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ARTICLE: A Year in Review, Norsat International

Posted on Thursday, December 7

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Every year, SatMagazine releases a December issue which includes a compilation of YEAR IN REVIEW articles from select companies in the satellite industry. This year, SatMagazine invited Norsat to participate in its 2017 YEAR IN REVIEW feature which is a collection of contributed articles that reflect on the challenges and successes over the past year. It also gives a chance for the companies to look forward to 2018 as to what goals are planned for the new year. With 2017 being an eventful year for Norsat, we were thrilled to be able to contribute an article and share our achievements for the year.

This year’s article was written by Brian Donnelly, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Mr. Donnelly reflects on 2017 being a monumental year with Norsat celebrating its 40th anniversary and launching industry-first products. The projections for 2018 are lively and the focus is on growing the company’s R&D, engineering, and production teams. Interested to see what else Norsat has in store for 2018? Click here to read the full article about Norsat’s achievements in 2017 and a preview of what’s to come in 2018.



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Norsat Included in Global SATCOM Survey Report

Posted on Friday, November 24

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The Global SATCOM Power Amplifier Market Professional Survey Report was published in October 2017 and features leading amplifier manufacturers such as Norsat, Kratos, and L-3 Narda-MITEQ.

The report offers information about market size, market share, market segments and sub segments of the SATCOM Power Amplifier market. The report offers a summary of the market from 2012 to 2016, and forecasts into 2022. It covers regions such as North America, China, Europe, Southeast Asia, Japan, and India. To learn more about this report or to purchase the report, please visit the Fior Market Research website.

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VIDEO: Need Help Choosing a LNB?

Posted on Thursday, November 16

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Low noise block downconverters (LNBs) are one of Norsat’s best-selling products! Our knowledgeable sales team has years of experience and have helped many customers choose the correct LNB for their application. Like most consumers, comparing products is part of the due diligence before the actual purchase. This video provides basic knowledge about what an LNB is and what it does, as well as, the common misconceptions when comparing LNB spec sheets. Click the link to watch the video:

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Norsat Sponsors “Customization in the Satellite Ground Market” Market Brief

Satellite Markets and Research offers occasional reports called Market Briefs which provide intelligence on key market segments and regions. Norsat sponsored the October 2017 issue on “Customization in the Satellite Ground Market”. The Market Brief offers insights and statistics on the current global satellite ground equipment market, as well as views on the future of the market. The report is written by Satellite Markets and Research’s Editor-in-Chief, Virgil Labrador and is supported with real-life examples provided by Norsat. Read more on where the satellite ground market is predicted to go and the role of product customizations.


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ARTICLE: Overcoming C-band Satellite Interference

Norsat’s article, “Overcoming C-band Satellite Interference”, was featured in the October 2017 issue of Microwave Product Digest. Written by Norsat’s Microwave Sales Manager, Douglas Chun, this article discusses the issues in the rising popularity of C-band and its connection with satellite interference. The author provides common and alternative techniques and technologies to combat interference issues in the C-band. To read the full article, please click here.

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WHITE PAPER: A Basic Guide to Cavity Combiners

Posted on Tuesday, October 24

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A new white paper is available for download! Written by Mike Macki of Sinclair Technologies, this white paper provides an overview of the basic types of cavity combiners. In order to understand how combiners operate, it is important to have an approximate idea of how cavities and transmission lines work.

The cavity combiner is an important tool for joining multiple signals onto a single path or for separating these signals onto individual paths. This paper will describe how resonant cavities are used to accomplish this.


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ARTICLE: Determining the Safe Distance from a Reflector Antenna

Posted on Tuesday, October 3

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Norsat’s article, “Determining the Safe Distance from a Reflector Antenna”, is featured in the October issue of Microwaves & RF. Written by Mehdi Ardavan, RF Antenna Engineer of Norsat International, this article explains how to determine the power density of a radiating parabolic reflector antenna in the far- and near-field regions to meet safety requirements. In this article, existing methods are used to estimate these parameters, which are then compared with industry standards, such as the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) OET Bulletin 65 or Health Canada’s Safety Code 6, to determine the safe distance. To learn more on how to determine the safe distance from a reflector antenna, click here for the full article.

