Archives: December 2017
As the year comes to an end, we’d like to say THANK YOU to all our customers for their continued business and support — we couldn’t have done it without you! We wish you a great holiday season and all the best in 2018.
The Sinclair Team
NEW PRODUCTS COMING SOON!
Substantial changes are effecting the public safety sector and Sinclair Technologies is growing its product lines to adapt to these changes. As an innovator in the industry, Sinclair Technologies has always developed products for the future and come 2018, Sinclair is looking to go above and beyond. We have a surprise in store so stay tuned to see what Sinclair is up to in 2018!
CASE STUDIES/TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Session: IoT, M2M and Sensors Primer (M116)
Sinclair Panelist: Michael Macki (IoT capable antennas)
Date & Time: Mon March 5; 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Session: Planning a New or Upgraded Radio System (T217)
Sinclair Panelist: Jim Reville (Best practices for implementing new RF systems)
Date & Time: Tues March 6; 8:30 am – 11:30 am
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 interferences between them.
This practical and helpful white paper addresses the basic techniques on how to properly filter as it applies to the transmission and reception of radio signals. It provides an overview of fundamentals which are great for radio technicians looking to refresh their knowledge. As well, it offers descriptions of different types of filters, what they do, and why they are used.
TRADE SHOW/EVENT HIGHLIGHTS
Sinclair Technologies works closely with its partners and distributors all over the world. Sinclair and Kyodo co-exhibited at the 2017 PMR Expo which ran from Nov 28 – 30 in Cologne, Germany.
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 were in attendance to take in the country’s premier industry event.
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 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.
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.
Customer Survey Winner!
Thank you to everyone who filled out Sinclair’s Annual Customer Satisfaction Survey. Congratulations to James Duram from Oceana County EMDs, who was the winner of the $250 Amazon gift card.
At Sinclair we take customer feedback seriously and will use this feedback to improve our existing products and practices, as well as guide new product development to better meet your needs.
It has been an exciting year for Norsat as we celebrate our 40th year in business. As 2017 comes to a close, we would like to thank you for your business and support — we couldn’t have done it without you! We wish you a great holiday season and all the best in 2018!
The Norsat Team
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 this market. Read more on where the satellite ground market is predicted to go and the role of product customizations.
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.
In the December 2017 issue of SatMagazine, Norsat’s VP of Sales and Marketing, Brian Donnelly, looks back and reflects on a busy 2017. Norsat experienced a terrific year in 2017, especially as the company celebrates 40 years in the satellite communications industry – the company continues to be a leading global provider of portable satellite terminals and satellite components. Read how 2017 progressed for Norsat and what is to come in 2018.
Don’t make this very common mistake! Comparing datasheets may seem straightforward, but sometimes you are not comparing the same thing. This video offers tips about avoiding common misconceptions when choosing a low noise block downconverters (LNBs) for your application. The video also provides basic information about what an LNB is, and what it does. It is a great refresher for those who are already knowledgeable about LNBs. Watch this video and don’t make this silly mistake which will cost you time and money.
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 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.
Dress for the Cause Event Raises More than $3300
In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Norsat joined organizations across the nation for the Dress for the Cause fundraiser. Dress for the Cause and the Breast Cancer Society of Canada raises money for 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. Read about Norsat’s in-office Dress for the Cause event.
MarineLink COM Series
Norsat’s COM series of Maritime Satellite Solutions provides a reliable VSAT solution in Ka, Ku, and C-bandwidths. These high performance antennas are ideal for military and commercial applications in a variety of industries including Naval, Fisheries, Oil & Gas, Mining and more.
- Highest reception gain available in the market
- 2048 kb/s downlink and 512 kb/s uplink
- Reliable connection using its 3-axis operating platform and 360° high-speed tracking design
- Includes universal LNBs for global coverage
Military communications has always been a key market for Norsat. Whether it is supplying reliable ground satellite terminals or providing customized SWaP satellite component designs, Norsat and military communications seem to work hand-in-hand. From October 23-25, 2017, Norsat exhibited at the MILCOM 2017 show in Baltimore, Maryland.
On October 25-27, Norsat presented and exhibited at China Satellite 2017 in Beijing, China. 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 2017 Satellite Innovation Symposium was buzzing with great minds and thought-provoking ideas. Hosted at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, the event brought together innovators and market experts in the satellite industry. The sessions were enlightening and ranged from “Ground-Based Ecosystems of the Future” to “Satellite Constellations – the New Roles of LEO & MEO”. The symposium included keynote speakers, Mark Dankberg, Chairman & CEO of ViaSat, and Greg Wyler, Founder and Executive Chairman of OneWeb.
UPCOMING TRADE SHOWS
- Warsaw, Poland
- Feb 1-2, 2018
- Visit us at booth #D-156-S
- Washington, DC
- Mar 12-15, 2018
- Visit us at booth #1332
- Las Vegas, NV
- Apr 7-12, 2018
- Visit us at booth #SU3114
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We would like to thank everyone who completed this year’s Sinclair Customer Survey. We value your feedback and appreciate the time you took to finish the survey. With that said, we would like to announce the winner of the Sinclair Customer Survey Draw…Congratulations to James Duram from Oceana County EMD for winning the $250 Amazon gift card! The winner was drawn at random and the winner has been notified. Thank you again to everyone who entered the draw. At Sinclair, we strive for excellence and are always looking to continually improve our customer experience.
Every year, SatMagazine releases a December issue which includes a compilation of YEAR IN REVIEW articles from select companies in the satellite industry. This year, SatMagazine invited Norsat to participate in its 2017 YEAR IN REVIEW feature which is a collection of contributed articles that reflect on the challenges and successes over the past year. It also gives a chance for the companies to look forward to 2018 as to what goals are planned for the new year. With 2017 being an eventful year for Norsat, we were thrilled to be able to contribute an article and share our achievements for the year.
This year’s article was written by Brian Donnelly, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Mr. Donnelly reflects on 2017 being a monumental year with Norsat celebrating its 40th anniversary and launching industry-first products. The projections for 2018 are lively and the focus is on growing the company’s R&D, engineering, and production teams. Interested to see what else Norsat has in store for 2018? Click here to read the full article about Norsat’s achievements in 2017 and a preview of what’s to come in 2018.
Sinclair Technologies works closely with its partners and distributors all over the world. Sinclair and Kyodo co-exhibited at the 2017 PMR Expo which ran from Nov 28 – 30 in Cologne, Germany. The PMR Expo is the leading European trade fair for Professional Mobile Radio and Control Rooms. The international trade show was complemented by an extensive conference and special presentations. This event was the first time Sinclair has attended PMR Expo and it was a great experience!
With over 225 exhibitors and 4300 visitors, the PMR Expo was an exciting place to be. At the booth, Sinclair featured its best-selling items including its excalibur, yagi, and whip antennas. Also on display were Sinclair’s multicouplers and filter products. Kyodo showcased its Llumblau system for emergency services at the show. The show had a consistent stream of visitors representing European, Middle Eastern, and Australiasian markets. There was also a two-day PMR Expo Career Program for students and young professionals looking to get into the PMR sector.
Overall, the trade show had a great turnout and Sinclair was happy to support its partner, Kyodo. Sinclair is an international brand, selling product from all over the world. Thank you to those who stopped by the Sinclair-Kyodo booth and a special thank you to Kyodo for inviting Sinclair to co-exhibit!