Norsat International Inc., founded in 1977, is a leading provider of innovative communication solutions that enable the transmission of data, audio and video for remote and challenging applications. Norsat’s products and services include customizable satellite components, portable satellite terminals, maritime solutions and satellite networks.

Through its Sinclair Division, Norsat is a leading provider of antenna and RF conditioning products, systems and coverage solutions for public safety, defense and private wireless networks. Norsat’s unique platform technology allows for quick customization, tailored to meet the needs of customers.

The company’s products and services are used extensively by telecommunications services providers, emergency services and homeland security agencies, military organizations, health care providers, news organizations and Fortune 1000 companies. Customers include NATO, the United States Department of Defense, Marine Corps, Army, Navy and Air Force; FOX News, CBS News; Boeing, Reuters, TESSCO, General Dynamics and others.

Norsat International Inc. is consistently ranked among the top technology companies in Canada and the top 100 companies in British Columbia.

The company is headquartered in Richmond, British Columbia and also has a facility in Aurora, Ontario.

Norsat was acquired by Hytera Communications Co., Ltd in July 2017. Norsat remains an independently operated Canadian subsidiary of Hytera. For more information about Hytera please visit: www.hytera.com


Whether you are looking for a satellite solution, a microwave component or an RF antenna or conditioning product, Norsat can customize its products to meet customer’s specific needs.


Through its Sinclair Division, we provide industry leading antenna and RF conditioning products such as filters, receiver multi-couplers, combiners, tower top amplifiers and accessories. Sinclair’s System engineering group provides project specific designs to offer customers unique and customized solutions. With over 60 years of experience, Sinclair products are designed to function in extreme weather conditions, providing high performance, reliability, durability and value


Norsat leverages its expertise in design and manufacturing through its extended family of satellite terminals. These terminals provide broadband connectivity via satellite in areas where traditional communications infrastructure is insufficient, damaged, or non-existent.

Setting the industry standard for quality, Norsat’s satellite component products are used by the worlds largest satellite integrators to enable the transmission and reception of signals. Norsat provides the same level of broadband connectivity in the middle of the ocean as it does on land, meeting maritime fleet needs to be in constant communication with various stakeholders. Norsat works with telecommunications operators and other technology partners to provide end-to-end satellite-enabled network solutions for broadband access and voice, data and video communication services.


Norsat’s vision is to be the premier provider of innovative communication solutions for challenging applications and environments.  In order to achieve our goal, we operate on a founding set of principles that have stood as the moral pillars of our corporation.

As the company transformed itself into a leader in communications products and solutions, Norsat has never lost sight of these values. Norsat attributes its long tradition of engineering excellence and “industry firsts” by maintaining focus on what matters most.

Our commitment to these goals ensures that Norsat will remain the company of choice for our clients.


Pledge commitment to fulfill customers needs


Be highly dedicated and make durable efforts to achieve goals


Never be satisfied and strive for continuous improvement


Be efficient and reliable with craftsman spirit


Norsat has pioneered advances in portable satellite and microwave communications technologies for 40 years. Norsat International Inc. began operating in 1977 as Northern Satellite Systems with a mission to develop leading satellite technologies for the consumer and commercial markets. Since that time, the Company has established a solid history of developing innovative, high quality products, bringing many industry firsts to market.

The founder of Northern Satellite Systems (later named Norsat) and first President was Rod Wheeler. He started the company on an innovative idea; to build the first affordable consumer satellite dish. From his cabin in Whitehorse, Yukon, Rod toiled over the construction of a workable satellite dish. Even with the limited materials he had, Rod successfully constructed a satellite dish out of chicken wire and foil. This dish was the first prototype for Norsat, and it helped launch the company into the satellite market.

From these roots, Norsat extended its product offering to include a full range of microwave products, digital products for terrestrial and wireless applications, and open standard networks that provide customers with reliable, high-speed data transmission. Norsat further expanded its product portfolio to include antennas and RF conditioning products through its acquisition of Sinclair Technologies.  in January 2011.

Today, Norsat designs, engineers, and markets its products and services world-wide. Norsat works closely with its customers to provide standard or customized solutions to meet the exact requirements of the customer’s application. Norsat’s established reputation, proven track record, and progressive product offering positions the company to achieve its vision of becoming a premier provider of innovative communication solutions for challenging applications and environments.

To date, Norsat has sold more than 2.7 million products in 90 countries throughout the world.

Canada’s First Private Earth Station, Whitehorse, Yukon, July 1977

Canada’s First Private Earth Station, Whitehorse, Yukon, July 1977