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Coaxicom is a US manufacturing operation specializing in the RF Microwave Component industry, including custom cable assemblies.

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Lockheed Martin-Led Team Delivers Future USS Detroit to U.S. Navy.

U.S. Navy accepts delivery of fourth Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship

MARINETTE, Wis., Aug. 15, 2016 – The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT]-led industry team delivered the nation’s seventh Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), the future USS Detroit, to the U.S. Navy on Aug. 12.

The future USS Detroit is the fourth Freedom-variant LCS delivered to the U.S. Navy by Lockheed Martin and is scheduled to be commissioned in Detroit on Oct. 22.

“Team Freedom is proud to deliver another capable LCS to the Navy,” said Joe North, vice president and general manager of Littoral Ships and Systems. “Once commissioned, the USS Detroit will represent the interests of the United States where and when needed, with a level of force that will deter and defeat threats.”

The Lockheed Martin-led industry team is currently in full-rate production of the Freedom-variant, with six ships under construction at Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) and three more in long-lead material procurement. The ship’s modular design and plug-and-play architecture enables the U.S. Navy to achieve increased capacity and capability at a fraction of the cost of other platforms.

“We are proud to deliver another proven warship that allows our Navy to carry out its missions around the world,” said Jan Allman, FMM president and CEO. “We look forward to working with the U.S. Navy to continue building these highly capable ships for the fleet.”

LCS 7 will be the sixth U.S. Navy ship named USS Detroit. Previous ships to bear the name included a Sacramento-class fast combat support ship, an Omaha-class light cruiser, a Montgomery-class cruiser and two 19th century sloops of war.

The Lockheed Martin-led LCS team is comprised of shipbuilder Fincantieri Marinette Marine, naval architect Gibbs & Cox, and more than 500 suppliers in 37 states. The Freedom-variant’s steel monohull is based on a proven, survivable design recognized for its stability and reliability. With 40 percent reconfigurable shipboard space, the hull is ideally suited to accommodate additional lethality and survivability upgrades associated with the Freedom-variant Frigate.

(Article Source: https://www.lockheedmartin.com/us, August 15, 2016)

Coaxicom’s mission is to provide high quality Made in America products at economical prices and ensure uncompromised Customer satisfaction. Coaxicom’s extensive resources enable you, our Customer, to focus on your operational needs. At Coaxicom, we understand the importance of adapting our services on an ongoing basis to keep pace with our Customers’ changing needs. We continually strive to be the best every day, with each Customer we serve. Coaxicom offers a broad line of SMA, SSMA, 3.5mm, BNC, N and TNC, as well as 50 & 75 Ohm Snap, Screw and Slide-on SMB, SMC, SSMB, SSMC and many other types. Our large selection of Inter & Intra Series Adapters; RF Connectors; Attenuators; Terminations; Phase Adjusters; Torque Wrenches and Cable Assemblies are ready for quick delivery. 

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Every Second Counts: Why Seconds Matter When Powering the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

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ATLANTA, GA–(Marketwired/pennenergy.com – Jul 22, 2016) –  The athletes competing in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil count their wins and losses, Olympic Game Gold, Silver or Bronze, by hard-won metrics measured in seconds or even milliseconds.

These fractions of time are also crucial to GE’s work at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. To light and power every Olympic-Games moment, GE is deploying a host of systems across the Rio 2016 Olympic Games — from critical power distribution and protection to the LED lighting for sports venues and the electricity generation that brings power to more than a third of Brazil.

“For all of our customers, up-time matters,” said Russell Stokes, president and CEO, GE Energy Connections. “This couldn’t be more true than during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. We will monitor our performance every second to help ensure reliable power distribution.”

Power to Measure Every Second of the Games
At every event of the Olympic Games, sensors, cameras, lasers and digital clocks that measure time in thousandths of a second, do more than just record winning times; these systems create a history of Olympic Games performances. Helping to ensure the quality and reliability of the power for these timing systems, lighting and other operations at more than 36 Olympic sports venues will be more than 3,000 single- and three-phase uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units and power distribution systems deployed by GE Energy Connections.

“Every Olympic Games venue, sporting event, race and match depends on the delivery of reliable and ‘clean’ power to timing systems,” said GE’s Alfredo Andrade de Mello, commercial leader, Olympics Global Growth & Operations. “Helping to ensure that not a second — or even millisecond — of the Olympic Games is lost is the job of our UPS units, which provide continuous and backup power to make sure venues, stadiums and arenas stay energized during the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.”

