HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY IWCE!
Has it been 40 years already? Time sure goes by fast. Here’s to IWCE who turns a milestone age of 40 this year! Through the integration of technology and education, IWCE has always been the premier event for showcasing communications technology.
Sinclair was highly involved in this year’s IWCE conference and expo, participating in a panel as well as on the usual trade show floor. Sinclair’s Jim Reville, a RF engineering professional with over 30 years industry experience, presented on the Network Capacity and Densification: HetNets, Backhaul, and FirstNet panel exerting great energy and providing a wealth of knowledge to the attendees. With a background in public safety, Jim’s presentation was focused on relevant and common challenges around antenna design and implementation in challenging environments. He also reinforced the importance of basic antenna ratings such as PIM and PIP, as they are often overlooked as significant factors when evaluating an antenna. Jim had a lot of support from his colleagues during the panel discussion and reinforced why Sinclair is the industry leader in antenna technology. Congratulations Jim on a job well done!
As for the exhibition, Sinclair had a great presence with a 20’x20′ booth, an overhead sign, ten representatives, and a prime location – the booth couldn’t be missed! Our sales reps were busy chatting to over 200 people during the two day exhibition. They were so busy that the lead scanner couldn’t even keep up! Showgoers commented on the high quality and durability of Sinclair’s products, especially the new UHF and VHF offerings for dual antennas and the triple stacked antennas. Customers also raved highly about the quick response time received from both the sales and support team. Our customers provided us with a lot of positive feedback and shared examples where Sinclair products were superior to competitor products (which we love hearing!). These comments reinforce our commitment to the brand as the go-to antenna manufacturer and helps us understand what our customers are looking for in the future.
We’d also like to thank our partners for stopping by the booth including Production Electronique Inc., Talley, TESSCO Technologies, Primus, and more! It was great to see a large Canadian presence with representatives from BC all the way to Quebec. The support we receive from our partners is crucial to our business and we were happy to see that they all showed interest in our technology and were very forward thinking.
IWCE is the platform for major announcements in the communications industry and this year was no different. It was announced that the FirstNet LTE 25 year contract to build and maintain the nationwide public-safety broadband network (NPSBN) was awarded to AT&T. This contract is a huge win for AT&T and we’re looking forward to seeing this project executed in the next few years. This contract will surely change the communications industry in the USA.
With over 7000 communications technology professionals attending the show, IWCE 2017 was a huge success! We loved being a part of the show and watching it grow every year. We hope you were able to drop by Sinclair’s booth and meet one of our amazing sales representatives. If not, we will definitely see you next year! Lastly, thank you to the organizer of IWCE for putting on a great birthday party/show!