Andrew Corporation, the holder of numerous patents covering remote electrical tilt (RET) technology for base station antennas, has introduced a software system that works with the Teletilt(R) ATC200-1000 local rack-mounted controller and enables real-time adjustments to base station antennas from anywhere an Internet connection is established.

The new Andrew Network Management System (ANMS) enables users to schedule downtilt adjustments to occur at any time and in any location, eliminating the cost and inconvenience of dispatching crews to make the adjustments on site. Additionally, ANMS enables more precise hand-offs with fewer gaps in coverage because adjustments on multiple antennas can be made simultaneously.

"Andrew Network Management System is a very important development for wireless operators seeking to maximize revenues while providing excellent network performance," said Jim Bowen, vice president, Base Station Antennas, Andrew Corporation. "Previously, clear trade-offs were needed even when individual cell sites or sectors were optimized. Now, whole networks can be adjusted simultaneously, records can be made, and analysis can lead to additional changes in much shorter intervals."

ANMS will be featured at Andrew's exhibit (Hall 1, Stand D08-D09) February 13-16 at 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona.

The Windows(R)-based ANMS software communicates through a customer supported Ethernet connection located at the base transceiver station or a wireless supported connection provided by Andrew. The secure virtual private network link is directed through the Teletilt(R) ATC200-1000 local rack-mounted controller installed at the base transceiver station to the operational maintenance center, where an administrator will facilitate initial setup rights to the end user and send them out through a secure VPN to any location with Internet connection.

Andrew Network Management System joins Andrew's Teletilt antenna systems to provide an entire remote controlled solution for base station antennas. Andrew's patented RET technology enables network operators to remotely adjust the beam pattern of an antenna system and control its signal coverage footprint. The system optimizes radio frequency coverage by enabling antennas to be adjusted remotely without needing to put the entire cell site out of service or sending a crew to adjust the antennas. RET enables quick site optimization, independent of weather and site access difficulties. Operators quickly can adjust antennas to accommodate short-term changes in customer usage along specific sites in the network, such as high demand along urban highways during rush hour or during heavily-attended stadium events.

Andrew Corporation also has licensed use of its patented RET antenna technology to eight firms around the world, further extending availability of this innovative base station antenna functionality to customers worldwide.

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 500 company founded in 1937.

Teletilt is a registered trademark of Andrew Corporation.

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