A team of 35 GE power professionals will be on-site monitoring the performance of hundreds of these UPS systems 24/7, collecting tens of thousands of readings every hour as part of their on-site service and support.

Missing 15 Million Hours of the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympic Games
Imagine, for a moment, what a single second of lost Olympic Games broadcast coverage means — when viewed through the lens of more than 900 million global television viewers tuning into the Opening Ceremonies of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. That lost second adds up to 15 million hours of blank TV screens around the world.

Helping to ensure every second of the 5,000 hours of broadcast coverage produced by 10,000 media professionals at the Olympic Internal Broadcast Center (IBC) reaches a global audience of 1.5 billion people is the job of GE Energy Connections. GE is equipping the IBC with a complete low- and medium-voltage electrical distribution system — including 65 transformers, power panels, switchgears and electrical power components — to get enough power, 24/7, to the IBC’s operations. Three-phase UPS power protection units are also being deployed and monitored to provide both power backup and to help ensure reliable, quality power to reporting, editing and broadcast equipment at the broadcast center.

“GE’s job at these Rio 2016 Olympic Games is to help ensure that every Olympian, official, attendee and viewer across the globe sees every second that creates the stories of these Olympic Games,” continued Stokes.



STUART, FLORIDA–(Coaxicom.com – August 1, 2016)

Since its founding in 1984, Coaxial Components Corp. (Coaxicom) has been a leading source for Microwave & RF connectors and adapters for the domestic and international markets. The company continues to provide a growing line of products suited for a variety of applications.

Following the acquisition of AEP (Applied Engineering Products) by the French company, Radiall, inventories and availability of subminiature and microminiature connectors have been limited across the industry. Coaxicom has expanded its manufacturing resources to fill that void in the marketplace.

Coaxicom’s lines of subminiature and micro-miniature connectors are well suited for low-profile, high-frequency requirements. SMB (snap-on) and SMC (screw-on) subminiature series are designed for applications operating to 4 GHz (SMB) or 10 GHz (SMC). Coaxicom offers both 50 and 75 Ohm versions. The series relatively small size allows flexibility in applications where space is limited. Coaxicom’s SSMB and SSMC micro-miniatures series are 75 percent smaller and designed for applications operating to 12 GHz.


Manufacturing facilities located in Stuart, Florida.

UCLA takes big steps to improve U.S. manufacturing.

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Coaxicom salutes long-time customer UCLA for advancements in manufacturing.

(excerpt of story on UCLA Newsroom, dated June 20, 2016 – https://newsroom.ucla.edu/.)  

Announced on Monday, a $70 million federal award was given to a nonprofit co-founded by UCLA to create a nationwide Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute, with the goal of improving the efficiency of advanced manufacturing.

The institute will be headquartered in downtown Los Angeles in partnership with the city, led by the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition and supported by UCLA’s leadership. It will include a national network of five regional manufacturing centers funded by $70 million from the U.S. Department of Energy and more than $70 million in matching funds from many of the institute partners.

UCLA Vice Provost of Information Technology Jim Davis will remain at the university while serving as the interim executive director of the institute, and UCLA will lead the California regional center with partners such as the California Manufacturing Technology Consultants, UC Berkeley and UC Irvine.

The institute includes more than 200 partners from the Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition, which UCLA co-founded in 2006. Partners from more than 30 states include representatives from academia and government, as well as dozens of industry partners, including Google, Microsoft and Northrop Grumman. The new Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute seeks to fuel industry growth in L.A., California and across the nation, using more than $140 million in public-private investments to develop advanced manufacturing technology and support a workforce and education pipeline.

“UCLA takes its mission as a public institution very seriously, and we are excited to help bridge research, policy and practice in a way we hope can transform manufacturing that will have a positive impact on our future,” said UCLA Chancellor Gene Block. “With L.A. as the headquarters of this new institute, our goal is to unite those different elements and help all five regional centers bring innovative solutions to the whole country.”

Coaxial Components Corp. AKA Coaxicom is AS9100C and ISO9001:2008 certified and specializes in the manufacture of RF connectors, attenuators, terminations, adapters, torque wrenches, phase adjusters and cable assemblies. For more information or to request a catalog, visit Coaxicom.com or call 866-Coaxicom (262-9426), 772-287-5000. Coaxicom products are also available through their ever growing network of International Representatives and Authorized Stocking Distributors in the USA and abroad.