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Sinclair’s Jim Reville Presents at IWCE 2017

Posted on Thursday, February 9

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Jim Reville of Sinclair Technologies Presents at Network Capacity and Densification Panel at IWCE 2017
Sinclair Technologies, an innovator in antenna manufacturing, has been selected to present on the Network Capacity and Densification: HetNets, Backhaul and FirstNet panel at IWCE 2017. We are proud to announce that Jim Reville, a RF engineering professional with over 30 years industry experience, will be representing Sinclair on this panel.

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This session is a part of the Smart Cities and Critical Infrastructure track which will examine the densification of networks for maximum coverage and capacities, both indoors and outdoors. Times and technology have changed the approach of network deployment as there is no longer the need to put up thousands of towers for nationwide coverage. Instead, wireless sites with hetnets, digital antenna systems (DAS), and small cells have become the new norm for today’s communications industry. The number of access sites have increased dramatically as the deployment of these sites are becoming easier and less expensive to build. As a result of the increase in access sites, new problems such as backhaul and C-RAN are becoming more evident. These issues and possible solutions will be discussed with industry experts during the Network Capacity and Densification panel.

jreville1Mr. Jim Reville works with the Public Safety Industry on the design, implementation, and support of Land Mobile Radio systems to resolve RF problems in challenging environments. Jim’s contribution to this panel will be his expertise in antenna design and the criteria needed when choosing the correct antenna for the Public Safety Industry.  During his presentation, he will be covering the importance of PIM, PIP, and overcoming common installation issues.

Jim will be presenting on Tuesday March 28, 2017 at 8:30am in room S224. The panel will run for 2 hours and will feature a total of four panelists.

Network Capacity and Densification: HetNets, Backhaul and FirstNet
Date: Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Time: 8:30AM-11:30AM
Room: S224
Session Number: T215

To learn more about the presentation, click here.

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Sinclair Entertains Canadian Public Safety Representatives

Posted on Monday, November 28

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logoThe Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO), Canada, Inc. is a voluntary, not-for-profit organization dedicated to the enhancement of public safety communications. It serves the people who supply, install and operate the Emergency Communications Systems used around Canada from coast to coast.

The annual APCO Canada show held recently in Banff, Alberta is a show where key players from the Canadian Public Safety Sector gather annually to discuss their successes, concerns and action plans.

This is also the opportunity for manufacturers  and OEM’s to reach out and share information about their latest technologies.

Sinclair was pleased to feature the new SC251D VHF Dual Antenna that was the center piece of our display, along with the new wideband Yagi.  There was huge interest from potential users as this is a way to reduce tower loading, as well as achieve excellent port-to-port antenna isolation.

For more information on these products, as well as Sinclair’s other leading RF antennas and conditioning products go to www.sinctech.com

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Sinclairity Newsletter – Sept 2016

Posted on Monday, November 21

*Repost from September 2016
In this issue: Intro | Product Spotlight | Highlights | Technical Training
Another edition of Sinclairity is here and we have been very busy since our last issue. Sinclair has some exciting highlights from shows we have attended, plus we have some great products and a webinar training series we would like to tell you about. Take a look and see what Sinclairity has to offer.
Product Spotlight – SM700
Key Features:

Broad Bandwidth
• 694 – 6000 MHz
Covers All Bands
• LMR in 700-900 MHz
• 2G, 2.5G, 3G, 3.5G, 4G cellular systems
• Dual band WLAN
Low Profile Design
• SM700 series features a compact low profile design
Expandable
• Easily expandable to serve multiple radio systems operating in different frequencies at the same time with the cross-band coupler expansion kit
Unobtrusive UV Protected Radome
• Minimal visual impact
• Maximum vibration absorption
• Ultimate waterproofing with fire rating UL94 HB
Ground Plate-Free
• Fiberglass vehicle rooftop mounting in a mobile radio system
• Ceiling mount in an in-building wireless distribution system
Easy Installation
• One 3/4 inch hole mount
Multiple Connector Options
• N male/female
• BNC male/female
• TNC male/female
 Product Description

Sinclair’s SM700 series multifunctional transport antennas are specifically designed to address the need for compact, low profile, broadband antennas. Designed to withstand harsh environments and constant vibrations without compromising performance, the rugged SM700 series antennas are ideal for vehicular rooftop mounting. When used
with a cross-band coupler, a single antenna can serve multiple discrete RF systems
operating in 694 – 6000 MHz range. The SM700 offers easy installation with just one
¾ inch hole mount and excellent protection against water ingression.

