Small Cell Solutions Ericsson has launched three new scalable small cell solutions designed to help expand the small-cell market and meet the growing demand for better mobile coverage and capacity while preparing networks for 5G and the internet of things applications: the Multi-Operator Dot small cell and the Multi- Dot small cell enclosure for indoor deployments; and the strand-mount unit small cell for outdoor micro radios. The Multi-Operator Dot small cell delivers a set of Radio Dot wireless system elements that can be shared among multiple operators, with one operator managing the system while others provide radio frequency signals — similar to an active distributed antenna system (DAS). This new architecture allows as many as four operators to broadcast over a single Dot solution, combining the multi-operator benefits of an active DAS solution with the performance, agility and cost-effective design of the Radio Dot wireless system. As its name suggests, the Multi-Dot enclosure combines multiple Dots in a single enclosure. The enclosure has a minimal effect on building aesthetics and is useful for multi-operator deployments. It presents a cost-savings option in buildings that charge per box deployed. www.ericssson.com Cell Tower Concealment Pacific Research Laboratories’ Super Shroud monopole and rooftop cell tower concealment shroud provides instant access to equipment, saves money, improves safety, provides maximum RF transparency and allows 360 degrees of signal throughput. Unlike traditional concealment shrouds that need to be removed each time equipment is serviced, the Super Shroud concealment stays mounted permanently. It opens up, swings out of the way and spins on a 360-degree axis to provide equipment access. The manufacturer says the use of the enclosure saves hours of crew or crane time at each service call. www.supershroud.com Coaxial Cable Eupen Cable offers ½-inch plenum- rated coaxial cable for inbuilding applications. Available in both a blue and white jacket, the EC4-50 PL is a ½-inch ultra-low-loss plenum-rated air-dielectric coaxial cable for in-building DAS plenumrated installations. The EC4-50 PL is manufactured and tested to Eupen’s standards and, in conjunction with Eupen RF Connectors, is virtually PIM-free. www.eupen.us Small Cell Wall Box Engineered to land small-to-medium count fiber terminations in a wall box design, Clearfield’s FieldSmart fiber delivery point (FDP) small-cell wall box is NEMA-4 rated, making it suitable for applications such as harsh environment locations surrounding fiber demarcation, entrance facilities, FTTP drop boxes and cell backhaul. The wall box comes with a factory-installed cable assembly, supporting as many as 24 fibers. Preconnectorized cable assemblies eliminate labor and speed network construction, reducing the operating costs of fiber deployment. www.seeclearfield.com Small Cell Antenna Antenna Products offers its Phazar model QO-2408x-WLU-F10, an ultra-slim multiband 4x4 MIMO quasi-omni C-RAN/small cell antenna with operating frequency bands of 4x1695-2360, 4x3550- 3700 and 2x5150-5925 MHz. Designed to mount on top of street lights, utility poles and monopoles, this antenna is available with hardware options for virtually any installation type and will enable download speeds twice as fast as 4G LTE. Phazar antennas are engineered and built to meet or exceed coverage and capacity requirements for demanding urban environments. www.phazar.com Equipment Enclosures Fibrebond offers equipment enclosure modifications for already deployed shelters, regardless of the manufacturer. When site modifications for centralized radio access networks and DAS are necessary, they can be made to suit CRAN capabilities, such as battery disposal and installation; installation of hot/cold aisle containment systems; modifications to shelter floor plans; harvesting and return of old equipment; reconfiguration of existing equipment; installation of CRAN equipment; and testing of all new and relocated equipment. www.fibrebond.com Product Website The 123eWireless mobile-ready www.123e.com website features in-stock products, technical specifications and installation videos allowing fast and easy purchasing. The site offers small cell and DAS RF jumper, fiber and weatherproofing requirements. It has a range of 4.3-10, DIN and type N solutions for ¼-inch and ⅜-inch Superflex cable, including high-quality, low-priced field-installed compression connectors. www.123ewireless.com Jumper Cable Times Microwave offers super-flexible, PIM- and plenum-rated SPP series jumpers for DAS interconnection. The cable features PIM, VSWR and insertion- loss test results marked on each jumper; better than −160 dBc PIM static and dynamic; UL/CSA plenum-listing, printed with reference file #E- 170516, type CMP, to UL standard 444; superflexible corrugated outer conductor for flexibility and 100 percent shielding; broadband performance up to 6 GHz. The cable is available with most popular connector interfaces, including type N, 7-16 DIN, 4.1/9.5, 4.3/10.0 mini-DIN and SMA. www.timesmicrowave.com Public Safety DAS