A new line of telecommunications central office cable air dryers introduced by Andrew Corporation, a global leader in communications products and systems, features technology that helps wireline network providers extend cable life and avoid costly service interruptions.

Andrew's Central Office Cable Air Dryers, including the industry's first 60,000 standard cubic feet per day (scfd) single compressor unit, use 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. The patented membrane technology produces cleaner, dryer air in a single unit versus the need for two units in competitors' offerings.

Andrew is introducing the three new units November 16-17 at OSP Expo 2005 at the Fort Worth Convention Center, Fort Worth, Texas.

"Andrew's new cable air dryers represent a huge advance in the drying techniques available to telecom wireline network providers," said John DeSana, group president, Antenna and Cable Products, Andrew Corporation. "These ultra-quiet units offer more capacity and require less maintenance than anything now available for use from central offices."

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 (www.andrew.com), headquartered in Orland Park, IL, is an S&P 500 company founded in 1937.

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