Profile: ADDvantage Technologies Group Inc (AEY.A)
19 Feb 2019
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 (Cable TV) and telecommunications (Telco) industries. The Company has two segments: Cable Television (Cable TV) and Telecommunications (Telco). The Company provides equipment repair services to cable operators. The Company maintains inventories of new and used equipment. The Company's subsidiaries operate technical service centers that service/repair various brands of Cable TV equipment. The Company markets and sells its products to franchise and private multiple system operators (MSOs), telecommunication companies, system contractors and other resellers.
The Company's Cable TV segment sells new, surplus and refurbished cable television equipment to cable television operators or MSOs or other resellers that sell to these customers across North America, Central America, South America and to other international regions. The Cable TV segment offers customers a range of new, surplus-new and refurbished products across the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) suppliers in the industry that are used in connection with video, telephone and Internet data signals. The Cable TV segment's products are headend products, fiber products, access and transport products, customer premise equipment (CPE), test equipment and hardware equipment. Its Cable TV segment offers repair services for various brands of cable equipment at its approximately seven service centers.
The Cable TV segment's headend products are used by a system operator for signal acquisition, processing and manipulation for further transmission. It offers various products in the headend category, such as satellite receivers (digital and analog), integrated receiver/decoders, demodulators, modulators, antennas and antenna mounts, amplifiers, equalizers and processors. Its fiber products are used to transmit the output of cable system headend to multiple locations using fiber-optic cable. In the fiber products category, the Company offers products, including optical transmitters, fiber-optic cable, receivers, couplers, splitters and compatible accessories. These products convert radio frequencies (RF) 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 very high frequency (VHF) frequencies for distribution to subscribers. The Company's access and transport products are used to permit signals to travel from the headend to their destination in a home, apartment, hotel room, office or other terminal location along a distribution network of fiber-optic or coaxial cable. The Company's products in the access and transport category are transmitters, receivers, line extenders, broadband amplifiers, directional taps and splitters. The Cable TV segment's CPE products include digital converters and modems, which are boxes placed inside the home that receive, record and transmit video, data and telephony signals. Its test equipment is used in the set-up, signal testing and maintenance of electronic equipment and the overall support of the cable television plant. It also inventories and sells to its customers other hardware, such as connector and cable products.
The Company's Telco segment offers its customers a range of used telecommunication equipment across various manufacturers consisting of component parts to expand capacity, provides spares or replaces non-working components. Its Telco segment's central office equipment includes optical, switching and data equipment on a customer's communication network. The Telco segment's optical equipment products aggregate and transport Internet traffic. The Telco segment's switching equipment products originate, terminate and route voice traffic. The Telco segment's data equipment products transport Internet and voice over Internet protocol (VOIP) traffic through routers. The Telco segment's CPE includes integrated access devices, channel banks and routers that are placed inside the customer site that will receive the communication signal from the communication services provider. The Telco segment also offers customers decommissioning services for surplus and obsolete equipment, which it then processes through its recycling program.
ADDvantage Technologies Group Inc
1221 E Houston St
BROKEN ARROW OK 74012-4405