Dielectric Receives 2003 Technology Award from SBE

At the Society of Broadcast Engineers national meeting in Marlborough, Mass., Dielectric Communications will be awarded the SBE 2003 Technology Award for its TUV Dualband(TM) antenna. The TUV line of antennas allows a UHF and a VHF (either low, mid or high band) to share a common aperture, with both operating at full power.

"Only one SBE Technology Award is granted per year, and we are honored that the SBE chose our TUV Dualband antenna for the 2003 award," said Jay Martin, VP of Sales and Marketing at Dielectric. "We are committed to the advancement of broadcast technology, and this award, along with the early acceptance by broadcasters during the TUV's first year, validates the efforts of the Dielectric team in developing an antenna that is cutting-edge and has been received so well by the broadcast industry." Dielectric's news release announcing the award noted that WKNO in Memphis ordered a TUV Dualband antenna in 2003. Russ Abernathy, director of television and technology at WKNO was pleased with it: "It was delivered on schedule, installed on schedule, and performed as advertised. Rather than side-mounting our new digital TV antenna, the Dualband antenna handles both the analog and digital signals all in the same package at the top of our tower."

For more information on the antennas, see the Dielectric datasheets for the TUV-L (low-VHF), TUV-M (mid-VHF) and TUV-H (high-VHF). Kerry Cozad, from Dielectric, explained the design of the TUV-H antenna at the IEEE Broadcast Technology Symposium in October 2001. See the January 9, 2002 issue of RF Technology for a summary of Kerry's paper.