Archives: February 2018
Every year, Business in Vancouver (BIV) surveys its inventory of Metro Vancouver’s largest manufacturers to produce a list of the ‘Top 100 Manufacturers in Metro Vancouver’. Ranked by total number of employees in BC, Norsat was ranked 80 on this year’s list. Norsat is a growing company looking to add talented individuals to its offices. We have a range of open positions available in our Richmond facility, as well as our Aurora, Ontario plant. Check out our career postings on the Norsat website.
Many notable companies made the top 100 list this year including Seaspan and Lafarge Canada. To see where Norsat ranked relative to similar-sized manufacturers, please click here.
Norsat’s President and CEO, Dr. Amiee Chan, was proudly featured in BC Business’ “STEM Power” article on the province’s top female influencers in science, technology, engineering, and math, also known as STEM. The article notes that, “Females still account for fewer than 25 percent of STEM jobs in Canada – roughly the same proportion as 30 years ago.” Dr. Chan first started with Norsat in 1992 and in 2006, was promoted to CEO. Click here to read the full feature on Amiee and her journey in the telecommunications sector.
The first show of the year for Norsat was SMI’s Mobile Deployable Communications 2018 in Warsaw, Poland. This conference included key military and government representatives from the CEE region as well as leading CIS experts from Western Europe. Brian Donnelly, Norsat’s VP of Sales and Marketing, and Olivier Scorsipa, Norsat’s Business Development Manager, attended the popular and informative conference. They were very keen on the conference and thought it was a well-organized show with interesting topics such as tactical communication challenges and network solutions. With Military being a key market for Norsat, this conference was essential to attend.
It was also a good opportunity to showcase Norsat’s flagship product, the GLOBETrekker 2.0, and Norsat’s customizable ATOM BUC/SSPA series. Overall, the conference was a hit and it provided a lot of good insight on the market. There were lots of opportunities to engage with military personnel, and key companies in the communications industry. Thank you to all the sponsors and partners who put on this great conference!
Every January, Norsat holds its annual sales conference at the head office in Richmond, BC, Canada. During the sales conference, the sales and marketing team recaps on the past year and reviews plans for the upcoming year. Over the course of the three-day conference, we learned that 2018 will be a very busy and exciting year for Norsat, as there are lots of new projects underway. However, it is not only the sales team who gets involved with this conference, but also key individuals from Engineering, Product Marketing, and Operations. The sales conference focuses on all areas that effect sales, and ultimately, the customer. This year’s jam-packed conference even included a few hours of product training and as always, our team building challenge where this year teams had to build the highest tower with Poker cards. The purpose of this sales conference is to ensure that everyone is working toward the same goals, internally, and to improve overall customer experience as a result.
As the sales team consists of representatives from all over the globe, this sales conference provides a space where everyone can meet each other face-to-face. With a growing team, it is always great to put a face to the voice! The sales conference ended on a high note with a renewed motivation for future growth! We’re excited to see what’s to come for Norsat in 2018.
IWCE is one of the most influential wireless communication shows in the world with over 7000 attendees from 62 countries. This year’s IWCE conference will be held from March 5-8, 2018. It is an event where companies showcase its best products and latest innovations. We are happy to announce that two of our technical experts, Mr. Michael Macki and Mr. Jim Reville, have been selected as IWCE panel speakers in the conference program.
What does the future look like for RF antennas and system components? It looks smart. It’s well-connected. It uses the internet and can be controlled remotely. It can provide data on how it can maximize a radio network’s efficiency and utility. Learn how IoT-capable antennas are revolutionizing the radio networks industry. Join Michael Macki in an interactive presentation and discussion on IoT-capable antennas. Session details below.
Session Name: IoT, M2M and Sensors Primer (M116)
Date: Monday March 5, 2018 from 8:30AM to 11:30AM
Planning a new or upgraded radio system? You won’t want to miss Jim Reville’s presentation on Tuesday March 6, 2018 at 8:30AM in room N220C. He will be providing an educational overview of the RF system design process, detailing the required system components and products. Case studies will be used as examples to illustrate potential problems that can happen in the field. Learn how to make more educated decisions when choosing RF filtering system products. Session details below.
Session Name: Planning a New or Upgraded Radio System (T217)
Date: Tuesday March 6, 2018 from 8:30AM to 11:30AM