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RF Shielding Boxes facilitate testing of wireless devices.

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May 16, 2014 - Designed to isolate wireless devices from RF and microwave interference, Select-A-Shield™ RF Wireless Test Boxes weigh less than 3 lb and can be transported in vehicles or totes for on-site testing. Collapsible boxes feature ½ in. thick RF absorbing foam covered in nylon material, and exterior walls made of Nova Select™ conductive silver/copper/nickel RoHS compliant fabric. Average attenuation of -75.3 dB in range of 850–5,800 MHz was certified in independent testing of WTP612 Wireless Test Box.

Select Fabricators, Inc.

5310 North St., P.O. Box 119, Bldg. 5, Canandaigua, NY, 14424, USA

Original Press Release

New Collapsible RF Shieldling Wireless Test Boxes

Press release date: May 15, 2014

Lightweight, collapsible, high attenuation boxes for space savings

Canandaigua, NY USA: Select Fabricators, Inc. introduces a new lightweight, collapsible RF shielding box designed to facilitate testing of wireless devices for R & D, manufacturing quality control and coverage testing for cellular carriers. The new design utilizes highly conductive fabric and RF absorbing foam and isolates wireless devices and systems from RF and microwave interference. Electronics testing laboratories in the commercial and industrial wireless, automotive, aerospace & defense and military industries will be able to achieve space and cost savings over conventional hard-walled boxes.

Select-A-Shield™ RF Wireless Test Boxes weigh less than three pounds, a fraction of a hard-walled test box1.  RF Wireless Test Boxes are simple to collapse for compact storage. The lightweight test boxes can be easily transported in vehicles or totes for on-site testing.

Performance of the new Select-A-Shield Wireless Test Boxes is comparable to Hard Walled test enclosures as well. Average attenuation of -75.3dB in the range of 850MHz to 5800 MHz was certified in independent testing of a WTP612 Wireless Test Box. Three standard pre-configured I/O plates as well as custom connector arrays allow external networking.

Made in the USA, Select-A-Shield RF Wireless Text Boxes’ exterior walls are Nova Select™ conductive silver/copper/nickel RoHS compliant fabric. One-half inch thick RF absorbing foam is covered in durable nylon material creating a box structure which protects the devices being tested from the conductive materials. A complete box is achieved by folding and securing the opening with an integral hook and loop closure system.

Link – http://www.select-fabricators.com/rf-emi-shielding/rf-emi-test-shielding/wireless-rf-shielding-fabric-test-boxes/

Corporate Information
Founded in 2000, Select Fabricators, Inc. is the premier US manufacturer of portable, collapsible fabric RF shielding solutions including signal reduction enclosures, tents, pouches and curtains custom engineered to our clients’ requirements for stealth and security, product testing, forensics and a variety of other RF shielding applications.

With capabilities in industrial sewing, film and laminate converting, heat sealing, ultrasonic welding, pad printing, die-cutting and cleanroom secondary operations, SELECT delivers a wide array of solutions to the aerospace, forensics, homeland security, law enforcement, industrial, medical, military and wireless communications industries.

Reference
1. Commercially available 4.5” x 7.2” x 9.8” hard-wall test box specifies weight of seven pounds.

RF Wireless Test Box Sizes

Select-A-Shield RF Wireless Test Box Exterior
Dimensions
(W x L x H)
Interior
Dimensions
(W x L x H)
Weight (lbs.)
 
WTP612 6” x 12” x 4”  5” x 12”x 3” 1.2
 
WTP1212 12” x 12” x 4” 11” x 12”x 3” 2.0
WTP1215 12” x 15” x 5” 11” x 15”x 4” 2.4
WTP1010 11” x 10” x 7” 10” x 10”x 6” 1.9

                
Connector I/O plate information

Pre-configured I/O plates
Add the suffix below to any WTP Test Box part number for a pre-configured plate, ex. WTP1212-2. These boxes ship from stock.
-1  I/O Plate including (4) SMA Female Bulkheads, (1) 1000 pf DB9 connector, and (1) USB 2.0 Filtered B-A Coupler
-2  I/O Plate including (2) SMA Female Bulkheads, (1) 1000 pf DB9 connector, and (1) USB 2.0 Filtered B-A Coupler
-3  I/O Plate including (2) N Female Bulkheads, (1) 1000 pf DB9 connector, and (1) USB 2.0 Filtered B-A Coupler

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