 Ceramic  Combiner – 700 – 800 MHz
 Key Features:

Modular Design
• Up to 12 channels
Compact and Light
• ~ 50% space saving
• 3 – channel unit to fit in 3U high, 12 inch deep envelope
• ~ 50% lighter
• Easy to fit in 19 inch rack

Tx-Tx Spacing
• 150 kHz minimum
Lower Insertion Loss
• 2.3 dB at 150 kHz spacing
Field Tunable

 Product Description

The ceramic combiner uses an ultra high Q ceramic resonator. This simultaniously allows for a very low loss within the combiner and very close spacing between the transmitter frequencies. The compactness of the resonator means that up to 3 channels can fit in a 3U high, 12 inch deep envelope. This combiner comes in 1, 2 and 3-channel modules. Combiners with larger numbers of channels can be built by joining these modules.

 Highlights
 Norsat Announces Narrow-Band Duplexer Series Targeted at Law Enforcement Agencies

The PR4330 is a narrow band 700/800 MHz duplexer that offers ultra-rugged construction, excellent protection from out-of-band frequencies to minimize RF interference and to maintain good signal quality, and excellent temperature compensation to keep stable product performance over a very wide range of temperatures. The ruggedized features of this product are extremely important as high reliability of communications during critical situations is vital to the success of tactical operations. Read more

The Critical Communications World conference was held May 31 – June 2 in RAI Amsterdam and we would like to thank everyone who stopped by the Sinclair Technologies booth! Compared to last year, we felt that the show was much more successful.  The organizers reported a higher attendance and this seemed to be reflected in the increased foot traffic.

Throughout the course of the show there were many people who stopped by the Sinclair booth that were quite interested in our antenna and RF conditioning products. These prospects were predominately from Europe, Middle East, South Africa and Thailand. Attendees were excited about our latest product offerings with a couple past customers coming to the booth hoping to partner with Sinclair again on the next phase of their projects.  This shows the long-term nature of the business especially with larger projects. Read More

More than 1,550 freight and passenger railroaders, transit agencies and supply companies came together for the Railway Systems Supplier 56th annual communications and signaling exhibition and Norsat’s Sinclair Division was also in attendance.

Railway Systems Suppliers Inc. put on a two-day exhibition that featured 193 exhibitors. The event officially kicked off on June 29th with RSSI 2016 Board of Director and President Michael Choat cutting the ribbon dressed in his conductors’ hat and coat and with an emphatic ‘all aboard.’ Read More

APCO 2016 kicked off the Opening General Session in Orlando with Derek Poarch, APCO Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) recognizing the first responders from Orlando for their response to the nightclub shooting in June.

APCO 2016 is the premiere event for public safety and you could see that with all the representatives and government officials in attendance like Harris and Motorola, as well as Talley, Tessco and Primus who are key distributors of Sinclair Technologies products.
Read More

Technical Training

Sinclair offers product training for antennas, filter components and filter systems to our customers through in-person group training, on-line training using webinars and through on-line videos.  Click here to contact your local Sinclair sales rep to learn more.


Having trouble tuning your filters or duplexers?

Sinclair Technologies has a video for that! Check out our tuning videos on our Youtube channel!

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Modern Military Communications Discussed at Milcom 2016

Posted on Tuesday, November 15

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Norsat’s US Sales team hosted many guests both military and civilian at Norsat’s booth at the 35th annual Milcom show November 1-3 in Baltimore, Maryland. Co-hosted by AFCEA International and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), MILCOM continues to be the premier international conference for military communications and is the one conference where command, control and communication challenges are presented and discussed end to end – from research and development through existing solutions to future needs.

The theme for the 2016 show was “Securing Communications at the Speed of Cyber” and offered visitors the opportunity to understand the breadth of requirements, the pace of change and the state of play in a variety of C4I markets serving DOD, as well as federal agencies and multi-national entities.

One of the keynotes delivered by Lt. Gen. Alan Lynn, USA, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) discussed that cybersecurity is an important part of the future of warfighting. When he talked about where we are going in Cyber Defense, Mobility and Innovation, reducing SWAP (size, weight and power) for the warfighter was a highlighted theme.

Maj. Gen. Earl Matthews, USAF, (Ret.), former director of cyberspace operations and chief information security officer for the Air Force and now vice president for Enterprise Security Solutions, U.S. public sector, Hewlett Packard Enterprise stated, “With technology developing at what seems like warp speed, new systems will have a higher data processing capacity and greater speed and be able to leverage greater bandwidth. These systems are going to have to be prepared to change frequency dependencies … because this is the place they are going to operate in the electromagnetic spectrum. Physical maneuvers exists in cyberspace.”

At the show, Norsat showcased our GlobeTrekker 2.0, the world’s most intelligent fly-away satellite terminal and the ultra-portable, rapidly deployable Ranger terminal, along with our industry leading size, weight and power ATOM series of Block Upconverters (BUCs) and Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs). Norsat’s products come in various frequency bands and address some of the overall themes presented throughout the 3 days conference. Overall the show was successful for Norsat and we look forward to participating in the Milcom 2017 show and other future AFCEA events and programs.

