October 3, 2008--Andrew, a division of CommScope, Inc., has introduced HELIAX 2.0--a complete cable and connector family for wireless networks designed for new radio frequency (RF) transmission line options. The solution consists of two cable lines, with one connector series that fits either. Both cable types are available as feeders in a complete range of diameters or as cable assemblies.
A single, multi-faceted EZfit universal connector is designed for HELIAX FXL Series aluminum cables and HELIAX AVA Series copper cables. Both cables are designed to limit intermodulation distortion (IMD), the unwanted noise that weakens a radio network's performance.
"Whether our customers are in mature or emerging markets, deploying second, third or next generation technologies, HELIAX 2.0 offers the superior performance and reliability needed for transmitting wireless signals without disruption," says Stan Catey, group vice president/cable products and towers at Andrew. "When operators deploy multiple technologies on a co-located site, minimizing IMD is more critical than ever."
HELIAX 2.0 joins FXL Series aluminum cables, which are lower-weight and more durable, with AVA Series copper cables, the more flexible line ideal for tight installations. The new cable family is designed to provide lower attenuation in addition to adding less weight to already overloaded cell towers. "An increasing number of national and international operators are integrating aluminum cables into their networks with great success," adds Catey.
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