ABOUT SINCLAIR

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ABOUT SINCLAIR

Sinclair Technologies, a division of Norsat International, is a leading designer and manufacturer of antenna and RF signal conditioning products, systems, and coverage solutions. Sinclair products are used extensively in public safety and private industry communication networks, such as emergency services (police, fire, ambulance and military), transportation, natural resources, and utilities. We have over 60 years industry-leading expertise in all aspects of antenna and RF signal conditioning design and manufacturing. With a strong focus on R&D, we continue to expand our product offerings and offer industry-leading technical solutions. We have offices in Canada, United States, and the United Kingdom.

HISTORY

In 1951 Dr. George Sinclair, a professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Toronto, and Peter Yachimec, an associate and fellow engineer, formed Sinclair Radio Labs Ltd. in the basement of a dry goods store in Toronto. From the beginning, their vision was to design and manufacturer customized and standard radio equipment of superior quality and durability. Although the scope of products and target markets has expanded, the focus of the Company remains unchanged today.

Initially, there was a strong focus on products for military defense requirements. For example, Sinclair has supplied multicoupler equipment to Canadian, American, British and Dutch navies. Today our Sinclair product line is focused on commercial applications for the wireless world which includes products such as antennas, multicouplers, combiners, duplexers, isolators, mounting hardware and equipment shelters for remote commercial sites. We also provide a wide range of educational videos and customer focused seminars to support our product lines.

Our markets expanded to include railways, public safety and organizations such as police and fire, as well as land mobile, cellular telephone, PCS/PCN, paging for network providers worldwide.  Aside from our standard product lines, we pride ourselves in our flexibility to customize and develop new products for our customers. Some examples:

  • an extendable antenna developed for the Canadian satellite program
  • communications equipment designed for the Canadian fighter jet: the Avro Arrow
  • a VHF antenna disguised as a car side-view mirror for FBI and other law enforcement agencies
  • an antenna hidden inside the tower which held the Olympic flame at the Calgary Olympics
  • a custom designed antenna mounted on subway cars in the London “Underground” system

Throughout his life, George Sinclair was involved in education; first at Ohio State and later at the University of Toronto. These connections he maintained all of his life, along with a deep commitment to education. We as a Company also share that same interest in learning and still today, following in our founder’s leadership, retain a connection with both of these learning institutions as well as others. His desire to create an innovative and professional industry is the belief we avidly follow today.

The Company sponsors employee education through a plan you will find detailed in this handbook and we encourage you to take an active part in the company sponsored education programs. As we grow, we help each other to grow.

We have a past we can take pride in and a future we can be excited about. We will all build on this, to create an even better organization and continue on the strong Sinclair traditions.

VISION AND VALUES

Sinclair’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, Sinclair has never lost sight of these values. Sinclair attributes its long tradition of engineering excellence and “industry firsts” by maintaining focus on what matters most.

Our commitment to these goals ensures that Sinclair 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

Innovation

Never be satisfied and strive for continuous improvement

Excellence

Be efficient and reliable with craftsman spirit