Antenna maker Dielectric has chosen Buenos Aires-based Mach Electronics as a partner for southern South America. Mach is broadcast equipment and service supplier for FM and TV broadcasters along with other telecom concerns.
Like many countries across the planet digital TV adoption is a driving force in the broadcast industry forcing equipment change in Argentina (plus other neighboring countries).
Mach Electronics Sales Executive Juan Carlos Ruiz said, “The analog blackout, which was recently postponed until June 2025, will drive the future of broadcasting in Argentina. Broadcasters are now working through their plans to minimize disruption to services as they prepare to shut off analog service and transition to ISDB-Tb digital services.”
He added specifically naming Dielectric, “A lot of these TV systems will be low-power, and Dielectric’s Powerlite family of antenna systems will help us strategically plan and efficiently deploy complex ISDB-Tb delivery systems that can include many low-power transmission points.”
On the radio side, there is a possible downward opening of new frequencies between 76 MHz and 88 MHz in Argentina which would drive a market for FM antennas.
Dielectric International Business Manager Daniel Bizet said, “Argentina is a very large country with unique business challenges that Mach Electronics understands how to properly navigate. Their field service team is impressive, and when it comes to RF systems they understand how to plan broadcast networks and antenna coverage patterns that reach the widest audiences possible.”