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Area Contact Peter Krause Manager Marketing Communications +49 511 676 3282
21-Feb-2012 Print page

RFS' RADIAFLEX-development caters specific needs of railway communications industry

Colombes (France) February 21, 2012 - Maximized performance, minimized total cost of solution: Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, unveils its latest radiating cable development. The new RADIAFLEX cable series RAYT provides superior electrical performance in 2.4 - 2.5 GHz, serves the needs of state-of-the-art wireless communications systems especially in the railways sector, and reduces at the same time costs significantly.

"We have optimized this RADIAFLEX-cable for specific single-band applications such as Track-To-Train and signalling radio in railway communications operating at 2.4 - 2.5 GHz, as well as for WiFi based services in this unlicensed ISM band", says Dr Peter Raabe, Global Product Line Director for Wireless Indoor Solutions at RFS. "The RAYT series is the best fit 'RF coverage contouring' product ensuring lowest signal variations, thus enabling applications with highest data throughput (bandwidth) demands in wireless digital transmission", adds Raabe.

The new RAYT158-50A features the lowest system loss for long radiating cable runs combined with the lowest total cost of solution. Plus, the RADIAFLEX cable offers low coupling loss variations with very smooth spatial coverage. This makes it an ideal solution for a variety of in-tunnel applications in the 2.4 -2.5 GHz band.

As well as all other RADIAFLEX-cable types the RAYT158-50A functions as distributed antenna to provide communications in confined areas. Slots in the copper outer conductor allow a controlled portion of the internal RF-energy to be radiated into the surrounding environment. A signal transmitted near the cable will couple into the slots and be carried along the cable length.

The benefit of the new development: RAYT158-50A helps minimizing the amount of base stations and amplifiers needed in a system design - costs can be cut to a minimum. "At the same time performance can be not only maintained, but increased", concludes Peter Raabe.

RFS, the global leader in radiating cable technology, is offering the widest product range of RADIAFLEX radiating cables for confined area coverage (in-tunnel, in-building) and best fit product to the market, whatever the individual indoor project specific needs are: enabling commercial (4G, 3G, 2G) as well as mission critical (Tetra, GSM-Rail, Signalling) wireless services; from RF ultra-broadband (multi-band / multi-operator / neutral host) to band-specific applications; providing best fit options meeting individual requirements or constraints (cable position, receive antenna orientation); offering consultancy and product attached services (end-to-end system design, on-site acceptance etc.) aimed at superior performance and lowest cost of total solution.

Trademarks: Radio Frequency Systems® and RADIAFLEX® are trademarks of Radio Frequency Systems.

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.

RFS Press Contact:
Peter Krause
Marketing Communications Manager
Cell: +49 (0)511-676-3282

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