Bird - The RF Experts

Bird Marks 75th Anniversary as Innovation Continues

Solon, Ohio - January 2017

Bird, the company that helped jumpstart the radio frequency communications industry, is celebrating its 75th anniversary with another year of growth in markets and leadership among RF experts.

Founded in April 1942 by J. Raymond Bird to develop and provide military products, the company today delivers RF expertise to applications globally ranging from coverage solutions, off air testing, radio infrastructure and sensor solutions to test and measurement. The Bird reputation was earned through decades of innovation leadership, including more than 50 patents and installations in more than 130 countries. 

“Seventy-five years have brought many changes in technology, manufacturing and applications, but Bird’s mission remains to serve as one of the industry’s leading RF experts,” said President Mark Johnson.

“Bird remains as committed today as we were in 1942 when it comes to our dedication to serve customers with highly reliable, quality-built and market leading accurate RF products,” Johnson said. “Our mission includes proliferating the legacy of our founder and reputation, while expanding into new markets, applications and technologies while sustaining our strong relations with customers, owners and associates.”

In recent years, Bird has grown with the acquisition of DeltaNode, X-COM Systems and TX RX Systems. Bird continues to advance the products and services that joined the family and is working to enhance their reach under the Bird brand.

“Bird itself is synonymous with innovation in RF communications, and our recently acquired products and services fit well under our wing and complement our existing markets while opening up new ones for us as well. We are working to leverage the Bird brand across our divisions,” Johnson said. “We believe this will further strengthen our leadership at the pinnacle of RF experts around the world.  Our goal is to be the trusted first choice RF solution partner for our customers.”

Products in the expanding Bird brand are essential in today’s wireless-intensive environments. Bird products are used to make people’s lives better and safer. Some recent examples of growth for the Bird brand include applications for semi-conductor OEMS, in calibration systems for MRI equipment, mission-critical communications infrastructure applications for public safety, military electronic warfare support, and cellular coverage and capacity enhancements for enterprise and large venue applications.

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