Institute, the installer training organization of CommScope’s Andrew
Solutions, is helping operators and installers defend against
disruptive interference in wireless networks by offering a new passive
intermodulation (PIM) training course.
The new Andrew Institute® class addresses the wireless industry’s
increased concerns about PIM’s impact on network performance. It will be
conducted using PIM test-ready Andrew® base
station antennas, cables,
mounted amplifiers and other connectivity solutions plus portable
PIM analyzers supplied by Summitek
Instruments, a Smiths Interconnect business and a world leader in
PIM test equipment.
“With data demands and bandwidth usage skyrocketing, operators are
addressing anything and everything that can cause a decrease in capacity
in their networks,” said Stan Catey, senior vice president and general
manager, Cable Products, Andrew. “For over 15 years, the Andrew
Institute has brought top-quality, specialized training to installers
and engineers to help them optimize system performance. Adding PIM
training to the Andrew Institute curriculum is a logical evolution of
our class offerings.”
Andrew Institute’s new training course teaches participants not only
proper testing techniques but also best construction practices to ensure
low PIM results. As a leading RF equipment manufacturer, Andrew has
thorough knowledge of the causes of PIM and is pleased to offer this
training to help network operators achieve maximum performance.
Summitek’s PIM test equipment enables network operators to find and
eliminate the non-linear junctions at a cell site that cause PIM.
“We are pleased that Andrew Institute has selected Summitek Instruments’
PIM test equipment for this new training program,” said Tom Bell, vice
president of business development, Summitek Instruments. “The class
teaches valuable skills that installers and operators alike can use to
improve system performance.”
The PIM training class is being offered now to customers in the US. The
Andrew Institute also offers training courses for the installation of
remote electrical tilt antennas (RET), microwave systems (TMW) and cable
connectors, and for testing voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR).
Interested customers should contact Kathy McCarthy at firstname.lastname@example.org
or +1 779-435-6231.
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About Summitek Instruments:
Summitek Instruments www.summitekinstruments.com
is the industry leader in Passive Intermodulation (PIM) test solutions.
In partnership with its sister Smiths Interconnect business, Triasx,
Summitek offers portable PIM test solutions that enable network
operators to identify and correct PIM performance problems at the cell
site. Smiths Interconnect www.smithsinterconnect.com
is a leader in technically differentiated electronic and radio frequency
products that connect, protect and control critical systems for the
wireless telecommunications, aerospace, defence, medical, rail and
industrial markets. It is part of Smiths Group www.smiths.com,
a global leader in applying advanced technologies for markets in threat
and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and
engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 22,000 people in more
than 50 countries
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