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For total RF turnkey, see RFS at NAB

At April’s NAB 2004 exhibition in Las Vegas USA, wireless technology group Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) will demonstrate its total turnkey broadcast systems capability with a comprehensive display of high- and low-power broadband solutions for the RF chain. RFS’s key message at the exhibition will be its total commitment to providing customized and economical solutions for broadcast projects of any shape or size.

“It’s not just about supplying products; it’s also about providing innovative technical solutions,” said Tony Magris, RFS Americas VP Broadcast. “Every broadcaster faces a different challenge, whether it be a coverage issue or a commercial reality. RFS has a dedicated team of broadcast system engineers for the design and installation of RF systems. Not only is our local US broadcast team expanding, but we also have extensive global resources to draw upon as required.”

RFS’s NAB display will include examples of the various product elements that comprise high-power multi-channel combined UHF systems--such as a directional waveguide combiner, patch panel with optional digital monitoring capability, broadband panel and slot cavity antennas, and HELIFLEX air-dielectric coaxial transmission lines.

“RFS pioneered directional waveguide combining technology and has set the performance benchmark for others to follow,” said Magris. “We are still the only manufacturer who can provide an expandable system--where combiner modules can be added to accommodate new services as they come on board. For example, three years ago, we installed an 11-channel system at Sears Tower in Chicago. Now that same system has been expanded and is combining more than 20 channels.”

Complementing RFS’s high-power offerings at NAB, will be a selection of products aimed at the lower power market. Foremost among these will be the company’s new omni-directional ‘Super-turnstile’ batwing antenna, to be unveiled at the exhibition. Featuring a uniquely low profile, the fully radomed Super-turnstile antenna supports the entire UHF band (470 to 860 MHz), exhibiting superior pattern integrity across the entire frequency range.

Visit RFS at NAB to meet the broadcast systems team and discuss customized RF solutions: Central Hall, booth C8617, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, April 19-22, 2004.

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