Solutions Alliance provides mission-critical communications for first responders with public safety solutions that comply with today’s fire codes and that addresses new cellular colocation interference and FirstNet challenges. The Solid Responder public safety digital repeater tackles many public safety in-building design and performance concerns by engineering a solution that meets all code requirements, including FirstNet frequencies, advanced noise cancellation, oscillation avoidance and automated filter selection that guarantees the best performance. www.alliancecomm.com Plenum Coaxial Cables Radio Frequency Systems’ (RFS) red public-safety UHF/VHF plenum coaxial cables are designed with the need for easily identifiable cable for emergency systems in mind. They enable the required electrical performance and offer support for wireless in-building applications. Because of their low attenuation, heat transfer properties and temperature- stabilized dielectric materials, RFS plenum-rated wideband cables offer a safe, long-term operating life at high transmit power levels. They feature low-flame-spread and low-smoke characteristics and meet the most stringent plenum cable standards: CMP and ETL listed to UL444. They comply with the Canadian CSA C.22.2/FT6 standard, making them suitable for use within ceiling area defined as the “environmental air handling space,” as well as for more traditional plenum applications. Their solid outer conductor creates a continuous RFI/EMI shield that minimizes system interference. RFS plenum cables have a star-shaped continuous dielectric, providing support to the cable that eliminates electrical or mechanical problems in tight bending areas. www.rfsworld.com DAS Solutions The Dali Matrix compact, next-generation digital DAS solution from Dali Wireless provides intelligent wireless signal routing and coverage for cellular, public safety and Wi-Fi over a single transport infrastructure. Using Dali’s patented SDN Radio Router technology, Dali Matrix elastically routes wireless coverage and capacity where and when it is needed. The platform’s modular architecture enables mobile operators and system integrators to effortlessly update, upgrade and expand their networks in a plug-and-play approach as frequency bands and technologies evolve and become available. Dali Matrix accommodates multiple mobile operators, transport technologies, base station vendors and global frequency bands. www.daliwireless.com Concealment Products Stealth Concealment Solutions products for use at football stadiums include side-mounted boxes and brick capstones for pillars that conceal distributed antenna system (DAS) elements. The company designs and fabricates concealments to blend in with ornate details. They offer aesthetically pleasing results with no visible effect to the public. A variety of custom solutions is available, as are designs per user requirements and accessories, such as signs, banners, lights and decals. The designs allow for ventilation of equipment and easy access for maintenance. www.stealthconcealment.com Public Safety Fiber DAS In Comba Telecom’s ongoing efforts to provide feature-rich, yet affordable solutions to facilitate in-building coverage for first responder two-way radio communications, the company is developing public safety fiber DAS for venues too large to be powered by only a bidirectional amplifier or for multiple building campus applications. This solution will be future-proof for public safety system integrators and venue owners. It is based on digital signal processing via field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and is focused on providing coverage, flexibility and reliability while reducing space requirements and operating costs. It features dual-band 700/800-MHz support of conventional public safety spectrum, support of 700-MHz LTE for public safety, a Class A end-to-end configuration; Class A channel filtering specifications; and as many as 32 channels per band. The fiber DAS is available in AC or DC power configurations. A master unit provides direct connection with the donor antenna. www.comba-telecom.com Public Safety Fiber DAS Comba Telecom offers the 700/800- MHz CriticalPoint public safety fiber DAS with an innovative design that integrates the RF signal source and DAS headend into a single, small form factor master unit (MU). The integration saves space and, compared with more traditional fiber DAS architecture, it reduces overall DAS headend equipment and installation costs and lowers the equipment cost and footprint of the required battery backup unit. Linked by fiber-optic cable, the MU feeds 2-watt remote units (RUs) that distribute the RF signal throughout the building. The MU can support as many as eight remote units, making it work for large venues (400,000 square feet and larger) or multiple-building campus scenarios, such as universities, hospitals, multibuilding residential or mixed-use structures. www.comba-telecom.com Light Poles Valmont Structures provides aluminum, composite and steel poles for the cell tower industry. It offers expertise in