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Attention, Use Correct Web Address!

Be sure you are communicating with eriinc.com

ERI has recently become aware that an individual or entity with no relationship to the company has registered the web domain “eriinc.net”.

If you are communicating with and/or doing business with ERI, make certain that any e-mail communications sent or received regarding orders and projects is sent to or received from ERI’s legitimate email address “eriinc.com”, not “eriinc.net”.

Further, ERI’s only commercial banking relationship is with Old National Bank headquartered in Evansville, Indiana. Old National is the only bank at which ERI receives wire transfer and Automated Clearinghouse Payments (ACH). If you are wiring payments to ERI for its products and services be certain the transfer instructions identify the correct institution “Old National Bank”.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact ERI at +1 (812) 925-6000.

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James Ruedlinger’s Featured Presentation at NAB 2018

James Ruedlinger, ERI’s Senior Vice President of Engineering. Presented an overview of the Impact of the New ANSI/TIA-222-H Structural Standard for Antenna Supporting Structures on broadcast radio and television facilities. This brief overview provides a summary of the changes that are incorporated into the new standard versus the current 222-G Structural Standards. A copy of the presentation slides can be found at: Impact of New ANSI/TIA-222-H Standard on Broadcast

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Nicholas Paulin’s Featured Presentation at NAB 2018

Nick Paulin, ERI Product Engineering Manager, presented an expanded version of his NAB Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference (BEITC) paper at ERI’s 26th Annual NAB Broadcaster’s Breakfast held on April 11, 2018 during NABSHOW2018 in Las Vegas. This presentation provides an overview of the design process and considerations for designing an FM channel combining system that can allow 19 FM Radio stations operating with -10 dBc IBOC simultaneously from a master FM antenna and combiner system. The antenna, transmission line, and combiner design criteria are discussed and the Empire State Building Auxiliary Master FM Antenna and Combiner system are highlighted. A copy of the presentation slides can be found at: Designing a 19 Station Broadcast System – Nicholas Paulin

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Tom Silliman’s Featured Presentation at NAB 2018

President and CEO of ERI, Tom Silliman, presented ‘Signs of End of Life: FM Antennas and Transmission Line Systems’ at the 2018 Public Radio Engineering Conference. His paper and presentation explored the indications and symptoms of FM antenna and transmission line systems that require replacement as they are at or near end of life. The paper included a discussion of symptoms of system impairment, recommended inspection procedures and methods, system test and measurement procedures and interpreting their results, and environmental and structural support circumstances that impact antenna and transmission line system life. A copy of the presentation slides can be found at: Signs of End of Life, FM Antenna & Transmission Line Systems – Tom B. Silliman

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ERI Introduces Compact Liquid Cooled RF Loads

Chandler, Indiana USA – April 3, 2018 – Electronics Research is launching a new series of liquid cooled RF loads at NABSHOW2018. This new family of liquid cooled UHF coaxial loads offer a proven design for handling high RF power at low cost. Models are available with 3-1/8-inch, 4-1/16-inch, and 6-1/8-inch swivel flange female inputs. The loads employ a solution of antifreeze and water as both coolant and resistive material. The power dissipated by the load heats the solution and is removed by the constant flow. These new RF loads are less than 45-inches in length to save space and are constructed from Aluminum and Stainless Steel and weigh less than 22 pounds. The Models CL311, 3-1/8-inch; CL411, 4-1/16-inch; and CL611, 6-1/8-inch are the basic load designs. The Models CL312, CL412, and CL612 include an integrated, externally terminated and adjustable directional coupler at the load input.

These new products are currently in production and availability for new orders is generally less than 30 days.

 

About Electronics Research, Inc.

For more than 75 years, ERI has served the broadcast industry with products and services of the highest quality and dependability. Our dedicated staff of engineers, drafters, fabricators, project managers, and installers deliver products to meet all your broadcast needs, both RF and structural. We take pride in contributing to your success by offering the best broadcast antennas, filters and combiners, transmission line, and towers.

 

For More Information Contact:

Bill Harland
Electronics Research, Inc.
Tel: (812) 925-6000×214
Fax: (812) 925-4030
E-mail: bharland@eriinc.com
Online: www.eriinc.com

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ERI Announces New Externally Terminated, Adjustable Directional Couplers at NABSHOW2018

Chandler, Indiana USA – April 3, 2018 – Electronics Research, Inc. (ERI) will show a new series of adjustable directional couplers that feature external terminations. This family of coaxial directional couplers that are adjustable and externally terminated. The orientation of any sampling port can easily be changed from forward to reflected by reposition the external termination load on the coupler.

These couplers are available in 3-1/8-inch, 4-1/16-inch, and 6-1/8-inch, 50-ohm, models, with flanged input and output connections. The 3-1/8-inch and 4-1/16-inch models are also available with an unflanged male connection at the coupler input. Models available with one to five adjustable couplers with Type N sample ports. One external termination load is supplied for each sample port. Directivity and coupling level are dependent on operating frequency. The design of this new product family is complete, and all items mentioned in this release are in current production.

 

About Electronics Research, Inc.

