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05-May-2015 Print page

RFS Adds Industry’s Smallest E-Band Antenna to its Microwave Portfolio

Meriden, CT (United States), May 05, 2015 – Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), a global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, has announced a new addition to its INVISIline™ Small-Form Antenna (SFA) product family, designed to minimize visual impact by allowing better integration into any urban environment. The new SFA04-W800 E-Band antenna is one of the most discreet E-band (80 GHz) microwave antennas ever developed. Its light weight, compact design, multi-band capabilities and low-profile aesthetics make the SFA04-W800 ideal for small cell, front haul and traditional backhaul systems.

The SFA04-W800 Small Form Antenna features 0.4 ft. (122 mm) reflector dimensions and a 0.5 ft. (166 mm) radome diameter, making it the smallest E-band antenna on the market today. Its compact size means it is visually unobtrusive in any landscape, easing zoning complexity and simplifying installation. At just 11 lbs. (5 kg), the SFA04-W800 is much easier to install and align than 1- or 2-ft. antennas. Its robust mounting system and large beamwidth – more than double that of larger antennas – provides for superior stability. RFS has performed rigorous wind tunnel testing to ensure the durability of the SFA04-W800, which can withstand winds up to 320 km/hour (nearly 200 mph).
“This addition to our INVISIline™ family of small form antennas offers a new and exceptional solution to the challenges of small cell backhaul, with the versatility to also serve front haul and traditional short-haul requirements,” said Emmanuel Saint-Dizier, global product manager, RFS. “Its performance and aesthetics solve many of the issues operators face when trying to meet evolving wireless standards today and into the future, while blending well into its surroundings.”

The new INVISIline™ SFA provides excellent electrical performance and should be compatible with 50% of E-band links currently deployed globally. The SFA04-W800 antenna operates at 71-86 GHz frequencies and meets ETSI Class 3 standards, the most stringent the industry requires. Trademarks: RFS® is a registered trademark of Radio Frequency Systems. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About RFS
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) is a global designer and manufacturer of cable, antenna and tower systems, as well as 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. Its customers currently include the four largest wireless carriers, the majority of tier 2 and 3 wireless carriers in North America and many of the top wireless and microwave OEMS worldwide.

For more than 70 years, RFS has provided its customers world-class service that today is backed by a global presence of nine manufacturing facilities worldwide and sales and technical support centers in 23 countries.  RFS offers advanced engineering capabilities, superior field support, and expert technical assistance and training to provide scalable, flexible, future-proof and lightweight end-to-end solutions optimized across the entire RF chain. As an ISO-compliant organization, RFS solutions offer proven longevity, premium performance and unrivalled quality.

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Paula Mennone-Preisner
Marketing and Communications Specialist
Phone: + 1 203 630 3311
Cell: + 1 203 715 1595

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