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October 27, 2010

Dielectric Re-named as SPX Communication Technology

By Jayashree Adkoli, TMCnet Contributor

Dielectric Communications, a manufacturer of broadcast antenna systems for radio, mobile media, and television, announced that it has changed its name to SPX Communication Technology.

Officials with Dielectric said in a press release that the name change was intended to reflect the company's expanding focus on developing and marketing a broader spectrum of global communication technologies and solutions. In addition, the name change will also accentuate the company's close strategic alignment with its parent company, SPX.

SPX Communication Technology, is a provider of broadcast and wireless communications technology. The company’s product portfolio includes RF broadcast antenna systems, transmission line, switching and patching components, and transmission accessories.

Officials with SPX Communication Technology said in a press release that the company will continue to sell its products globally by SPX Communication Technology under the Dielectric brand.

Apart from accentuating the company's close strategic alignment with its parent company, the name change will also enable it to expand into new geographic markets as well as facilitate in the development of new innovative communication solutions while maintaining the company’s strong brand-equity.

In a statement, Garrett VanAtta, president of SPX Communication Technology, said, "Dielectric is one of the most established and respected brands in the broadcasting industry, and it will continue to serve its clients with the same innovation, dedication, and service that broadcasters have known and trusted for the past 68 years."

VanAtta continued, "Under the SPX Communication Technology name, we will continue to operate from our Maine headquarters with the same talented pool of engineers and customer support staff responsible for our broadcast transmission products. The company also will apply its decades of engineering expertise in passive radio frequency and broadcast transmissions to develop a wider array of innovative technologies and solutions that can contribute to the future advancement of global communications."

Lee Powell, segment president for SPX, said in a statement, "SPX Communication Technology has long been at the forefront of change, most recently in leading the U.S. transition to digital television (DTV) with the first antenna installed in 1994, and also in helping to usher in the HD radio broadcasting era."

Powell added, "As macroeconomic drivers create increased global communication needs in developed and emerging economies, we remain committed to leveraging our expertise in developing new innovative technologies to help solve our customers' ever-evolving business challenges."

Jayashree Adkoli is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Jayashree's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jaclyn Allard


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