TE pushes CPRI, public safety DAS, plus powered fiber, at CTIA 2014
TE says products are designed to facilitate mobile network installation while reducing the time and cost of deployments.
TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is showcasing its range of advanced mobile network platforms at CTIA's Super Mobility Week (September 9-11) at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. At its booth #3438, TE will be exhibiting the following products, designed to facilitate mobile network installation while reducing the time and cost of deployments:
-- The FlexWave active integration panel (AIP), an integrated base transceiver station (BTS) interface solution that the company says takes "the guesswork and expense" out of system commissioning and maintenance. The FlexWave AIP is designed to provide a simple, compact interface that enables BTS signal splitting and combining, automatic power leveling, and remote and local monitoring without passive intermodulation (PIM) issues.
-- The CPRI digital interface unit (CDIU) – a pre-integrated solution that leverages the Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) for base station connectivity. The unit removes the need for RF processing and attenuation panels at the distributed antenna system (DAS) head-end, which TE maintains reduce the physical equipment required in a deployment by more than 50 percent, and reduce cost of materials by up to 40 percent.
-- Powered fiber cable, a new hybrid fiber cable design that integrates power with fiber connectivity. This cable enables installers to deploy DAS antennas where they need to be in order to deliver the best network capacity and coverage, without having to worry about the presence or expense of local power at the antenna site.
-- TE's public safety DAS, a dedicated distributed antenna system that supports primary public safety and critical first responder frequencies in the VHF/UHF/700/800/TETRA bands on a single system. The system provides high-reliability coverage for public safety communications services, both in-building and outdoors.
"TE's innovative DAS products enhance the network by making DAS deployments more flexible and cost-effective," says Peter Wraight, president of TE's Wireless business unit. "Our all-digital solutions provide a robust solution set for mobile operators, neutral hosts and venue owners who want to continue to bring the highest quality of service to their subscribers and guests."
TE is also hosting a hospitality hour at its booth at CTIA on September 9 and 10 from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m., followed by a tour of its DAS that is installed in the Sands Convention Center.