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21-Jun-2011 Print page

RFS and Axell Wireless team up to offer complete in-building and in-tunnel wireless communications solutions

Colombes (France), June 21, 2011 – Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, and Axell Wireless have signed a teaming agreement that enables public safety organizations, transportation operators, wireless carriers and neutral hosts to purchase a complete passive and active solution for in-building and in-tunnel wireless communications.

The teaming agreement is aimed at RFS and Axell Wireless customers in North America, Europe, Africa, the Middle East and parts of Asia. In these regions, larger stadiums, office complexes, campuses, terminals and shopping malls, longer tunnels and taller buildings demand the most technically and commercially advanced indoor wireless communications solutions available today. By combining their strengths, RFS and Axell Wireless can offer their customers a bundled solution that simplifies deployments, optimizes costs and meets the challenges of the most complex indoor environments.

Public safety organizations and transportation operators in the rail, metro, road, air and maritime sectors will realize particular benefits from the combined offering. These organizations all rely heavily on indoor communications networks to transport mission-critical data and voice communications as well as to support crucial applications. Their networks must remain highly reliable and highly available, even in areas where geography is difficult and weather is harsh. Addressing these challenges requires the combined leadership that RFS and Axell Wireless bring in passive and active wireless indoor technologies.

Both companies welcome the opportunity to better serve their customers. “By integrating selected active components from Axell Wireless into our end-to-end solutions, RFS can further extend its leadership in advanced solution delivery for the in-building and in-tunnel wireless coverage markets,” says Peter Raabe, RFS Product Line Director for Wireless Indoor Solutions. “Axell and RFS are both market leaders in their fields offering innovative technological solutions to solve wireless coverage challenges. Combining Axell’s expertise in active DAS and repeater systems with the passive expertise of RFS enables both companies to do an even better job for our customers across the globe” says Ian Brown, Axell Wireless CEO.

RADIAFLEX® radiating cables by RFS

As a long-time wireless indoor solution provider, RFS brings its passive Distributed Antenna System (DAS), RADIAFLEX® radiating cables, CELLFLEX® foam dielectric cables, indoor antennas, splitters and RF accessories, along with its deep design and integration expertise, to the bundled offering. Axell Wireless provides the crucial RF-over-fiber and off-air repeater components. These active components, which include state-of-the-art digital signal processing (DSP) technology, deliver cost-effective hybrid fiber and coaxial in-building, in-tunnel and macro DAS capabilities. Both companies can now offer system design, passive and active RF equipment, installation and ongoing support for in-building and in-tunnel wireless communications needs.

RADIAFLEX® radiating cables by RFS

The combined RFS and Axell Wireless offering supports all major mobile technologies and standards for both commercial radio services and mission-critical wireless services, including 2G, 3G and 4G radio (cellular, PCS, AWS,  LTE 700 and LTE 2600, for example), as well as VHF, UHF, LMR, GSM-Railway and TETRA communications. RFS design and integration experts carefully review customer requirements to ensure the right combination of passive and active components are incorporated in the solution design. This holistic approach gives customers an end-to-end solution that is optimized from technology, commercial and cost (capital and operating) perspectives.

Trademarks: RFS®, RADIAFLEX® and CELLFLEX® are registered trademarks 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, plus 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 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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About Axell Wireless
Axell Wireless is a market leading global manufacturers of wireless coverage solutions and the No 1 provider of solutions for the public safety market. Employing over 250 people, Axell Wireless has headquarters in Chesham, UK but operates from a network of 10 offices across the globe. In the United States, Axell has its headquarters in Dallas, Texas. Axell Wireless has an enviable track record spanning some 30 years having supplied coverage solutions into all sorts of environments including road and rail tunnels, metros, small and large buildings, and transportation systems including railways and aeroplanes.
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Paula Mennone-Preisner
Phone: +1 203 630 3311
Cell: +1 203 715 1595

Europe, Middle East, Africa
Eric Giaretto
Cell: +33 (0)6 80 26 42 40

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