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Three-foot RFS CompactLine unveiled at CeBIT 2004

At CeBIT 2004, wireless technology leader Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) will unveil an important extension to its range of cost-effective CompactLine microwave antennas--the new three-foot (0.9-metre) diameter CompactLine SB3.

The new antenna completes the RFS CompactLine suite in the one- to four-foot diameter area. Ideal for point-to-point applications, the CompactLine SB3 incorporates all the standard features of RFS’s single and dual polarized CompactLine range. These include, a short shroud for low visual impact, and a modified Cassegrain feed system with shaped subreflector for optimum gain and pattern performance. The feed system is protected by a solid radome.

According to Product Manager Daniel Wojtkowiak, the three-foot CompactLine antennas have been successfully prototyped, with the first CompactLine SB3 antennas will be available to market in the second quarter of 2004. The complete SB3 product portfolio will ultimately provide three-foot diameter microwave antenna solutions for the 10 to 32 GHz frequencies bands. “Although at higher frequencies one- and two-foot antennas are mainly used, high-capacity applications demand a greater system gain and thus a larger diameter antenna,” said Wojtkowiak. “The three-foot RFS CompactLine antenna provides the higher gain required, while minimizing the environmental visual impact.”

The SB3 can often provide a practical and cost-efficient alternative to four-foot diameter antennas in lower frequency, short link distance applications. The three-foot CompactLine antenna offers the necessary system gains without concession, while dramatically reducing tower load when compared to the four-foot variants.

The new RFS CompactLine SB3 microwave antenna will be unveiled at the RFS’s CeBIT 2004 stand in Hall 27, Stand No. E35, Hannover, Germany, 18 to 24 March 2004.

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