April 15, 2014

OMT Offering Now Available for Microwave Antennas

RFS introduces OMTs Compatible with Multiple Antennas – Upgrade to Four Ports/ODUs on a Single Antenna


Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) now offers a vertical Orthogonal Mode Transducer (OMT), designed for maximum flexibility and future-proofing, that enables users to implement a “pay as you grow” scheme for up to four outdoor units (ODUs).

OMTs are multi-port microwave couplers that combine two cross polarized RF signals, allowing multiple ODUs, operating on different polarizations to operate simultaneously on one antenna. RFS OMT addresses the industry’s increasing need for dual polarized direct mount antennas for higher capacity bandwidth, which are well suited for 4G and LTE applications.

RFS OMT portfolio is comprehensive, available in frequencies from 6 GHz to 25GHz with customized interfaces for several microwave radio manufacturers. It is compatible with RFS’ 1ft-6ft, SB1, SC2, SC3, SB4, SB6 series antennas.


Features Benefit Chart

Eliminate twistflexes between ODUs and antenna

Reduces system costs and improves reliability

Easy ODU mechanical size evolution Maximizes flexibility and enables a future-proof network
Option to upgrade to a 4 port OMT (4+0 or 2+2)2 Expand capacity with no antenna mechanical interference due to the slanted shape of the OMT
Remains stable in very high winds

Wind-tunnel testing (250 km/h) ensures durability & survivability.

Purchase with a new RFS antenna or separately for RFS antennas3 already installed in the field Maximizes network planning options