For more than 75 years, ERI has served the broadcast industry with products and services of the highest quality and dependability. Our dedicated staff of engineers, drafters, fabricators, project managers, and installers deliver products to meet all your broadcast needs, both RF and structural. We take pride in contributing to your success by offering the best broadcast antennas, filters and combiners, transmission line, and towers.

For More Information Contact:

Bill Harland
Electronics Research, Inc.
Tel: (812) 925-6000×214
Fax: (812) 925-4030
E-mail: bharland@eriinc.com
Online: www.eriinc.com

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New SUPERPANEL™ Broadband UHF TV Antenna

Chandler, Indiana USA – April 3, 2018 – ERI and iTECH are introducing their new SUPERPANEL broadband UHF panel antenna at the upcoming NABSHOW in Las Vegas. The i230ECx is a compact broadband side mounted UHF television antenna suitable for main and auxiliary applications. The antenna is configured in a cylindrical radome, that is very lightweight and low wind load. The base configuration is an 8-bay module that includes two inputs. The antenna can be supplied with an integrated hybrid power divider and phasing loop for fixed horizontal, elliptical or circular polarization or the system can be configured with a dual feed system that will allow for variable polarization ratios, that can be set for the entire array or for each individual channel feeding the system. This broadband antenna is suitable for single channel systems or for the combined operation of more than one television station in a single antenna. The 8-bay module is rated for 20 kW average power, 10 kW per input. There are standard system configurations for 8, 16 and 24 bays with array power handling capability up to 60 kW average power. The 16 and 24 bay configurations include the required power divider and feed harness.

The antenna is available with a wide cardioid azimuth pattern, Model i230ECW, or a narrow cardioid azimuth pattern, Model i230ECN. Both models are housed in a compact 22-inch (550 mm) cylindrical unpressurized fiberglass radome.

Standard antenna systems include 15-inch (381 mm) standoff brackets for mounting on poles or tower legs from 1.5-inches (35 mm) to 7.5-inches (191 mm) OD.  Standoff support pipes, face mount brackets, and mounts for larger diameter poles are available from ERI as optional items.

 

About Electronics Research, Inc.

For more than 75 years, ERI has served the broadcast industry with products and services of the highest quality and dependability. Our dedicated staff of engineers, drafters, fabricators, project managers, and installers deliver products to meet all your broadcast needs, both RF and structural. We take pride in contributing to your success by offering the best broadcast antennas, filters and combiners, transmission line, and towers.

 

For More Information Contact:

Bill Harland
Electronics Research, Inc.
Tel: (812) 925-6000×214
Fax: (812) 925-4030
E-mail: bharland@eriinc.com
Online: www.eriinc.com

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WRAL-TV, NBC Universal and NAB Showcase Next Gen TV with Olympic Broadcast

Capitol Broadcasting Company’s WRAL-TV, NBC Universal and the National Association of Broadcasters partnered on February 20th to present the 2018 Winter Olympic Games from PyeongChang using Next Gen TV. The new features of Next Gen TV include using the new ATSC 3.0 broadcast standard with 4K ultra high definition (UHD) video, LDM (Layer Division Multiplexing) technology and interactive applications.

The full press release and event photos can be found at the link below:

WRAL-TV Press Release

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Joe Wozniak Joins ERI as Eastern Region Account Manager, Television Products



Chandler, Indiana – December 7, 2017
–Joe Wozniak has joined ERI as Eastern Region Account Manager, Television Products. He will be responsible for the sales of ERI’s television transmission and structural products and associated services covering the Eastern US; bordered by and including the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Mississippi. His territory also includes the US Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

Prior to joining ERI, Wozniak was the president of Maple Leaf RF Systems & Service LLC, a business he founded to provide support services for the user base of LARCAN television broadcast equipment. He managed all the sales, marketing and accounting functions for the business. Before founding Maple Leaf, Wozniak served as Regional Sales Manager at LARCAN USA, a position he held for twelve years. During that time, he managed company business in a multimillion dollar territory, including maintaining relationships with customers and delivering product presentations. Prior to LARCAN, Wozniak worked at Videotek and Acrodyne Industries. He has over thirty years of sales and marketing experience in the television transmitter industry. Wozniak received a Bachelor of Science in Commerce and Engineering from Drexel University.

Outside of work, Wozniak enjoys golf, photography, and is active in the local chapter of the Knights of Columbus and at Sacred Heart Church in Royersford, Pennsylvania, where he resides with his wife, Cindy.

He can be contacted at +1 (267) 408-3037 or by e-mail at jwozniak@eriinc.com.

About Electronics Research, Inc.

For more than 75 years, ERI has served the broadcast industry with products and services of the highest quality and dependability. Our dedicated staff of engineers, drafters, fabricators, project managers, and installers deliver products to meet all of your broadcast needs, both RF and structural. We take pride in contributing to your success by offering the best broadcast antennas, filters and combiners, transmission line, and towers.

For More Information Contact:

Bill Harland
Electronics Research, Inc.
Tel: (812) 925-6000×312
Fax: (812) 925-4030