Norsat Newsflash Q2 2015

Posted on Friday, June 19

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web&emailgraphic_150px150pxOnly One Day Left – Take the Norsat Customer Survey

Take the 2015 Norsat Customer Survey for Your Chance to win a $250 Amazon Gift Card!

Norsat International is committed to total customer satisfaction by delivering products and services that consistently exceed our customer’s expectations. Here at Norsat, we take this promise very seriously!

We invite you to take our 2015 Customer Survey and give Norsat the opportunity to improve our products and services to better meet your needs. Listening to our customers is the only way to guarantee we create products that you actually want to buy. Customer feedback is commonly used throughout the product development process to ensure that the end product is something that solves a customer’s problem or fulfils a need.

The survey includes questions about products, technical support, and Norsat’s corporate identity. It should take less than 5 minutes to complete, and your answers will remain saved if you need to come back to finish the survey later.

Complete the survey by June 19th and as a thank you, we will enter your name into a draw for a $250 Amazon gift card. You can complete the survey anonymously, but you’ll need to give us your email address to win the prize.

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Norsat Highlights

In April, Norsat was awarded an approximately $1M contract from the Defense Media Activity for the purchase of Norsat’s GLOBETrekker 2.0 portable satellite terminals, along with Norsat’s 50W ATOM series Block Upconverters (BUCs). The DMA is the U.S. Department of Defense’s direct line of communication for news and information to its forces worldwide. These terminals will enable satellite uplink of live high definition or standard definition video from the field, as well as data transfer and gt_2.0email access.

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Norsat recently signed an agreement with Unmanned Systems Source, an online, e-commerce warehouse with the fastest growing selection of unmanned systems and remote sensing products, to help bring Norsat’s ATOM Series of satellite communications solutions to customers around the globe. Read our blog for more information.

Awards & Recognition

Norsat International is proud to rank #90 on the Branham300, up eight spots from our 2013 ranking. The Branham300 list recognizes the top public and private Canadian companies working in Information & Communication Technology, as ranked by revenues. The 2015 Edition of the Branham300 marks the 22nd year of the listing—and another year in which Canada’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector set a revenue record. For further information on the Branham 300, and a complete listing of the Canada’s ICT companies click here.

Norsat Dr. Amiee Chan, Norsat’s President and CEO ranked #49 on the Annual Profit W100 Ranking of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs. The publication ranks Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs on a composite score based on size, growth rate and profitability of their businesses, the W100 profiles the country’s most successful female business owners and leaders. For a full listing of the Profit/Chatelaine W100 list click here.

Product Spotlight

The 5000 Series PLL (Phase-locked loop) LNBs (Low Boise Block Downconverter) are ideally suited for high-end broadcast applications including DBV (digital broadcast video), VSAT broadband, military satcom, point-of-sale, and oil and gas. Available in standard and extended frequencies, the 5000 Series has LO (Local Oscillator) stabilities of +/- 50 kHz, +/-75 kHz, +/-100 kHz, and +/-250 kHz to meet our customers varying applications and environments.Product_image

This new family delivers high performance and reliability at an industry leading price point and rounds out Norsat’s comprehensive portfolio of C-Band LNBs which includes the 3000 PLL, the 3000 External Reference, and the 8000 Digital DRO. This full family of products allows Norsat to provide stabilities ranging from +/- 2 kHz through to +/-500 kHz, with the added capability of customizing frequencies for unique applications.

For more information on the 5000 Series click here.

 

Events

Spring is trade show season and it was an eventful time for the Norsat Sales and Marketing teams with seven shows between March 10 and the beginning of June.

Just back from the ever popular CommunicAsia show in Singapore, the show was a smashing success, and gave Norsat’s Asia Sales team the opportunity to meet some new faces and catch up with customers and partners. This trade show also gave Norsat the chance to show off our newest products and provided us with some great insight into what’s around the corner for our industry in the APAC region. Next up on the trade show stop is APCO, August 16-19 in Washington DC for our Sinclair Division.

Norsat in the News

SatMagazine June 2015 Issue – Read a contributed article titled “A Primer On the Language Of…LNB + BUC” in the June issue of SatMagzine written by Norsat’s very own Senior Product Marketing Manager, Sheri Morita.

Here is a synopsis of what the article is about:

The satellite industry is full of people, myself included, who do not have backgrounds in Engineering. For those of us who fall into this camp the specifications for radio-frequency (RF) devices can be mysterious and intimidating—arcane symbols and abbreviations we do not understand and numbers whose significance eludes us.

Microwave Product Design June issue – Learn more about the Considerations and Choices for Military Satellite Communications in our contributed article in the June issue of Microwave Product Design. This article highlights Norsat’s GLOBETrekker 2.0 and discusses military grade portable satellite terminals, and some of the considerations that our customers have explored when choosing products to fit their requirements.

