Arcom Labs is a privately held, full service manufacturer of traps and filters in the cable television industry. It is a vertically integrated company with five manufacturing operations and daily filter production between 40,000 and 50,000 units. The company has developed scrambling systems such as SAWDEC, and invented tools such as the return step attenuator to battle problems with noise in the return band. Arcom also produces all types of single and multiple channel traps and band segmentation filters, many types of return band noise suppression filters, cable equalizers, addressable switches, addressable converters, NICAM and A2 Stereo Encoders and custom designs suited to the needs of OEMs. Arcom Labs has headquarters in Syracuse, N.Y.