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Sinclair On-Board with Railway Interchange 2017

Posted on Friday, September 22

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As a member of Railway Interchange, RSSI teamed up with two other associations, REMSA and RSI, to put together a bigger and better exhibition. AREMA also held its conference and seminars in conjunction with Railway Interchange. It was triple the size and triple the excitement that attracted all types of visitors from railroad, rail transit, and government. Railway Interchange is the largest combined railway exhibition and technical conference in North America with nearly 10,000 visitors from around the globe. This year the trade show was held in Indianapolis and kicked off on Sunday, September 17th.

Sinclair Technologies took part in the trade show with a wide range of railway antennas and filters on display. Sinclair’s USA sales team, Sal and Cyndi, took charge of the Sinclair booth answering lots of questions regarding industry-specific products and ways to prevent interference using RF filters. As well, Sinclair’s most well-known antenna for the rail industry, the Excaliber, have always been a popular item at this show. Over the years it has become the industry standard used by railway companies worldwide. Sinclair Technologies offers customized RF antenna and filter solutions for a multitude of rail systems.

The show was lively and grand with all major suppliers to the Rail industry present. Railway Interchange included both the signal and communication side of the Rail industry, which attracted a variety of visitors. It is a high-profile trade show for the Rail community and we were glad we could be on-board. We hope to see you again at RSSI C&S Exhibition in Omaha!

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Sinclair White Paper Available for Download on IWCE’s Urgent Communications

A practical and helpful whitepaper on filtering radio signals is now available for free to download on IWCE’s Urgent Communications website. The title of the white paper is “Introduction to Filtering for Radio Signals” and is written by Sinclair’s Technical Sales Engineer, Jim Reville. Jim has over 30 years of industry experience and has worked with the Public Safety industry on the design, implementation, and support of Land Mobile Radio systems and has helped resolve many RF issues in numerous challenging environments. This white paper addresses the basic techniques on how to properly filter as it applies to the transmission and reception of radio signals. As well, it offers descriptions of different types of filters, what they do, and why they are used.

Download the white paper by visiting IWCE’s Urgent Communications website or by clicking here.

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APCO International 2017: Bringing the Public Safety Industry Together

APCO International’s Annual Conference & Expo was hosted in Denver, Colorado and offered four days of educational sessions and amazing keynote speakers including General Keith Alexander, Colonel Jill Morgenthaler, and Scott O’Grady. There were over 100 educational sessions and nine session tracks including Emergency Preparedness, Response & Situational Awareness. NG9-1-1 & Emerging Technologies, Communications Center Management, and Industry Products & Tools. Attendees from all over the world participated in the conference and expo where more than 70% of the attendees had over ten years of experience in the public safety sector. The event was mainly attended by communication officers and managers of Police, Fire, and EMT personnel for state and local public safety entities. The turnout was great and provided a good mix of visitors. It was fantastic to meet new faces as well as reconnect with existing customers such as the Denver School District, Montana Highway Patrol, City of LA, and San Lusipi County. Thank you for coming by the Sinclair booth!


The products that were showcased at APCO 2017 were the SM701 series of multi-functional transport antennas and the ST221 Excalibur series of low profile VHF antennas. The SM701 is the newest product series from Sinclair. It was specifically designed to address the need for compact, low-profile, broadband antennas used in harsh environments. The SM701 delivers excellent performance on either metallic or non-metallic vehicle rooftops. On the other hand, the Excalibur ST221 is a tried-and-true Sinclair product making it a customer favourite! The ST221 is designed for a wide range of mobile transportation applications such as trains, police cars, emergency vehicles, buses, and trucks. The rugged cast aluminum design ensures consistent dependable performance and has a relatively inconspicuous appearance which is resistant to damage. These two feature products were very well-received by visitors.

Overall the APCO Conference & Expo was a hit! There were lots of business cards being exchanged and many badges being scanned. The public safety industry is a major customer for Sinclair making this show a critical trade show on Sinclair’s trade show circuit. It was also great to see everyone out-and-about participating in the event’s activities and showcases.Thanks to APCO International for the fantastic show and we hope to see everyone there again next year!



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    Mar 07 - 08, 2018

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