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We would like to thank everyone who completed this year’s Sinclair Customer Survey. We value your feedback and appreciate the time you took to finish the survey. With that said, we would like to announce the winner of the Sinclair Customer Survey Draw…Congratulations to James Duram from Oceana County EMD for winning the $250 Amazon gift card! The winner was drawn at random and the winner has been notified. Thank you again to everyone who entered the draw. At Sinclair, we strive for excellence and are always looking to continually improve our customer experience.
Sinclair Technologies works closely with its partners and distributors all over the world. Sinclair and Kyodo co-exhibited at the 2017 PMR Expo which ran from Nov 28 – 30 in Cologne, Germany. The PMR Expo is the leading European trade fair for Professional Mobile Radio and Control Rooms. The international trade show was complemented by an extensive conference and special presentations. This event was the first time Sinclair has attended PMR Expo and it was a great experience!
With over 225 exhibitors and 4300 visitors, the PMR Expo was an exciting place to be. At the booth, Sinclair featured its best-selling items including its excalibur, yagi, and whip antennas. Also on display were Sinclair’s multicouplers and filter products. Kyodo showcased its Llumblau system for emergency services at the show. The show had a consistent stream of visitors representing European, Middle Eastern, and Australiasian markets. There was also a two-day PMR Expo Career Program for students and young professionals looking to get into the PMR sector.
Overall, the trade show had a great turnout and Sinclair was happy to support its partner, Kyodo. Sinclair is an international brand, selling product from all over the world. Thank you to those who stopped by the Sinclair-Kyodo booth and a special thank you to Kyodo for inviting Sinclair to co-exhibit!
The latest industry trends, challenges and questions within the Canadian public safety communications market were discussed at the recent APCO Canada Conference and Tradeshow held at Caesars in Windsor, Ontario, November 6-9. Leading experts, professional speakers and colleagues representing public-safety communications agencies across Canada where in attendance to take in the country’s premier industry event. Public Safety is one of the main reasons that Sinclair continues to work hard to make sure that we supply the best and most reliable RF antennas and filter products, and having the chance to listen to first responders and understand their needs is always very helpful.
Sinclair has been a long-time supporter of this event and this year was no different. Sinclair’s General Manager and Canadian sales team attended to talk about Sinclair latest developments and showcase our products that address the public safety arena. Sinclair had a plethora or products on display including a selection of our antennas, transmitter combiners, filters and multicouplers. Stay tuned for some exciting news in the coming months.
Conversations about programs, technology, new initiatives and the strategic direction of the public safety market in Canada were held with current customers, partners and new contacts. It was great to connect with many of our partners throughout this event and at the awards gala.
During the two-day conference there were educational sessions on topics such as Disaster Operations and the Communications Centre and Crisis Negotiations for Telecommunicators, as well as exceptional keynote speeches by two Canadian icons, Jennifer Botterill and Michael ‘Pinball’ Clemons.
If you didn’t get a chance to talk to one of our knowledgeable sales reps during the show, please contact us and our sales team will get back to you right away.
As a member of Railway Interchange, RSSI teamed up with two other associations, REMSA and RSI, to put together a bigger and better exhibition. AREMA also held its conference and seminars in conjunction with Railway Interchange. It was triple the size and triple the excitement that attracted all types of visitors from railroad, rail transit, and government. Railway Interchange is the largest combined railway exhibition and technical conference in North America with nearly 10,000 visitors from around the globe. This year the trade show was held in Indianapolis and kicked off on Sunday, September 17th.
Sinclair Technologies took part in the trade show with a wide range of railway antennas and filters on display. Sinclair’s USA sales team, Sal and Cyndi, took charge of the Sinclair booth answering lots of questions regarding industry-specific products and ways to prevent interference using RF filters. As well, Sinclair’s most well-known antenna for the rail industry, the Excaliber, have always been a popular item at this show. Over the years it has become the industry standard used by railway companies worldwide. Sinclair Technologies offers customized RF antenna and filter solutions for a multitude of rail systems.
The show was lively and grand with all major suppliers to the Rail industry present. Railway Interchange included both the signal and communication side of the Rail industry, which attracted a variety of visitors. It is a high-profile trade show for the Rail community and we were glad we could be on-board. We hope to see you again at RSSI C&S Exhibition in Omaha!
APCO International’s Annual Conference & Expo was hosted in Denver, Colorado and offered four days of educational sessions and amazing keynote speakers including General Keith Alexander, Colonel Jill Morgenthaler, and Scott O’Grady. There were over 100 educational sessions and nine session tracks including Emergency Preparedness, Response & Situational Awareness. NG9-1-1 & Emerging Technologies, Communications Center Management, and Industry Products & Tools. Attendees from all over the world participated in the conference and expo where more than 70% of the attendees had over ten years of experience in the public safety sector. The event was mainly attended by communication officers and managers of Police, Fire, and EMT personnel for state and local public safety entities. The turnout was great and provided a good mix of visitors. It was fantastic to meet new faces as well as reconnect with existing customers such as the Denver School District, Montana Highway Patrol, City of LA, and San Lusipi County. Thank you for coming by the Sinclair booth!
