Norsat Adds Low Frequency BUCS and 1:1 Redundancy Kits to Product Line

Posted on Wednesday, September 30

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Satellite News graphic - dots - FinalNorsat is continuing to expand the products available in the ATOM series of products. The most recent additions include low Ku-band Block Upconverters (BUCs) spanning 12.75 to 13.25 GHz and an outdoor 1:1 redundant system designed specifically for ATOM BUCs and Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs).

The low Ku-band BUCs are based on Norsat’s successful 25W, 40W and 100W ATOM BUC design. The synthesizer board for the low Ku-band variants provides coverage in the 12.75 to 13.25 GHz frequency range.

The 1:1 redundant system is a fully automatic headless outdoor unit and is ideal for oil and gas VSAT networks, cable head ends, remote VSATs, disaster emergency systems and military applications. DC current is used to detect BUC/SSPA failure and switch to the alternate BUC/SSPA. Features include support for manual switching and Web-based M&C. The status of the offline BUC/SSPA is available and the offline unit can be replaced while the system is online.

For more information on the 1:1 Redundancy Kits click here. To learn more about the low frequency ATOM products click here.

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Quantico Marine Corps Base Hosts Key Event for Military Contractors

Posted on Tuesday, September 29

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Norsat has just returned from the Modern Day Marine expo at the Marine Corps Base, in Quantico, VA. Norsat showcased the GlobeTrekker 2.0 intelligent fly-away satellite terminal, our Ranger Ku/X Band 60cm self-contained, microsat terminal, CFK-100E SIPR/NIPR Compact Flyaway Kit, CFK-4200 Emergency Communications Kit for mobile, first-in communications and the ATOM series of BUCs and SSPAs.

Modern Day Marine is co-sponsored by Marine Corps Base, Quantico, the Exposition’s home base. MCB Quantico, home to the Combat Development Command and the Marine Corps Systems Command, is responsible for setting requirements, developing equipment and systems and purchasing the equipment and systems that the Marine Corps will rely on in the years to come. Modern Day Marine is a forum for defense contractors to display, inform and promote the latest products in defense equipment and technology. The expo, also allows industry leaders the opportunity to discuss important and emerging issues and concepts that affect the Marine Corps. These vital and unique functions play a large part in positioning Modern Day Marine as the premier military equipment, systems, services and technology exposition.

One of the major themes for this year’s event was the need for innovation!  During a panel presentation for industry, Maj. Gen. Vincent Coglianese, assistant deputy commandant for installations and logistics said, “The Marine Corps needs to embrace innovation, not only in terms of equipment, but in its thinking.” He called upon the defense industry to look beyond traditional methods to help the Marine Corps adapt.

As quoted in Defense News ( “The Corps’ 10-year road map predicts that Marines will be conducting crisis response missions that could leave small teams of Marines deployed independently for weeks at a time,” said Lt. Gen. Robert Walsh, who recently took the helm of Marine Corps Combat Development Command. “Technology is what allows squads to operate independently over large swaths of land, giving radio communications in Afghanistan as an example. If those small units had not had the ability to call for fires, support and medical evacuations, we would not have put them out there,” he said.

“We think these forces are going to be operating in distributed, often dismounted in complex urban terrain,” said Col. Roger Turner, office of the assistant commandant of the Marine Corps for plans, policy and operations with Headquarters Marine Corps at the Pentagon, during the industry panel. “And anything we can do to lighten the load on individual Marines and sailors out there is critical.”

This bodes well for Norsat, as our portable terminals and man-packable systems are a perfect fit to meet the needs of the Marine Corps, as well as other military services and Special Forces.

For more information about the satellite solutions that Norsat had on display visit our website at

(photos courtesy of Modern Day Marine)

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Profit 500 Says We Are Tops

Posted on Tuesday, September 29


The October 2015 issue of Canadian Business Magazine features the Profit 500 Fastest Growing Companies in Canada and Norsat ranked 467! All applicants are ranked by the five-year percentage revenue growth from 2009 through 2014. Companies were shortlisted based on revenue figures provided and then verified through online questionnaires, phone interviews and review of financial statements.

There was some astounding performance by Canadian companies this year with the number one company growing over 25,000%; Norsat’s grew over 71% for the 5-year period.

Some of the top businesses shared their secrets. They said their growth can be attributed to providing better service, offering superior products and having more attractive work cultures than the competition.

To learn more secrets from the leaders of the top companies and to see the full listing of the Profit 500 Fastest Growing Companies click here.

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Norsat Ranks 52 on Business in Vancouver’s Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies

Posted on Wednesday, September 2

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Norsat is proud to have ranked on Business in Vancouver’s Top 100 Fastest growing companies in B.C. The fastest-growing companies list is ranked by percentage growth in revenue between 2010 and 2014. Ranking 52 on the list, Norsat’s revenue growth over the five years has been in excess of 95.8%. Norsat continues to stay at the forefront of innovation by delivering some of the most high performance and efficient products on the market. Norsat continually works with our customers to develop and quickly deliver customized innovative communication solutions that meet the needs within the marketplace.

Here is the BIVtop100fastest_list!

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Posted on Friday, August 28

Built off the innovation and success of the existing ATOM series platform, Norsat’s Ka-Band ATOM Block Upconverters (BUCs) will be hitting the streets soon!

A prototype of the 25 Watt Ka-band BUC was shipped early this year to the first customer who helped Norsat develop this new frequency band to meet the size, weight and power efficiency goals that were required. The Ka-band BUC is ideal for Comms-on-the-Move, airborne and other commercial and military applications.

Norsat continues to stay at the forefront of innovation. The development of this Ka-band BUC is a testament to the commitment that Norsat has to its customers in developing and releasing products to meet their expanding product needs and the demand in the marketplace.

Stay tuned for more information about the availability of this fantastic new product line. For more information on Norsat’s ATOM series of BUCs and SSPAs go to:

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