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Norsat Supports Tzu Chi Foundation of Canada Programs

Posted on Monday, July 25

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Annette Colligan, Norsat’s marketing and communications manager and chair of the Norsat Foundation, presented Mac Miao, Vice CEO of the Tzu Chi Foundation Canada with a donation to support their various programs.

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The Tzu Chi Foundation is an international humanitarian and non-governmental organization with many volunteers all over the world. This charity focuses on giving aid to all people in need and inspires love, compassion, and humanity to both givers and receivers. The organization is also very involved with disaster relief all over the world through donations, providing food and supplies, and medical assistance.  Volunteers help built hospitals, schools, and villages in disaster affected areas.

One of the key programs that the Tzu Chi Foundation supports is the Blue Sky Project, which aims to provide vulnerable children with resources and opportunities which they may not have been given otherwise. This includes a breakfast program in schools, funding for extracurricular camps and social activities, and back-to-school supplies.

The roots for this organization is Buddhism, however the foundation helps anyone in need. Volunteers within the organization are diverse and encompass all ethnic and religion backgrounds.

Norsat Gives Back at Annual UGM BBQ for Needy

Posted on Monday, July 18

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On Saturday, July 16th, Norsat was proud to be a corporate sponsor at the Union Gospel Mission, Annual Summer BBQ. This event, held in Oppenheimer Park on the downtown eastside of Vancouver, served more than 3,480 meals to the homeless and downtown eastside community. The Annual Summer BBQ is a family-friendly community celebration, where our neighbors in need experienced hope in an inclusive and relaxing environment. Food was served all day, and fun activities like music, games, and a carnival-style ‘kid-zone’ for neighborhood families was provided.

A team of Norsat employees attended the event and volunteered preparing and serving food.

Jane Huynh commented, “It made my day to help out and give back to the community. I met a lot of great and friendly people while volunteering. It was great seeing the community out with their families and having a good time. There were smiles everywhere and the community was very thankful for UGM for putting on such a great event. I would definitely volunteer again.”

20160716_154904Another Norsat volunteer, Robert Li said, “This was a really happy experience. Actually, when I decided to register for this activity, I was not sure what kind of people needed help. Maybe they just need something to drink; maybe they need a platform to get together. When I walked through the square, the long line up was just like the big dragon with an unreachable tail. When we saw the happiness from everybody, I think its God showing much glory and honor! God bless everyone!”

Through the support of sponsors like Rogers Sugar, Rogers Group Financial, LGM and Norsat, UGM was able to give guests a day where they feel loved and accepted, but also simply experience a day of fun without worrying about the many barriers in their lives. This was an excellent opportunity for Norsat to partner with UGM and give back to the community in which it operates.

About Union Gospel Mission

UGM provides:

  • Meals, shelter, outreach and chaplaincy services that relieve suffering and renew hope
  • Life recovery programs that offer freedom from addictive lifestyles
  • Education and job preparation that equip for successful living
  • Affordable housing that fosters community and personal contribution
  • Preventative programs that build healthy families

 

Annual Customer Survey Winner and Thank You

Posted on Thursday, July 14

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Thank you to everyone who filled out Norsat’s Annual Customer Satisfaction Survey. Congratulations to Chris Calabro from AQYR Technologies, who was the winner of the $250 Amazon gift card.

At Norsat we take customer feedback seriously and will use this feedback to improve our existing products and practices, as well as guide new product development to better meet your needs.

Norsat Ranks as a Top 100 Public Company in BC

Posted on Wednesday, July 6

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Business_in_Vancouver_logo_colorAlthough forestry companies made the biggest jump on Business in Vancouver’s top 100 list of public companies, technology companies still seem to make a consistent showing when it comes to BC’s top. The top 100 public companies are ranked by revenue in the most recent fiscal year. The strong US dollar helped push Norsat up the ladder moving from 88th to the 80th position as Norsat reports in US dollars. For a full listing of BIV’s Top 100 public companies click here.

Norsat and Deviser Partner to Provide Next Generation Spectrum Monitoring System For Distributed Mission-Critical Applications

Posted on Tuesday, July 5

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For over 60 years, Norsat’s Sinclair division based in Aurora, Ontario has provided high performance and ruggedized antennas to various industries globally. Our antennas are some of the best on the market, and will stand up to severe environmental conditions.