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Michael Carpenter Photography

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Sinclairity Newsletter – May 2016

Posted on Tuesday, November 15

*Repost from May 2016
In this issue: Intro | Product Spotlight | Highlights | Did you Know?
Guess who’s back? The Sinclairity Newsletter! After a hiatus, our newsletter is making its way back to your Inbox. A lot has happened over the past couple years, and we want to refresh your memory about Sinclair. We have several new products to highlight and updates on some you may have forgotten about. So sit back, enjoy and see what Sinclairity has to offer you.
Product Spotlight – Introducing 3 New Series of Collinear Antennas
All of these products are designed with a highly durable internal structure housed in a UV protected fiberglass radome, ensuring superior resistance to harsh environmental conditions. These  antennas are fabricated to meet the most stringent wind and ice loading requirements. Due to the wide band and high average power and PIP power handling capability, these antennas are ideally suited for trunking applications or multi-channel operations. The reliability and durability of these antennas makes them suitable for mission critical applications such as public safety and law enforcement.
High Performance VHF Collinear Omni Antenna
The SC229-L series is a high-performance, low PIM certified collinear omni antenna which offers 6dB gain, excellent bandwidth and high reliability. This series of antenna has a tapered radome, which results in less wind resistance, lower tip deflection at high wind speeds and decreased overall weight. This antenna has a lightening spike on top of the radome to protect the antenna from a lightning strike. Additional painting provides extra protection and extends the lifetime of the antenna.
Highlights
The Sales and Marketing team from Sinclair Technologies, Norsat’s RF division, recently returned from the International Wireless Communications Expo held from March 21 – 25th at the Las Vegas Convention Center. This year’s show saw thousands of industry professionals come together to discuss the latest trends and topics in communications technology. With over 370 exhibitors in attendance, the general feeling was that this year’s event saw probably about 25% more traffic than the 2015 show.  Learn more about Sinclair’s participation.
Did you know?
Technical Training – Sinclair provides Certified standard and custom product training to groups ranging from 5 to 30 people.  Contact your local sales representative for more information.
Custom Products – Sinclair’s engineers are skilled at providing custom designed antenna and RF filter products that meet unique customer requirements.
Systems Engineering – Sinclair’s system engineers work with you to clearly understand your requirements in order to develop cost effective, custom filter systems that meet your needs.

Need antenna pattern information?
Click here to view our updated Antenna Pattern Files in multiple formats.

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Norsat Partners with STS at their Annual Golf & Learn Event

Posted on Tuesday, September 20

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On August 14 & 15th, Norsat participated in the annual STS Global Golf and Learn Event in Long Island, NY. This program provided an excellent opportunity for Norsat to further build our relationship with STS Global, as well as network and discuss the future of the satellite industry and trends in the market with some of the industries finest.

The second day learn portion of the program focused on high throughput satellites with presentations by many of attendees including topics such as:

  • HTS – The next big thing?
  • Broadband Connectivity – it’s all about throughput
  • HTS Technology and Satellite Backhaul for 4G LTE
  • Cybersecurity for Broadcast – are you prepared?
  • Ka-Band / HTS Network: Where complexity meets technology

We look forward to more partnering opportunities with STS Global!img_5456

 

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Sinclair Meets with Key Public Safety Representatives at APCO 2016

Posted on Wednesday, September 7

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APCO 2016 kicked off the Opening General Session in Orlando with Derek Poarch, APCO Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) recognizing the first responders from Orlando for their response to the nightclub shooting in June.

APCO 2016 is the premiere event for public safety and you could see that with all the representatives and government officials in attendance like Harris and Motorola, as well as Talley, Tessco and Primus who are key distributors of Sinclair Technologies products.

APCO 2016 featured panel sessions that explored Next Generation 911, Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network, and the importance of having secure and reliable networks available for public safety professionals in emergency situations. On top of all the educational sessions, there were many other sessions to learn more and plenty of opportunities to network with companies from all over.

At the Sinclair booth, we featured our key public safety products like the SY406 Yagi directional antennas, ST321 Mobile omni antennas and MR256/ MR356 Mobile Duplexers. Our Sinclair sales team met with existing clients and had great success talking to prospective clients in public safety. If you would like more information on these products visit our online product catalog or contact our sales team.

We look forward to see you at APCO USA 2017!
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All Aboard for A Great RSSI Show!

Posted on Wednesday, August 24

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More than 1,550 freight and passenger railroaders, transit agencies and supply companies came together for the 56th annual communications and signaling exhibition and Norsat’s Sinclair Division was also in attendance.

