Our 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.
Televisa- 2014 World Cup -click here for the full case study.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Norsat’s ATOMControl 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.
In Stock & Ready to Ship!
Norsat is pleased to offer a wide range of in-stock microwave products that are ready to ship! Our large selection is just one of the reasons why Norsat is the world’s leading brand for microwave products. Here are just a few of the high-quality, fully tested products we have in stock. Please contact us online , by email or by telephone at 1 800 644 4562 to order or for more information on our other available products.
Norsat was at AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems Show in Orlando, Florida this year. The Unmanned Systems show is the place to see the most comprehensive collection of unmanned systems for every domain including air, ground and maritime. We were pleased to show off our airborne product family including power amplifiers, BUCs, BDCs and LNBs.
Although we have been all over the globe this year at various shows, we still have more left! We will be exhibiting at:
We are off to Singapore for CommunicAsia 2014. We will have with us our new ATOMseries BUCs and SSPAs, Ranger 60cm microsat terminal for the military satcom market, as well as new antenna and RF conditioning products from our Sinclair Division.
Norsat will also be in Paris this June for Eurosatory which is an International Defence & Security industry trade show. We will be exhibiting in the Canadian Pavilion with our innovative, ruggedized microwave and satellite solutions geared towards our military users.
Norsat NewsLink™ Aids in Korea Ferry Accident Recovery Effort
Norsat is passionate about providing reliable equipment to support vital communications in challenging situations.The Norsat NewsLink™ is currently being used to stream live television news broadcast of the relief efforts from the tragic South Korean ferry accident.
Other Norsat users have come to rely on the NewsLink’s extreme durability and ruggedness for operation in sandstorms, earthquake aftermaths, arctic conditions, and extreme rainfall. For more information click here.
We have officially launched our state-of-the-art ATOM line up of BUCs and SSPAs. Since launch, we have received an overwhelming response. Check out our video for details about ATOM and its applications.
Norsat AGM 2014
We held our Norsat Annual General Meeting this year on May 7th in downtown Vancouver. We had a great turnout from our investors and the event was a success!
Norsat in the News…
ViaSatellite May Issue (pages 58 & 59)- Our CEO, Dr.Amiee Chan is featured in the May edition of ViaSatellite where she discusses how she found her passion for communications technology.
Satellite Evolution- Satellite Evolution covers the launch of our ATOM BUCs and SSPAs.
SatNews Publishers- SatNews Publishers covers our technology showcase for CommunicAsia 2014.