The products that were showcased at APCO 2017 were the SM701 series of multi-functional transport antennas and the ST221 Excalibur series of low profile VHF antennas. The SM701 is the newest product series from Sinclair. It was specifically designed to address the need for compact, low-profile, broadband antennas used in harsh environments. The SM701 delivers excellent performance on either metallic or non-metallic vehicle rooftops. On the other hand, the Excalibur ST221 is a tried-and-true Sinclair product making it a customer favourite! The ST221 is designed for a wide range of mobile transportation applications such as trains, police cars, emergency vehicles, buses, and trucks. The rugged cast aluminum design ensures consistent dependable performance and has a relatively inconspicuous appearance which is resistant to damage. These two feature products were very well-received by visitors.
Overall the APCO Conference & Expo was a hit! There were lots of business cards being exchanged and many badges being scanned. The public safety industry is a major customer for Sinclair making this show a critical trade show on Sinclair’s trade show circuit. It was also great to see everyone out-and-about participating in the event’s activities and showcases.Thanks to APCO International for the fantastic show and we hope to see everyone there again next year!
Access to reliable communication equipment is essential for law enforcement agencies where a short response time is critical in what could be a life or death scenario. Sinclair Technologies understands that reliability is always a major consideration in the design process for public safety products. A key law enforcement agency presented a requirement for a high performance duplexer to operate in a challenging mobile environment within very compact space constraints. Read how Sinclair was able to meet these requirements and design a custom duplexer that fits all of the law enforcement’s needs.
It’s clear that Sinclair Technologies have been keeping themselves busy attending trade show after trade show…after trade show. Last week, Sinclair participated at the Talley Atlanta Open House and this week they had a technical seminar at the Talley – Phoenix location! Talley is a fantastic partner of Sinclair’s and it was great to be able to participate in these awesome events.
The Talley Atlanta Open House was filled with different vendors from all over the communications industry. The tented outdoor event included 24 key industry exhibitors, three industry-leading presentations, food, drinks, music, and hourly raffle prizes. More than 100 people attended the show which was a great turnout for the first Open House at the Atlanta location. The agenda included a welcome speed from Mark Talley, the President of Talley and Jill Sweeney, VP of LMR sales. Cyndi, Sinclair’s Western Sales Manager, exhibited at the show showcasing the latest in antenna and RF filter technology. It was a well-organized and interactive networking event!
The Sinclair Technologies & Times Microwave Technical Seminar was held on May 24, 2017. The free technical seminar was hosted at the Talley Phoenix office in their training room and ran from 8:30AM to 3:00PM. Sinclair’s Technical Sales Engineer, Jim Reville, put on an informative presentation on antenna basics, antenna types, new products, system design methodology and custom engineered systems. This seminar was shared with Times Microwave Systems who focused on cable basics, connectors, and testing products. Together, these top industry manufacturers put on an effective presentation with valuable information to a select group of industry professionals. Jim and Cyndi received all positive reviews from the seminar and are excited to see the material put to use. Thank you for attending the technical seminar!
Overall, the month of May consisted of a lot of travelling and networking for Sinclair. Our USA team has been busy this month with UTC, Talley Atlanta Open House and a Talley technical seminar. We do truly value our distributors and partners and we like to show our support to them whenever we can. So thanks to Talley for putting on two great events – we can’t wait to do them again next year!
Hong Kong is the epicenter of thriving new technology and innovation. It was a great location for Critical Communications World (CCW) and attracted attendees from all over the world. With the Asian market quickly developing, there is a plethora of opportunity ranging from analogue system upgrades and advancing TETRA networks. CCW, now in its 19th year, lined up amazing speakers from Thales, Sepura, and Motorola which all presented on vital topics for the critical communications market. With over 175+ exhibitors, Sinclair Technologies exhibited at CCW with their Hong Kong partner, Telegence (Asia). Other partners that attended the show were Motorola Solutions, BXT Technologies, Suneast, and Systemcom.
With pre-conference masterclasses and workshop in the afternoon, Day One of the exhibition started in the evening on Tuesday, May 16th. Visitors who stopped by Sinclair’s booth expressed interest in the broadband transportation antennas that were on display, including the ST221R (Excaliber) series, SM202 series, ST421R series, and the SM701 antenna. Customers pointed out the unique feature of the SM701 which allowed for excellent performance with or without a ground plane, making it a truly universal solution. Most visitors were already aware of the Sinclair brand and customers complimented Sinclair on its continued reputation for high quality products. Pictured on the left is Sinclair Technologies’ Asia Sales Director, Cedar Hu, with Norsat International’s CEO, Aimee Chan. With only a 4 hour exhibition, Day One was a teaser for what was to come the following day.