Sinclair supplied Deviser Instruments, a major test and measurement solutions provider with our SP4704 antenna for Deviser’s newly announced DS1620 SpectrumPROFILER remote spectrum monitoring system.  Deviser’s DS1620 SpectrumPROFILER remote spectrum monitoring system significantly reduces the time, cost and complexity associated with the standard approach of detecting, identifying and removing interference signals originating from licensed or unlicensed communications systems. This enables mission-critical operators to eliminate signal interference in a matter of hours rather than weeks, while simultaneously improving overall service reliability and customer satisfaction.

The SP4704 is externally mounted and covers frequency range from 698 to 960 MHz, weighs less than 7 pounds and provides high gain and high front-to-back ratio giving users excellent performance and increased signal strength. The SP4704 is directionally controlled by the DS1620 System to detect and locate signal interference. Norsat worked closely with Deviser to develop and customize the SP4704 high performance antenna to meet their unique specifications. Click here for more information on the SP4704 narrow beam directional pole mount panel antenna.

When speaking with Mike Tolaio, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at Deviser Instruments Inc, he quoted, “We are pleased to partner with Norsat’s Sinclair division to provide this high performance signal monitoring system for mission-critical applications. Norsat’s reputation in the industry for quality products, and their willingness to work with us on this system was a key factor in our decision to choose Norsat.” says Mike Tolaio.

About Deviser Instruments
Headquartered in San Jose, California, Deviser Instruments brings an extensive portfolio of innovative, high-quality, value-packed test and measurement solutions to communications service providers and equipment manufacturers worldwide. For more than 25 years, communications service providers have relied upon Deviser’s products to deliver reliable, high-performance cable, satellite, wireless, fiber optic and telecommunications services to their customers. Over the last 12 years, Deviser has been an OEM supplier of test equipment to tier 1 communications service providers in North and South America.

Norsat Newsflash June 2016

Posted on Thursday, June 23

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Norsat Highlights

Yankees_Norsat_LNBTake Me Out to the Ball Game!
Norsat Helps Bring Yankees Games to Your Television. Read our blog here!

Norsat a Top Canadian ICT Company
Norsat ranked 95 on the Branham 300 list of Canada’s Top ICT Companies. Check out the list of top IT companies.

Norsat Ranks 89 on BC Top Tech List
Norsat International ranked 89 on the Business in Vancouver Top 100 BC Technology Companies list. Ranked by the total number of employees, Norsat’s BC employee base rose almost 20% year-over-year and the trend is continuing. For a full list of the top 100 Tech firms click here.

Norsat President Wins Award
Norsat President and CEO, Dr. Amiee Chan, won a University of British Columbia Applied Science Awards. Read more about this prestige honor here.

Product Spotlight

Median 40W BUC Joins Little Siblings
Norsat’s new MEDIAN 40W Ku-band BUC, along with the 16W and 25W versions announced earlier in 2016, are available in standard and extended Ku-band frequencies, and were designed with both performance and economy in mind. The 40W MEDIAN takes advantage of gallium nitride (GaN) technology to deliver high power density with high linearity. Learn more here!

Median&LNBsNewest LNBs Added to Product Line
Norsat’s newest LNBs launched include the 1000HU-2 and 1000XU-2 Ku quad-band internal and external reference PLL LNBs, the 1000D/F/G-2 Ku-band PLL LNBs, the 1000X-2 Ku-band external reference LNBs and the 9000-4 series of Ka-band PLL and external reference LNBs.

The 1000HU-2 and 1000XU-2 Ku quad-band internal and external reference PLL (Phase Lock Loop) LNBs provide exceptional performance and allow users to use a single LNB to receive multiple frequencies, important for portable applications and maritime users.

The 1000D/F/G-2 Ku-band PLL LNBs and the 1000X-2 Ku-band external reference LNBs are available in frequencies ranging from 10.7 to 12.7 GHz and provide exceptional signal performance and reliability in the smallest form factor on the market.

The 9000-4 series of Ka-band PLL and external reference LNBs offer improved LO stability allowing users to reliably receive a narrower band transmission. Norsat’s 9000-4 series is available in frequencies ranging from 17.2 to 22.2 GHz.

As with other Norsat LNBs, the new additions can be customized to meet specific connector, frequency and performance requirements. Each of the new LNB series deliver premium performance at a new lower price point than products currently on the market.

