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. Micheal 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 Micheal 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
Sinclair Technologies works closely with its partners and distributors all over the world. Sinclair and Kyodo co-exhibited at the 2017 PMR Expo which ran from Nov 28 – 30 in Cologne, Germany. The PMR Expo is the leading European trade fair for Professional Mobile Radio and Control Rooms. The international trade show was complemented by an extensive conference and special presentations. This event was the first time Sinclair has attended PMR Expo and it was a great experience!
With over 225 exhibitors and 4300 visitors, the PMR Expo was an exciting place to be. At the booth, Sinclair featured its best-selling items including its excalibur, yagi, and whip antennas. Also on display were Sinclair’s multicouplers and filter products. Kyodo showcased its Llumblau system for emergency services at the show. The show had a consistent stream of visitors representing European, Middle Eastern, and Australiasian markets. There was also a two-day PMR Expo Career Program for students and young professionals looking to get into the PMR sector.
Overall, the trade show had a great turnout and Sinclair was happy to support its partner, Kyodo. Sinclair is an international brand, selling product from all over the world. Thank you to those who stopped by the Sinclair-Kyodo booth and a special thank you to Kyodo for inviting Sinclair to co-exhibit!
The November 14-20, 2017 edition of Business in Vancouver (BIV) placed Norsat International as #79 in a list of the Top 100 Most Profitable Companies in B.C. At the top of the list was BC Lottery Corp (BCLC), Telus, and Teck Resources. The Top 100 Most Profitable Companies in B.C. is a list produced by company interviews and BIV research. Companies that report in USD have had their numbers converted to CAD using Bank of Canada’s average yearly rate depending on the company’s fiscal year. The list is generated based on 2016 net income and reflects best-of-class returns for companies from all over the province. The list includes a wide range of industries such as technology, resources, and banking.
The latest industry trends, challenges and questions within the Canadian public safety communications market were discussed at the recent APCO Canada Conference and Tradeshow held at Caesars in Windsor, Ontario, November 6-9. Leading experts, professional speakers and colleagues representing public-safety communications agencies across Canada where in attendance to take in the country’s premier industry event. Public Safety is one of the main reasons that Sinclair continues to work hard to make sure that we supply the best and most reliable RF antennas and filter products, and having the chance to listen to first responders and understand their needs is always very helpful.
Sinclair has been a long-time supporter of this event and this year was no different. Sinclair’s General Manager and Canadian sales team attended to talk about Sinclair latest developments and showcase our products that address the public safety arena. Sinclair had a plethora or products on display including a selection of our antennas, transmitter combiners, filters and multicouplers. Stay tuned for some exciting news in the coming months.
Conversations about programs, technology, new initiatives and the strategic direction of the public safety market in Canada were held with current customers, partners and new contacts. It was great to connect with many of our partners throughout this event and at the awards gala.
During the two-day conference there were educational sessions on topics such as Disaster Operations and the Communications Centre and Crisis Negotiations for Telecommunicators, as well as exceptional keynote speeches by two Canadian icons, Jennifer Botterill and Michael ‘Pinball’ Clemons.
If you didn’t get a chance to talk to one of our knowledgeable sales reps during the show, please contact us and our sales team will get back to you right away.
Sinclair Technologies is revving up for an eventful and busy 2018. But first, the team had to review what went well and areas of improvement at this year’s internal sales conference. A variety of topics were discussed at the sales conference and as a team, a plan was built for a bigger and brighter 2018. The Sinclair product marketing team revealed the upcoming product road map which was filled with many new and exciting products to be launched over the next few years. The three day internal sales conference featured updates from engineering, product marketing, quality, marketing communications, and more. The excitement is building and the Sinclair team is working hard to make 2018 the best year yet!
In celebration of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Norsat and Sinclair joined organizations across the nation for the Dress for the Cause fundraiser. Dress for the Cause and the Breast Cancer Society of Canada raise money for the research into the detection, prevention, treatment and cure of breast cancer. To date, the Dress for a cause event in Canada has successfully raised over $7 million for Canadian breast cancer research.
To collect donations, Norsat hosted a delicious pancake breakfast complete with eggs, sausage, fresh fruit, and juice. Norsat’s CEO graciously offered to match all employee contributions.
Norsat’s Sinclair division in Aurora posted ribbons on their office walls, dressed up in their bra stickers and did a parade through the office and warehouse to gather donations, and promote awareness of this worthy cause.
Norsat’s two divisions, along with the corporate match from the Norsat Foundation raised $3,380.
The Association of Entrepreneurs in Radio Communication of Québec (AERCQ) gathered together on October 18, 2017 to put on the first Radio Communication Show in Boucherville, Quebec. Sinclair exhibited along side its Quebec partner, Production Electronique. It was a great opportunity to showcase Sinclair products to the Quebec market and provide local support to the dealers at the show. With AERCQ representing more than 51% of all radio communication entrepreneurs in Quebec, it was safe to say that the show was very well attended. Michel, Sinclair Sales Manager of Eastern Canada, enjoyed supporting Production Electronique at the show and would definitely attend again next year. Thanks Production Electronique for inviting us to the show!
On October 25-27, Norsat presented and exhibited for at China Satellite 2017 in Beijing, China.
China Satellite is an annual trade show in Beijing that brings together decision-makers from Chinese regulatory bodies, scientists, and equipment providers. In its 19th year, China Satellite offers a full three day conference, technical workshops, keynote speeches, and round-table discussions. Norsat was invited to make a presentation during this event, where Douglas Chun, Norsat Microwave Sales Manager for Asia, presented on the topic of Communications on the Move. The turnout was great and the interest was overwhelming. Thank you to all those who had listened and engaged with Norsat’s presentation.
At the booth, Norsat featured the GLOBETrekker 2.0, ATOM series BUCs and SSPAs, and a range of the most popular LNBs for the Asian market. Norsat is a well-known LNB provider, but guests were happy to see the full product offering at the show which included BUCs, portable ground satellite terminals, and more.
The three day event was an excellent way to showcase Norsat’s full product line to the Asian market. Norsat staff returned home with rave reviews of the event and were excited to work on some new projects. Thank you China Satellite for allowing Norsat to participate in this amazing event!