Bright and early, Day Two commenced at 8:30AM and ran until 6PM that evening. There was a busy two hour traffic peak just before lunch where almost all booths were busy receiving visitors. Cedar was also very busy educating customers on Sinclair’s capabilities to customize antennas and RF filter solutions. He emphasized that Sinclair had over 60 years of experience in the field and could customize solutions to fit unique needs. Sinclair’s Hong Kong partner, Terrence from Telegence (Asia), was also onsite at Sinclair’s booth. Customers were asking and looking for local support and were thrilled to hear that Sinclair partners with Telegence (Asia) which are located in Hong Kong. A big thank you to Terrence who helped Cedar at the Sinclair Technologies booth during the show days. It was great to have you there!
Day Three was the last day of CCW and the show began wrapping up with closing ceremonies and final keynote speeches. Many new and existing customers came by the booth which made it a great show overall. Thank you to the Hong Kong Police, ICAC, Motorola Solutions, MTR Corporation Limited, PCCW, Polícia Judiciária (Macau Police), Systemcom, Hytera, Sepura, and Suneast for stopping by Sinclair’s booth. We hope to connect with you soon!
CCW is a great show to attend as it always brings the best in technology. From new apps, encryption and wearables, TETRA and LTE solutions and control room technologies, there is a never-ending buzz at CCW. It was a fantastic show with three days of networking, masterclasses, interactive demo tours and round table sessions. CCW is the fourth trade show Sinclair has exhibited in this year and there are lots more to come. The booth is packed and ready to go to the next show. Click here to see where Sinclair will be exhibiting in next.
The 2018 CCW show will be held in Berlin, Germany. Until next time!
How much fun would it be to go on a bike ride with 29 of your closest friends and colleagues? Well the Sinclair Technologies staff can tell you – It’s a heart-pumping, cheer-thumping, crazy big, fun ride!
On Friday, May 12th, 29 Sinclair Technologies employees (a division of Norsat) participated in the Heart & Stroke Foundation’s Big Bike event in Aurora, Ontario.
What is Big Bike?
For 20 minutes, 29 riders power one Big Bike. On event day, you pedal through your community and celebrate your accomplishments. While you pedal, you literally stop traffic to support critical heart disease and stroke research. Participants included: Patty, Daniela, Aldo, Kayla, LOM, Corneliu, Stella, Noy, Ken, Ali, TJ, Liz, Franca, Petra, Thavone, Rag, Lilian, Rene, Ernie, Marselina, Boris, Crystal, Jennifer, Farid, Diego, Amy, Anthony, John, James
Fundraising is a key component of the event and the Sinclair staff collected $2,703 in donations. Along with Norsat’s corporate match the team raised $3,703! Congratulations to the Sinclair employees on a job well done. Money raised goes to critical life-saving heart disease and stroke research in hospitals and universities across Canada.
Amy Gesualdo, Sinclair’s event coordinator commented. “It was an incredible day of fun and great team bonding. Events like this are wonderful, it really got everyone to come together and work towards a great cause.”
Another trade show in the books! Sinclair Technologies exhibited at the UTC Telecom & Technology trade show last week in Charlotte, North Carolina. Both Sal (Director of Sales, USA) and Cyndi (Western Sales Manager, USA) attended the show and said that it was a good event with lots of great energy. The UTC trade show brings together thousands of information and communications technology (ICT) professionals and partners. Its focus is to bring education to the masses and to spread innovative ideas throughout the industry. It is a key show in the Utilities market and Sinclair’s trade show circuit. Not only is it an educational conference, it’s also one heck of a networking event! Many new and existing customers stopped by the booth including MiMOMax Wireless Ltd, Talley, Duke Energy, and Siemens. It was great to meet an array of customers and partners!
According to Sinclair’s Director of Sales USA, Sal Farina, there was lots of interest in SCADA networks. He said “…customers were asking for products such as MIMO antennas and Yagi antennas that could be used in conjunction with SCADA networks. SCADA networks help the utilities market forecast and meet future customer needs as it collects data such as usage rates and consumption from the user.” Sal also mentioned that there was considerable interest in Sinclair’s 700/800 MHz antennas, especially with the new roll out of the 700 MHz A Block. Other popular industry trends seen at UTC were drones, smart meters, and troubleshooting equipment for outage restoration and asset management.
Over 200 companies exhibited at UTC Telecom & Technology trade show and thousands attended. Attendees were from all over the utilities market ranging from electric, water, and gas utilities. Overall it was a great networking event and it provided great exposure for Sinclair Technologies. Thank you UTC for another great show. We hope to see you in Palm Springs in 2018!