At CCW/SATCON 2015 Walton De-Ice Says Cable & Broadcast Market Demand Heats Up in North America


190 new Heating Unit upgrades, plus full De-Icing system installs at major cable, broadcast and DBS facilities in past 12 months


San Bernardino, Calif., and New York — Content & Communications World  Featuring SATCONWalton De-Ice (, the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of satellite earth station antenna (ESA) weather protection solutions, announced today that over 190 of its new-generation heating units have been deployed as upgrades by its North American broadcast, cable, and satellite customers to their existing De-Icing systems over the past twelve months.

NBC Universal, Starz, and many other leading satellite operator and teleport facilities are among the numerous broadcast and cable operators who have upgraded their Walton De-Ice systems recently by swapping in Walton’s new dual surface igniter heaters to replace older pilot igniter models, according to the company.

“Walton’s next-gen CE-certified dual hot surface igniter Gas Heating Units have proven to be extremely reliable since their introduction two years ago.  Customers have been enjoying great success with these upgrades to their Walton De-Ice Plenum, Snow Shield, and Ice Quake systems,” says Ray Powers, VP Sales & Marketing for Walton Enterprises, Inc.

“The new heater upgrades to existing De-Ice systems are in addition to the numerous purchases of complete new antenna De-Icing systems such as our unique Plenum Hot Air De-Icing, Snow Shield, and Ice Quake systems this year by major global TV networks, top cable MSOs, and satellite players,” says Powers.

Walton De-Ice will be exhibiting at Content & Communications World (SATCON/CCW) at Booth #619 to showcase its latest in gas and electric heated hot-air systems for large antennas, as well as its innovative Ice Quake, and Snow Shield solutions for smaller antennas.

About Walton De-Ice

For over 35 years, Walton De-ice ( has designed and manufactured the broadest line and highest performane line of De-Ice equipment available for satellite earth station antennas.  From its original hot air (Plenum) design which mounts behind antennas from 3.2 to 32 meters, to its Snow Shield, Rain Quake, and Ice Quake, Walton De-Ice systems for 0.6 to 6.3 meter antennas, Walton De-Ice delivers the most innovative and effective solutions to help protect critical satellite networks from degradation and outages due to weather.

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