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Acrodyne Debuts New OFDM UHF Transmitter

Acrodyne Industries Inc. has announced the introduction of a new product in the company's transmitter catalogue. The Phoenix is intended for UHF orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) digital video broadcasting and is being provided in a range of output power levels ranging from a few watts up to three kilowatts.

The Phoenix uses solid-state architecture and is built on a modular platform. High-efficiency LDMOS amplifier devices are used and the transmitter's exciter supports all global digital transmission standards. Air cooling makes the unit ideal for service in unattended locations, the company said.

"The Phoenix line of transmitter products is intended to meet the needs of the emerging digital transmission businesses that will occupy the 700 MHz spectrum which will become available after the DTV transition in February 2009," said Nat Ostroff, Ai president and chairman. "Acrodyne draws on its over 40 years of continuous participation in the broadcast TV industry, and is ready to support the build out of those businesses that have been successful in acquiring the use of this newly opened band of frequencies."

Ai's corporate headquarters are located in Cockeysville, Md. and its manufacturing facility is in Phoenixville, Pa.