Andrew Corporation, a global leader in communications systems and
products, has introduced an antenna product line that is ideal for
wireless networks utilizing new broadband technologies such as WiMAX and
other OFDM-based systems.
Andrew Multi-Port Array Antennas are designed for WiMAX (wireless
interoperability for microwave access) and OFDM (orthogonal frequency
division multiplexing) mobility systems that employ multiple antenna
options such as multi-input, multi-output (MIMO) and adaptive antenna
systems to increase range and reliability. The multi-port antenna
arrays, which operate at both 2.5 gigahertz (GHz) and 3.5 GHz
frequencies, are designed specifically to support the unique radio
signaling requirements of OFDM broadband wireless networks.
The new Andrew antennas, which are commercially available today, are
deployed in a North American customer field trial.
"Our introduction of multi-port antenna arrays demonstrates Andrew's
ability to quickly support new and innovative technologies being used by
our customers," said John DeSana, group president, Antenna and Cable
Products. "We are confident that these new Andrew antenna arrays will
enhance the performance of our customers' OFDM-based broadband wireless
"OFDM-based technologies will be one of the solutions that enable the
convergence of voice, data, and video. With our strong research and
engineering capabilities, Andrew will continue to deliver products that
enable our customers to leverage technology investments that create new
revenue opportunities and drive customer satisfaction."
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
original equipment manufacturers from facilities in 35 countries. Andrew
headquartered in Orland Park, IL, is an S&P 500 company founded in 1937.
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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
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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
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