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ViaSatellite Awards Breakfast at Satellite 2014

Posted on Wednesday, February 26

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Norsat President & CEO, Dr. Amiee Chan has received the ViaSatellite Excellence Award for being an influential ‘Woman in Technology”. She will receive the award at the Satellite 2014 Show on March 13th at the Winners Breakfast which will recognize the innovative companies, technologies, campaigns and people who have helped shape the success of the global satellite industry. For more information on the Awards, click here.

Norsat CEO Wins Top 25 Women of Influence Distinction

Posted on Thursday, September 12

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Today Women of Influence Inc, North America’s leading organization dedicated to the professional advancement of women, announced the 2013 rankings of its Top 25 Women of Influence. The ranking is designed to celebrate and showcase the achievements of the most influential women in business, health, non-governmental organizations, professional services, and the public sector over the past year. Dr.Chan will be profiled in the winter issue of Women of Influence magazine, with the public selecting the five winners who will appear on the cover! Click here to vote for Dr.Chan and help us to shine a light on her amazing accomplishments! 

Norsat Wins ACCE Best International Business Award!

Posted on Wednesday, March 27

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We’re delighted to announce that we have won a Best International Business Award from the Association of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs (ACCE)!  The awards ceremony, hosted by ACCE in association with The Centre of Entrepreneurship of Centennial College, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Trade, Price Waterhouse Coopers and Ming Pao Daily News, was held March 23, 2013 and awards were announced for excellence in a range of categories including innovation and community service.

The purpose of the awards is to promote entrepreneurship in the Chinese Canadian community, recognize the contributions of Chinese Canadian entrepreneurs, encourage new business start-up and promote social responsibility in entrepreneurs.

Norsat President & CEO, Dr. Amiee Chan immigrated to Canada from Hong Kong as a child, and was thrilled with the win.  Although she was unable to attend,  representatives from Sinclair Technologies accepted the award on behalf of Amiee and the whole Norsat team.

We’re pleased to be recognized for our contributions to international business, and to the Chinese Canadian community.  Congratulations to our fellow winners and thanks to ACCE for the honour.

ACCE Awards Gala Media

Video of Norsat’s win begins at 3:30

Award Winners


CEO Amiee Chan speaks at Local Elementary School

Posted on Friday, February 22

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Our CEO, Dr. Amiee Chan has is an accomplished engineer with over a dozen publications, 3 US patents, a PhD, and multiple award wins, mostly recently including the Women’s Executive Network Top 100 Award.  She has led Norsat through innovative product development and financial growth, but she’s also passionate about encouraging a new generation of women to pursue careers traditionally dominated by men.  

Recently Dr. Chan spoke to a group of young women at a Vancouver based elementary school about the importance of education and career development, using her own story as  an example.  This was a great chance for Dr. Chan to share her experience as a leader in the technology sector, and an opportunity for the young women to hear directly from the source what a career in leadership is like.  

The students were interested, polite, and asked some really great questions.  We wish them all the best as they continue their education!Ac1

We won a BC Export Award!

Posted on Monday, December 17

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We were pleased to be nominated for the BC Export awards, and absolutely delighted when we won in the category of Advancing Technology and Innovation.  We want to say a great big thank to the international customers and partners who make our export success possible – we truly appreciate your continued support.

The good folks at the BC Export awards organized a wonderful event and put together some nice videos to build up to the event.  Take a look as our fearless leader, Dr. Amiee Chan comments on our award win.

Norsat NewsFlash December 2012

Posted on Tuesday, December 11

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Happy Holidays


From all of us at Norsat, we wish you and yours a happy and healthy holiday season, and best wishes for 2013.  We would like to thank all of our loyal customers and partners for your continued support: we wouldn’t be here without you.  For details on our holiday business hours, please click here.

NewsLink fly-away terminals at a special price


The NewsLink™ is one of the toughest terminals we’ve ever made, and and we’re now able to offer this rugged terminal at a value-added price .  NewsLink terminals have been deployed around the world for satellite news gathering and military missions and have become known for their extreme ruggedness and reliability.Please contact us for pricing and availability.

Satellite Locator App: Now Available for Android


Following the successful launch of the Satellite Locator for iPhone, we’re pleased to now offer this free App for Android.  Just like the iPhone version, the App enables users to locate satellites, assess obstructions and point satellite terminals, and it’s available as a free download from Google Play.  To see the App in action, check out our new demo video,

Ka-Band: The Future of Satellite Technology

As the C and Ku bandwidths become increasingly congested, the use of Ka band for commercial satellite communications has become more important.  We’ve been staying ahead of the trend with new Ka-band product development, so to learn more about Ka-band and what’ we’re working on, please click here.

ROVER: now with Fiber Optics Package

A recent customer request for a ROVER™ fly away terminal with remote operation capabilities spurred our development of a fiber optics package, now available with most of our flyaway terminals.  For more information about the development and value of the new fiber optics package, please click here.

Sneak Preview: New Wayfarer Satellite Terminal

Wayfarer Satellite Terminal  

We’ll soon be introducing a new fly-away satellite terminal to the Norsat family: the industrial strength, auto-acquire Wayfarer.  An economical solution that doesn’t compromise on quality, the Wayfarer will be ideal for any resource sector application. For more information about the Wayfarer, please click here.

Norsat in the News

A brief roundup of where you can find us in the media this quarter.

BC Export Awards Norsat was honoured to win a BC Export Award for Advancing Technology & Innovation on November 23rd!

WXN Top 100™ Award:  Amiee Chan has won this prestigious award given for Canada’s most powerful women.  Congrats to Amiee for the strategic vision and leadership at Norsat! 

SatNews- Year in Review:  We were featured in an end of year round table discussion on the state of the Satellite Industry, and how our products remain competitive in an era of change.

MilSat Magazine  MilSat Magazine publishes the latest information in military satellite communication technology, and this issue featured a case study on our work with the Finnish Defence Forces.

Profit/Chatelaine Top100 List  President & CEO, Amiee Chan placed 3rd in this listing of the top Canadian female entrepreneurs.

Business in Focus  BIF delves into the workings of top Canadian businesses, and recently interviewed our very own Director of Sales & Marketing, Brian Donelly for a great feature article.



HSBC BWOB International Business Awards Gala

Posted on Thursday, November 15

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We’re delighted to be one of just 12 finalists for the 2012 HSBC Business without Borders International Business awards, which recognize the best of Canadian companies doing business abroad.  The awards gala, held Oct 23rd in Toronto, was an excellent opportunity to meet our fellow nominees and enjoy a little well deserved praise for the hard work we’ve put into developing international customer relationships.

We found ourselves nominated alongside some excellent Canadian companies and although we didn’t win this year, it’s an honour to be a finalist and we’ll certainly be back for more in the future.  We want to thank HSBC and BWOB for hosting the well organized gala and for putting together these great videos of each finalist.  Take a look for awards gala highlights, and our very own CEO, Amiee Chan discussing our road to international success.


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