EMCEE Broadcast Products, Inc. to Reveal `Digital Transition Strategy' At NAB, April 23 - 26, in Las Vegas

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from EMCEE Broadcast Products, Inc.

    WHITE HAVEN, Pa., April 10 /PRNewswire/ --
     EMCEE Broadcast Products, Inc. (Nasdaq:   ECIN) today announced EMCEE's
 "Digital Transition Strategy" transmitters will be featured at NAB (National
 Association of Broadcasters) 2001, April 23-26, in Las Vegas.
     The "Digital Transition Strategy", developed in April of 1997, gives
 broadcasters the ability to offer quality DTV programming without incurring
 the high costs of a conversion to full power.
     EMCEE has looked at the transition to DTV broadcasting from the operator's
 point of view.  By adopting the "Digital Transition Strategy", broadcasters
 will be on air with a digital signal, covering their city of license, by May
 2002.  They will also realize savings through lower initial capital
 investments, lower electrical consumption costs and savings in tower
 modifications and/or new tower construction costs.
     After implementing the transition approach, broadcasters will then be able
 to upgrade the transition transmitter to their authorized power levels as
 their business plans develop or the FCC mandates (currently December 2004).
     The Advanced Broadcast Systems (ABS) model TE transmitter is specifically
 designed to take full advantage of the "Digital Transition Strategy".  The TE
 transmitter is an economical transmitter package that can be upgraded to power
 levels as low as 12 Kw, single IOT, to as high as 120 Kw with four IOT's
 (liquid and air-cooled versions available).  The Advanced Broadcast Systems
 (ABS) model TE transmitter features a built-in remote control system and a
 three-year warranty.  The high power upgrade is provided by Advanced Broadcast
 Systems, which was acquired by EMCEE Broadcast Products, Inc. in April 2000.
 Advanced Broadcast Systems has been providing high power digital and analog
 transmitters to the broadcast industry since 1990.
     EMCEE will also feature its newly developed HDS solid-state series of DTV
 transmitters available in various output power levels from 1000 through 5000
 watts average power.  These transmitters are based on recently developed
 Laterally Diffused Metal Oxide Semiconductor (LDMOS) transistors.
 Incorporating multiple current sharing power supplies and parallel devices in
 critical driver and power amplifier sections minimizes single point failure.
 Additional features of the HDS series include "hot swap" amplifier drawers,
 soft failure, redundant power supplies, remote control ready, and air-cooling.
     Also available from EMCEE's booth, and in conjunction with Advanced
 Broadcast Systems (ABS), will be a full line of UHF transmitters from 10 watts
 to 280 Kw for analog and 400 watts to 120 Kw for digital DTV service and VHF
 transmitters from 10 watts to 15 Kw.
     EMCEE is a leading supplier of wireless communications equipment for one
 and two-way wireless Internet, video and voice services at the 2.0 to 4.0 GHz
 spectrum range.  EMCEE also develops and manufactures equipment for UHF/VHF
 analog and digital television applications.  Headquartered in White Haven,
 Pennsylvania, EMCEE has over 40 years of RF experience.  Its products are
 installed in more than 100 countries.  For more information, visit EMCEE's web
 site at www.emceebrd.com for low power VHF and UHF broadcast transmitters and
 wireless communications equipment or www.abs-tv.com for high power UHF
 broadcast transmitters.
 
 

SOURCE EMCEE Broadcast Products, Inc.
    WHITE HAVEN, Pa., April 10 /PRNewswire/ --
     EMCEE Broadcast Products, Inc. (Nasdaq:   ECIN) today announced EMCEE's
 "Digital Transition Strategy" transmitters will be featured at NAB (National
 Association of Broadcasters) 2001, April 23-26, in Las Vegas.
     The "Digital Transition Strategy", developed in April of 1997, gives
 broadcasters the ability to offer quality DTV programming without incurring
 the high costs of a conversion to full power.
     EMCEE has looked at the transition to DTV broadcasting from the operator's
 point of view.  By adopting the "Digital Transition Strategy", broadcasters
 will be on air with a digital signal, covering their city of license, by May
 2002.  They will also realize savings through lower initial capital
 investments, lower electrical consumption costs and savings in tower
 modifications and/or new tower construction costs.
     After implementing the transition approach, broadcasters will then be able
 to upgrade the transition transmitter to their authorized power levels as
 their business plans develop or the FCC mandates (currently December 2004).
     The Advanced Broadcast Systems (ABS) model TE transmitter is specifically
 designed to take full advantage of the "Digital Transition Strategy".  The TE
 transmitter is an economical transmitter package that can be upgraded to power
 levels as low as 12 Kw, single IOT, to as high as 120 Kw with four IOT's
 (liquid and air-cooled versions available).  The Advanced Broadcast Systems
 (ABS) model TE transmitter features a built-in remote control system and a
 three-year warranty.  The high power upgrade is provided by Advanced Broadcast
 Systems, which was acquired by EMCEE Broadcast Products, Inc. in April 2000.
 Advanced Broadcast Systems has been providing high power digital and analog
 transmitters to the broadcast industry since 1990.
     EMCEE will also feature its newly developed HDS solid-state series of DTV
 transmitters available in various output power levels from 1000 through 5000
 watts average power.  These transmitters are based on recently developed
 Laterally Diffused Metal Oxide Semiconductor (LDMOS) transistors.
 Incorporating multiple current sharing power supplies and parallel devices in
 critical driver and power amplifier sections minimizes single point failure.
 Additional features of the HDS series include "hot swap" amplifier drawers,
 soft failure, redundant power supplies, remote control ready, and air-cooling.
     Also available from EMCEE's booth, and in conjunction with Advanced
 Broadcast Systems (ABS), will be a full line of UHF transmitters from 10 watts
 to 280 Kw for analog and 400 watts to 120 Kw for digital DTV service and VHF
 transmitters from 10 watts to 15 Kw.
     EMCEE is a leading supplier of wireless communications equipment for one
 and two-way wireless Internet, video and voice services at the 2.0 to 4.0 GHz
 spectrum range.  EMCEE also develops and manufactures equipment for UHF/VHF
 analog and digital television applications.  Headquartered in White Haven,
 Pennsylvania, EMCEE has over 40 years of RF experience.  Its products are
 installed in more than 100 countries.  For more information, visit EMCEE's web
 site at www.emceebrd.com for low power VHF and UHF broadcast transmitters and
 wireless communications equipment or www.abs-tv.com for high power UHF
 broadcast transmitters.
 
 SOURCE  EMCEE Broadcast Products, Inc.