Andrew Corporation, a global leader in communications systems and
products, has introduced WeatherShield(TM) Connector Protection
Enclosure family with the industry's first reusable weatherproofing
system for cable connections.
Andrew's new family of WeatherShield Connector Protection Enclosures
seals and protects from the environment the connections between 1/2-inch
jumpers and devices such as diplexers and tower mounted amplifiers, as
well as the in-line connections between 1/2-inch jumpers and 1 5/8-inch,
1 1/4-inch, and 7/8-inch coaxial cable feeders.
This robust, one-piece weatherproofing enclosure offers an additional
measure of system protection by providing a high temperature resistant,
watertight seal around the connectors while also helping to dampen
vibration that can loosen connector interfaces over time. It enables
operators and installers to realize greater cost savings by enabling
easier access to crowded, space-constrained connections, producing a
higher quality, longer lasting weather seal with much improved cost
The saving in time alone is significant. For example, installation time
for a more technically advanced eight-connector antenna containing
multiple arrays can be cut from hours using standard weatherproofing to
just minutes with Andrew's WeatherShield.
"Compared to using labor intensive tapes and shrink tubes that must be
replaced every time a connection is accessed, the new WeatherShield
enclosures will result in cost savings of up to 2,000 percent each time
a connection must be accessed and re-weatherproofed for testing or
system maintenance," said Connie Doles, vice president of HELIAX(R)
Accessories, Andrew Corporation. "The reusable, high quality
WeatherShield enclosures ensure cable connections are completely
protected from the environment for constant, reliable radio frequency
transmission and lower system operating costs."
About Andrew Corporation
Andrew Corporation (NASDAQ:ANDW) designs, manufactures, and delivers
innovative and essential equipment and solutions for the global
communications infrastructure market. The company serves operators and
equipment manufacturers from facilities in 35 countries. Andrew (www.andrew.com),
headquartered in Westchester, IL, is an S&P 500 company founded in 1937.
WeatherShield is a trademark of Andrew Corporation. HELIAX is a
registered trademark of Andrew Corporation.
Forward Looking Statements
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statements involve certain risks and uncertainties. Factors that may
cause actual results to differ from expected results include
fluctuations in commodity costs, the company's ability to integrate
acquisitions and to realize the anticipated synergies and cost savings,
the effects of competitive products and pricing, economic and political
conditions that may impact customers' ability to fund purchases of our
products and services, the company's ability to achieve the cost savings
anticipated from cost reduction programs, fluctuations in foreign
currency exchange rates, the timing of cash payments and receipts, end
use demands for wireless communication services, the loss of one or more
significant customers, and other business factors. Investors should also
review other risks and uncertainties discussed in company documents
filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.