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ERI Introduces High Efficiency UHF Band Pass Filter at NABSHOW 2017

Chandler, Indiana – April 18, 2017 – Electronics Research, Inc. will introduce a new high power UHF DTV Mask Filter at the upcoming NABSHOW 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 24 to 27.

The UF35000 is an innovative tunable, high efficiency, waveguide UHF band pass filter. The power handling capability is 25 kW average power with convection cooling. Power handling is increased to 35 kW average power with the addition of forced air cooling and increases to 50 kW for the liquid cooled version. The filter is tunable and exceptionally efficient. The filter is constructed of lightweight silver plated aluminum. The design incorporates a unique system that allows the size of the individual cavities within the filter to be precisely adjusted to achieve resonance. This unique approach simplifies the filter construction, promotes reliability, and contributes to the low insertion loss.

In addition to the unique cavity construction all UF Series band pass filters include multiple cross couplings are provided to increase rejection of transmitter out of band emissions. Six and eight pole designs are available for 8-VSB, ISDB-T and other COFDM applications. Input and output connections are 3-1/8 inch, 4-1/16 inch or 6-1/8 inch, 50 ohm, flanged or unflanged.

ERI can provide the UF35000 as a part of a complete RF system. ERI manufactures a broad array of accessory products including directional couplers, coaxial patch panels, motorized coaxial and waveguide switches, liquid cooled RF loads, adjustable fine matchers and low pass filters. These accessory components can be assembled into systems that include support frames suitable for floor or ceiling mounted applications.

Visit ERI in booth number C2030 at the NABSHOW in Las Vegas April 24 to 27. For more information contact ERI at sales@eriinc.com or by telephone +1 (812) 925-6000.

About Electronics Research, Inc.

For more than 70 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 transmission 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
E-mail: bharland@eriinc.com
Online: www.eriinc.com

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ERI Introduces New AXIOM™ Master FM Antennas at NABSHOW 2017

Chandler, Indiana – April 18, 2017 – Electronics Research, Inc. will introduce new low and medium AXIOM Master FM Antennas at the upcoming NABSHOW 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 24 to 27.

ERI’s broadband side mounted AXIOM Master FM Antenna family has been expanded with two models for lower power applications. The LPA and MPA Series AXIOM Master FM Antennas are rated for a combined input power of 15 kW and 39 kW respectively. These are simple side mounted FM antenna based on ERI’s proprietary and field proven ROTOTILLER® FM antenna element. ERI offers 4, 8, 12, and 16-bay versions of the LPA and MPA Series AXIOM™ master FM antennas. The AXIOM is a specially designed antenna system which provides high input power handling capability and can provide service as an auxiliary master FM antenna for systems that are limited to a band width requirement of up to 18 MHz of the FM Band (88 MHz to 108 MHz). The antenna can be designed with a single RF input or can be configured as separate upper and lower antennas for higher power handling capability and redundancy.

Visit ERI in booth number C2030 at the NABSHOW in Las Vegas April 24 to 27. For more information contact ERI at sales@eriinc.com or by telephone +1 (812) 925-6000.

About Electronics Research, Inc.

For more than 70 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 transmission 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
E-mail: bharland@eriinc.com
Online: www.eriinc.com

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Don Roudebush Joins ERI as Western Region, Radio Account Manager

Chandler, Indiana – April 18, 2017 –Joe Meleski, Vice President of Domestic Sales, Electronics Research, Inc. (ERI) announced today that Don Roudebush has joined ERI as Western Region, Radio Account Manager. He will have responsibility for the sale and support of ERI’s broadcast antenna systems, towers, transmission line systems, and FM filter and combiner products in the Western Region of the United States.

Roudebush has over 25 years experience in terrestrial broadcasting and telecom including installation of more the 800 FM stations and translators in all 50 US states. He has facilitated design of a number of multi-tenant broadcast sites including towers, antennas, filter and combiner systems, site acquisition, zoning and permitting, procurement, leaseholder entitlements and tenant improvements, and FCC licensing requirements.

