Andrew Corporation, a global leader in communications products and
systems, has enhanced its line of telecommunications central office
cable air dryers with a new mobile trailer-mounted unit designed
specifically for emergency use in storm-prone coastal areas.
The new Andrew Emergency Trailer Dryer, on display this week at OSP Expo
2006 at McCormick Place in Chicago, joins a line of Andrew cable air
dryers that helps wireline network providers extend cable life and avoid
costly service interruptions. It is critical that cable lines served by
central offices remain pressurized and dry, and, when central office
power goes down, the compact, towable Andrew Emergency Trailer Dryer can
be dispatched for use until power is restored and normal operations
While emergency situations are its primary use, the trailer dryer also
can be used for servicing a junction in a line, buffering a certain zone
with dry pressurized air.
Like the rest of Andrew's Central Office Cable Air Dryers, the 60,000
standard cubic feet per day (scfd) single compressor unit Emergency
Trailer Dryer uses patented membrane drying technology to create a
consistent, precise pressurized air supply that keeps underground
twisted pair cables in telecom networks free of moisture that otherwise
would lead to corrosion and loss of connection.
Andrew's complete line of dry air cable pressurization equipment will be
on display at OSP Expo 2006. All Andrew cable dryers come in a
standalone, rugged, unobtrusive enclosure, delivering reliably dry air
in a more scientific, efficient, and quiet method that extends cable
life and avoids costly service interruptions from moisture ingress.
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.
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acquisitions and to realize the anticipated synergies and cost savings,
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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
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