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 Andrew’s ConnectOptimizeGrow solutions
on exhibit (Stand C47, Hall 2).
Andrew’s 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 system’s 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
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-B’s
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
ION is a trademark of Andrew Corporation.
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cause actual results to differ from expected results include
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anticipated from cost reduction programs, fluctuations in foreign
currency exchange rates, the timing of cash payments and receipts, end
use demands for wireless communication services, the loss of one or more
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