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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.



Sneak Peak: Wayfarer Fly-away Satellite Terminal

Posted on Thursday, December 6

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A new satellite terminal will be joining the Norsat line up very soon, and we’re pleased to give you a sneak preview of the Wayfarer.  The Wayfarer is a fly-away satellite terminal, designed for rugged use throughout the resource sectors, including Oil & Gas.  Offering a cost effective solution for commercial applications, the Wayfarer will be a great addition Norsat’s fly-away satellite terminal family.  For more detailed information on the soon-to-arrive Wayfarer, please see the technical specifications, or contact us for details.

Wayfarer Technical Specifications

The Wayfarer is an industrial strength, auto-acquire terminal, for the most demanding users working with the most challenging applications and environments.  Fully assembled  the Wayfarer easily fits into the back of a pick up truck for quick transportation, and can be deployed mounted on a field vehicle, directly on the ground, or from a mobile field office. 


With one-button auto-acquire technology, the Wayfarer is both rugged and easy to use for experienced and novice operators. The Wayfarer includes a heavy duty motorized azimuth/elevation powder coated steel superstructure, glass fiber reinforced polyester antenna (SMC), motorized feed assembly, LNB, BUC, inclinometer, GPS, modem, Ethernet switch, and a system controller. 



Features include:

  • Fully operational at temperatures ranging from -40°C to +52°C    
  • External iDirect modem, and other modem options available
  • Ability to withstand windspeeds up to 80 km/h
  • Proven track record of success in the world’s toughest environments
  • ‘Built in intelligence’ to simplify the acquisition process
  • Our most economical communication solution, without compromising on quality

For more information about the Wayfarer, please contact us

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