March 28, 2018

Repack timeline acceleration drives hardware demand, sparks RFS partnership with MYAT

Leading RF players partner to help broadcasters address wait time for equipment in response to heightened incentives for faster spectrum shift


Meriden, CT and Mahwah, NJ – April 03, 2018 – With mobile carriers increasingly incentivizing broadcasters to vacate their current spectrum allocation early as part of the FCC repack, there has been a surge in demand for repack-ready infrastructure that can be deployed and installed immediately. To address this challenge, Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) and MYAT have partnered to meet what has now become the fast-paced needs of broadcasters today and in the coming months.

Details of the partnership:

  • The partnership will see RFS’ new repack and ATSC3.0-ready UHF mask filters pre-integrated into MYAT’s DTV RF transmission systems. RFS’ new 6-pole and 8-pole UHF filters are cast, instead of being soldered or bolted together, allowing for a more even and consistent dissipation of heat and lower insertion loss. Filters are available up to 60 kW. 
  • The complete RF systems will be assembled at MYAT’s in-country facility in New Jersey and kept in inventory, dramatically reducing lead times and letting installers respond to sudden needs around the repack far quicker than they could otherwise. These systems can be tuned in under an hour and tailored to meet each broadcaster’s individual needs before they ship. 

“Serving both broadcasters and mobile carriers, RFS has unique insight into both industries when it comes to the spectrum repack,” said Eddy Vanderkerken, Director of Sales for Broadcast at RFS. “Seeing the desire to accelerate the repack further in 2018 has driven an urgent demand for new broadcasting equipment suited to the new spectrum allocation. By partnering with MYAT in response to this, we can together get that hardware in place as soon as requested.”

Philip Cindrich, President of MYAT, added: “By combining RFS and MYAT’s expertise, we can create comprehensive products that are designed to meet the specific requirements of broadcasters during the repack. Not only this, but by anticipating the impending rise in demand in this way, we can deliver quality products with minimal lead time and ensure that accelerated timelines for the repack are met.”


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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. 

About MYAT
MYAT, Inc. is a leading supplier of rigid coaxial transmission line systems and components, coaxial switches, power combiners, and waveguide. Located in their 37,000 square foot headquarters in Mahwah, NJ, MYAT has been serving the industry for over 67 years and has earned a reputation for producing the highest quality products, innovative solutions, and unmatched long-term reliability. MYAT stands ready to assist customers with their re-pack system planning and implementation. 

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