Flexible and Future Proofed
your application calls for band selective, channel selective or a combination
of both, the Node A platform is capable of meeting the needs of any single band/single
operator requirements or can be expanded to address full multi-band/multiple
The A stands for technology Agnostic meaning regardless of protocols,
spectrum reassignments, or whatever new wireless technologies may emerge, modification
and expansion of your system will be quickly achieved.
By design, the Node As modular scalable architecture allows the user to
quickly modify, upgrade or expand the repeater platform by simply adding additional
RF cards and software features. The platform is available in medium and high
power classes making it ideal for driving both passive and optical distributed
antenna systems for medium to large facilities.
Several innovative software functions, such as an embedded spectrum analyzer
for setup and interference logging, and uplink muting, are available through
optional software keys. In addition, Andrew Solutions provides A.I.M.O.S., a comprehensive
OMC. The implemented standard SNMP-based MIB also allows easy integration into
a third-party OMC.The Node A is available in software optimized platformsfor
public safety, commercial, or mixed applications.
The patented architecture utilizes state-of-the-art technology
to offer significantly higher dynamic range and processing power than any other
digital repeater on the market. The high dynamic range allows operation in the
presence of strong transmitters/interferers without the need for external filtering
or attenuation. Internal filters are constructed on the fly through the user
interface to adapt to new requirements or changes in the outdoor environment,
without the need todownload external files.
When using the advanced filtering capabilities of the Node A only desired
signals are transmitted, which results in optimum utilization of the Node As
output power capacity. While amplifying the desired signals, the undesired signals
are not amplified by the Node A and potential interference issues are mitigated.
The resulting coverage footprint is greatly increased and is not affected by
changes in the outside RF environment. Also, with the undesired signal levels
significantly reduced, the potential of nearby base station sites degrading
coverage is eliminated.
The high power RF cards make use of an advanced feedforward power amplifier
technology which drastically reduces power consumption and heat dissipation.
The lower power consumption means increased system reliability, and reduced
thermal loading on the equipment room and decreased battery backup requirements.
The Node A is fully compliant with all applicable regulatory standards (e.g.,
FCC, ETSI, IC, etc.).
Fast System Setup and Operation
Repeater configuration and setup
is performed through an intuitive auto setup wizard. Context sensitive help
screens greatly reduce setup time and reliance on bulky and expensive test equipment.
Individual channels or band segments can be set up independently in either gain
or power mode, which is particularly useful in public safety or multi-operator
applications where the donor signals are received at significantly different
In addition to the normal alarm reporting, Node A includes advanced QoS measurements
and reports such as inbound and outbound channel power, pilot power and RSSI
to facilitate rapid setup and to verify on-going operation. All repeater functions
are accessible locally or remotely using circuitswitch or packet data wireless
modems integrated in the Node A chassis.
- Supports up to four frequency bands
in a single chassis with fully integrated
multi-band combiner and modem
for remote monitoring and control.
- Software-based platform enables
on-the-fly filter changes and development
of new features and capabilities
without expensive hardware
- Channel and band selective automatic gain/power control for
multi-operator and public safety
- Available in both medium and high power classes to enhance coverage
in a wide range of facility foot prints
to optimize total system cost.
- Intuitive auto setup wizard and help
screens for easy system configuration,
minimizing setup time and
reliance on expensive and bulky
- Advanced QoS measurements and reports, including inbound and outbound measurement of channel
power/pilot power/RSSI to facilitate set up and verify ongoing system operation.
- Remote alarming through SNMP or SMS using wireless data.
- Seamless integration with other Andrew Solutions
products (e.g., ION™-B/
- Rated for both indoor and outdoor use with versatile rack mount, wall mount, or pole mounting options.
Optimal Coverage Assured
Andrew Solutions offers the broadest portfolio of products to serve all your coverage extension needs for both indoor and outdoor solutions. Add in a comprehensive family of antennas, cables and peripherals for the most complete solution available. As a result, Andrew can be your turnkey, one source vendor for all your RF coverage and capacity needs.
In addition to the Node A, Andrew Solutions
provides optical distributed antenna systems, ION™-B and ION™-M, that increase the options available to support coverage solutions for any application.
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