November 12, 2015

HCS Hybrid Connector

RFS Expands FTTA Portfolio with New HCS Hybrid Connector


RFS has introduced the industry’s first Hybrid Connector System (HCS) for Fiber-to-the-Antenna (FTTA) applications, expanding its portfolio of connector options to suit any site architecture. Designed for use with RFS’ HYBRIFLEX® hybrid cables, the HCS offers a plug-and-play “coax-like” solution for FTTA similar to what a traditional coaxial cable solution does for RF systems, and is the only hybrid connector on the market, combining DC power and fiber optics in one connector. Traditional solutions have the DC going straight to the RRH and the fiber breakout being handled separately at the top of the tower. With the HCS only one connection point is needed between the riser cable the jumper cable, both featuring an HCS interface. This single connection point reduces installation time and expense, and drastically reduces the chances of fiber contamination in the field from dirt and other outside elements, offering a very reliable solution. The use of HCS greatly increases the system reliability, since the contents (fiber and DC) are protected by RFS’ robust aluminum armor that goes straight into the back of the HCS, thus eliminating chances of damage at the top of the tower – a recurring (and expensive) issue with FTTA deployments.


Features Benefits
Plug and play design with 2 second mating

Enables fast and easy installation

Factory assembled and tested with the jumper

Ensures a high quality, robust design

Continuous aluminum corrugated armor Provides excellent mechanical and lightning protection
Simple and efficient solution Replaces complex distribution boxes
DC and fiber protected and go straight into the back of the HCS Increases system reliability