SPX Communication Technology Introduces Dielectric® DLP-
V and TLP-BB Low-Power Antennas
New Antennas Provide Low-Cost, Reliable Solutions for Low-Power DTS, Gap Filler, Mobile Media, and Translator Applications
RAYMOND, Maine — July 12, 2011 — SPX Communication Technology (formerly Dielectric) today introduced its new Dielectric® DLP-V and TLP-BB series of low-power antennas designed specifically to provide broadcasters with economical choices for low-power TV applications. These include distributed transmission systems (DTS), gap fillers, mobile media broadcasting, and translators.
A cost-effective supplement to the TLP series of antennas, the low-power, single-channel slotted DLP-V series features 30 percent vertical polarization to increase signal penetration for gap-filling scenarios and a more reliable signal. Offering an eight-bay, single-module design, the antenna provides 1.7 kW input power and beam tilt of 1.5 degrees.
The TLP-BB broadband antenna can be used to multiplex numerous low-power stations due to its broadband width of 60 MHz (up to 10 channels wide) with a VSWR of less than 1.15. The antenna offers a 12-bay, double-module design with two six-bay slotted antenna sections fed with a common power divider, cables, and line hangers for multiple-channel operations. The TLP-BB offers 7 kW power input and beam tilt of 2 degrees.
“As broadcasters continue to feel the economic pinch, we are very excited to introduce the cost-effective and reliable DLP-V and TLP-BB antennas for a wide range of low-power applications,” said Roger Cote, vice president and general manager of SPX Communication Technology. “The DLP-V provides an economical option for customers who are looking to increase signal penetration in low-power applications that may get bumped in channel. The TLP-BB’s high bandwidth for multiple channel operations makes it an ideal alternative for slot-style designs with limited bandwidth, and its lower windload makes it the perfect replacement for broadband panels.”
Offering either horizontal or elliptical polarization, the non-pressurized DLP-V and pressurized TLP-BB are stand-alone products that feature simple mechanical designs for ease of installation. The antenna structures can withstand wind speeds of 125 mph, and they feature low-profile slot covers for environmental protection.
Standard mounting hardware is provided in pipe sizes from 1-1/4-inches to 4-1/2-inches and angle leg size from 1-1/2-inches to 3-inches. The DLP-V offers a single standard 7/8-inch EIA input, and the TLP-BB features a standard 3-1/8-inch EIA input. The DLP-V is available with standard directional Azimuth pattern options while the TLP-BB is available in B or M Azimuth patterns.
Both low-power antennas are available now. Pricing information is available from SPX Communication Technology. Information on the full range of the company’s antenna systems is available at www.spxcomtech.com.
SPX Communication Technology
SPX Communication Technology is a leading manufacturer of antenna systems for radio, mobile media, television, and wireless communications technology. SPX (NYSE: SPW) is a global Fortune 500 multi-industry manufacturing company. With headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., SPX has 15,500 employees in more than 35 countries worldwide. More information is available at www.spx.com.