News | October 26, 2010

Dielectric Changes Name To SPX Communication Technology

Dielectric Communications recently announced that it will now operate under the name of SPX Communication Technology, effective immediately. The full range of Dielectric products — including its RF broadcast antenna systems, transmission line, switching and patching components, and transmission accessories — will continue to be sold globally by SPX Communication Technology under the Dielectric brand. The new name is intended to reflect more accurately the company's expanding focus on developing and marketing a broader spectrum of global communication technologies and solutions, and it underscores the company's close strategic alignment with its parent company, SPX.

"Dielectric is one of the most established and respected brands in the broadcasting industry, and it will continue to serve its clients with the same innovation, dedication, and service that broadcasters have known and trusted for the past 68 years," said Garrett VanAtta, president of SPX Communication Technology. "Under the SPX Communication Technology name, we will continue to operate from our Maine headquarters with the same talented pool of engineers and customer support staff responsible for our broadcast transmission products. The company also will apply its decades of engineering expertise in passive radio frequency and broadcast transmissions to develop a wider array of innovative technologies and solutions that can contribute to the future advancement of global communications."

The change to SPX Communication Technology will allow for the expansion into new geographic markets and the development of new innovative communication solutions while maintaining the strong brand-equity that has been established in the company's current product portfolio.

"SPX Communication Technology has long been at the forefront of change, most recently in leading the U.S. transition to digital television (DTV) with the first antenna installed in 1994, and also in helping to usher in the HD radio broadcasting era," said Lee Powell, SPX Segment President. "As macroeconomic drivers create increased global communication needs in developed and emerging economies, we remain committed to leveraging our expertise in developing new innovative technologies to help solve our customers' ever-evolving business challenges."

Information on the full range of SPX Communication Technology's innovative solutions can be found at or

About SPX Communication Technology
Operating out of Raymond, Maine, SPX Communication Technology is the nation's largest manufacturer of broadcast antenna systems for radio, mobile media, and television as well as a global provider of broadcast and wireless communications technology. SPX Corporation is a Fortune 500 global, multi-industry manufacturing company. With headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., SPX has 15,000 employees in more than 35 countries worldwide. For more information, visit

SOURCE: SPX Communication Technology