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ERI’s Responsibility to the Broadcast Industry during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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ERI Company Announcement

As people everywhere are coming together to slow the spread of COVID-19. This now includes US cities, counties and states implementing orders to limit physical contact between people including ordering non-essential businesses to close, all as a part of the effort to reduce the number of individuals infected by the Coronavirus. ERI is recognized as part of the US critical infrastructure communications industry and as such will maintain primary operations. On March 16th the President issued updated Coronavirus Guidance for America. This guidance states that:

“If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, you have a special responsibility to maintain your normal work schedule.”

Consistent with this guidance Electronics Research, Inc. will remain open and operating at a capacity level necessary to make currently scheduled shipments, to respond to new orders and customer support requests. This exception for Critical Infrastructure businesses, which includes ERI, is included in Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb’s Stay at Home Order which becomes effective at 11:59 pm Tuesday March 24th until 11:59 pm April 7th. Some of our workers are operating remotely but those working from home have access to the tools needed to perform their normal duties and ERI’s facilities are staffed and remain open to fill the needs of the radio and television stations that are performing the vital functions of delivering news, important safety information and providing entertainment to the audiences and communities they serve.

Your ERI Account Managers, Customer Service and Technical Service personnel are working their normal work schedules and are available to provide support to ERI’s installed base and also to work on new projects to improve your transmission facilities. Of course, ERI is adhering to all federal, state and local authority directives and recommendations that are currently in place to limit the spread of COVID-19, and ERI will take the steps necessary to comply with government requirements that may be put in place in the future.

ERI is here to provide support to the important work of broadcaster’s during these challenging times we are here to talk with broadcasters, manufacture our products, provide installation services for those products services and support our customers, as we always have. All of us at ERI extend our best wishes for safety and good health for you and the ones close to you during these challenging times.

Best regards,

The Staff and Management of ERI

March 24, 2020

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James Ruedlinger Honored with Chairman’s Coin Award at NATE UNITE 2019

James Ruedlinger, ERI’s Senior Vice President of Engineering, was one of three honored with the prestigious Chairman’s Coin award at the annual conference of the National Association of Tower Erectors, NATE UNITE 2019, held this week in Grapevine, Texas. The Chairman’s Coin is an award recognizing individuals who have provided excellent dedication and service to the mission of NATE and to encourage continued involvement. See the NATE Press Release for more information:

NATE UNITE 2019 Awards Luncheon Press Release

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ERI Appoints John Lynch as Broadband Business Development Manager

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For Release 9:00 a.m. CST
January 10, 2019

ERI Appoints John Lynch as Broadband Business Development Manager

Chandler, Indiana USA – January 10, 2019 – John Lynch has joined Electronics Research, Inc. as Broadband Business Development Manager, Television Products. He will be responsible for the business development of broadband products and sales of ERI’s television transmission, structural products and associated services. He will be working with key broadcast industry leaders to develop the best in class antennas and complete transmission systems for ATSC 3.0 deployments.

Prior to joining ERI, Lynch spent more than 18 years in the broadcast and telecommunications industry. He joins ERI from the financial services Industry and PNC Bank. Lynch started his work in the Broadcast Industry with ITS Corporation as a Sales Engineer in 1993. As ITS grew and then acquired by ADC Telecommunications his role and responsibilities expanded to include project development and sales of MMDS Wireless Cable and Mobile Video and Data Delivery systems. This gave him significant experience with a wide range of transmission system standards and technologies. Lynch also had responsibility for broadcast sales for all of Canada, at Axcera LLC, growing that region into a multi-million-dollar business. He is a graduate of the University of Dayton. Dave Benco, ERI Vice President, US Sales commented “John has the experience with handling a wide range of sales challenges and is looking forward to playing a role in the emerging ATSC 3.0 market.  He has a strong grasp of both the technical and financial aspects of the broadcast business, and John will use these skills to help ERI and our customers achieve success.  We are glad to have him as part of our team.”

Outside of work, Lynch enjoys golf, spending time at his children’s events, is active as a board member for ACHIEVA an organization that provides services to families and individuals with special needs in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he resides with his wife, Suzanne and children Meghan and Kyle.

He can be contacted at +1 (412) 418-2924 or by e-mail at jlynch@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) 925-6000×214
Fax: (812) 925-4030
Online: www.eriinc.com

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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 TRASAR® Digital Brochure

ERI’s new ERI Digital TRASAR® Brochure highlights our product capabilities, advantages and features. We are eager to show you how ERI’s unique capabilities can add value to your next project. Contact us to discuss your needs and get a custom proposal.

For More Information Contact:

Electronics Research, Inc.
Tel: (812) 925-6000
Fax: (812) 925-4030
sales@eriinc.com 
Online: www.eriinc.com