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18-Apr-2016 Print page

RFS Antennas for One World Trade Center Surpass Expectations during Factory Acceptance Testing

MERIDEN, CT (United States), April 19, 2016 – Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), a global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, is making significant headway in its deployment of future-proof antennas at One World Trade (OWT) Center in New York City. Two of the antennas supplied by RFS have now passed Factory Acceptance Testing with excellent results, and are scheduled for delivery in late April.

One World Trade customer John Lyons, Assistant Vice President of Broadcast at Durst, along with his technical team from Myat, Turris Group and H&B spent a week in March at RFS’ Kilsyth, Australia manufacturing facility conducting acceptance testing of the PEP40E UHF antenna and the 662-16D VHF array. All parties were very pleased with the products’ performance and quality, as well as the dedication of the RFS staff and the overall presentation of the facility.

John Lyons said, “We’re delighted with the progress being made at One World Trade. The products supplied by RFS are first-rate and have met all of the project performance requirements so far with superior results.”

The new infrastructure at One World Trade incorporates Variable Polarization Technology (VPT), providing broadcasters with the flexibility to define their own polarization ratio ─ which will prove particularly valuable as channels and standards change as a result of the imminent U.S. broadcast television spectrum repacking program.

A third RFS antenna is in the design phase for delivery in May. The antenna design will deploy   96 UHF panels over 8 levels and 12 sides around a circular superstructure. The antenna wraps around the spire at a lower level and has some similarities to antennas delivered to support the UK spectrum switchover.

“Although there are many logistical challenges, we are excited to be a part of such a significant project at one of the world’s most iconic locations and we’re definitely ready to do whatever it takes for this deployment to be a success. We are very pleased with the results and customer reaction we’ve received so far and look forward to the next phase,” said Scott Martin, Director of Broadcast Sales, RFS.

Photo: In front of the 662 test section, from left, Scott Martin (RFS), John Mari (H&B), Stephen Kolvek (Myat), Nick Wymant (RFS), John Lyons (Durst), Frederico Panise (RFS), Tony Fonseca (Turris Group), Mick Bennett (RFS), Dennis Heymans (Myat) and Prasanna Me (RFS)

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About RFS
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) is a global designer and manufacturer of cable, antenna and tower systems, plus active and passive RF conditioning modules, providing total-package solutions for outdoor and indoor wireless infrastructure.

RFS serves OEMs, distributors, system integrators, operators and installers in the broadcast, wireless communications, land-mobile and microwave market sectors. As an ISO compliant organization with manufacturing and customer service facilities that span the globe, RFS offers cutting-edge engineering capabilities, superior field support and innovative product design. RFS is a leader in wireless infrastructure.

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RFS Press Contact                
Paula Mennone-Preisner             
Marketing and Communications Specialist    
E-mail: paula.mennone@rfsworld.com
Phone: + 1 203 630 3311
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