|[April 12, 2012]
CommScope Spotlights New Approach to Maintaining Optimal Air Pressure for TV and Radio Broadcast Systems
HICKORY, N.C. --(Business Wire)--
Regulating moisture levels in broadcast transmission lines usually
requires expensive, maintenance-intensive gear like bottled nitrogen
tanks and dry desiccants, but now there's a membrane-based dehydration
Sahara, uniquely designed for the broadcast industry, provides a
highly reliable, more cost-effective way to get a handle on humidity.
Sahara represents the latest innovation in the Andrew
and drying technology portfolio. Similar to its peer dehydrator, DryLine
Mojave, Sahara features a one-of-a-kind, patented air circuit path
that can support large volume systems in a fraction of the space or cost
of traditional solutions.
"Wedeveloped the Sahara dehydrator to fill a gap in the market that has
yearned for a smaller unit that can handle large volume systems," said
Paul Bell, senior vice president, Microwave, CommScope. "Sahara is sized
right, runs quietly compared with most dehydrators, comes equipped with
alarm functions and is virtually maintenance free. Strong, reliable
performance, plus fewer capital and operational expenses equals a lower
total cost of ownership."
Sahara works by using automatic pressure sensing and microprocessor
control circuitry to activate and deactivate an air compressor. The
compressor operates only when needed to maintain transmission line
pressure, which reduces wear and maintenance. Sahara doesn't rely on
internal tanks and regulators, so it constantly changes the air inside
the cable to ensure maximum system performance.
The simplicity of its patented, membrane cartridge design eliminates the
parts required for pressure swings or heat regenerative dehydration.
Other advantages of the Sahara dehydrator:
A three-year/3,000-hour warranty
Reduced noise and vibration
No cost for replacing nitrogen tanks or silica desiccant
Enhanced range with support for systems up to 31,200 liters/1,100
A compressor that operates at less than 50 pounds per square inch
In addition to these benefits, Sahara occupies 80 percent less space
than the previous industry standard for broadcast market dehydrators. It
fits on a bench or the floor, even in crowded areas. Power, air and
alarm connections are also easily accessible from the back of the
To learn more, visit the Electronics
Research Inc. booth, C2222, at the National
Association of Broadcasters in Las Vegas April 16-19, 2012, where a
physical model and information will be available for review.
Sahara is part of a portfolio of CommScope products that provide support
for television and radio broadcast systems. The extended line includes:
HELIAX® air dielectric cable, connectors, accessories and pressurization
equipment. Sahara is the second release in CommScope's DryLine
has played a role in virtually all the world's best communication
networks. We create the infrastructure that connects people and
technologies through every evolution. Our portfolio of end-to-end
solutions includes critical infrastructure our customers need to build
high-performing wired and wireless networks. As much as technology
changes, our goal remains the same: to help our customers create,
innovate, design, and build faster and better. We'll never stop
connecting and evolving networks for the business of life at home, at
work, and on the go.
This press release includes forward-looking statements that are based on
information currently available to management, management's beliefs, as
well as on a number of assumptions concerning future events.
Forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are
subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, which could
cause the actual results to differ materially from those currently
expected. In providing forward-looking statements, the company does not
intend, and is not undertaking any obligation or duty, to update these
statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise
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