Andrew Corporation, a global leader in communications equipment and systems, has introduced a 1.2 meter auto acquisition earth station antenna system that is ideal for transportable applications serving communications networks worldwide.

The Andrew Small Aperture Receive Transmit Auto Deploy (SmART AD) antenna system will debut at IBC 2006 in Amsterdam from September 8-12. The system's low-cost and robust design are ideally suited for situations where transportable communications connectivity is needed, such as oil exploration sites and other remote work locations, emergency first-responder communications support, construction sites, and military logistics and support.

Customers benefit from the ease of operation that is built into a high-quality product. Satellite signals can be acquired with the press of a button, enabling quick set-up and eliminating the need for trained installers or technicians.

"Andrew has combined a low-cost, robust design with expert manufacturing and global support to create a 1.2 meter transportable antenna system that is unmatched in price versus performance features," said Russell Dearnley, director, Earth Station Antennas and Systems, Satellite Communications, Andrew Corporation.

Andrew's Satellite Communications Group provides a complete line of antennas from 46 centimeters to 11.5 meters for all enterprise, government/military, and consumer satellite communication applications. Andrew-designed and -built products--which cover C, Ku, K, X, and the emerging Ka band--include type approved earth station antenna hubs and gateways for broadband and broadcast, VSAT broadband antennas for consumer and enterprise customers, DBS antennas for home satellite broadcast systems, and complete installation and testing services.

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 (, headquartered in Westchester, IL, is an S&P 500 company founded in 1937.

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