It began in 1942 when Dr. Charles "Doc" Brown's Dielectric Products Corporation started developing transmission lines for early wartime radar systems. This set the stage for what would become today's Dielectric family of products.
After the war, Doc Brown's team applied their innovative technology in the new civilian field of television broadcasting. Dielectric began to invent and supply equipment for all three major television networks. In 1954 Doc Brown moved the company to his hometown in Raymond, Maine, where it has been headquartered ever since.
The ensuing years have been distinguished by a steady stream of pioneering achievements. Recently, these have included helping drive the industry's transformational shift to digital technology. Dielectric helped lead the U.S. transition to DTV and installed its first digital antenna in 1994. When the transition was complete fifteen years later, Dielectric had provided over 1300 broadcasters with DTV solutions.
Dielectric is a prominent player in the development of HD Radio as well. By engineering the HDFMVee master antenna, we brought HD functionality to a number of stations in the St. Louis area. This technology provided a key to making the leap into a new era of radio broadcasting.
Dielectric products equip television and radio broadcasters with antenna and signal-transmission solutions that meet the needs of low- and high-power users serving rural audiences as well as major metropolitan markets. Dielectric offers the only broadcast systems designed and manufactured under one roof that include all components from transmitter output to tower top.
When people in the industry think about Dielectric products, the first thing that comes to mind is the long-term relationships we've built with major broadcasters. And it's true that we've long been known for design and manufacturing of complete high-power systems, from transmitter output to tower top. But we understand the needs of low-power operators as well. Whether it's a local public station or a need for a translator to extend your reach, the Dielectric Powerlite™ series provides a high-performance solution that also fits smaller budgets. From low power to high power, whether it's TV, HD, FM, with Dielectric products and technical support, you can be sure your needs are covered.