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Tim Mullane
Director of Business Development
978 486-0582
t.mullane@nexteklightning.com

NexTek Launches High Performance 12.5 GHz SurgeGuard™
Lightning Arrestors

Low VSWR and insertion loss Rugged and waterproof Maximum protection in minimum space

Westford, MA, February 10, 2006 - - NexTek, Inc., a leading designer of best-in-class lightning protection and EMC / power conditioning products and services, announces a new family of lightning arrestors designed to operate at frequencies of up to 12.5 GHz. The SurgeGuard™ PTC-SAx-SAF-20 is a gas discharge tube-type lightning arrestor with SMA connectors. This PTC series is designed for use in 0-12.5 GHz microwave applications, and provides industry-leading performance characterized by very low VSWR and insertion loss. Compact geometries (≤36.2mm L x 16.6mm D) assure maximum protection in the minimum space.

Able to withstand harsh environmental conditions, the PTC-SAx-SAF-20 series is both rugged and waterproof. Using nickel-over-brass construction, a gold center conductor and gold contacts, the PTC-SAx-SAF-20 meets the most stringent military, commercial and environmental standards, including IP67. Additional features include: normal and reverse polarity SMA connectors, 10x multiple strike capability @ 5kA, 20 kA (8 x 20μs) surge capability, bi-directional protection and an operating temperature range of -40°C to +90°C.

The SurgeGuard™ PTC series of lightning arrestors is available in various polarity configurations, and is value-priced in OEM quantities at $40 each. For more information or a datasheet with product specifications, visit www.nexteklightning.com.
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NexTek’s SurgeGuard™ PTC series of lightning arrestors operate at frequencies up to 12.5 GHz.

Contact notes for Editors

Dir. Business Development VP, Engineering PR Representative
Tim Mullane George Kauffman Ira Sabran
NexTek, Inc. NexTek, Inc. Lodico & Co.
439 Littleton Rd. 439 Littleton Rd. 60 McAllister Drive
Westford, MA 01886 Westford, MA 01886 Carlisle, MA 01741
USA USA USA
Tel: 978 486-0582 Tel: 978 486-0582 Tel: 978 369 6556
Fax: 978 486 0583 Fax: 978 486 0583 Fax: 978 369 6284
t.mullane@nexteklightning.com g.kauffman@nexteklightning.com isabran@lodicoandco.com

Ref: NT601 – 021006


About NexTek, Inc.
NexTek is an excellence-oriented engineering company with that provides best-in-class lightning protection, and EMC / power conditioning products and services. NexTek designs, develops, manufactures and markets EMI/EMC solutions internationally. NexTek provides technical resources and solves customers’ EMC challenges by providing cost-effective, high-quality, high-performance products and services.
NexTek offers high quality standard products and continues to evolve products to solve customer challenges. The core product portfolio is based upon coaxial RF protector designs using gas discharge, quarter-wave and filter technology. The industry-leading product portfolio delivers both superior performance and value for wireless communications, WiMAX, Wi-Fi, aviation, military and homeland security applications.
The company’s Westford, MA headquarters, houses the engineering, sales and marketing departments. NexTek’s products are manufactured in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and internationally. For more information about NexTek and its products, please visit the company's web site at www.nexteklightning.com.

The SurgeGuard™ trademark is the property of NexTek, Inc.

 
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