Andrew Corporation, a leading manufacturer of satellite communications antennas, is previewing two very small aperture terminal (VSAT) antenna designs at the Satellite 2005 tradeshow and conference in Washington DC this week.

The VSAT antennas, a new 75-centimeter elliptical Ku-band receive-transmit system and a new high-wind, low-cost 66-centimeter elliptical Ka/Ku-band system, will offer excellent performance as a cost-effective solution for enterprise network applications and will be available this summer for volume production. These new Andrew 66e and 75e antenna systems are the next generation of small aperture terminals for the expanding satellite broadband market.

The 75-centimeter elliptical Ku-band receive-transmit antenna system has been designed with a narrow beamwidth for improved adjacent satellite discrimination using Andrew's precision fiberglass composite manufacturing process. "The new optics result in excellent cross-polarization discrimination," said John Cole, satellite communications product line director, Andrew Corporation. "When combined with our new azimuth-elevation-skew mount with fine azimuth adjustment, customers will get quick and precise alignment capability for bi-directional applications."

The new 75-centimeter antenna's feed has been designed with a narrow profile to work with additional "sidecar" feed assemblies that will easily accommodate closely spaced multi-satellite applications. In addition, a Ku-band receive-transmit feed with dual polarity receive capability has also been developed and will be on display at Satellite 2005.

The 66-centimeter elliptical Ka/Ku band antenna system will combine a precision steel reflector with a commercial grade die-cast support structure for superior Ka-band performance. "The effects from beam squint or cross-polarization are minimized thanks to the improved design of this antenna system's optics," Cole said. "The antenna's aspect ratio, when combined with the Ka transmit-Ku receive feed design, offers high efficiency in performance at these frequencies."

The antenna system's Ka/Ku feed design features transmit at Ka-band and dual receive polarities at Ku-band. A precision Az/El/Skew mount with fine azimuth adjustment has been developed for ease of installation and alignment. Andrew also plans to include a Ka-band receive-transmit circular polarized feed in the list of system options that will be available during the third quarter of this year.

Andrew offers a complete line of satellite antennas from 43 centimeters to 9.4 meters for all enterprise and consumer satellite communication applications. Andrew-designed and -built products cover C, Ku, K, X, and the emerging Ka band. The company provides complete electronics for both receive and transmit, monitor and control software and hardware. Andrew offers an impressive selection of antennas with international certifications to meet the industry's needs. All Andrew satellite antenna products are sold and shipped through the company's worldwide, centrally located facilities.

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 Orland Park, IL, is an S&P 500 company founded in 1937.

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