Norsat Newsflash December 2014

Posted on Tuesday, December 9

Holiday Greetings

One of the real joys of the holiday season is the opportunity to say thank you to our loyal customers and partners. From all of us at Norsat, best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a very happy New Year.

Product Spotlight – Norsat ATOM Control Video

Norsat’s ATOM Control software features an easy to use user Interface that gives you the ability to monitor and control Norsat’s ATOM Series of BUCs & SSPAs. This video will serve as a guide for the download, installation and basic troubleshooting of the software.

Ready to Order & Ship

We have a wide range of in-stock microwave products that are ready to ship. Contact us for more information on pricing and other products available, or to place your order.

Norsat in the News

SatMagazine November 2014 Issue - Check out our latest case study that was published in SatMagazine. A Norsat Case In Point: Sharing FIFA Events With The World. This case study showcases how Norsat’s Newslink terminals, along with our LNBs, enable Televisa to broadcast FIFA content to millions of viewers around the globe.

MilsatMagazine September 2014 Issue – Featured in A Norsat Case in Point – Disaster Truck, Norsat’s NewsLink flyaway VSAT terminal enables broadcast of breaking news events globally.

Chatelaine Magazine - November 2014 – Norsat President & CEO, Dr. Amiee Chan is featured in an article on Canada’sTop Women Entrepreneurs

Business in Vancouver- Norsat has made five of Business in Vancouver’s Top 100 lists in 2014: Top 100 public companies in BC, Biggest telecommunications firms in BC, Top 100 Most Profitable Companies in BC, Top 100 high-tech companies and Top 100 fastest-growing companies!Lean Manufacturing

Lean Manufacturing

In order to continually improve our operational efforts, Norsat has recently ramped up our Lean manufacturing initiatives. Lean is a systematic method for the elimination of “waste” within a manufacturing process. Lean also takes into account waste created through overburden and waste created through unevenness in workloads. For more information on Lean manufacturing click here!

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Dr. Amiee Chan, Norsat’s President & CEO Recognized as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women

Posted on Thursday, November 27

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Norsat President and CEO, Dr. Amiee Chan, has been named #15 on Women’s Executive Network (WXN) 2014 Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 list. 

The Top 100 Awards recognize Canada’s strong, fearless female leaders who have become agents of change in reshaping Canadian organizations at the highest levels.

“I am honoured to have been selected by the panel of judges for this esteemed award. I would like to congratulate all of the winners named to this year’s Top 100 list,” stated Dr. Amiee Chan.

Co-Presented by Scotiabank and KPMG, the Top 100 Awards celebrate and highlight professional achievements of women across the country in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors at a time when corporate Canada is undergoing pressure to promote more female leaders into board and executive office positions. 

Dr. Chan is passionate about using her experience as a female leader to benefit women entering the work force and developing their careers.  She volunteers as a mentor for the Ms. Infinity Program with Women in Science and Technology, an organization devoted to encouraging women to develop careers in the traditionally male-dominated industries of science and technology.  She also serves on the National Advisory Committee on Girls and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), which introduces girls of all ages to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), providing them with experiences relevant to everyday life.

About the Women’s Executive Network (WXN)

Founded in 1997, WXN is Canada’s leading organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of women in management, executive, professional and board roles. The full list of WXN’s 2014 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award winners can be found at

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Remembering Our Fellow Canadians

Posted on Thursday, October 23

norsatOur thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the tragedy in Ottawa yesterday. A special thanks to the men and women who have dedicated their lives to serving this country in the armed forces and emergency services in our cities.

Norsat’s NewsLink terminal, shown beside the National War Memorial, continues to bring vital information to the public. Our commitment to quality and portability has made Norsat terminals a favoured choice for major worldwide broadcasters in critical communication situations.

We will continue our standard of excellence for innovative communications solutions that aid in information flow in challenging circumstances.


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Televisa- 2014 World Cup- Case Study

Posted on Wednesday, August 20

Televisa- 2014 World Cup -click here for the full case study.


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Televisa is the largest multimedia corporation in Latin America. It is a major international entertainment business offering content such as TV shows, sports and newscasts across Latin America. The Televisa team has recently been busy with the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.Their satellite team has travelled from Mexico to Brazil with their satellite truck, covering the Mexican team and it’s opponent’s matches. Oscar Herrera Ramirez is the Chief of Broadband and Satellite Network Operations at Televisa. He is responsible for the maintenance of the terminals, remote links with satellite and daily operations of the Televisa satellite team.

