Profile: RF Industries Ltd (RFIL.A)
17 Jun 2019
RF Industries, Ltd., incorporated on November 13, 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 operates through two segments: RF Connector and Cable Assembly, which consists of Connector and Cable Assembly Division, and the Custom Cabling Manufacturing and Assembly, which consists of subsidiaries, including Cables Unlimited, Inc. (Cables Unlimited), Comnet Telecom Supply, Inc. (Comnet) and Rel-Tech Electronics, Inc. (Rel-Tech). The Connector and Cable Assembly Division designs, manufactures and distributes coaxial connectors and cable assemblies that are integrated with coaxial connectors. Cables Unlimited manufactures custom and standard cable assemblies, hybrid fiber optic power solution cables, adapters and electromechanical wiring harnesses for communication, computer, local area network (LAN), automotive and medical equipment. Comnet manufactures and sells fiber optics cable, cabling technologies and custom patch cord assemblies, as well as other data center products. Rel-Tech designs and manufactures cable assemblies and wiring harnesses for blue chip industrial, oilfield, instrumentation and military customers.
Connector and Cable Assembly Division
The Connector and Cable Assembly Division is engaged in the design, manufacture and distribution of coaxial connector solutions 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, facilitate the transmission of analog and digital signals in various frequencies. The Company also sells custom connectors designed and manufactured to suit its customers' requirements, such as the wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) and broadband wireless markets. As of October 31, 2016, the Company's Connector and Cable Assembly Division carried over 1,500 different types of connectors, adapters, tools, and test and measurements kits.
The Company's radio frequency (RF) connectors are used in various devices, products and types of equipment. Cable assemblies manufactured for the Connector and Cable Assembly Division are manufactured at the Company's California facilities using automation equipment and are sold through distributors or directly to original equipment manufacturer (OEM) accounts. As of October 31, 2016, the Company offered a line of cable assemblies with over 100,000 cable product combinations.
The Company's Connector and Cable Assembly Division designs, manufactures and markets a range of coaxial connectors, coaxial adapters and coaxial cable assemblies for various products with applications in commercial, industrial, automotive, transportation, scientific, aerospace and military markets. Various types of products/connectors are offered by the RF Connector Division, including passive distributed antenna systems (DAS) related items, such as splitters, couplers and loads, compression connectors, 2.4 millimeter (mm), 3.5mm, micro coaxial (MCX), miniature high voltage (MHV), mini-ultra high frequency (UHF), micro-MCX (MMCX) and UHF.
The Company's connectors are offered in various configurations and cable attachment methods for customer applications. There are various applications for these connectors, which include digital applications, second-and-half generation (2.5G), third generation (3G), fourth generation (4G), worldwide interoperability for microwave access (Wi-MAX), long-term evolution (LTE) and other broadband wireless infrastructure, global positioning systems (GPS), mobile radio products, aircraft, video surveillance systems, cable assemblies and test equipment. Users of the Company's connectors include telecommunications companies, circuit board manufacturers, OEM, consumer electronics manufacturers, audio and video product manufacturers and installers, and satellite companies.
The Connector Division designs and sells a range of connector tools and hand tools that are assembled into kits used by lab and field technicians, research and development (R&D) technicians and engineers. The Company also designs and offers some of its own tools. The Connector division, through CompPro Product Line, markets and manufactures a compression technology. CompPro is used by wireless network operators, installers and distributors in North America and other parts of the world. The Cable Assembly component of the Connector and Cable Assembly Division markets and manufactures cable assemblies in a range of sizes and combinations of RF coaxial connectors and coax cabling. Coaxial cable assemblies have various applications, including low passive intermodulation (PIM); wireless and wireless local area networks; wide area networks; Internet systems; personal communications service (PCS)/cellular systems, including DAS installations, television/dish network systems, test equipment, military/aerospace (mil-standard and Commercial Off The Shelf (COTS)) and entertainment systems.
The Company, through its Oddcables.com Website, offers a range of audio cables, video cables, video graphics array (VGA) cables, digital visual interface (DVI) cables, high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) cables, RF coax adapters, coax cables, coax tools kits, computer cables, universal serial bus (USB) and firewire cables and other networking cables to retail customers. The Company designs its connectors in San Diego, California.
Cables Unlimited Division
Cables Unlimited is a custom cable manufacturer. Cables Unlimited's products include custom and standard copper and fiber optic cable assemblies, adapters and electromechanical wiring harnesses for communications, computer, LAN, automotive fiber optic and medical equipment. It also offers a custom cabling solution known as OptiFlex. The OptiFlex cable is a hybrid power and communications cable designed and built for wireless service providers updating their networks to 4G technologies, such as WiMAX, LTE and other technologies. Cables Unlimited also provides cable installation services in the New York regional area.
Comnet Telecom Supply Division
Comnet Telecommunications manufactures and distributes telecommunication equipment and cabling infrastructure products used by telecommunications carriers, co-location service companies, and other telecommunication and data center companies in the United States across multiple industries. Its products include fiber optics cable, copper cabling, custom patch cord assemblies, transceivers/converters, data center consoles and other data center equipment (such as server cabinets and network racks). This division is also a supplier of Hot/Cold Aisle Containment, as well as Technology Furnishing Solutions. It also offers data center filler panel containment products. Comnet's manufacturing facilities are located in East Brunswick, New Jersey.
Rel-Tech Electronics Division
Rel-Tech's wire and cable assembly products include custom wire harnesses, ribbon cable, electromechanical and kitted assemblies, and networking and communications cabling. Rel-Tech Electronics Division sells products through warehousing distributors and OEM customers utilizing coaxial connectors and cable assemblies in the manufacture of their products. Rel-Tech's manufacturing facilities are located in Milford, Connecticut.
RF Industries Ltd
7610 Miramar Rd Ste 6000
SAN DIEGO CA 92126-4238