Andrew Solutions, the CommScope, Inc., division that is a global leader in wireless communications systems and products, has completed a total TETRA (terrestrial trunked radio) coverage solution for a new casino and resort in the Cotai Strip of Macau.

Scheduled to begin operations in early 2011, the casino will showcase Andrew’s TETRA coverage system with optical repeaters, base station antennas and HELIAX® FXL smoothwall cables.

“The new TETRA network will help ensure reliable and secure voice and data communications coverage in a complex venue such as a casino,” said Navin Vohra, vice president of wireless sales, Asia Pacific, Andrew Solutions. “Our extensive experience in wireless technologies has led us to understand the challenges of in-building communications very well and the new system features a scalable and future-proof network that is based on high quality products from CommScope’s Andrew. As a result, the casino now has a high performance communications infrastructure with outstanding flexibility and cost-effectiveness.”

TETRA is the modern digital trunking system used by private and public mobile radio communication (transport agencies, airports, energy companies) and security agencies (police, fire brigades, rescue services, military). Unlike public cellular networks, building a TETRA network is typically driven by coverage, rather than capacity. Maximum coverage at minimum cost is particularly important when building TETRA networks.

The five-star casino is a 550,000 square-meter complex that features a fully integrated destination resort with more than 2,200 rooms, suites and villas across three world-class hotels. The resort will be using Andrew ION™-M optical repeaters, which extend coverage significantly. Typically, an antenna which has been installed outside the building receives the signal from the TETRA base station. The repeater boosts the signal and the indoor antenna or a distributed antenna system—consisting of several splitters and antennas—serves the TETRA signal to the desired “dark spots.” Similarly, the signal is forwarded from indoors to the TETRA base station.

In addition, Andrew’s HELIAXFXL smoothwall cables will be used as the transmission system for the network. Fast becoming the preferred solution for customers looking to maximize network performance without compromising electrical performance, FXL features lower attenuation, higher crush strength and reduced weight with the use of aluminum, which means lower and more stable raw material cost for increased cost-effectiveness.

“This project demonstrates the superior quality of Andrew’s products and services. We have cooperated with Andrew before in the 2005 East Asian Games and this is our second such project in Macau,” said Mike Lei, director of the Tai Neng and Cowson joint venture, Andrew’s local partner in Macau.

Since 2005, Andrew Solutions has expanded its customer support for notable coverage and capacity projects in the Asia-Pacific region, including the upgrading of Hong Kong’s Mass Transit Railway Corporation's (MTRC) territory-wide radio network to an 800 MHz TETRA system; upgrading the North East Line of the Singapore Mass Rapid Transit communications infrastructure to a 3G network; continued work on China’s high speed railways, wiring up part of the forthcoming Taiyuan-Zhongwei-Yinchuan line, and a digital train radio system for a metro network in Australia.

HELIAX is a registered trademark and, ION is trademarks of CommScope, Inc.

About CommScope:

CommScope, Inc. (www.commscope.com) provides essential infrastructure that makes communication possible. We empower people to connect and communicate seamlessly where, when, and how they choose. Our solutions and services for wired and wireless networks enable high-bandwidth data, video, and voice applications everywhere--at home, at work, and on the go. Through every wave of technology, CommScope helps the world connect and evolve. Backed by numerous respected brands such as Andrew®, SYSTIMAX® and Uniprise®, CommScope supports customers in more than 100 countries around the world through its focus on integrity, ethics, quality and technical innovation.

This press release includes forward-looking statements that are based on information currently available to management, management’s beliefs, as well as on a number of assumptions concerning future events. Forward-looking statements are not a guarantee of performance and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, which could cause the actual results to differ materially from those currently expected. For a more detailed description of the factors that could cause such a difference, please see CommScope’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In providing forward-looking statements, the company does not intend, and is not undertaking any obligation or duty, to update these statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

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