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Area Contact Paula Mennone-Preisner Marketing and Communication Specialist +1 203 630-3311-1809
12-Jan-2015 Print page

TD-LTE and New Product Additions Fuel Impressive Growth for RFS in 2014

Meriden, CT (United States), January 12, 2015 – Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, today announced continued growth in 2014, marked by notable milestones including a hugely successful rollout of the company’s new TD-LTE product suite featuring HYBRIFLEX™ cables, expanded jumper styles, beamforming antennas and connectors. The TD-LTE line consists of a wide variety of technologies that are easier and faster to install than ever, while reducing test times by less than half according to customer feedback. RFS TD-LTE products were featured in over 11,000 carrier sites in 2014 alone. 

“We have experienced record-breaking growth during the past two years, and 2014 was all about keeping it going. As a result, we booked one of our most profitable years in over a decade,” said David Kiesling, RFS customer solutions & sales operations director. “We delivered these results by focusing on solidifying our long-standing relationships with our strong customer base and adding to our world-class product lines.” 

To support its continued growth, RFS further expanded its distribution network to ensure that products are seamlessly delivered to customers where and when they are needed. Trusted new partners include Alliance Communications and Anixter. The company also enhanced its sales team and expanded in-region presence and support in California to help serve the rapidly expanding needs of the region, as well opening a distribution center for enhanced delivery and to  help reduce lead time for products from Asia.

In 2014, RFS also introduced a number of new and enhanced base station antennas. RFS debuted the new RF X-TREME™ FWW series base station antennas for high frequency spectrum bands up to 2360 MHz to support the 700 MHz spectrum increasingly used for public safety communications.  The high-performance antennas support multiple bands, including LTE 700, CDMA 850, PCS 1900 and AWS 2100 with no compromises in electrical performance. 

RFS also announced SiteExpress™ factory-assembled tower top component solutions supporting multiple technologies – including LTE. Designed to be shipped to customer sites tested and ready to simply be hoisted and installed at the top of a tower, SiteExpress simplifies on-site base station installation efforts, reduces costs and deployment time and improves quality. 

Several new additions were made to the CompactLine® EASY microwave antennas, including the new 3ft SC3/SCX3 series antennas to enable RFS customers to better overcome the challenges of microwave backhaul and reduce TCO. Additionally, the company announced that the new SC3/SCX3 antennas can be used to support wireless applications in the 6GHz frequency band under revised FCC guidelines that permit the use of 3ft antennas in the commonly-used frequency. SC3/SCX3 series antennas are more than 20 percent lighter than competing products on the market.  Two additions were also made to the CompactLine EASY family for the E-band with the RFS E-band (71-86GHz) antennas, the SB1-W800C and the SC2-W800BYYY, designed to provide the optimal combination of electrical and mechanical performance coupled with cost-effectiveness. 

In addition, RFS continued to grow its market leading position for in-tunnel, subway and DAS applications with key projects in major cities such as Toronto and New York City, and continued deployments of its RADIAFLEX® radiating cables throughout the US and Canada. 2015 will bring a new low-inductance HYBRIFLEX cable for sites over 400 ft. that will feature a special type of wiring to reduce overall cable inductance, solving the problem of Remote Radio Head (RRH) power-cycling during peak traffic hours due to voltage swings, which may occur in specific instances.

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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Phone: + 1 203 630 3311
Cell: + 1 203 715 1595

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