New Page – Coverage Map and Directory for NexTek International Agents and Partners

New International Partners Page

We are very happy to announce a brand new directory page, listing all of our International Agents and Partners around the world!

This page includes contact information for each partner, as well as a link to their website.  This page will be updated regularly to reflect active relationships, so check back often and contact NexTek directly with any additional questions or queries.

How We Select Partners

We are continuing to expand our coverage internationally, so that our customers can have local access to our products, expertise, and technical support.  Each company that we partner with has been selected with the utmost care, in order to develop mutually beneficial relationships that will truly expand NexTek’s presence while maintaining the same high level of expertise and support that we provide to our customers United States where we are based!

The selection criteria used here have been developed during our recent Sales Team expansion efforts over the past year, which have led to many new partnerships covering various regions of the United States.


Learn More

International Agents and Partners – Map and Directory

Domestic (U.S.) Distributors and Representatives – Map and Directory



Lionheart Northwest Joins the NexTek Sales Team – New Rep Coverage for the Pacific Northwest!

Once again, we are excited to be able to announce a new local sales representation partnership…  This time providing full technical sales coverage in the Pacific Northwest states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho.

Learn more about Lionheart by visiting their website here (click the logo below!)

And to learn more and see our entire list of U.S. partners including a map of coverage, visit our Domestic Reps and Distributors page.

 


Two New Manufacturer’s Representative Partnerships Provide Coverage To Upper Midwest and Mountain States!

Yet again, we are extremely proud to be able to announce two new partnerships with leading-edge Manufacturer’s Representation firms!

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Blackhart, LLC provides technical sales support and coverage to the states  of Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and Montana.

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KJS Marketing provides technical sales support and coverage to the states of Ohio, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and North and South Dakota.

As with our other partners, both firms represent an array of manufacturers across the Microwave/RF and EMI spectrum and provide first-class technical, engineering, and product-selection support.  Whether you are a current customer, or a potential user just being introduced to our range of solutions…  it is definitely worthwhile to take a look at our coverage map, because you probably have a NexTek-trained partner and expert in your local area!


Learn More:

Regional Representatives and Distributors – Coverage Map and Contact Information



Proudly Announcing a New Local Representation Agreement – NexTek Partners with RF Microwave Sales to Provide Coverage to the Southwest US!

Continuing our push to expand our Local Sales Representation coverage across the United States in 2016, we are extremely excited to announce a new partnership with RF Microwave Sales.

As with all of our recent representation agreements, we are looking forward to being able to provide local support and points of contact for our customers.  We will work to forge a successful and growing partnership in order to better serve each area, and in-turn to provide our customers (longtime, new, or prospective!) with the highest level of service possible.

us_states_and_territories_-nt-reps-mapHere at NexTek, we are focused on providing high quality technical solutions to complex EMC problems.  With solutions ranging from our standard product families all the way to fully custom solutions, we can make the ideal recommendation for your exact needs once we understand your requirements.  Having local partners to help work through this process with each customer will allow us to solve more problems, more efficiently, and more quickly!

We can add RF Microwave to the growing list of cutting-edge technical sales representation firms we have partnered with, and we will not stop here!


If you are wondering who we have covering your area, check out the entire Map and find relevant Contact Info HERE!


Expanding Our Coverage – NexTek Announces New Partnership with S&S Technology Covering Southern California and Southern Nevada

Once again, we are proud to share the news that NexTek has formed a brand-new partnership agreement with a leading-edge RF Component Sales Team, S&S Technology, Inc out of Southern California.  As we continue to expand our Representation Network to cover the map, we are excited to be able to provide the highest level of local support for all of our customers.

If you are located in Southern California or Southern Nevada and you are a current customer, considering using our products, or just someone curious to know more about the solutions that we provide… Please get in touch with S&S Technology or NexTek directly for an introduction to the team!


Domestic Reps and Distrubutors Page – Including Coverage Map


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S&S Technology, Inc. 



New Tool Available – NexTek Introduction and Product Overview Presentation

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We are happy to announce the release of our latest new content, an Introduction and Product Line Overview that will be useful for anyone who wants to learn more about our company, our product lines, and the individual solutions that we offer.

Covering both our Coaxial Lightning Arrestor and High Current EMI Filter product lines, all of the EMC-related threats that we help to protect against, and each individual product line and technology…this is a complete introduction to NexTek in a single presentation!


Find the new Presentation HERE

Learn More and Explore More Resources HERE


Did You Know? – NexTek Arrestors are used on Military Vehicles and Systems around the world!

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You Might Not Know; Just as our line of Power Filters are used to provide EMC compliance for a wide variety of military and government applications, our line of Surge Arrestors for coaxial RF lines are also in-use on an wide range of systems worldwide!


