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Futurecom 2018

15–18 Oct 2018 São Paulo Expo, São Paulo, BR

Meet RFS at Futurecom 2018!

VISIT RFS @ FUTURECOM 2018 Come visit RFS at Futurecom 2018, in São Paulo, Brazil, from October 16th to 18th, booth B16. You will have the opportunity of getting to know our sulotions to simplify your wireless network, such as: • Active Passive Antenna: The 5G world is almost upon us, bringing new applications to improve our daily lives. To achieve these exciting capabilities and to address the technical and economic challenges that come with it, RFS is developing the Active-Passive Antennas (APA). The solution integrates mMIMO systems and passive antennas used in current technologies (2G, 3G, 4G) to enable LTE Advanced (4.5G) and 5G ecosystems. • Dual Band: Combining traditional and e-band frequencies in a single antenna will result in CAPEX/OPEX savings and provide higher capacities over longer distances. • RADIAFLEX® MIMO: Combine two “perfect match” radiating cables from RFS to create a MIMO solution that takes in-tunnel data rates to higher level RFS @ The Congress On Wednesday, October 17th, 12:30pm, at room Maua 1, Carla Taborda, regional Product Manager for BSA and RFS, will lead the presentation “Active Passive Antenna: simplifying the evolution to 5G”. See you there!

Design of a High Power Seven Pole Mask Filter for ATSC3.0
Saturday, April 6 • 1:30 PM - 2:50 PM • Location: N260 – C

Michael (Mick) Bennett, RFS

No more Broadcaster Silos: Lessons on the Repack from Phases 1 and 2
Sunday, April 7 • 3:40 PM - 4:40 PM • Location: N256

Nicholas (Nick) Wymant, RFS
John Lyons, The Durst Organization
Doug Lung, NBC/Telemundo
Stephen Kolvek, MYAT
Josh Gordon, Moderator

A Wideband Slot Antenna Design for the FCC Repack and ATSC3.0
Wednesday, April 10 • 1:30 PM - 1:50 PM • Location: N260 - C

Brandon George, RFS

NEW! North America Broadcast Solutions Selection Guide
Are you ready for the Repack? RFS’ broadcast selection guide for North America is the essential tool to find the most relevant products and solutions for the Repack. It includes antennas, filters, combiners, cable and much more.

NEW! Air Cooled 60kW Coaxial RF Filters
RFS has added forced air cooled 6-pole and 8-pole PeakPower+™ filters to the line-up. Just as the liquid cooled versions, they are available up to 60kW, or 120kW in a CIF. The RFS BCAT™ Software allows fast tuning in the field, so they can operate at both pre-and post-repack channels.

Antenna analysis and selection tool (AAST)
Download this tool that offers full flexibility to choose a wealth of parameters, and creates a full report that makes the selection of an antenna easy, and details everything from transmitter output power, losses in filters, combiners and cables, to the ERP and radiation patterns that will result from the selections made.
Download the Software

Broadcast Auxiliary Service (BAS) Filter
RFS’ BAS Interference Mitigation Filter (IMF) eliminates the interference issues broadcasters face when nearby mobile operators transmit on AWS spectrum. And it ensures broadcasters won’t experience AWS interference issues in the future. The filter rejects all AWS-1 and AWS-3 spectrum emissions, significantly improving transmission quality and reliability for BAS channels 1 through 10. The robust, weatherproof filter can be installed on the tower near antennas, or rack-mounted in the shelter.

Variable Polarization Technology (VPT)
RFS’ patented Variable Polarization Technology provides the future-proof technology that you need today. With so many unknowns in the market, and with ATSC3.0 just on the horizon, why not upgrade your system today with one that is truly future proof - one that allows for future changes in polarization ratios as business models change.
Link to the WHITE PAPER

SBB-EP series of Elliptical Wideband Slot Antennas
These broadband antennas can be utilized by single or multiple broadcasters for interim or auxiliary usage, and provide a fixed elliptical polarization that is constant over the UHF band. They are ideally suited when a high performance antenna is needed, that allows for frequency agility between current and future channel operation. The design of the SBB-EP incorporates a corrosion-resistant cylindrical fiberglass radome, with extremely low wind loading and high power rating.

New tunable coaxial RF filters for up to 60 kW / 120 kW in UHF
With these cast 6-pole and 8-pole PeakPower+™ filters, the heat is dissipated much more evenly and the insertion loss is greatly reduced for power levels up to 60kW, convection or liquid cooled. Coaxial Constant Impedance Filter systems can be offered to up to 120 kW. With the help of RFS’ BCAT™ Computer-Aided Tuning Software, it is possible to completely tune (or retune) these filters in under one hour locally or in the field, without having to replace any components. As such they can operate at both pre-and post-repack channels, providing greater flexibility and offering more options for interim and repack scenarios. They are also the basis of RFS’ coaxial channel combiners with the same benefits.

Filter selection and planning tool (FST)
Download this tool that offers full flexibility to choose a filter and select the criteria in which it will be used. The tool will provide the maximum power acceptable under those conditions, as well as the insertion loss and return loss.
Link to the TOOL

Coaxial transmitter power combiners for power levels up to 120 kW
RFS is pioneering high-power coaxial transmitter power combiners to up to 120 kW. These are designed for transmitter manufacturers who want to combine several racks of amplifiers into one RF output without having to resort to waveguide transmitter combiners. RFS’ coaxial transmitter combiners greatly reduce the volume of such high power systems, which is critical when space is at a premium.

Combiner Analysis and Selection Tool (CAST)
The RFS Combiner Analysis and Selection Tool allows the user to select and configure a channel combiner for use in a multi-channel transmission system. Channel information, transmitter power and modulation type can be chosen and combiner system options selected. Also input and output switching and directional couplers can be configured. The tool generates a full report detailing the combiner module types selected, power handling, insertion loss, group delay and other parameters.
Link to the TOOL

RFStar™ UHF Slotted Array Antenna
RFS utilizes proven “Slot” technology for its full range of US manufactured antennas. Featuring cylindrical radomes for minimal windload and reliable operation. Horizontal, elliptical and circular polarization are available along with multiple vertical patterns (varying null fill) and a full array of standard as well as custom azimuth patterns.

All-Inclusive Connector Kits for Air Dielectric Cables
RFS connector kits include all necessary components for easier ordering and installation. Available for each of RFS’ popular air cable sizes, the kits will include all components necessary for convenient installation – the inner joining kit, hardware kit with O-ring, gas block/pass conversion, connector sealant and heat shrink tubing.

PEPL Antenna Panel Array Offers Lower Wind Load
RFS’ PEP Lite array has similar wind load characteristics to traditional pylon arrays but is both frequency-agile (covering the full UHF array) and polarization-agile, allowing two channels to operate in the array with different polarization ratios. These polarization ratios can also be changed in the future with no change required to the antenna system. These antennas are also suited to MIMO and MISO operation. Both standard and hurricane rated options are available.