Profile: RF Industries Ltd (RFIL.O)
18 Jun 2013
RF Industries, Ltd., incorporated on November 1, 1979, is engaged in the design, manufacture, and marketing of interconnect products and systems, including coaxial and specialty cables, fiber optic cables and connectors, and electrical and electronic specialty cables. The Company’s wireless operations also design, manufacture and sell radio-frequency (RF) wireless modems and provide mobile management solutions for wireless networks. Company classifies its operations into five divisions: The Connector and Cable Assembly Division, the Aviel Electronics Division, the Oddcables.com, the Bioconnect and the Cables Unlimited. The two wireless products and systems divisions consist of The Neulink Division, which is engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of RF data links and wireless modems for receiving and transmitting control signals for remote operation and monitoring of equipment, personnel and monitoring services, and the RadioMobile Division, which is an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) provider of end-to-end mobile management solutions implemented over wireless networks that supplement the operations of the Company’s Neulink division. On June 15, 2011, the Company acquired Cables Unlimited, Inc.
Connector and Cable Division
The Company’s Connector and Cable Division is engaged in the design, manufacture and distribution of coaxial connector solutions and cable assemblies that are integrated with coaxial connectors for companies that design, build, operate, maintain and use wireless voice, data, messaging and location tracking systems. Coaxial connector products consist of connectors, which when attached to a coaxial cable, transmits analog and digital signals in a range of frequencies. The Company also sells custom connectors, such as the wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) and broadband wireless markets. The Company’s Connector and Cable Division carries over 1,200 connectors, adapters, tools and assembly, test and measurements kits.
The Company’s RF connectors are used in thousands of different devices, products and types of equipment. Third party foreign manufacturers located in Asia manufacture a portion of the Company’s RF connectors. The Company’s cable assembly products consist of various types of coaxial cables that are attached to connectors for use in a variety of communications applications. The Company offers a line of cable assemblies with over 100,000 cable product combinations. The Company’s new product includes the fourth generation (4G) and worldwide interoperability for microwave access (Wi-MAX) wireless network systems. The types of connectors offered by the RF Connector Division include 2.4 millimeter and 3.5 millimeter, 7-16 DIN, BNC, MCX, MHV, Mini-UHF, MMCX, N, SMA, SMB, TNC, QMA and UHF. These connectors are offered in several configurations and cable attachment methods for customer applications.
There connectors are used in digital applications, cellular and personal communication system (PCS) telephones, Wi-Fi and broadband wireless applications, cellular and personal communication services (PCS) infrastructure, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), mobile radio products, aircraft, video surveillance systems, cable assemblies and test equipment. The Connector Division markets over 1,200 types of connectors, adapters, tools and assembly, test and measurement kits.
Aviel Electronics Division
The Company’s Aviel Electronics Division is engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of custom, specialty or precision connectors and cable systems for specialized purposes, such as commercial aerospace and military systems. It serves the microwave transmission industries, and is a vendor to aerospace, electronics, OEM’s and government agencies in the United States and abroad. Aviel also specializes in the design and manufacture of custom and non-standard configurations required for specific applications as well as hard to locate and discontinued connectors for commercial, aerospace, military and other applications. The Aviel division also manufactures precision-grade, high frequency connectors and adapters that are sold by the Oddcables.com division.
The Oddcables.com Division primarily sells coaxial, fiberoptic, and other connectors and cable assemblies on a retail basis to local multi-media and communications customers. Oddcables.com primarily sells its products on a retail basis at its retail outlet in San Diego, California. The Company also sells its products on-line under the e-commerce brand, Oddcables.com. Oddcables.com sells coaxial connectors and cable assemblies for numerous multi-media products, devices and instruments in the local San Diego, California, area. Oddcables.com also produces and markets cable assemblies in a variety of sizes and combinations of RF coaxial connectors and coaxial cabling including 10 GHz high frequency fiber optic patch cable assemblies. coaxial cable assemblies have thousands of applications including local area networks, wide area networks, Internet systems, PCS/cellular systems, TV/dish network systems, test equipment, military/aerospace (mil-standard and COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf)) and entertainment systems. cable assemblies are manufactured to the purchaser’s specifications.
The Bioconnect Division is engaged in product development, design, manufacture and sale of cables and interconnects for medical monitoring applications, such as disposable ECG cables, EEG leads, infant apnea monitors in hospitals, patient leads, snap leads and connecting wires. These products consist primarily of patient monitoring cables, ECG cables, snap leads, and molded safety leads for neonatal monitoring electrodes. The products, which are used in hospitals, clinics, doctor offices, ambulances and at home are frequently replaced in order to ensure maximum performance of medical diagnostic equipment.
Cables Unlimited Products
Cables Unlimited manufactures custom cable assemblies. Products manufactured by Cables Unlimited include custom fiber optic cable assemblies, adapters and electromechanical wiring harnesses for telecommunications, computer, LAN, automotive and medical equipment companies. Cables Unlimited also provides fiber optic and cable installation services in the New York regional area. During the fiscal year ended October 31, 2012, Cables Unlimited developed and commercially released a cabling solution for wireless service providers engaged in upgrading their cell towers for 4G technologies. The custom hybrid cable, called OptiFlex, is significantly lighter and possesses greater flexibility than cables previously used for wireless service.
RF Neulink Division
The Company’s RF Neulink Division designs and manufactures, through outside contractors, wireless data products, which consists of RF data links and wireless modems. These radio modems and receivers provide wireless connections over longer distances where wire connections may not be desirable or feasible. In addition to selling its own radio modem, RF Neulink also distributes antennas, transceivers and related products of other manufacturers. The RF Neulink Division also offers packages for remote data transmission applications.
The products sold by this division include both its own products and products of other manufacturers that are distributed by the Neulink Division. These products are applied in seismic and volcanic monitoring, industrial remote censoring/control in oil fields, pipelines and warehousing, lottery remote terminals, various military applications, remote camera control and tracking, perimeter and security system control/monitoring, water and waste management, inventory control, biomedical hazardous material monitoring, fish farming automation of food dispensing, water aeration and monitoring, remote emergency generator startup and monitoring, and police usage for mobile warrant database access.
The Company’s RadioMobile Division is an OEM provider of end-to-end mobile management solutions implemented over wireless networks. It provides hardware and software solutions for wireless mobile data management application. RadioMobile sales consist of hardware, software and networking products, as well as design and installation services. The markets include public safety, which consists of police, fire, and emergency medical services, and utilities and transportation, which consists of rail, bus, taxi and courier services. Software applications for both host computer aided dispatch (CAD) and mobile environments are developed by in house engineers and contractors.
The Company competes with Motorola, Intergraph, Northrop Grumman, Panasonic, and cellular providers including Verizon Wireless and AT&T.
RF Industries Ltd
7610 Miramar Road
SAN DIEGO CA 92126-4202