Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products Press Release - October 29, 2010
Spectrum's Patch Antennas Now Meet Iridium
PA – January 25, 2011 – Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products
announced today that its
elements have successfully fulfilled
Iridium Satellite Communications' "Iridium Compatible
Equipment (ICE) Certification" requirements. This certification offers Spectrum's customers the ability to save
time when using Iridium-certified antennas in their applications by eliminating the need for re-certifying
equipment when using the patch antennas according to Iridium's guidelines.
Compliance and Testing Requirements
This new partnership with
Iridium Satellite demonstrates Spectrum's continuing dedication to manufacturing high quality, high performance
products. Currently, the PA25-1621-025SA and PA45-1621-1575SA patch antennas have achieved ICE Certification,
however several of Spectrum's antennas and assemblies are in the approval process and certification is expected in
Spectrum will join Iridium staff and other registered partners at the Iridium Partner Conference, in New
Orleans, LA this year. The conference, which runs from January 25-28, will feature exhibitions from all registered
equipment providers and Iridium partners, offering a strong forum for discussion on the future of satellite
As the industry's only vertically integrated antenna solutions and systems
provider, Spectrum offers the unique ability to design and manufacture custom antennas and assemblies completely
in-house, from concept through delivery. Spectrum produces a range of antenna types, including aperture, slot,
loops, spiral, planar, switched arrays, EBAs, beam-forming static, cavity backed and custom network/baluns ideal
for applications in the 400 MHz - 8 GHz range as well as high efficiency, high gain applications.
Satellite Communications is dedicated to the advancement of emerging markets in the satellite communication
industry, such as the machine-to-machine (M2M) market, and the two-way, satellite-based location, tracking and
messaging market. Iridium is the only company to offer true global coverage for satellite communications, and is a
key player in advancing the way global enterprises conduct daily mission-critical activities.
About Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products:
Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products produces coaxial filters &
interconnects, advanced ceramics, antennas & assemblies, specialty connectors & harnessing and power filters &
film modules. Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products is a
Spectrum Control Business.
About Spectrum Control:
Spectrum Control, an ISO 9001:2000 certified company, is comprised of four
businesses: Advanced Specialty Products, Sensors and Controls, Power Management Systems, and Microwave Components
produces a wide range of microwave components and systems. Products include microwave filters, amplifiers, mixers,
voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs), dielectric resonator oscillators (DROs) and a wide range of RF & microwave
systems & assemblies.
Spectrum Sensors & Controls Precision Positioning Sensors
Operation produces potentiometers and position sensors including rotary, motorized, hollow shaft, linear and fader
types, as well as element segments and custom assemblies. The company’s Advanced Thermal Products Operation
produces temperature sensing probes and assemblies, PTC and NTC thermistors and resistive temperature detectors
Spectrum Power Management Systems produces AC and DC
power distribution and remote management systems. Power solutions include off-the-shelf products as well as
customized products or systems designed to suit specific user requirements.
Director of Global Sales & Marketing
Spectrum Advanced Specialty
8061 Avonia Road
Fairview, PA 16415