For a full listing of Norsat’s latest LNBs go to the microwave section of our website.

Events

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Norsat recently participated in the CommunicAsia show May 31 – June 2 at the Mandarin Bay Sands in Singapore. Norsat showcased our newest ultra-portable, back packable satellite terminal, the Journey Manpack, our small size, weight and power ATOM BUC line, several of our O3b BUCs from this product portfolio, as well as some of our RF antenna and conditioning products. Learn more about our participation!

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The 2016 National Association of Broadcast (NAB) show held April 18-21 in Las Vegas, NV did not disappoint. The Satellite Industry Forum held a one day conference as part of this show. Focus and discussion was around the role that satellite plays in broadcasting and the delivery of content from virtually anywhere on the planet.

During the show, Norsat highlighted its comprehensive and growing line of BUCs and LNBs for the satellite newsgathering market. With the recent launch of our ATOM 25W KA BUC which started shipping in May, and the 250W KU ATOM BUC, Norsat saw huge interest in these products, as well as our 100W ATOM BUC. Ka-band continues to gain momentum with increased interest in our specialty products including the ATOM 25W and 50W, due to best SWaP (Size, Weight, Power) in the industry. SNG customers were very pleased with the SwaP of the new 250W ATOM BUC (equivalent to a 400W TWTA). Read our blog post here.

Norsat in the News

Satnews/Milsat Magazine
April 1, 2016 – Norsat International Prepared To Show All During NAB2016
April 29, 2016 – Product Additions to Norsat International’s Microwave Portfolio

ViaSatellite
May 3, 2016 – Norsat Expands Median BUC Family, Adds LNBs to Microwave Product Portfolio

talk Satellite
May 31, 2016 – Norsat Offers Largest Portfolio of O3b Products with Newest 20 and 40 Watt Transmitters.

Globe & Mail
May 31, 2016 – Norsat Offers Largest Portfolio of O3b Products

Boston Globe
April 28, 2016 – Norsat Adds New Ku-band Block Upconverter and Ka and Ku-band LNBs to Microwave Product Portfolio

Satellite Evolution
April 28, 2016 – Norsat Adds New Ku-band Block Upconverter and Ka and Ku-band LNBs to Microwave Product Portfolio

National Post
May 31, 2016 – Norsat Offers Largest Portfolio of O3b Products

Morningstar
May 31, 2016 – Norsat Offers Largest Portfolio of O3b Products with Newest 20 and 40 Watt Transmitters

Canadian Business Journal
May 31, 2016 – Norsat Offers Largest Portfolio of O3b Products with Newest 20 and 40 Watt Transmitters

Atlanta Business Chronicle
May 31, 2016 – Norsat Offers Largest Portfolio of O3b Products with Newest 20 and 40 Watt Transmitters

Austin Business Journal
May 31, 2016 – Norsat Offers Largest Portfolio of O3b Products

Stock House
May 31, 2016 – Norsat Offers Largest Portfolio of O3b Products

Boston Globe
April 28, 2016 – Norsat Adds New Ku-band Block Upconverter and Ka and Ku-band LNBs to Microwave Product Portfolio

Seeking Alpha
April 28, 2016 – Norsat Adds New Ku-band Block Upconverter and Ka and Ku-band LNBs to Microwave Product Portfolio

Albany Business Review
April 28, 2016 – Norsat Adds New Ku-band Block Upconverter and Ka and Ku-band LNBs to Microwave Product Portfolio

Business in Vancouver
May 10, 2016 – Norsat ranked 89 on the BIV’s Top 100 BC Tech Firms List

Networking with the Movers & Shakers of Asia’s ICT Sector

Posted on Monday, June 6

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Another CommunicAsia has wrapped up and this year’s show proved to be another success on our tradeshow ticket. At CommunicAsia2016, Asia’s largest integrated ICT event, the latest technologies in 3D Printing, IoT, M2M, Mobile Apps, OTT and more, were featured. An integral part of CommunicAsia is SatComm2016, the arena for satellite companies to present solutions that address the pressing satellite-based issues.

As in previous years, Norsat participated in the USA pavilion. Showcasing our newest ultra-portable, back packable satellite terminal, the Journey Manpack, our small size, weight and power ATOM BUC line, several of our O3b BUCs product portfolio, as well as some of our RF antenna and conditioning products, the booth was a buzz with activity. Norsat also saw interest in our low cost 5000 Low Noise Block Downconverter PLL series which offer high performance for great value.