When they are not streaming a FIFA game, the satellite team is broadcasting reports, player interviews, location- specific news and more. During the football matches, they install antennas in areas where there are large gatherings of viewers, such as main plazas or city squares. Oscar explains to us how Norsat terminals enable the Televisa team to capture the public reaction the moment it happens. Norsat terminals stream the content to the International Broadcast Center in Rio, which is then broadcast to the world. Thousands of fans may be lucky enough to enjoy the football in person, but it’s estimated that over 3.2 billion of us will catch the live TV coverage, and Norsat and Televisa have a hand in making that happen.

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Norsat Newslink terminals

Norsat and Televisa

Televisa’s satellite operations unit uses Norsat LNBs as well as Norsat Newslink terminals. The LNBs being used for the  World Cup are used on 4.5, 3.7, 1.5 and 1.0 meter C and Ku Band antennas (pictured to the right). Norsat Newslink terminals have given the satellite team at Televisa the ability to provide rapid response to the needs of various Televisa productions. Oscar also explains that the quality of Norsat products has allowed them to be used by Televisa for a long period of time with little need for repair or upkeep. Oscar says that the primary reasons for purchasing Norsat equipment was cost, quality and technical support. 

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Norsat Newslink set up at a hotel ready for live broadcast.

When asked about the experience of working with Norsat products, Oscar replied that Norsat products give them a great deal of confidence in their job function. Norsat is pleased to provide Televisa with a dedicated technical support representative should the need arise. Oscar also commented that the design of Norsat terminals gives them the flexibility to adapt to different types of RF equipment and make upgrades to keep up with new technologies.

The Norsat Newslink

Norsat’s Flyaway Satellite Terminals are extremely rugged and transportable and are designed for newsgathering in challenging environments. Conveniently packaged in industrial cases and supported by advanced pointing tools, customers like Televisa are able to set up and begin transmitting in a matter of minutes, without technical expertise.

Norsat’s Flyaway systems are field proven, rugged and reliable. With units continuously operating for more than eight years (by military and civilian customers) in locations including Afghanistan, Iraq, and Haiti, users like Oscar rely upon the extreme durability of Norsat’s Satellite Solutions for broadcast quality transmission when it matters most.

Norsat’s LinkControl™ software seamlessly integrates all the tools needed for Satellite News Gathering with an easy to use interface and advanced capabilities.

Norsat terminals feature tool-free setup and an intuitive deployment strategy. Norsat’s flyaway terminals are available in aperture sizes of 45 centimeters to 3.8 meters and include HD support with one or more airline checkable cases.

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Oscar in front of the terminals, night time in Rio.

Communication is Our Passion

Norsat is committed to helping customers get the most out of their products. Customers like Televisa benefit from Norsat’s mission of being a leading provider of innovative communication solutions that enable the transmission of data, audio and video for remote and challenging applications. Televisa’s work at the 2014 World Cup is a great example of how Norsat connects the world to share some of the most exciting moments in history.

To find out more about Televisa, visit www.televisa com.



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Norsat and the US Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Posted on Monday, July 21

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We recently caught up with one of our military customers and he explained to us how Norsat’s technology has provided vital communication links for the US Army. SSG Allen is a former Staff Sergeant for the Mobile Public Affairs Detachment. He worked with Norsat Newslink terminals to deliver content to military families and the public through news affiliates using DVIDS (Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System). 

SSG Allen was based at a Multi-National Division in Northern Iraq. That particular division used a Norsat Newslink terminal to provide real-time communication with the US and to broadcast interviews from high-ranking officials about  military activities, concerns and special events in-theater.The Mobile Public Affairs’ Norsat Newslink terminal also enabled their detachment to “tell the soldier’s story”, enabling them to give b-roll and packages to news affiliates. 

SSG Allen commented that these lines of communication were key in increasing morale in the Soldiers and their families by allowing the transmission of “shout outs”. Through these broadcast messages, Soldiers were given the chance to regularly send love to their families.

At Norsat, we take pride in being a leading provider of innovative communication solutions that enable the transmission of data, audio and video for remote and challenging applications. This is just one example of how our technology helps provide communications around the globe in a variety of unique situations. 

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