RFS Announces High Performance Base Station Antennas and Conditioning Products to Support Transition to 600 MHz Band Spectrum
Meriden, CT (United States), April 4, 2017– In preparation for spectrum reallocation resulting from the FCC-conducted low-band wireless spectrum auction, telecom operators will require infrastructure upgrades to support successful transition to the coveted 600 MHz spectrum airwaves. Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), a global designer and manufacturer of cable, antenna and tower systems, has today announced new, high-performance 6ft and 8ft base station antennas available in two-port or six-port models. RFS has also introduced additional high-reliability conditioning products to enable telecom operators to fully utilize their new spectrum.
The dual polarized base station antennas feature a uniquely designed integrated field replaceable AISG RET platform. This special RFS design results in a true combination of long lasting quality and significant cost savings. Keeping the AISG RET platform removed from the environment while still allowing access for field swaps helps ensure long-term use of the operators’ investment.
The two-port single band antennas are designed to withstand harsh environments and provide a single package solution for advanced use in both 600MHz and 700MHz deployment scenarios. The six-port triple band antennas offer flexible use in deployment scenarios encompassing 600MHz, 700MHz, AWS and PCS applications.
All models feature high gain, supreme elevation plane performance, 4.3-10 connectors, and the premium RF characteristics that site planners need. Each antenna package includes manual RET override functionality to allow for field adjustable electrical tilt for important use cases such as ad-hoc testing at the site where AISG accessibility becomes cumbersome. The new 600MHz RFS antennas facilitate network designs for optimum site coverage, reduced power loss and feature excellent front-to-back ratio and supreme upper side lobe suppression for reduced inter-cell interference issues in the field
“RFS understands the capacity and network challenges operators face as their customers demand increased speeds and premium network reliability. We want to help enable our customers to fully embrace new LTE technologies as their networks evolve where traditional capacity expansion methods such as sector splitting, small cells, MIMO and CRAN are not feasible or ideal,” said Jamar Daniels, regional product manager, RFS. “Our products are designed to address those needs. RFS now offers a comprehensive suite of site elements to fulfil telecom operators’ requirements and enable new frequency spectrum to be used as soon as possible.”
Along with the new antennas, RFS is debuting compact 600 MHz conditioning products, including tower-mounted amplifiers (TMAs), diplexers, triplexers and quadplexers with features such as DC sensing-AISG bypass and compatibility with the 4.3-10 connector standard. Automatic DC sensing and AISG bypass bring increased flexibility to site installations by allowing combiners to automatically adjust to site requirements and route DC and control signals through the antenna line system accordingly – ensuring the right bypass for any installation.
The latest RF conditioning diplexers will serve purposes such as combining 600MHz with high band (AWS, PCS, WCS and BRS) or with 850MHz frequencies. For top of the tower 600MHz applications, TMA products offer AWS/PCS amplification with low band bypass.
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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 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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