Railway Systems Suppliers Inc. put on a two-day exhibition that featured 193 exhibitors. The event officially kicked of on June 29th with RSSI 2016 Board of Director and President Michael Choat cutting the ribbon dressed in his conductors’ hat and coat and with an emphatic ‘all aboard.’

Attendees had the opportunity to network and compare notes about future opportunities. They also heard from prominent figures in the industry including a seminar put on by the Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD). Discussion was focused around how updates and revisions are selected for the MUTCD and how this might affect attendees’ businesses’.

“The RSSI Exhibition offers an opportunity for all RSSI member companies to exhibit their products and services to their rail and transit customers,” Mike Drudy, RSSI Executive Director said.

While the rail industry may seem as though it’s loosing popularity, the future was clearly on display at this exhibition. Many tech companies are diversifying and finding ways to plug into a variety of segments including communication, monitoring, detection, as well as data analysis and security. While the future is still unclear, the C&S Exhibition is a hotbed for innovation.

At the Sinclair booth, we featured some of our key products targeted at the rail and transportation market including the SM700 low-profile universal transport antenna, the SP440 compact radome enclosed antenna, the SD310/210 dual and single dipole antennas and the SY407 yagi directional antenna. For more information on these products visit our online product catalog or contact our sales team.

We look forward to seeing everyone at the RSSI show in 2017!

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Norsat Gives Back at Annual UGM BBQ for Needy

Posted on Monday, July 18

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On Saturday, July 16th, Norsat was proud to be a corporate sponsor at the Union Gospel Mission, Annual Summer BBQ. This event, held in Oppenheimer Park on the downtown eastside of Vancouver, served more than 3,480 meals to the homeless and downtown eastside community. The Annual Summer BBQ is a family-friendly community celebration, where our neighbors in need experienced hope in an inclusive and relaxing environment. Food was served all day, and fun activities like music, games, and a carnival-style ‘kid-zone’ for neighborhood families was provided.

A team of Norsat employees attended the event and volunteered preparing and serving food.

Jane Huynh commented, “It made my day to help out and give back to the community. I met a lot of great and friendly people while volunteering. It was great seeing the community out with their families and having a good time. There were smiles everywhere and the community was very thankful for UGM for putting on such a great event. I would definitely volunteer again.”

20160716_154904Another Norsat volunteer, Robert Li said, “This was a really happy experience. Actually, when I decided to register for this activity, I was not sure what kind of people needed help. Maybe they just need something to drink; maybe they need a platform to get together. When I walked through the square, the long line up was just like the big dragon with an unreachable tail. When we saw the happiness from everybody, I think its God showing much glory and honor! God bless everyone!”

Through the support of sponsors like Rogers Sugar, Rogers Group Financial, LGM and Norsat, UGM was able to give guests a day where they feel loved and accepted, but also simply experience a day of fun without worrying about the many barriers in their lives. This was an excellent opportunity for Norsat to partner with UGM and give back to the community in which it operates.

About Union Gospel Mission

UGM provides:

  • Meals, shelter, outreach and chaplaincy services that relieve suffering and renew hope
  • Life recovery programs that offer freedom from addictive lifestyles
  • Education and job preparation that equip for successful living
  • Affordable housing that fosters community and personal contribution
  • Preventative programs that build healthy families

 

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18th Annual Critical Communications World Showcases a New Era of Emerging Technologies

Posted on Monday, July 4

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The Critical Communications World conference has just wrapped in up in RAI Amsterdam and we would like to thank everyone who stopped by the Sinclair Technologies booth! Compared to last year, we felt that the show was much more successful.  The organizers reported a higher attendance and this seemed to be reflected in the increased foot traffic.

CCW2016Throughout the course of the show there were many people who stopped by the Sinclair booth and were quite interested in our antenna and RF conditioning products. Many of these prospects were predominately from Europe, Eastern Europe, Middle East, South Africa and Thailand. Attendees were excited about our latest product offerings with a couple past customers coming to the booth hoping to partner with Sinclair again on the next phase of their project.  This shows the long-term nature of the business especially with larger projects.

Some of the guests who visited the booth spoke about the long lead times with other companies. Sinclair is aware of this industry issue and has taken steps to reduce the lead times, so customers get their products faster. Another trend that we discussed at the show was systems that need to cover multiple bands with emergency services on one band and private operators on the other. Conversations were a plenty with discussions on opportunities for antennas and filtering systems from all over the region.

We had a great time visiting with prospects and customers and are looking forward to seeing everyone again next year.

 

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  • IWCE 2018

    Mar 07 - 08, 2018

    Orlando, FL

    Visit us at booth #1935

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    Mar 12 - 15, 2018

    Washington, DC

    Visit us at booth #1332