teck Resources. The Top 100 Most Profitable Companies in B.C. is a list produced by company interviews and BIV research. Companies that report in USD have had their numbers converted to CAD using Bank of Canada’s average yearly rate depending on the company’s fiscal year. The list is generated based on 2016 net income and reflects best-of-class returns for companies from all over the province. The list includes a wide range of industries such as technology, resources, and banking.

Norsat Included in Global SATCOM Survey Report

Posted on Friday, November 24

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The Global SATCOM Power Amplifier Market Professional Survey Report was published in October 2017 and features leading amplifier manufacturers such as Norsat, Kratos, and L-3 Narda-MITEQ.

The report offers information about market size, market share, market segments and sub segments of the SATCOM Power Amplifier market. The report offers a summary of the market from 2012 to 2016, and forecasts into 2022. It covers regions such as North America, China, Europe, Southeast Asia, Japan, and India. To learn more about this report or to purchase the report, please visit the Fior Market Research website.

VIDEO: Need Help Choosing a LNB?

Posted on Thursday, November 16

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Low noise block downconverters (LNBs) are one of Norsat’s best-selling products! Our knowledgeable sales team has years of experience and have helped many customers choose the correct LNB for their application. Like most consumers, comparing products is part of the due diligence before the actual purchase. This video provides basic knowledge about what an LNB is and what it does, as well as, the common misconceptions when comparing LNB spec sheets. Click the link to watch the video: https://goo.gl/oWcUQU

Canadian Public Safety Leaders Gather at APCO Canada 2017

Posted on Wednesday, November 15

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The latest industry trends, challenges and questions within the Canadian public safety communications market were discussed at the recent APCO Canada Conference and Tradeshow held at Caesars in Windsor, Ontario, November 6-9. Leading experts, professional speakers and colleagues representing public-safety communications agencies across Canada where in attendance to take in the country’s premier industry event. Public Safety is one of the main reasons that Sinclair continues to work hard to make sure that we supply the best and most reliable RF antennas and filter products, and having the chance to listen to first responders and understand their needs is always very helpful.

Sinclair has been a long-time supporter of this event and this year was no different. Sinclair’s General Manager and Canadian sales team attended to talk about Sinclair latest developments and showcase our products that address the public safety arena. Sinclair had a plethora or products on display including a selection of our antennas, transmitter combiners, filters and multicouplers. Stay tuned for some exciting news in the coming months.

Conversations about programs, technology, new initiatives and the strategic direction of the public safety market in Canada were held with current customers, partners and new contacts.  It was great to connect with many of our partners throughout this event and at the awards gala.

During the two-day conference there were educational sessions on topics such as Disaster Operations and the Communications Centre and Crisis Negotiations for Telecommunicators, as well as exceptional keynote speeches by two Canadian icons, Jennifer Botterill and Michael ‘Pinball’ Clemons.

If you didn’t get a chance to talk to one of our knowledgeable sales reps during the show, please contact us and our sales team will get back to you right away.

Sinclair Sales Conference 2017: Reviewing the Year and Planning for the Future

Sinclair Technologies is revving up for an eventful and busy 2018. But first, the team had to review what went well and areas of improvement at this year’s internal sales conference. A variety of topics were discussed at the sales conference and as a team, a plan was built for a bigger and brighter 2018. The Sinclair product marketing team revealed the upcoming product road map which was filled with many new and exciting products to be launched over the next few years. The three day internal sales conference featured updates from engineering, product marketing, quality, marketing communications, and more. The excitement is building and the Sinclair team is working hard to make 2018 the best year yet!

  

Dress for the Cause Event Raises More than $3300

Posted on Thursday, November 9

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In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Norsat and Sinclair joined organizations across the nation for the Dress for the Cause fundraiser. Dress for the Cause and the Breast Cancer Society of Canada raise money for the research into the detection, prevention, treatment and cure of breast cancer.  To date, the Dress for a cause event in Canada has successfully raised over $7 million for Canadian breast cancer research.

To collect donations, Norsat hosted a delicious pancake breakfast complete with eggs, sausage, fresh fruit, and juice. Norsat’s CEO graciously offered to match all employee contributions.

Norsat’s Sinclair division in Aurora posted ribbons on their office walls, dressed up in their bra stickers and did a parade through the office and warehouse to gather donations, and promote awareness of this worthy cause.

Norsat’s two divisions, along with the corporate match from the Norsat Foundation raised $3,380.

Norsat Sponsors “Customization in the Satellite Ground Market” Market Brief

Satellite Markets and Research offers occasional reports called Market Briefs which provide intelligence on key market segments and regions. Norsat sponsored the October 2017 issue on “Customization in the Satellite Ground Market”. The Market Brief offers insights and statistics on the current global satellite ground equipment market, as well as views on the future of the market. The report is written by Satellite Markets and Research’s Editor-in-Chief, Virgil Labrador and is supported with real-life examples provided by Norsat. Read more on where the satellite ground market is predicted to go and the role of product customizations.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE MARKET BRIEF

Sinclair Supports Quebec Partner, Production Electronique, at Radio Communications Show

Posted on Tuesday, November 7

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The Association of Entrepreneurs in Radio Communication of Québec (AERCQ) gathered together on October 18, 2017 to put on the first Radio Communication Show in Boucherville, Quebec. Sinclair exhibited along side its Quebec partner, Production Electronique. It was a great opportunity to showcase Sinclair products to the Quebec market and provide local support to the dealers at the show. With AERCQ representing more than 51% of all radio communication entrepreneurs in Quebec, it was safe to say that the show was very well attended. Michel, Sinclair Sales Manager of Eastern Canada, enjoyed supporting Production Electronique at the show and would definitely attend again next year. Thanks Production Electronique for inviting us to the show!

 

ARTICLE: Overcoming C-band Satellite Interference

Norsat’s article, “Overcoming C-band Satellite Interference”, was featured in the October 2017 issue of Microwave Product Digest. Written by Norsat’s Microwave Sales Manager, Douglas Chun, this article discusses the issues in the rising popularity of C-band and its connection with satellite interference. The author provides common and alternative techniques and technologies to combat interference issues in the C-band. To read the full article, please click here.

A Good Impression at China Satellite 2017

On October 25-27, Norsat presented and exhibited for  at China Satellite 2017 in Beijing, China.

China Satellite is an annual trade show in Beijing that brings together decision-makers from Chinese regulatory bodies, scientists, and equipment providers. In its 19th year, China Satellite offers a full three day conference, technical workshops, keynote speeches, and round-table discussions. Norsat was invited to make a presentation during this event, where Douglas Chun, Norsat Microwave Sales Manager for Asia, presented on the topic of Communications on the Move. The turnout was great and the interest was overwhelming. Thank you to all those who had listened and engaged with Norsat’s presentation.

At the booth, Norsat featured the GLOBETrekker 2.0, ATOM series BUCs and SSPAs, and a range of the most popular LNBs for the Asian market. Norsat is a well-known LNB provider, but guests were happy to see the full product offering at the show which included BUCs, portable ground satellite terminals, and more.

The three day event was an excellent way to showcase Norsat’s full product line to the Asian market. Norsat staff returned home with rave reviews of the event and were excited to work on some new projects. Thank you China Satellite for allowing Norsat to participate in this amazing event!

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