Some of the trends we noticed included the proliferation of smaller size dish systems, ranging from 60 to 80cm, and discussions around Low power Ku and C-band BUCs. With new satellites launching in Indonesia soon, we are seeing interest from applications such as the banking industry.

Over the course of the show, it was great to meet and catch up with some of our partners in the region, as well as meet some new prospects and resellers during the four day event. Thank you to everyone who stopped by!

Norsat a Top BC Tech Company

Posted on Wednesday, May 25

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Norsat International ranked 89 on the Business in Vancouver Top 100 BC Technology Companies list. Ranked by the total number of employees, Norsat’s BC employee base rose almost 20% year-over-year and the trend is continuing. We have a range of open positions available in our Richmond facility, as well as our Aurora Sinclair division. Check out our career page for more information.

For a full list of the top 100 Tech firms click here.

Dynamic Innovation and Cutting-edge Technologies Featured at NAB 2016

Posted on Thursday, May 19

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With over 1870 exhibitors and 103,000+ attendees, the 2016 National Association of Broadcast (NAB) show, the world’s largest electronic media event covering the creation, management and delivery of content across all platforms, did not disappoint. The show was filled with energy and excitement with all of the new technologies sweeping the broadcast industry including those technologies for the delivery of broadcast content.

The biggest talk of NAB 2016 was the future of virtual reality filmmaking. The first major announcement came as YouTube introduced live streaming in 360-degrees. Drones and their future in filmmaking was also a big buzz at the show.

New to the NAB show this year, the Satellite Industry Forum held a one-day conference that focused on the role that the satellite industry plays in broadcasting and the delivery of high quality video content from virtually anywhere to anywhere on the planet whether it is on land, sea or in the air.

Coming off the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) official start of the broadcast spectrum auction, where they will be repacking many hundreds – if not more than a thousand – broadcasters to new frequencies in the television band, we are still unclear as to how this will truly affect  satellite newsgathering.

One such panel discussion examined the role that the satellite industry plays in the development and broadcast of Ultra-HD services.  Large players such as SES, Eutelsat, Intelsat and AT&T Entertainment Group reviewed the challenges facing the satellite industry in the new age of high definition content delivery.

IMG_3937At NAB, Norsat highlighted its comprehensive and growing line of BUCs and LNBs for the SNG market. With the recent launch of our ATOM 25W KA BUC, and the 250W KU ATOM BUC, Norsat saw huge interest in these products, as well as our 100W ATOM BUC. Ka-band continues to gain momentum with increased interest in our specialty products including the ATOM 25W and 50W, due to best SWaP (Size, Weight, Power) in the industry. SNG customers were very pleased with the SwaP of the new 250W ATOM BUC (equivalent to a 400W TWTA). Our low cost PLLs were also well received as customers  move away from traditional DRO to the Norsat 5000 and 5200 series. C-band continues to stay strong with lots of interest, especially from SNG customers and Latin America customers.

Norsat was able to connect with multiple partners, customers and prospects throughout the four day event and feels that NAB continues to be a key show and market area for the company.

Norsat Ranks as One of Canada’s Top ICT Companies

Posted on Thursday, April 28

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Norsat is proud to have ranked #95 on the 2015 Branham300 list announced on April 20th. The Branham300 recognizes the top public and private Canadian companies working in Information & Communication Technology, as ranked by revenues. The list offers readers a snapshot of the Canadian IT market, and has become the gauge by which Information Technology (IT) companies measure their success.

Now in its 23rd year, the companies that comprise the Top 250 have set a new revenue record:

  • Fiscal 2015: $96.1 billion, a year-over-year increase of 5.7%
  • Fiscal 2014: $90.9 billion, a year-over-year increase of 6.8%

Fifty-four percent of the Top 250 saw double and triple-digit growth. The majority of Canada’s ICT activity takes place in four provinces:

  • Alberta: 24 companies
  • Quebec: 27 companies
  • British Columbia: 41 companies
  • Ontario: 150 companies

These four provinces represent 97% of the Top 250 companies, and 98% of total revenues. For further information on the Branham 300, and a complete listing of the Canada’s Top ICT companies click here.

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