Profile: ADDvantage Technologies Group Inc (AEY.O)
30 Sep 2014
ADDvantage Technologies Group, Inc., incorporated on September 20, 1989, through its subsidiaries, distributes and services a range of electronics and hardware for the cable television (CATV) industry. The products the Company sells and services are used to acquire, distribute, receive and protect the communications signals carried on fiber-optic, coaxial cable and wireless distribution systems. Its customers provide a range of communications services including television, high-speed data (Internet) and telephony, to single family dwellings, apartments and institutions, such as hospitals, prisons, universities, schools, cruise boats and others. The Company’s operating subsidiaries include Tulsat Corporation (Tulsat), Tulsat-Atlanta LLC, ADDvantage Technologies Group of Nebraska, Inc. (doing business as Tulsat-Nebraska), ADDvantage Technologies Group of Texas, Inc. (doing business as Tulsat Texas), ADDvantage Technologies Group of Missouri, Inc. (doing business as ComTech Services), NCS Industries, Inc. (NCS), and Adams Global Communications, LLC (AGC). In March 2014, the Company acquired Nave Communications Company.
Tulsat, located in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, is a distributor of Cisco video products. Tulsat is also a Cisco Premier Partner allowing it to sell Cisco’s IT related products as well. Tulsat is also designated as an authorized third party Cisco repair center for select video products. NCS, located in Warminster, Pennsylvania, is a distributor of Motorola broadband products and is also a Master Distributor for the United States distribution of Fujitsu Frontech North America encoders, decoders and media solutions products. AGC, located in Lenexa, Kansas, has a reseller agreement with Arris Solutions to sell cable television equipment in the United States. The Company’s subsidiaries also sell products from other original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), including Alpha, Blonder-Tongue, RL Drake, Corning-Gilbert, Promax, Quintech, Standard and Triveni Digital. In addition to offering a range of new products, it also purchases and sells surplus-new and refurbished equipment that becomes available in the market as a result of cable operator system upgrades or an overstock in their warehouses.
Headend products are used by a system operator for signal acquisition, processing and manipulation for further transmission. Among the products the Company offers in this category are satellite receivers (digital and analog), integrated receiver/decoders, demodulators, modulators, antennas and antenna mounts, amplifiers, equalizers and processors. Fiber products are used to transmit the output of cable system headend to multiple locations using fiber-optic cable. In this category, the Company offers products, including optical transmitters, fiber-optic cable, receivers, couplers, splitters and compatible accessories. These products convert radio frequencies to light frequencies and launch them on optical fiber. At each receiver site, an optical receiver is used to convert the signals back to RF VHF frequencies for distribution to subscribers. Access and transport products are used to permit signals to travel from the headend to their ultimate destination in a home, apartment, hotel room, office or other terminal location along a distribution network of fiber optic or coaxial cable. Among the products it offers in this category are transmitters, receivers, line extenders, broadband amplifiers, directional taps and splitters.
Digital converters and modems are boxes placed inside the home that receive, record and transmit video, data and telephony signals. Among the products the Company offers in this category are remanufactured Cisco, Motorola and Arris digital converter boxes and modems. It also sells to the customers other hardware, such as test equipment, connector and cable products. In addition, it also offers Fujitsu Frontech North America encoders, decoders and other media solutions products used for the broadcast industry. These products encode and decode signals with an industry encode/decode latency for high definition satellite news gathering and sports broadcasting.
ADDvantage Technologies Group Inc
1221 E. Houston
BROKEN ARROW OK 74012