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Alpha Technologies sets goal for SCTE 186 compliant cable/broadband equipment

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Alpha's newest headend powering products meet or exceed standard

Temecula HeadendAlpha Technologies continues to set the bar as the leader in innovation, quality and reliability in cable/broadband equipment. This week Alpha announced that 100 percent of its headend powering equipment meets or exceeds the requirements of the SCTE 186 standard, and anticipates that all next-generation headend products will do the same.

The announcement was made in conjunction with an SCTE Energy 2020 plenary session in Herndon, Virginia. Energy 2020 is the cable industry's international program to reduce projected energy costs and consumption by up to 25 percent on a unit basis by the end of the current decade.

"Complying with SCTE 186 will make it easier for us to design, manufacture and test products to meet the needs of our customers," said John Hewitt, Alpha's vice president of broadband sales and product management. "In turn, this supports our goal of offering products with the highest reliability that are price competitive."

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Principal Solar Engages Alpha Energy for Largest Solar Facility East of the Rockies

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Alpha Energy recently completed the Halifax Solar Farm in N.C.

Principal Solar, Inc., a publicly traded solar power company building a utility-scale solar portfolio, announced today that it has contracted Alpha Energy as its engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) partner to build its Principal Sunrise IV project located in Cumberland County.

The project, which begins in May and is expected to be completed by the end of 2015, will be overseen by Ken Allen, chief operating officer, PSI.

"Alpha is a world leader in large-scale construction and solar projects," says Michael Gorton, CEO, PSI. "Their proven expertise and demonstrated commitment to the success of the project are an important asset as we bring this project on-line."

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Alpha Technologies committed to goals of SCTE’s Energy 2020 plan

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dreamstime 21965889Alpha Technologies continues to set the bar as the leader in innovation, quality and reliability in cable/broadband powering equipment. This week Alpha reaffirmed its commitment to meet or exceed the goals of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) Energy 2020 plan.

Energy 2020 is the future for advancement of comprehensive energy strategies for the cable/broadband industry.The primary goal is to create standards that will be incorporated into future cable network equipment requirements to help improve equipment efficiency and reduce growing energy costs. In the U.S alone, it’s estimated power usage for cable/broadband could grow annually from $1 billion to as much as $4 billion by 2020.

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Alpha Technologies opens cable/broadband training center in Georgia

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ribboncuttingAlpha Technologies cut the ribbon in February for a new training center which will provide hands-on training for Critical Infrastructure Powering professionals in the cable telecommunications industry. Alpha representatives, executives from the cable industry and the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) were on hand for the ceremony.

John Hewitt, Alpha’s Vice President of Broadband Sales and Product Management, presided over the event, making introductions and providing a tour of the new facility.

“Alpha power equipment and services are used by the leading MSO’s throughout the industry,” said John Hewitt, Alpha’s Vice President of Broadband Sales and Product Management. “So we were very appreciative to have many of them represented at the new training center’s grand opening.”

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Expanding global broadband network increases need for reliable backup power

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Feb17pressReleaseFBAs the worldwide broadband market sees record growth, Alpha Technologies is positioning itself to continue to be a leader and innovator in reliability, security and performance for backup power systems. As part of that effort, Alpha Technologies is pleased to announce the appointment of Todd Loeffelholz as Alpha’s new Director of Product Management responsible for cable broadband products.


Loeffelholz comes on board at the start of another busy year at Alpha Technologies. He will be responsible for the next generation of power supply, generator, enclosure and fiber optic power products. Several new products are expected to be announced this year, with several more slated for 2016. Alpha continues to see rapid growth and sustainable expanding markets in the global broadband market.