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RFS and International Towers Incorporated (ITI) Announce Partnership on Turn-key Broadcast Equipment and Installation Solution for U.S. Spectrum Repack

Enables Broadcasters to Purchase Equipment and Installation Services from a Single Supplier


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Meriden, CT (United States), April 10, 2017– Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), a global designer and manufacturer of cable, antenna and tower systems, has announced a partnership with International Towers Incorporated (ITI), a licensed general contractor with over 30 years of experience supporting the national broadcasting industry. Together, the two companies will offer a turn-key equipment and installation solution which will enable broadcasters preparing for the U.S. broadcast television spectrum repacking program to purchase infrastructure products and installation services from a single supplier and guarantees that services will be available in conjunction with product delivery.

For more than 40 years, RFS has manufactured multi-channel broadband antennas and is widely recognized as a specialist in the design and manufacture of multi-channel antenna and transmission systems. The company has made significant investments in supporting broadcasters as they prepare for the spectrum repack. RFS offers a full suite of broadcast products that are frequency agile, polarization agile and future proof, including its SBB series of wideband slot antennas and PEP Lite antennas, which provide low wind-load and allow operation on any channel within the full UHF band. RFS’ new RFStar™ UHF Slotted Array Antennas provide a simple, reliable option for single or dual channel fixed polarization applications.
With regional offices across the U.S. and experienced tall-tower crews, ITI is immediately available to support re-pack transition efforts. The company provides design, manufacturing, and erection of new broadcast structures and modification of existing broadcast structures, including antenna and line repair and replacement, as well as transmitter and combiner, diplexer and in-house component installation and tuning. It has also completed the re-tooling process by fabricating gin-poles, obtaining rigging equipment, hoists, and other necessary equipment to support the installation needs of U.S. broadcasters.

“ITI’s resources and expertise in the broadcast sector makes them an ideal partner to provide installation services for RFS’ equipment, allowing both companies to quickly and efficiently meet the needs of broadcasters as they prepare for the spectrum repack while taking the onus off of the customer to coordinate with multiple vendors,” said Scott Martin, director of broadcast sales, RFS.
“We are pleased to enter in to a relationship with RFS, which has provided equipment for some of the most high profile broadcast installations to date, such as the new terrestrial broadcasting solution deployed at the World Trade Center,” said Doug Gratzer, president, International Towers Incorporated (ITI). “Together, we will be able to better ensure that deployments run smoothly and on schedule.”
RFS will be in booth C2022 and ITI will be in booth C1047 at NAB 2017 taking place April 22-27, 2017 in Las Vegas, NV.


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About RFS
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) is a global designer and manufacturer of cable, antenna and tower systems, plus active and passive RF conditioning modules, providing total-package solutions for wireless infrastructure.

RFS serves OEMs, distributors, system integrators, operators and installers in the broadcast, wireless communications, land-mobile and microwave market sectors. As an ISO compliant organization with manufacturing and customer service facilities that span the globe, RFS offers cutting-edge engineering capabilities, superior field support and innovative product design. RFS is a leader in wireless infrastructure.

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About International Towers Incorporated (ITI)
Headquartered in Tucson, Arizona, ITI is a company with national scope and offices in Texas, Louisiana, and Florida with a centralized rigging and heavy equipment depot. ITI is a licensed general contractor with over 30 years of experience supporting government, commercial cellular and broadcast customers. Please visit http://www.itowersinc.com for more information.

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