CommunicAsia 2018 together with BroadcastAsia and NXTAsia, was a grand success and answered many questions with regards to the converging worlds of Telecommunications, Broadcasting and Emerging Technologies. Norsat was able to ‘connect to the future’ at Asia’s most established and relevant info-communications technology event. Inspired by the radical changes in the ICT industry, Norsat participated in the event in Singapore between June 26-28, 2018. It was a great trade show as it brought together thought-leaders, decision makers, influencers throughout the ecosystem to network, explore new technologies, share ideas and create valuable opportunities for all. Five major themes of the event included Satcomm, 5G, Broadband & Infrastructure, Photonics and Connect Everywhere.
On display at the show was Norsat’s ATOM series of Ku and Ka-band Block Upconverters (BUCs) including our new Ku-band GaN BUC prototype. The ATOM series is small, light, and extremely powerful. Norsat also featured our Journey Manpack ultra-portable backpackable satellite terminal. Most of the delegates and visitors commended Norsat for the ATOM series, mentioning that they consider it as the best industry size, weight, power and efficiency. This included Inster, a COTM antenna manufacturer and one of Norsat’s regular patrons. The ATOM series BUCs received a lot of attention from diverse visitors as they are easily integrated into a variety of systems, making them ideal for applications such as: COTM/COTP, Portable VSAT, CDL, Airborne, RADAR and TWTA replacement. Our team noticed that CommunicAsia was busier this year, with a lot of new attendees. Booth visitors were enthralled with the recent announcement of our new fly-away and drive-away terminals considering the ease of setup. At CommunicAsia 2018, Norsat got an opportunity to discuss its new innovations like the dedicated airborne LNB/BUC product suites and newer, lighter fly-aways. There was also discussion around new MEO/LEO antenna opportunities. During the course of the show, many government, military and special forces representatives stopped by to witness the world’s most ultra-portable satellite terminal – ‘The Journey Manpack’. Many could not believe that it weighed less than 18 kg (40 pounds)! Our team highlighted that it was airline checkable, with unmatched durability, maximum portability, HD video and IP transmission with 4+hours of continuous run time with battery pack.
Norsat was happy to be part of the event that covered the entire spectrum of communication, broadcast, and enterprise technology that truly reflected the pulse of Asia today.