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April 4th, 2018

The World's First Portable Radome to Debut at NAB Show from Walton

Walton De-Ice is introducing to the broadcast industry at NABShow 2018 their new, first-of-a-kind, Walton Portable Radome product for satellite uplink/downlink antennas.

The Walton Portable Radome protects antennas from weather effects such as rain, sleet, snow, ice, winds, sandstorms, and hail. The radome can be rapidly deployed in just hours, unlike conventional radomes in its class size, and at cost-savings.

The Walton Portable Radome offers a uniquely deployable weather protection solution for C-, X-, Ku-, and Ka-band applications, such as vehicular mount and Comms-On-The-Pause (COTM) terminals, VSATs, transportable uplinks for news, remote productions, first responders, and disaster recovery networks.

The Walton Portable Radome employs the same field-proven, virtually RF transparent, and hydrophobic Architectural Fabric antenna cover materials used in Snow Shield and Ice Quake antenna covers deployed in military and civilian satellite antenna de-icing and weather protection systems around the globe.  The initial release is designed for satellite Earth station antenna reflector structures under 4 meters in size.

According to David Walton, Vice President for Walton De-Ice, and inventor of the product, “Whether you need to keep an uplink or downlink on air in a 70 mile-per-hour wind storm, sandstorm, blizzard, hail, or torrential rains, the new Walton Portable Radome helps make satellite networks more survivable and deployable into extreme environments.”

There's an informative video that shows the new radome's ability to withstand 85 mph wind at this direct link...