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16-Mar-2007 Print page

RFS low-profile cluster range at Orlando Expo

In response to widespread demand for environmentally friendly base station solutions, wireless technology group, Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), will reveal an expanded range of antenna system cluster configurations at CTIA Wireless 2007 in Orlando, Florida. Designed to facilitate both site acquisition and installation, the low-profile RFS integrated cluster series supports any member of RFS’s high-performance Optimizer cellular antenna family with variable electrical tilt--including dual-band, ‘side-by-side’, single-band and broadband antennas.

Andrew Stronski, RFS Area Product Manager, Wireless Infrastructure Solutions, said that carriers are increasingly interested in cluster solutions. “Site acquisition is a growing challenge, and this is compounded by escalating AWS-band and UMTS deployments,” Stronski said. “As a result, low-profile cluster configurations are now being considered for a large percentage of new sites. They have the added advantage of being quick to install on-site, plus the benefit of having been assembled in clean, factory environments.”

The RFS integrated cluster is a complete antenna system. It incorporates a tri-sector arrangement of RFS Optimizer antennas in various lengths from 0.7 to 2.0 meters; optional fully integrated tower-mount amplifiers (TMA) with associated jumpers and connectors all hidden from view; and optional antenna control units (ACU) for RFS’s AISG v2.0-compliant remote antenna tilt system.

“The result is a remarkably slim antenna system installation with all the functionality and performance of a conventional installation,” said Stronski. “It is the only cluster on the market that provides up to 20 degrees of independent antenna azimuth adjustment in either direction.”

To complement the integrated cluster and provide a true ‘all-in-one’ solution, RFS has also developed a unique and attractive mounting system specifically for rooftop sites--the RFS Optimizer Rooftop. “The Optimizer Rooftop is very convenient, in that it can be carried to the rooftop site by hand,” Stronski said. “It has been specially designed to operate without physical fastening or drilling. This means that it does not impact permanently on the site. In addition, the mounting system is height-adjustable to ensure optimal coverage.”

For antenna system installations requiring mechanical downtilt, RFS offers its ‘universal solution’--a low-profile arrangement of antennas around a central pole. The ‘universal solution’ is the most flexible RFS mounting option and supports the complete range of RFS antennas, whether fixed or variable electrical tilt.

To learn more of RFS’s comprehensive range of cluster solutions and complete antenna systems, visit RFS at CTIA Wireless 2007: Booth 3763, Hall B, West Building, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida (March 27 to 29, 2007).

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