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Dielectric and Quincy Media Inc. Enter into Repack Agreement for Nine TV Stations Posted: 06/11/2017

Dielectric, a pioneer in purpose-engineered antennas and RF systems for TV and radio broadcasters, will ship the first two of nine recently ordered antenna systems to Quincy Media Inc (QMI) in the spring of 2018 to cover TV stations affected by Phase One and Phase Two of the spectrum repack. The full nine-station deal comprises a mix of UHF and VHF antennas, filters and transmission line customized for each station.

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Dielectric to Open New Manufacturing Center to Accommodate Escalating Repack Business Posted: 09/08/2017

Dielectric, a pioneer in purpose-engineered antennas and RF systems for TV and radio broadcasters, will open a 33,000-square-foot manufacturing facility this fall in Lewiston, Maine, approximately 25 miles north of company headquarters. The Lewiston facility was secured to accommodate Dielectrics rapidly growing spectrum repack business, and will produce all UHF main and auxiliary television antennas moving forward.

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Dielectric Prepares Manufacturing Center for Busy Production Period Posted: 16/02/2017

Dielectric, a pioneer in purpose-engineered antennas and RF systems for TV and radio broadcasters, has reorganized its production floor strategy in preparation for the impending US TV spectrum repack. Mike Spugnardi, recently appointed as Manufacturing Engineer, will lead the strategic initiatives around inventory control, production planning and maximizing capacity facility-wide. This includes revised floor plans to better accommodate specific operations across TV and radio projects and departments.

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Dielectric and DTVPros Deliver High-Power UHF Antenna System to Florida Broadcaster Posted: 13/07/2016

Dielectric, a pioneer in purpose-engineered antennas and RF systems for TV and radio broadcasters, announces the installation of a high-power TFU Series UHF antenna and digiTLine rigid transmission line system in the Panama City, Florida market. The sale was procured through DTVPros, a full-service buyer's agent specializing in RF system planning and selection processes for local TV stations.

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Dielectric Introduces Innovative Auxiliary UHF Antenna Ideal for TV Spectrum Repack Posted: 06/04/2016

Dielectric, a pioneer in purpose-engineered antennas and RF systems for TV and radio broadcasters, will showcase its innovative TFU-WB Series Auxiliary UHF Antenna at the 2016 NAB Show (April 18-21, Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth C2213). This economical, off-the-shelf auxiliary antenna is well-suited to high-power UHF applications from channels 14 to 51, including the emerging ATSC 3.0 standard and 4K UHD TV.

Tags: dielectric | john schadler | UHF | spectrum repack | ATSC 3.0 | television | broadcast | antennas | RF | TV | over the air | sinclair broadcast group | ONE Media | 2016 NAB Show | NAB 2016 | NAB 2016
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Dielectric Adds Broadcast Engineering Talent in Advance of 2016 NAB Show Posted: 29/03/2016

Dielectric, a pioneer in purpose-engineered antennas and RF systems for TV and radio broadcasters, has fortified its engineering team to minimize operational disruption for its customers in anticipation of the TV spectrum repack, and prepare for a post-repack future as over-the-air broadcasting moves into its next phase.

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Dielectric Strengthens VHF Portfolio for Impending TV Spectrum Repack Posted: 29/02/2016

Dielectric, a pioneer in purpose-engineered antennas and RF systems for TV and radio broadcasters, has innovated a new broadband TV delivery system that provides a tunable, bandwidth-efficient option to high-band VHF broadcasters. The complete system, to be unveiled at the 2016 NAB Show (April 18-21, Las Vegas Convention Center) includes a new slotted, sidemount antenna and compact RF filter to support single- and multi-channel TV operations. Dielectric will display both products, also available separately, at Booth C2213.

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GatesAir Repack Summit Brings Nearly 100 Industry Experts Together Posted: 06/11/2014

GatesAir, a global leader in wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for TV and radio broadcasters, summoned nearly 100 industry thought leaders and experts to its Mason, Ohio headquarters for the companys second Repack Summit.  The two-day event addressed the concerns and challenges of U.S. broadcasters as they prepare for a variety of uncertain scenarios and exciting new opportunities, offering well-defined, problem-solving insights and solutions for this clearly transitional period. 

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SPX Communication Technologys Dielectric Antenna Installed by Michigans Interlochen Public Radio Posted: 05/01/2011
SPX Communication Technology (formerly Dielectric) today announced that Michigan's Interlochen Public Radio (IPR) has purchased and installed a Dielectric(R) DCR-H4 FM antenna for its WLMN 89.7 station in Manistee.

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Dielectric Changes Name to SPX Communication Technology Posted: 22/10/2010
Dielectric Communications today announced that it will now operate under the name of SPX Communication Technology, effective immediately. The full range of Dielectric products -- including its RF broadcast antenna systems, transmission line, switching and patching components, and transmission accessories -- will continue to be sold globally by SPX Communication Technology under the Dielectric(R) brand. The new name is intended to reflect more accurately the company's expanding focus on developing and marketing a broader spectrum of global communication technologies and solutions, and it underscores the company's close strategic alignment with its parent company, SPX.

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Dielectrics Annual Engineering Conference Hosts Radio and Television Executives Posted: 22/07/2010
Dielectric Communications, a division of SPX and a leader in broadcast antenna systems, hosted its annual Engineering Executive Conference. Started in 2005, the yearly event provides broadcasting executives from around the nation with an opportunity to study new technologies and broadcasting concepts presented by a number of industry experts. Originally designed to focus entirely on radio broadcasting, the event was extended this year to focus also on television broadcasting, providing instruction on translators and low-power stations in rural areas, HD radio broadcasting, and methods for improving mobile DTV reception. The 2010 conference was held July 14-16 at the Marriott Sable Oaks along the coast of Maine.

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Dielectric Communications IBC2010 Preview Posted: 08/07/2010
Dielectric is at the forefront of the development of innovative products for the ever-changing needs of the frequency spectrum owner, and offers a variety of options for the television broadcaster looking to offer mobile television. Dielectric has installed more DTV systems than all other manufacturers combined.

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New Low-Power Product Family Posted: 15/03/2010
Dielectric Communications, a division of SPX and a leader in broadcast antenna systems, has launched a new low-power product family optimized for broadcasters who are looking to deploy an economical solution for distributed transmission systems (DTS), translator stations, gap coverage, or mobile media broadcasting. The diverse product family - which includes antennas, filters, and transmission line - features one of the broadcast industry's first low-power broadband circularly polarized panel antennas, the TUL UHF CP. 
 
"Our new economical low-power product family offers a number of antenna configurations, allowing broadcasters to select from horizontal, elliptical, and circular polarizations designed to create a system that specifically meets their unique broadcasting needs," said Dielectric President Garrett VanAtta. "With a number of antennas, filters, and transmission line offerings all engineered for low-power operation, Dielectric is providing an affordable solution for a wide range of low-power broadcasting applications." 
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