Previously Don served as Program Manager and Senior Director, Site Development at Educational Media Foundation (K-Love and Air1 radio). He has also held Product Development and Marketing positions at Pacific Bell and Southwestern Bell and is a 2006 Graduate of the NAB Executive Development Program. Don began his broadcast career in 1981 as a part-time board operator and copywriter at KGOE-AM and KNJO-FM in Thousand Oaks, CA while attending Moorpark College.

Don can be reached directly by telephone at +1 (812) 459-2549 or by e-mail at droudebush@eriinc.com.

About Electronics Research, Inc.

For more than 70 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 transmission 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
E-mail: bharland@eriinc.com
Online: www.eriinc.com

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ERI Appoints Shawn Knotts as Western Region, Account Manager for Television Broadcast Systems

Chandler, Indiana – April 18, 2017 – Joe Meleski, Vice President of Domestic Sales, Electronics Research, Inc. (ERI) announces the appointment of Shawn Knotts as Western Region, Television Account Manager. He will have responsibility for the sale of ERI’s television antennas, towers, transmission line systems, television filter systems and RF components. He will serve the Western Region of the United States.

Shawn has been with ERI for over 14 years and was previously the Western Region Radio Account Manager. Prior to that, Shawn was the Senior Project Engineering Manager through the digital television build out in. Joe Meleski commented that, “Shawn has been involved in some of the largest and most complex broadcast projects in the US. His experience and knowledge of ERI products and services will be essential to his new position for the television market.”

Knotts graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology. Prior to joining ERI, Shawn held project management and product engineering positions at TMI Mechanical Contractors, TRW Automotive Electronics, and Universal Tower, Inc.
Shawn can be contacted by telephone at +1 (812) 760-5581 or by e-mail at sknotts@eriinc.com.

About Electronics Research, Inc.

For more than 70 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 transmission 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
E-mail: bharland@eriinc.com
Online: www.eriinc.com

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Dave Benco Joins ERI as Director of Television Sales

Dave Benco Joins ERI

Chandler, IN USA

Joe Meleski, Director of Domestic Sales for Electronics Research, Inc. announced today that Dave Benco will join ERI as Director of Television Sales. He will have responsibility for the sale of ERI’s television antenna, transmission line, and filter products in the United States.
Benco has over 20 years experience in terrestrial broadcasting including not only UHF and VHF television, mobile television and distributed transmission systems, but also FM radio, 2.5 GHz MMDS systems and wireless broadband applications. He was an active participant in the ATSC activities surrounding ATSC Mobile DTV. He has been a member of IEEE BTS, AFCCE and has presented at multiple technical conferences and meetings.
Previously Dave served as Strategic Accounts Manager at GatesAir, National Key Account Manager at Rhode & Schwarz and Director of Sales at Axcera. He has also held technical sales positions with Westinghouse Electric Corporation and Indus International. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Penn State University and a Master of Business Administration from Waynesburg College.
Dave can be reached by telephone at +1 (724) 470-4440 or by email at dbenco@eriinc.com.
About Electronics Research, Inc.
For more than 70 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
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ERI Introduces High Power UHF DTV Mask Filters at NABSHOW 2016

Electronics Research, Inc. has extended its UF Series TV Mask Filter product line to include models for up to 20 kilowatts average power handling. These new models are tunable filter designs in either six or eight section configurations and can be tuned for 6, 7, or 8 MHz channel spacing. The filters are temperature compensated and include multiple cross couplings are provided to increase out of band emissions suppression. The product family includes three (3) models built out of a common aluminum outer casing and silver plated brass resonators. The UF10000 is convection cooled and rated for up to 10 kilowatts average power. The UF15000 adds forced air cooling to increase power handling to 15 kilowatts and the UF20000 has power capability to 20 kilowatts with its liquid cooling system.

Visit ERI in booth number C2324 at the NABSHOW in Las Vegas April 18 to 21. For more information contact ERI at sales@eriinc.com or by telephone +1 (812) 925-6000.

About Electronics Research, Inc.
For more than 70 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 transmission 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.

