Acrodyne Services announces closing
To owners of transmitter systems manufactured by Acrodyne Industries,
Acrodyne Industries (AI) manufactured the Quantum series of IOT (Inductive Output Tube) transmitters from 2001 to 2009. Since 2009, Acrodyne Services has provided troubleshooting, on-site service, spare parts and limited repair services for the Quantum transmitters. Many of the components used in the transmitter are now obsolete. As it has become increasingly difficult to source replacement parts for these transmitters, we have been able to effectively “harvest” parts and assemblies from Quantum installations retired during the recent FCC Repack and continue to support the remaining installed base. However, the IOT era has now effectively come to an end since the IOT manufacturer recently announced that the IOT product line itself is discontinued.
Our capability to support the remaining installed base of Quantum IOT transmitters is rapidly declining and it is with regret that we must announce the end of support for the product line, effective June 30, 2022. At the same time Acrodyne Services will cease doing business. Its personnel and assets will be absorbed into the Sinclair Engineering group to continue the on-going projects to replace the IOT transmitters with new solid-state transmitters.
We strongly encourage those of you still operating Quantum IOT transmitters, or any brand IOT transmitters, to plan for replacing those transmitters immediately. Sinclair will make the Acrodyne Services personnel available for technical phone support after July 1, 2022 and, if Quantum parts remain in inventory, they will be made available to stations for emergencies. E-mails addressed to @acrodyneservices.com will be forwarded to new e-mail addresses after July 1. Contact phone number will not change and Mark Bricker will continue to be the point person for support requests.
On behalf of the Acrodyne Services personnel, I want to thank you for your continued support through these past 13 years.