Norsat Newsflash October 2015
Norsat was awarded a $2.7 million contract from a major U.S. military contractor for its Ku-Band and Wideband Global SATCOM (WGS)-certified X-Band marine VSAT terminals. Under the agreement, Norsat will supply its MarineLink COM12 1.2m and MarineLink COM15X 1.5m dual antenna maritime VSAT terminals to support sea-borne communications. Norsat’s newest generation of MarineLink COM terminals provide the most reliable high throughput satellite communications available in the market today for maritime vessels, including naval ships. Additionally, Norsat’s proprietary Low Noise Block downconverters (LNB) and class-leading efficient ATOM Block Upconverters (BUC) will be integrated into the MarineLink terminals. Read more here!
Norsat’s Land Mobile Radio division Sinclair Technologies, launched a new, customized version of the SM2600D, low profile, multi-band, multi-port antenna platform that is ideally suited for the transportation market. The SM2600D combines multiple antennas under one radome and includes a number of ports to support a variety of applications like PTC, LTE, GPS, and WiFi/WiMax, greatly simplifying antenna installation compared to traditional practice of mounting many single purpose antennas. This durable weather resistant and fire tested radome also provides excellent protection from any harsh environmental elements. For more information click here.
Norsat is proud to have ranked on Business in Vancouver’s Top 100 Fastest growing companies in B.C.The fastest-growing companies list is ranked by percentage growth in revenue between 2010 and 2014. Ranking 52 on the list, Norsat’s revenue growth over the five years has been in excess of 95.8%.
Norsat continues to stay at the forefront of innovation by delivering some of the most high performance and efficient products on the market. Norsat continually works with our customers to develop and quickly deliver customized innovative communication solutions that meet the needs within the marketplace.
Norsat received an approximate $700,000 follow-on order to the original $3.5 million award announced on February 19, 2015 from a Tier 1 Eurasian defense contractor for a range of Norsat’s portable satellite terminals. This follow-on order increases the total contract awarded to approximately $4.2 million. The increase in order is for additional units of Norsat’s MarineLink maritime VSAT terminals and for the 0.9m Journey Manpack portable satellite terminal, the newest in Norsat’s broad portfolio of satellite solutions. To learn more read our news release.
1:1 Redundancy Kits and Low Frequency ATOM BUCs
Norsat is continuing to expand the products available in the ATOM series of products. The most recent additions include low Ku-band Block Upconverters (BUCs) spanning 12.75 to 13.25 GHz and an outdoor 1:1 redundant system designed specifically for ATOM BUCs and Solid State Power Amplifiers (SSPAs).
The low Ku-band BUCs are based on Norsat’s successful 25W, 40W and 100W ATOM BUC design. The synthesizer board for the low Ku-band variants provides coverage in the 12.75 to 13.25 GHz frequency range.
The 1:1 redundant system is a fully automatic headless outdoor unit and is ideal for oil and gas VSAT networks, cable head ends, remote VSATs, disaster emergency systems and military applications. DC current is used to detect BUC/SSPA failure and switch to the alternate BUC/SSPA. Features include support for manual switching and Web-based M&C. The status of the offline BUC/SSPA is available and the offline unit can be replaced while the system is online.
New C-Band General Purpose Band Pass Filter
Check out the BPF-C-U, Norsat’s new C-Band General Purpose Band Pass Filter which is perfectly suited to use with Norsat’s C-Band LNBs. This new filter is easily installed between the feed and LNB to reject terrestrial interference in C-Band (WiMSX, Radar and C-Band transmitter).
Modern Day Marine
September 22-24 in Quantico, VA
Norsat has just come back from a successful showing at the Modern Day Marine expo at the Marine Corps Base, in Quantico, VA. Norsat showcased our the GlobeTrekker 2.0 intelligent fly-away satellite terminal, our Ranger Ku/X Band 60cm self-contained, microsat terminal, CFK-100E SIPR/NIPR Compact Flyaway Kit CFK-4200 Emergency Communications Kit for mobile, first-in communications and the ATOM series of BUCs and SSPAs.
Modern Day Marine is co-sponsored by Marine Corps Base, Quantico, the Exposition’s home base. MCB Quantico, home to the Combat Development Command and the Marine Corps Systems Command, is responsible for setting requirements, developing equipment and systems and purchasing the equipment and systems that the Marine Corps will rely on in the years to come. These vital and unique functions play a large part in positioning Modern Day Marine as the premier military equipment, systems, services and technology exposition.
October 26 – 28, Tampa, FL
Drop by the Norsat Booth #733 at Milcom2015 at the Tampa Convention Center, in Tampa, FL.
Norsat will be highlighting several of our fly-away satellite terminals including the GlobeTrekker and the Ranger Ku/X Band 60cm self-contained microsat terminal, along with our Satcom Baseband Kits – CFK-100E SIPR/NIPR Compact Flyaway Kit and the CFK-4200 Emergency Communications Kit for mobile, first-in communications. Plus we will also be showcasing our ultra-efficient, lightweight ATOM series of BUCs and SSPAs.
MILCOM 2015 is the premier international conference for military communications and gathers the leading minds of government, military, industry and academia in an interactive forum to further explore and define the benefits that joint-level collaboration bring to current and future communication challenges. Drop by and see us, as well as leaders from around the world who will address the critical role communications plays in military readiness and operations. For more information on Milcom click here.
Norsat in the News
The October 2015 issue of Canadian Business Magazine features the Profit 500 Fastest Growing Companies in Canada and Norsat ranked 467 growing over 71% for the five-year peirod! All applicants are ranked by the five-year percentage revenue growth from 2009 through 2014. Companies were shortlisted based on revenue figures provided and then verified through online questionnaires, phone interviews and review of financial statements.
See the full listing of the Profit 500 Fastest Growing Companies click here.
BC Business Magazine
Many companies go through highs and lows. When the company is heading toward distress, new strategies need to be employed to salvage the business and propel the company back to success. Read a recent article published in BC Business magazine where Dr. Amiee Chan discusses the turnaround of Norsat and how revenues have doubled from 2006 to today.
– Sept 9, 2015 – US Federal Business Opportunity: Department of the Navy: 58 — Intent to Award Sole Source for Initial Spare Parts and Components of Broadband Satellite Program
– August 27, 2015 – US Federal Business Opportunity: Department of the Air Force: Downrange Equipment
– August 13, 2015 – Norsat’s Sinclair Technologies Division Starts Shipments of New Wideband Antenna
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– August 13, 2015 – Sinclair Technologies has begun shipments of the newly designed SE41x series
– Look for our article titled “Is GaAs Dead?” in the October issue of SatMagaine!
– August 12, 2015 – Norsat International’s Sinclair Technologies Ships Newly Designed Series Of Wideband Enclosed Dipole Antennas
– July 28, 2015 Norsat International’s Portable Satellite Terminal Receives An Add-On Order
– July 22, 2015 Norsat Announces Appointment To BOD … Experienced In Several Industries + Mergers + Acquisitions
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August 13, 2015 – Norsat Launches New Machine-To-Machine (M2M) Satellite Product Line
October 15, 2015 – Norsat Awarded $2.7 Milion Order from Major U.S. Military Contractor