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ERI ETV Series Broadband High Band VHF Television Panel Antennas debut at NABSHOW 2016

Electronics Research, Inc. is debuting a new family of broadband high band VHF panel antennas at NABSHOW 2016. The Electronics Research ETV Series high band VHF television antennas include a horizontally polarized high band VHF panel antenna element as well as an element for circularly polarized requirements. As with all ERI antenna systems these panel elements can be designed to mount on existing towers or supplied with integrated top or side mounted spines. Both models are available in configurations for three (3) curtain (for triangular towers) or four (4) curtain (for square towers) arrays. The elements and full arrays can be configured and optimized for a single high band VHF television channel, 174 MHz to 216 MHz, or be optimized to cover the entire channel span from 7 to 13 and handle multiple television signals in a single system. ERI can also provide channel combiners as a part of a complete system.
The horizontally polarized ETV Series antenna elements are constructed from rugged galvanized steel and include UV protected ABS radomes to protect the element feed points from weather and debris. The circularly polarized ETV Series antenna includes a full radome enclosure to protect the element from snow and ice and to reduce wind area, which reduces tower loading. Both models are rated to 5 kilowatts, average power, per element and include a single 1-5/8-inch EIA flanged RF inputs. These panel antenna systems can be designed to mount on existing customer owned towers or supplied with integrated mounting spines that are fabricated by ERI.
Visit ERI in booth number C2324 at the NABSHOW in Las Vegas April 18 to 21. For more information contact ERI at sales@eriinc.com or by telephone +1 (812) 925-6000.
About Electronics Research, Inc.
For more than 70 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 transmission 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.
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ERI Provides Compact High Band VHF Channel Combiner at NABSHOW 2016

Electronics Research, Inc. introduces a new integrated channel combiner for high band VHF television. The VF-H8600 is a compact solution for combining two high band VHF television channels into a single antenna. This is a single cabinet solution that is an economical alternative to traditional modular combiner configurations. The channel diplexer consists of two three (3) section band pass filters integrated into a single compact floor or ceiling mounted cabinet that requires no on site combiner assembly. It will combine any two high band VHF RF channels that are a minimum of 24 MHz spaced (N+4). The filters are temperature compensated.

Visit ERI in booth number C2324 at the NABSHOW in Las Vegas April 18 to 21. For more information contact ERI atsales@eriinc.com or by telephone +1 (812) 925-6000.

About Electronics Research, Inc.
For more than 70 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 transmission 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.
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ERI to accelerate completion of TV channel repack post FCC’s Broadcast Incentive Auction

ERI will work with T-Mobile to ensure the availability of equipment and installation crews to accelerate completion of the mandated television channel changes following the conclusion of the FCC Broadcast Incentive Auction

Electronics Research, Inc. (ERI) announced at the National Association of Broadcasters NABSHOW2016 today an agreement with T-Mobile that gives ERI the ability to ramp materials and accelerate antenna production capacity by 800% before the end of the year in anticipation of the end of the auction.

ERI will begin production of antennas and installation crews will be available immediately after the FCC issues new channel assignments to broadcasters either being relocated within the UHF television band or relocating from UHF Channels to VHF Channels. This will accelerate the process of clearing the 600 MHz frequency band allowing new wireless broadband services to be deployed in the band, within the 39 month repacking timeline outlined by the FCC.

Commenting on the agreement ERI President and CEO Tom Silliman remarked “Working with T-Mobile ahead of the completion of the auction enables ERI to be first in the category to manufacture and install a high volume of the antennas needed to clear spectrum, and do it faster than we’d otherwise be able to. ERI will have the capacity to manufacture television antennas, transmission line, and filter systems and to have trained and equipped installation crews at the beginning of the FCC’s 39 month clearing window.”

“It’s a no-brainer for T-Mobile to do what we can to help the broadcast industry accelerate the FCC’s repacking schedule. We want to insure that television broadcasters have access to the equipment and installation capacity needed for timely completion of the FCC clearing timeline” said David Mayo, Senior Vice President – Technology for T-Mobile.

ERI will immediately take the necessary step to expand manufacturing and test facilities as well as hire and train manufacturing, test, and installation personnel in advance of the increase in demand for television antennas, transmission line, and RF components that will be driven by the new television channel assignments issued by the FCC.

About Electronics Research, Inc.

For more than 70 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.