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RFS’ HYBRIFLEX™ operates smoothly within the network of one of Germany’s most important operators
Colombes (France) February 29, 2012 – HYBRIFLEX is operating smoothly within the network of a German operator: The hybrid feeder cabling solution, developed by Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, has convinced the German installer Abel and its customer: They have started to integrate HYBRIFLEX into the live network. The result is promising: More than 35 stations have been installed already – with a potential of a lot more to follow in 2012.
“The feedback of the customer was thoroughly excellent”, says Reinhard Pönopp, Regional Sales Manager at RFS. The customer explicitly appreciates the fact that RFS is delivering the ordered HYBRIFLEX-cable directly on-site in the requested length. “This means that each installation team has two drums less to transport from one site to another”, describes Reinhard Pönopp one important advantage of the HYBRIFLEX-solution.
HYBRIFLEX in brief: This cable combines optical fiber and DC power for Remote Radio Heads (RRHs) in a single corrugated cable. RFS equipped numerous trial sites around the globe – operators in Australia, Asia, Latin America, Africa and the United States appreciated the easy handling and cost-saving features of HBYRIFLEX. With Abel and its customer RFS moved even further: HYBRIFLEX transformed into an essential part of the LTE-sites.
RFS delivers a three-sector HYBRIFLEX cable combining three DC power pairs and three multi-mode fiber optic pairs, serving three Remote Radio Heads (RRH). Because it is a single, compact cable, HYBRIFLEX requires considerably less space than existing and competing cables. This is crucial at all existing sites, especially urban sites where space constraints typically present major challenges. HYBRIFLEX also requires fewer installation materials and steps. This accelerates deployments to save both time and money.
The handling of HYBRIFLEX convinced both Abel and its customer: To simplify installations, HYBRIFLEX uses standard accessories and the same installation methods as other RFS radio frequency (RF) cables. No specialized accessories or knowledge are required. “For Abel this is a great achievement as it saves time and makes organizational issues easier: The installation teams have the RFS standard accessories anyway in their cars”, says Pönopp.
HYBRIFLEX is designed to withstand harsh weather conditions such as high winds and lightning. Aluminum or copper armor provides robust protection of the fiber optic and DC cables. The aluminum armor and use of standard grounding kits also provide integrated lightning protection. The level of protection against lightning strikes is similar to that of RF feeder cables, which is much better than that of conventional DC cables. By reducing the number of hanging cables and protecting the fiber optic cables by an aluminum armor, HYBRIFLEX helps operators reduce the risk of damage due to high winds.
RFS unveiled HYBRIFLEX in April 2010.
Trademarks: HYBRIFLEX™ is a registered trademark of Radio Frequency Systems. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
ABEL Mobilfunk acts as an installation and service company for network providers and operators. ABEL Mobilfunk provides total Turn-Key-Solutions and rollouts for the mobile infrastructure market.
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) is a global designer and manufacturer of cable, antenna and tower systems, plus active and passive RF conditioning modules, providing total-package solutions for outdoor and indoor wireless infrastructure.
RFS serves OEMs, distributors, system integrators, operators and installers in the broadcast, wireless communications, land-mobile and microwave market sectors. As an ISO compliant organization with manufacturing and customer service facilities that span the globe, RFS offers cutting-edge engineering capabilities, superior field support and innovative product design. RFS is a leader in wireless infrastructure.
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