For Immediate Release
Contact: Greta Brown
Orland Park, IL.....September 17, 1996....... Andrew Corporation announces that it can customize its TRASAR® traveling wave antenna to meet the dual demands of analog and digital broadcasting. Up to 351 television stations, with adjacently allocated Digital Television (DTV) channels, may benefit from installing a “single” TRASAR antenna.
The Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC’s) 6th Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, outlines the standards and procedures to be used to migrate TV in the United States from analog to DTV. In the FCC’s proposed allocation table, which provides existing TV stations in the US with their second channel assignment for delivering DTV, 351 stations have been assigned an adjacent channel for their DTV broadcasts.
According to Kerry Cozad, Engineering Manager, Andrew Global Broadcast Products, the allocation of adjacent channels for DTV provides an opportunity for these stations to utilize the proven technology of high power TRASAR antenna products. "Andrew participated in the initial Advanced Television (ATV) Field Tests in Charlotte, NC, which proved the viability of side-mounted antennas for DTV," said Cozad. "More recently we’ve been investigating how our TRASAR antennas can be customized for multichannel use. We now believe we have a solution which is unique in the broadcast industry."
A TRASAR antenna, designed for NTSC /DTV operation adjacent channel operation provides high performance for both analog and digital signals, eliminating the need to purchase and install a separate antenna for each channel. This is attractive to TV stations that have towers already loaded at, or near, their maximum structural load. Also, a single antenna solution minimizes maintenance costs.
Andrew Corporation has been in the broadcast business for almost 60 years and has a reputation for technological innovation and superior, responsive customer service. Additional features of all Andrew TRASAR antennas include, factory and site-testing to guarantee antenna performance, and free 24-hours a day fast-response technical support.
For further information on TRASAR antennas please contact the Andrew Broadcast Group at 1-800-342-5473, ext.2985.
Andrew Corporation is a global supplier of communications systems equipment and services. Major markets are wireless communications -- which includes cellular, personal communications systems, and land mobile radio -- broadcast and common carrier. Andrew is an S&P 500 company listed on the Nasdaq National Market System under the symbol ANDW.
For further information on Andrew products and services, including the text of this release, visit our Web Site at http://www.andrew.com
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