Whether they are installed on a Permanent Installation or a Land Vehicle, Ship, or Airborne Vehicle…  Our surge arrestors provide the type of rugged performance and long lifetime that any Military or Government user demands.  Solutions range from standard off-the-shelf units all the way to fully-custom solutions developed to meet a complex or special set of requirements.

We can provide protection against any threat type, including;

With the proliferation and continued growth of the use of Radios and Radio-based technology (sensors like radar, communications, even electronic warfare [EW]) across all military equipment and systems, there are a growing number of requirements for Lightning and Surge protection to ensure that mission-critical equipment and capabilities remain up and working properly at all times!


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In fact, NexTek was formed as an EMC engineering consultant outfit, and our first contracts ever were in the Military world.  With this type of experience and pedigree, you can be confident that your NexTek arrestor will provide protection, performance, and trouble-free operation…whether you are using it in a Mil/Gov application or not!


Learn More

Using COTS Arrestors in Defense Applications – Article Spotlight (Blog Post & Article Link)

Coaxial Surge Protection (Home Page)

Military Electronics (What We Do – Industry Page)


Updated Product Family Pages! – Featuring New Articles & Selection Guides

Today, we are proud to highlight our latest updates to nextek.com, in the form of newly revised and expanded Product Home Pages for our Arrestor and Filter lines!

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These pages have been updated with links to One Page “Cheat Sheet” Selection Guides for each line, as well as many new links to useful Technical Articles and White Papers.  Now these pages contain even more information, tools, and links than ever before in order to help anyone become an expert on Surge Protection and EMI Filtering.

Check out the new pages here:

 


Now Available – One Page “Cheat Sheets” for Arrestor and Filter Product Lines!

We are proud to announce the upload of two Brand New product information and product selection tools to our website!

These latest pieces of content are focused single-page “Cheat Sheets” for each product line, covering everything you need to know about each product type on a single sheet!

Included on each Cheat Sheet:

  • Input on what to look for and how to identify surge protection requirements
  • Information about what makes NexTek solutions unique
  • A List of Market and Application Examples
  • A List of Critical Product Selection Questions

These new tools will be especially useful for potential customers who are looking to learn as much as possible in a reasonably quick manner, and also for folks who want a handy guide to keep in their pocket for whenever they encounter new requirements!

Click Through To Open Cheat Sheet .PDFs:

NexTek, Inc – Cheat Sheet – Coaxial Arrestors (.PDF)Arrestors Cheat Sheet - Screenshot


NexTek, Inc – Cheat Sheet – High Current Filters (.PDF)Filters Cheat Sheet - Screenshot (2)



How Do I Choose A Coaxial Surge Arrestor? – A Basic Guide

How do I select the proper coaxial surge protector for my application?  What are the primary criterion I should pay attention to when comparing different lightning arrestors?  This post will review the fundamentals of coaxial arrestor product selection and also provide links to some helpful Articles and Tools to help you learn more about the process and eventually make your own selections!

There are really only four primary selection criteria, with a fifth line below to account for any other requirements.


 RF Performance – Your Frequency of Use and RF Power LevelRF Performance Curve - VSWR is shown on the upper graph, while Insertion Loss (dB) is shown on the lower curve.

During >99% of a coaxial arrestor’s life, it is operating as a totally passive connector.  Therefore, RF Performance ratings are the only specs that matter during this time!


 Connector Type – Your desired connector type and gender configuration.Photo Courtesy: DXZONE.com

In order to ensure the best compatibility with the system they will be used in, it is best to match connector types to minimize the use of adapters.


Surge Response and Performance – Your Surge/Lightning Requirements or Susceptibility LevelsFull Scale Lightning Testing

These can be specific and give a detailed Threat Level to test against along with an accompanying residual energy Test Limit, or it can be as broad as “I know I need protection.”


 DC Pass Required? – Will you be sending DC Power along the coaxial cable with the RF energy?BTL-C08

This is an important detail, as some arrestors are not capable of passing DC Power!


Miscellaneous Requirements – Any additional requirements with a high priority or importance?  Antarctica

Are there any additional (secondary) requirements that could influence the proper product choice?  These could be related to Environmental, SWaP, Lifetime Ratings, Dimensions, or others!


Learn more about the selection criteria above by following the links below… There is a full-length article about Selecting Coaxial Lightning Protectors and two useful links to other pages on nextek.com with even more product selection info!

As always, don’t forget to Contact Us with any questions, comments, or requests for selection assistance!


 Other Arrestor Selection Process Resources

Article – Selecting Coaxial Lightning Protectors Nextek (.PDF)

Post – One Page Arrestor Selection Guide (link)

Online Product Finder Tool (link)