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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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KQED Completes 4 Year FM Transmitter Facility Upgrade

KQED(FM) Custom Coaxial Switching and Patch Panel System (Rear View) designed and built by ERI.

KQED(FM)’s Chief Engineer, Larry Wood, authored for Radio Magazine an excellent chronicle of their four-year project to upgrade their transmission plant, which included relocating their transmitter room to a larger space and upgrading the new facility with a new Nautel NV80, combined NV40 FM transmitter. ERI provided a Model CY301-0FM FM Switchless Combiner to Nautel to combine the two NV40 cabinets and provide switching to allow either cabinet to be put on-air. In addition, ERI supplied a custom coaxial patch panel and switching system that provides additional transmitter switching redundancy and 1329Line aluminum outer conductor rigid line for the interior RF plumbing. ERI also designed and manufactured both the Main and Auxiliary KQED(FM) ROTOTILLER® FM antennas.

Larry Wood’s article can be found at the Radio Magazine web site, www.radiomagonline.com: KQED’s Four-Year Renovation Saga Was Worth It.

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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

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ERI’s TRASAR® Antenna Capabilities Highlighted in Video


Chandler, IN USA – October 17, 2017 –
Electronics Research, Inc. has created a video highlighting ERI’s TRASAR® antenna technology. ERI’s TRASAR® end-fed antennas provide a smooth elevation pattern with no deep nulls, unparalleled pattern control and energy efficiency and have complete antenna mounting solutions for all ERI manufactured antennas. ERI’s 100-acre facility is equipped for the FCC television repack and we would love to speak with you regarding your custom engineered solutions.

About Electronics Research, Inc.

Electronics Research, Inc. is a company focused on serving the needs of the terrestrial radio and television broadcasters with antennas, transmission line, RF components, and structural products. The company is focused on providing high quality and sophisticated engineering solutions to customer problems. For more than 75 years, ERI has served the broadcast industry with products and services of the highest quality and dependability.

For more information contact:

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

ERI Press Release 10-18-2017

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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

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ERI Promotes Dave Benco to Vice President, US Sales

Chandler, Indiana – September 29, 2017 – Electronics Research, Inc. has promoted Dave Benco to the position of Vice President, US Sales. He will have responsibility of leading ERI’s US Sales for television and radio antenna, transmission line, and filter products in the United States. In making the announcement Kenny Brown, ERI’s Chief Operating Officer, commented “Dave has demonstrated that he is the right person to lead ERI’s Sales Team. He has a deep understanding of the broadcast market, has established relationships with key customers, and has the knowledge and experience needed to maximize the growth opportunities presented by the FCC Repack of the broadcast television band.”

Benco has over 20 years of 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 ERI’s Director of Television Sales. He has also held positions as Strategic Accounts Manager at GatesAir, National Key Account Manager at Rohde & 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.

Electronics Research, Inc. is a company focused on serving the needs of the terrestrial radio and television broadcasters with antennas, transmission line, RF components, and structural products. The company is focused on providing high quality and sophisticated engineering solutions to customer problems. For more than 75 years, ERI has served the broadcast industry with products and services of the highest quality and dependability.

For More Information Contact:

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

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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 Announces New FM Hybrids at NABSHOW 2017

Chandler, Indiana – April 18, 2017 – Electronics Research, Inc. will introduce a new medium and high power FM hybrid couplers at the upcoming NABSHOW 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 24 to 27.

The new HY0241 and HY0244 are 3 dB, 90-degree FM Hybrid Couplers for combining the power of two or more FM transmitters. The Hybrid has a “cross-over” configuration and is also used in ERI’s constant impedance FM combiner systems and FM switched and switchless combiners.

The HY0241 is designed for Medium and High Power Applications and is available in configurations that included any combination of 3-1/8-inch, 4-1/16-inch and 6-1/8-inch Marman, Flanged, or Unflanged connections. The HY0244 is designed for Very High Power requirements and has models available with port connections from 3-1/8-inch through 9-3/16-inch.

Both models of hybrid have been carefully design to eliminate sharp edges and corners to maximize power and voltage handling capability. These hybrid designs are ideal for multi-station FM combining systems that include elevated digital power levels.

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