In the June 20-26, 2017 issue of Business in Vancouver (BIV), BIV ranked Norsat in the 79th position in its Top 100 Public Companies in BC list. This list is ranked by revenue in the most recently completed fiscal year. Last month, Norsat was recognized in BIV’s Top 100 Tech Companies in BC. It is great to see that Norsat is continually acknowledged as a Top 100 company in BC by BIV. To see how Norsat compares with other companies, please click here.
Thank you to everyone who entered the Norsat and Sinclair photo contest! We received over 30 submissions from a variety of applications. All the photos submitted were great! Our two winners are….
Robert from DCI Teleports who sent us the winning photo for Norsat!
Robert captured this photo of their Norsat satellite terminal while covering the news of the earthquake in Equador in 2016. Thank you for capturing this action shot and broadcasting live updates to the rest of the world. Great job Robert!
Ron from the Yukon Amateur Radio Association who sent us the winning photo for Sinclair Technologies!
This photo was taken at Mount Decoli at 8200 feet, near Haines Junction in Yukon, Canada. This application is very demanding as the equipment is installed at a very high altitude. Thank you to the Yukon Amateur Radio Association for entering such a beautiful photo!
Again, thank you to everyone who entered our photo contest and congratulations to the winners, Robert and Ron. The winners have been notified and they will both receive a $100 Amazon gift card.
In the May 9-15, 2017 issue of Business In Vancouver (BIV), Norsat was listed in the 94th position. Tied with companies such as Novus Entertainment Inc. and RevenueWire, Norsat is happy to share the position in the top 100. To see how Norsat compared with other tech companies in BC, click here.
On a recent trip to New York, Norsat’s Manager of Marketing Communications, Annette Colligan, spotted one of Norsat’s Low Noise Block downconverters (LNBs) on an AVL Technologies satellite antenna on top of a New England news truck at Yankee Stadium. The 1000 series LNB receives a signal from a satellite in the sky, converts it to a lower frequency, and then sends the signals to a modem inside the truck, all part of the two way communications between the sporting event and your television.
For years Norsat has been providing LNBs, amplifiers, and satellite terminals for satellite newsgathering (SNG) applications worldwide. When chatting with the ground team from the news truck, the tech said that they have had the Norsat LNB for over ten years. This is just another testament to the quality of the Norsat product line.
For more information on Norsat’s high quality microwave components go to: http://www.norsat.com/solutions/microwave-products/
Recently Norsat hosted the Norsat Worldwide Sales Team at our Canadian Headquarters for our annual Sales and Marketing Conference. The three-day session included presentations from the Norsat executive, product marketing, marketing communications and engineering product demonstrations and training. Each of the sales managers presented their yearly sales plans as well.
Norsat’s VP Sales and Marketing, Brian Donnelly, presented the annual sales awards. Congratulations to Douglas Chun, Top Sales Person for 2015 and Olivier Scorsipa, Top Over Quota Sales for 2015. Both Douglas and Olivier were presented with a glass sculpture award for their accomplishments.
To break up the presentations and provide a little fun throughout the week, we ran a team building exercise to get both internal sales and marketing staff engaging and working with the external sales team. This year’s challenge was called Frostbite. Teams had to work together to build a shelter out of construction paper, toothpicks, post-it notes and elastics, while their leader suffered from frostbite on his hands and could only give verbal direction, and the team members suffered from snow blindness, hence could not see. Congratulations to the team of Stan Mullery, Sheri Morita and Douglas Chun for their design that withstood the cold winter winds (a.k.a an office fan!)
Overall the week was productive as the teams were able to come together to discuss challenges and then discuss strategies to help the company improve to grow the business in the future.
Here it is the end of March, and another Satellite Show has come and gone. This year’s conference was great! We met with many of our customers, connected with colleagues, and made some new friends. We have not seen the final numbers, but the show seemed to be well attended – the Norsat booth was VERY busy; we had a steady stream of visitors. At times they were even lining up to talk with us! Most of the other exhibitors seemed to be enjoying good traffic as well – the exhibit hall was a hive of activity (especially around happy hour). The sessions were well attended and were filled
with interesting dialogue and discussions. A good time seemed to be had by all.
On the technology front there was a lot of interest in Ka-band uptake; in particular around O3b, Kymeta and WGS, as well as with the availability of new terminals. Comms-on-the-Move discussions focused on multi-band, lower profiles and airborne. As with previous years, there was a great deal of discussion around HTS – whatever your definition.
With all of the positives, one thing that we found lacking was the edgy buzz that comes from truly original and exciting products and ideas (except, of course for Norsat’s very small, light-weight and power efficient ATOM Ka-band BUC!). Don’t get us wrong, there were a lot of new products on offer, but at least for the ground segment it was mainly additions to existing product lines or expansions into existing territories rather than fresh and novel solutions. Perhaps this is a testament to the maturity of the satellite industry – all of the significant problems have been solved as efficiently and effectively as they can be. Or perhaps we are making an unfair comparison to the overall technology industry where new ideas and solutions pop up with dizzying speed. But we believe there is opportunity to bring excitement back to our industry. The theme of Satellite 2016 is “Innovation”. The gauntlet has been thrown down. We look forward to seeing who will take up the challenge, and what new wonders we may see next March!
Norsat President and CEO, Dr. Amiee Chan, has been named #15 on Women’s Executive Network (WXN) 2014 Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 list.
The Top 100 Awards recognize Canada’s strong, fearless female leaders who have become agents of change in reshaping Canadian organizations at the highest levels.
“I am honoured to have been selected by the panel of judges for this esteemed award. I would like to congratulate all of the winners named to this year’s Top 100 list,” stated Dr. Amiee Chan.
Co-Presented by Scotiabank and KPMG, the Top 100 Awards celebrate and highlight professional achievements of women across the country in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors at a time when corporate Canada is undergoing pressure to promote more female leaders into board and executive office positions.
Dr. Chan is passionate about using her experience as a female leader to benefit women entering the work force and developing their careers. She volunteers as a mentor for the Ms. Infinity Program with Women in Science and Technology, an organization devoted to encouraging women to develop careers in the traditionally male-dominated industries of science and technology. She also serves on the National Advisory Committee on Girls and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), which introduces girls of all ages to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), providing them with experiences relevant to everyday life.
About the Women’s Executive Network (WXN)
Founded in 1997, WXN is Canada’s leading organization dedicated to the advancement and recognition of women in management, executive, professional and board roles. The full list of WXN’s 2014 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award winners can be found at https://www.wxnetwork.com/top-100/top-100-winners/.
Norsat is passionate about providing reliable equipment to support vital communications in challenging situations.The Norsat NewsLink™ is currently being used to stream live television news broadcast of the relief efforts from the tragic South Korean ferry accident.
Other Norsat users have come to rely on the NewsLinks’ extreme durability and ruggedness for operation in sandstorms, earthquake aftermaths, arctic conditions, and extreme rainfall. For more information click here.
Norsat’s CEO has received a prestigious ranking today on the 15th annual W100 Ranking of Canada’s Top Female Entrepreneurs, produced by PROFIT Magazine and Chatelaine. 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. Published in the November issue of PROFIT and the December issue of Chatelaine and online at PROFITguide.com and chatelaine.com, the W100 is Canada’s largest annual celebration of entrepreneurial achievement by women.
Norsat has once again been ranked among the fastest-growing companies in B.C. in 2013. The fastest-growing companies list is ranked by percentage growth in revenue between 2008 and 2012. Our revenue growth over the five years has been in excess of 118%. We plan to continue to grow and innovate to remain a leading provider of innovative communication solutions for remote and challenging applications.