Decommissioning of a Teleport in The Netherlands
Decommissioning of a Teleport in Helmond, The Netherlands
In 2020 Skybrokers decommissioned and de-installed DMC’s second Teleport in The Netherlands. Four large and seven smaller antennas were removed from the site in Helmond in the south of Holland over the course of six months.
The VertexRSI 9.3m antenna was relocated to Germany for an urgent project, a VertexRSI 7.2m and an Andrew 5.6m were taken down and transported back to our facility in Central Europe and found a new home after Earth Station Antenna refurbishment. In September 2020 we relocated an Andrew 7.6m antenna to a new client in Germany.
After the de-installation of DMC-TVT Teleport, the site was cleaned and metal parts (cable trays, stands and VSAT mounts) were left over for metal recycling companies. The equipment shelters were sold to other companies.
Challenging project in the middle of COVID-19 pandemic that we could execute with our Dutch team meeting the Health & Safety regulations.
Andrew Corporation was the owner of Andrew Satellite Communications business and in 2001 formed into ASC Signal Corporation that was acquired by CPI in September 2015. ASC Signal was integrated into the CPI Antenna Systems Division as of 2017 when in 2020 the ASC Signal Antenna division was sold to Kratos Defense & Security. CPI had acquired GDSatcom Technologies in 2019, but the U.S. Justice Department required CPI to divest its ASC Signal Division since there would be a monopoly on the antenna business in the USA.
Skybrokers offers for over 10 years Andrew Satellite Earth Station Antennas, new as well as used. We can provide turnkey solutions, refurbishment and upgrades. We supported several clients with new and used antennas, such as the Andrew 3.7m, Andrew 4.5m and Andrew 4.6m, Andrew 5.6m, Andrew 7.3m, Andrew 7.6m and Andrew 9.3m.
VertexRSI offered the full range of earth station and base station communications products and was specialized in fixed and mobile satellite communication gateways, antennas, high power amplifiers, baseband products, frequency converters, controls and microwave components. VertexRSI offered design and engineering support as preparation for the installation.
Skybrokers offers for over 10 years VertexRSI Satellite Earth Station Antennas, new as well as used. We can provide turnkey solutions, refurbishment and upgrades. We supported several clients with new and used antennas, such as the VertexRSI 3.8m, VertexRSI 6.3m, VertexRSI 6.1, VertexRSI 7.2m, VertexRSI 8.1m and VertexRSI 9.3m.
The company was founded in 1973 and operated from 2004 till 2019 as subsidiary of General Dynamics SATCOM Technologies, a USA based business unit of General Dynamics C4 Systems, operating as General Dynamics Mission Systems. VertexRSI was owned by Tripoint Global, a privately held company in New York who bought Vertex in 1999 from Vertex Corp. Tripoint Global was composed that time of RSI, Prodelin, Gabriel Electronics & Microwave and CSA Wireless Communications. Tripoint Global merged Vertex with RSI to become VertexRSI. GDSatcom acquired Trpoint Global in 2004.
In 2019 VertexRSI (GDSatcom) was acquired by CPI, Inc.