lighting, traffic and wireless structures, allowing Valmont to provide an extensive selection of designs and materials for DAS and small cell poles. The manufacturer offers poles in quantities from just a few to many hundreds. www.valmont-towers.com Custom Concealment Enclosures Designed to meet the growing demand for small cells and DAS, Peabody’s Telecom Division, the Cell Site Disguise Guys, will custom-design DAS and small cell concealment enclosures so that, as the demand for increased communications happens, the sites will blend in seamlessly with the architecture and environment, indoors and out. The company designs and fabricates concealments from RF-friendly faux wall sconces to framed wall décor, creative sporting signage, fancy wall boxes, stop signs and lamp posts. The company’s concealments support superior cell reception without visual pollution. www.cellsitedisguiseguys.com Engineering and Test Tools PCTEL’s signal analyzer provides a new approach to the traditional spectrum analyzer. It harnesses the processing power of a SeeGull IBflex scanning receiver and the intuitive control of SeeHawk Touch software. It also enables DAS verification and commissioning with a specialized adapter option. Benefits include repurposing IBflex units to increase value beyond walk and drive tests and discarding old, heavy spectrum analyzers. Applications include DAS system verification, including downlink, uplink and additive noise testing; DAS commissioning, modulation and distortion measurements; spectrum clearing; public safety testing; and interference identification. www.pctel.com Ultraportable Cable and Antenna Analyzer Anritsu’s S331P is an ultraportable version of the Site Master series of cable and antenna analyzers. Because the USB port of Windows 7, 8 and 10 tablet devices, laptops or desktop PCs powers it, no battery is required. Available with two frequency ranges starting from 150 kHz up to 4 GHz and 150 kHz to 6 GHz, it is the only small headless Site Master product capable of measurements down to 150 kHz for low-frequency radio communications applications and up to 6 GHz for higher-frequency applications such LTE-U in the 5-GHz unlicensed spectrum. www.anritsu.com Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) BTI Wireless distributed antenna systems are made to deliver reliable, high-performance in-building coverage solutions throughout a property, even in high-capacity and hard-to-cover areas. With industry-leading neutral host platforms, the company’s RF technology gives the performance edge needed. DAS platforms support all common global frequency bands and allow multiple operators to share one compact, energy-efficient system. Available in 5-watt mid-power and 20-watt/40- watt high-power options, BTI DAS platforms support SISO/MIMO configurations for 2G, 3G and 4G LTE, public safety communications and other applications. BTI offers modular products to allow customers to add future bands as operators update their networks. www.btiwireless.com Infrastructure Solutions Henkels & McCoy provides infrastructure solutions to help customers advance their project approaches and requirements. Working with carriers, utilities, enterprises and all levels of government, Henkels & McCoy and HMI Services deliver a range of services for the planning, design, construction and installation of wireline and wireless communications networks. HMI Service’s wireless team designs, deploys and provides ongoing support for custom solutions using multiple technologies, including DAS, small cell and Wi-Fi. Turnkey solutions include project management, site survey, RF modeling and design, carrier coordination, installation, commissioning, monitoring and maintenance. www.henkels.com Cell Tower Engineering 4G Unwired provides small cell, Wi-Fi and oDAS RF design solutions with the Atoll engineering platform. The firm assists carriers, vendors and integrators with LTE RF planning and optimization services, including: budgetary (nominal) small cell design; capacity off-load with Monte Carlo analyses; the ability to evaluate and integrate small cells into macro network; a hybrid clutter database for accurate propagation modeling; microwave back haul design; and Google Earth deliverables. www.4gunwired.com Small Cell and DAS Structure The Larson Camouflage Larson Pillar structure is designed for versatility and for use as a multicarrier small cell and DAS structure. The structure can conceal equipment and provide effective signage, advertising or messaging, which can be crucial to jurisdictional approval. The scalable design provides a footprint and concealed volume intended to appease carriers and jurisdictions alike. The Larson Pillar structure can be implemented with exterior lighting or internal lighting to allow for illuminated signage all within an RF-friendly package. The product is suitable for university campuses, outdoor malls, stadiums and event venues that require multiple nodes. Larson offers custom design and fit for customer equipment in any small cell location. www.larsoncamo.com
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