Andrew Corporation, a global leader in communications systems and products, has introduced two new remote units for cost-effective radio-over-fiber applications that ensure coverage and capacity in demanding wireless environments.

The new ION-B High Power Single Band UMTS remote unit and ION-B Medium Power Triple Band EGSM/GSM1800/UMTS remote unit offer higher power options for extending in-building radio coverage and enhancing performance in multi-carrier and multi-band applications. They will debut at 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona February 12-15 as part of Andrews ConnectOptimizeGrow solutions on exhibit (Stand C47, Hall 2).

Andrews Intelligent Optical Network (ION) series is the industry-leading optical distribution system for carrying radio signals loss-free over fiber optics, at all power levels, at distances ranging from 100 meters to 20 kilometers. ION-B systems help operators provide wireless coverage and capacity in a variety of demanding in-building scenarios, such as office complexes, skyscrapers, convention centers, shopping malls and airports.

The new Andrew ION-B remote units, which connect to a master unit up to 3 kilometers away, help operators address multi-operator/neutral host environments and the rising demand for 3G indoor data coverage. The remote units have greater power than any other ION-B remote unit, enhancing the systems coverage and capacity capabilities, and are future-proof due to their ability to transport radio frequencies regardless of protocol and modulation.

As operators continue to focus on optimizing network design and performance, Andrew has improved its industry-leading ION-B systems to cost-effectively help address this need, said Morgan Kurk, vice president and acting general manager, Wireless Innovations, Andrew Corporation. The flexibility of the ION-B series makes system design and deployment easier, and these higher power remote units contribute to enhanced performance.

The ION-B single band remote unit is designed to distribute UMTS band signals along fiber, while the ION-B triple band remote unit distributes EGSM900, GSM 1800, and UMTS band signals along the same fiber. Both units can be easily commissioned and supervised via a web-based graphical user interface. In addition, ION-Bs automatic gain control feature reduces design, installation, and optimization time, and avoids field adjustments.

About Andrew Corporation

Andrew Corporation (NASDAQ:ANDW) designs, manufactures, and delivers innovative and essential equipment and solutions for the global communications infrastructure market. The company serves operators and equipment manufacturers from facilities in 35 countries. Andrew (www.andrew.com), headquartered in Westchester, IL, is an S&P MidCap 400 company founded in 1937.

ION is a trademark of Andrew Corporation.

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