Norsat Newsflash Q2 2015
Take the 2015 Norsat Customer Survey for Your Chance to win a $250 Amazon Gift Card!
Norsat International is committed to total customer satisfaction by delivering products and services that consistently exceed our customer’s expectations. Here at Norsat, we take this promise very seriously!
We invite you to take our 2015 Customer Survey and give Norsat the opportunity to improve our products and services to better meet your needs. Listening to our customers is the only way to guarantee we create products that you actually want to buy. Customer feedback is commonly used throughout the product development process to ensure that the end product is something that solves a customer’s problem or fulfils a need.
The survey includes questions about products, technical support, and Norsat’s corporate identity. It should take less than 5 minutes to complete, and your answers will remain saved if you need to come back to finish the survey later.
Complete the survey by June 19th and as a thank you, we will enter your name into a draw for a $250 Amazon gift card. You can complete the survey anonymously, but you’ll need to give us your email address to win the prize.
In April, Norsat was awarded an approximately $1M contract from the Defense Media Activity for the purchase of Norsat’s GLOBETrekker 2.0 portable satellite terminals, along with Norsat’s 50W ATOM series Block Upconverters (BUCs). The DMA is the U.S. Department of Defense’s direct line of communication for news and information to its forces worldwide. These terminals will enable satellite uplink of live high definition or standard definition video from the field, as well as data transfer and email access.
Norsat recently signed an agreement with Unmanned Systems Source, an online, e-commerce warehouse with the fastest growing selection of unmanned systems and remote sensing products, to help bring Norsat’s ATOM Series of satellite communications solutions to customers around the globe. Read our blog for more information.
Awards & Recognition
Norsat International is proud to rank #90 on the Branham300, up eight spots from our 2013 ranking. The Branham300 list recognizes the top public and private Canadian companies working in Information & Communication Technology, as ranked by revenues. The 2015 Edition of the Branham300 marks the 22nd year of the listing—and another year in which Canada’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector set a revenue record. For further information on the Branham 300, and a complete listing of the Canada’s ICT companies click here.
Norsat Dr. Amiee Chan, Norsat’s President and CEO ranked #49 on the Annual Profit W100 Ranking of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs. The publication ranks Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs on a composite score based on size, growth rate and profitability of their businesses, the W100 profiles the country’s most successful female business owners and leaders. For a full listing of the Profit/Chatelaine W100 list click here.
The 5000 Series PLL (Phase-locked loop) LNBs (Low Boise Block Downconverter) are ideally suited for high-end broadcast applications including DBV (digital broadcast video), VSAT broadband, military satcom, point-of-sale, and oil and gas. Available in standard and extended frequencies, the 5000 Series has LO (Local Oscillator) stabilities of +/- 50 kHz, +/-75 kHz, +/-100 kHz, and +/-250 kHz to meet our customers varying applications and environments.
This new family delivers high performance and reliability at an industry leading price point and rounds out Norsat’s comprehensive portfolio of C-Band LNBs which includes the 3000 PLL, the 3000 External Reference, and the 8000 Digital DRO. This full family of products allows Norsat to provide stabilities ranging from +/- 2 kHz through to +/-500 kHz, with the added capability of customizing frequencies for unique applications.
For more information on the 5000 Series click here.
Spring is trade show season and it was an eventful time for the Norsat Sales and Marketing teams with seven shows between March 10 and the beginning of June.
Just back from the ever popular CommunicAsia show in Singapore, the show was a smashing success, and gave Norsat’s Asia Sales team the opportunity to meet some new faces and catch up with customers and partners. This trade show also gave Norsat the chance to show off our newest products and provided us with some great insight into what’s around the corner for our industry in the APAC region. Next up on the trade show stop is APCO, August 16-19 in Washington DC for our Sinclair Division.
Norsat in the News
SatMagazine June 2015 Issue – Read a contributed article titled “A Primer On the Language Of…LNB + BUC” in the June issue of SatMagzine written by Norsat’s very own Senior Product Marketing Manager, Sheri Morita.
Here is a synopsis of what the article is about:
The satellite industry is full of people, myself included, who do not have backgrounds in Engineering. For those of us who fall into this camp the specifications for radio-frequency (RF) devices can be mysterious and intimidating—arcane symbols and abbreviations we do not understand and numbers whose significance eludes us.
Microwave Product Design June issue – Learn more about the Considerations and Choices for Military Satellite Communications in our contributed article in the June issue of Microwave Product Design. This article highlights Norsat’s GLOBETrekker 2.0 and discusses military grade portable satellite terminals, and some of the considerations that our customers have explored when choosing products to fit their requirements.
– April 14, 2015 – Norsat’s New Family Member… That Is Quieter, Costs Less + Provides High Performance
– April 7, 2015 – @ NABSHOW: Norsat International Present + Accounted For With Their Satellite + Microwave Offerings