For 37 years, the SATELLITE conference and trade show has welcomed a community of satellite specialists from all over the world. With satellites being an integral part of worldwide communications, SATELLITE has become one of the most important  satellite technology events of the year. This year’s conference and track sessions deviated from the norm and were stretched to cover a diverse set of topics including transportation, finance, imagery and sensory, mobile connectivity, government and military, regional issues, broadcast and media, and enterprise.

So what were the most-talked about trends at SATELLITE 2018?

  • During the conference and sessions, many of the speakers talked about communications-on-the-move applications with an interest in airborne, maritime satellite communications, and in-flight connectivity.
  • On the products side, flyaway terminals, on-the-move systems, flat panel antennas, phase array products, and multi-band and multi-feed reflectors were popular on the trade show floor.

At this year’s SATELLITE show, Norsat featured a broad portfolio of products including its redundant switch system, GLOBETrekker flyaway terminal, ATOM series of Ku- and Ka-band BUCs and SSPAs, and Norsat’s ultra-reliable LNBs.

Norsat offered live demonstrations of its redundant switch system over the three days of the trade show. It garnered lots of interest from a variety of customers and the feedback on the product was very positive. As well, Norsat’s flagship flyaway terminal, the GLOBETrekker 2.0, was a hit on the show floor with customers commenting on its easy-to-use interface and durability. Norsat LNBs and BUCs were seen throughout the show on many customer displays such as Orbit Communications and Viking Satcom. Lastly, Norsat offered showgoers at SATELLITE 2018 a sneak peek at the new ATOM Ku-band BUC featuring GaN technology. The new product is smaller and lighter than previous ATOM Ku-band BUCs and is suitable for a wide range of applications. Stay tuned to hear more on Norsat’s new product offering.

The Norsat sales team were a busy bunch jumping from meeting to meeting. Hundreds of guests from a variety of different industries stopped by Norsat’s booth. They were excited to talk to the Norsat sales and technical representatives about current and upcoming projects, including many customization projects. The excitement grew as this year’s show seemed bigger and busier than past shows.

Overall, it was a great trade show with lots of leads to follow up on. If you missed the demo of the redundant switch system, Norsat will also be demoing the product at NAB in Las Vegas from April 9-12. To book an appointment with a sales representative at NAB, click here.