Norsat

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About Norsat

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

Business Units

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.

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.

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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.

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Vision & Values

Norsat’s vision is to be the premier provider of innovative communication solutions for challenging applications and environments. 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.

Integrity

Pledge commitment to fulfill customers needs.

Diligence

Be highly dedicated and make durable efforts to achieve goals.

Excellence

Be efficient and reliable with craftsmanship spirit.

Innovation

Never be satisfied and strive for continuous improvement.

Management Team

Amiee Chan, President & CEO

Dr. Amiee Chan has over 15 years of experience in executive management and research & development in the telecommunications industry. Offering a rare blend of technical and corporate strength, Dr. Chan’s strategic vision has driven Norsat’s innovative product development program and resulted in consistent revenue growth since her appointment as CEO in 2006.  In 2012 Dr. Chan won a Women’s Executive Network Top 100 Award,  ranked third in PROFIT/Chatelaine’s list of Top Female Entrepreneurs, and led Norsat to win a BC Export Award for Advancing Technology & Innovation. Dr. Chan holds an Executive MBA from Simon Fraser University where she majored in Strategy and New Ventures and  a Ph. D. in Satellite Communications from the University of British Columbia. An accomplished engineer, she has been published over a dozen times, holds three US patents, and has been involved in high level research teams such as the NASA ACTS Terminal Program.  Dr. Chan is a member of the UBC Engineering Advisory Council and serves on the Dean’s External Advisory Board for the Beedie School of Business at SFU.

Arthur Chin, CFO

Mr. Chin rejoined Norsat in 2011, bringing 16 years of professional experience in both public practice and in public companies. Since leaving public practice in 2002, he has served in senior financial positions with several international companies, assisting them in planning and analysis of their financial reporting, handling corporate accounting and tax, corporate communications efforts, and providing corporate development strategies. Mr. Chin was previously with Norsat between 2002 and 2005 and was the Company’s Corporate Controller. Prior to rejoining Norsat, he held senior financial positions mostly in the high technology industry with DDS Wireless International Inc., a TSX listed company that provides wireless mobile data solutions and Ascalade Communications Inc., formerly a TSX listed company that designed, developed and manufactured digital wireless and communication products and also with the Canadian Tourism Commission. Prior to his corporate experiences he was in Big 4 public practice, most recently as a Manager in the assurance practice of Deloitte and originally with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Chin is a Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia.

Wee Er, General Manager Sinclair Division

Mr. Er has been with Sinclair since July 2016 and in just a short time has demonstrated not only technical leadership in R&D, engineering, product design and quality but also excellent general management skills internally throughout Sinclair and externally with customers, suppliers and with Hytera.  Prior to joining Sinclair, Mr. Er spent 2 years as R&D Director at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and before that he spent 18 accomplished years within Motorola Asia Pacific in several engineering and technical sales positions with progressively increasing levels of responsibility.  Mr. Er holds an Executive MBA from the Nanyang Technological University as well as a Masters from the University of British Columbia and degree from the University of Alberta both in Electrical Engineering.

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