Andrew Corp. debuted two earth station antenna products.
The Andrew 4-Meter Class High-Value ESA and the pre-engineered Earth Station Terminals are being introduced at a satellite convention in Washington.
Among likely applications is uplink transmission gear for radio satellite companies, though such dishes can be used for receive-only as well.
Andrew said its 4-meter system is suitable for emerging markets such as Africa, Latin America and Asia, and will replace the company’s 3.7-meter product. The company says it is more affordable and easier to use, with the ability to be installed without a crane and moved inside buildings via regular elevators and stairwells. Additionally, transport costs are lower because Andrew loads up to six units per 20-foot container.
Andrew’s Earth Station Terminals provide one- and two-way satellite communications for specialized businesses. They are a teaming of 4- and 5-meter class antennas, with standardized electronic packages to provide solutions for various bandwidth requirements.