Via Satellite
April 15, 2015 – Norsat Awarded US Defense Contract for Portable Satellite Terminals
April 13, 2015 – Norsat Introduces New High Performance LNB

SatNews
April 14, 2015 – Norsat’s New Family Member… That Is Quieter, Costs Less + Provides High Performance
April 7, 2015 – @ NABSHOW: Norsat International Present + Accounted For With Their Satellite + Microwave Offerings

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Learn More About the Specifications for LNBs and BUCs

Posted on Thursday, June 18

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Specification sheets for microwave components such as LNBs and BUCs are meant to provide the information you need to determine which of the products available in the market are best suited to your needs. If you are an Engineer it is easy to read these documents and make the necessary comparisons. If you do not have a background in Engineering it is a bit more complicated. For some specifications more is better, and for other less is more. An understanding of what the specifications actually mean and what their impact is on the system is important in order to make good decisions.

Sheri Morita, Norsat’s Senior Product Manager, has written an article for the June 2015 edition of SatMagazine that delves into some of the more common specifications for LNBs and BUCs. Topics addressed include an explanation of decibels (dB) – the measurement unit for many specifications; understanding what VSWR is and how it relates to return loss; a discussion on gain and gain variation; information on output power and the difference between Plin, P1dB and Psat; why L.O. stability is important for some applications but not others; and insights into noise, phase noise and spurious.

If you are responsible for purchasing LNBs and BUCs, or if you are simply interested in learning more on these topic then download the June 2015 edition of SatMagazine and read “A Primer On The Language Of… LNB + BUC”

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Innovative Technologies at Asia’s Representative Event – CommunicAsia

Posted on Thursday, June 4

IMG_1703This week at CommunicAsia2015, Asia’s largest integrated ICT event, the latest innovative technologies from Big Data, Business Analytics, Cloud technologies, IoT, to Zigbee were unveiled. SatComm2015, a part of CommunicAsia2015, provided a strategic platform for the satellite communication industry to congregate and address key satellite-based issues within Asia-Pacific’s mobile ecosystem. It also provided an avenue for players to be updated on the latest satellite technologies.

Much like the Satellite 2015 show, CommunicAsia was much busier than in 2014, and the general thoughts around the industry are very positive. Unlike Satellite 2015 however, there is not much talk or demand for Ka-band products in Asia, although the discussions are starting.
Norsat’s ATOM BUC was again a huge draw and still remains the smallest, lightest, and most power efficient BUC on the planet despite some recent claims by others (yet their own specifications show it not to be true!).

Asia is still a C-Band market and Norsat’s new 5000 series C-Band PLL LNB garnered a lot of interest given its PLL performance at near DRO prices. Customers were happy to see this new product from Norsat as it fills a gap in the L.O. stability between Norsat’s 3000 and 8000 product lines. Norsat also entertained several in-depth discussions with prospects on our VSAT terminals.

On Monday, June 1, the Canadian Federal Government held a reception with about t 150 people in attendance. The event provided Canadian companies with a business networking platform to meet with companies from different countries in the APAC region.

All in all the show was a success with the Norsat booth constantly busy with customers appreciating Norsat’s standard products and our ability to deliver custom products fast.

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Norsat President & CEO Ranks #49 on Profit/Chatelaine W100

Posted on Monday, June 1

Profit-ChatelaineW100_2015_logoDr. Amiee Chan, President & CEO ranked #49 on the 17th annual Profit/Chatelaine W100 List. The PROFIT/Chatelaine W100 ranking of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs is Canada’s largest celebration of achievement by women business owners. Produced by the editors of PROFIT and Chatelaine, the rankings and extended coverage of the women honored are published in print and online. The W100 ranks female business leaders using a proprietary formula that considers the size, growth rate and profitability of the companies they own and manage.

It may seem a bit antiquated to shine the spotlight on women alone, but sadly, it’s still vitally important that we celebrate the achievements of female entrepreneurs and leaders. Women still earn 24% less than men, while occupying just 16% of the seats on corporate boards. Moreover, when women found a company with a male partner, it’s the man who ends up as the head of the company in 85% of cases.

It is no wonder that Dr. Chan made this list! On top of being a female in a male dominated industry, her strategic vision has enabled Norsat to become a leading provider of innovative communication solutions. Her customer focused product development strategy has led to the successful commercialization of products for the satellite and wireless markets.

Since taking the reins at Norsat in 2006, Dr. Chan has led the company from near insolvency to consistent revenue growth and profitability. She is well known for her entrepreneurship and financial management within the satellite communications industry and the local business community.

To see the complete ranking and list of the 2015 PROFIT/Chatelaine Top Female Entrepreneurs click here.

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Take the 2015 Norsat Customer Survey for Your Chance to win a $250 Amazon Gift Card

Posted on Friday, May 22

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survey-newsNorsat International is committed to total customer satisfaction by delivering products and services that consistently exceed our customer’s expectations.  Here at Norsat, we take this promise very seriously!

We invite you to take our 2015 Customer Survey and give Norsat the opportunity to improve our products and services to better meet your needs. Listening to our customers is the only way to guarantee we create products that you actually want to buy. Customer feedback is commonly used throughout the product development process to ensure that the end product is something that solves a customer’s problem or fulfils a need.

The survey includes questions about products, technical support, and Norsat’s corporate identity.  It should take less than 5 minutes to complete, and your answers will remain saved if you need to come back to finish the survey later.

Take the Survey Graphic half sizeComplete the survey by June 19th and as a thank you, we will enter your name into a draw for a $250 Amazon gift card. You can complete the survey anonymously, but you’ll need to give us your email address to win the prize.

We thank you in advance for completing the survey!

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