WESTCHESTER, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Since the best problems are those successfully avoided, Andrew Wireless
Solutions, the CommScope, Inc. division that is a global leader in
communications systems and products, has introduced the OneBase InSite™
product family, which enables wireless operators to monitor cell sites
remotely for performance degradation before it affects network integrity.
By routinely monitoring network performance at each cell site, the two
new InSite products help operators prevent minor problems from turning
into major disruptions, saving them money by avoiding costly dispatches
of emergency repair crews and helping maintain customer satisfaction. “Operators
cannot afford to have a site go down due to power loss, failing
equipment or other concerns,” said John Baker,
vice president, Technical Marketing, Wireless Network Solutions, Andrew. “InSite
is the smarter, easier way to track cell site performance regularly.”
InSite Connect acts as the central notification center for site alarms
and status information, and it supports remote configuration adjustments
and tower equipment maintenance among its many capabilities. InSite
Connect includes a remote electrical tilt (RET) controller that allows
for remote monitoring and controlling of AISG compliant RET antennas and
tower mounted amplifiers.
InSite RF is a stand-alone unit mounted in or alongside a standard base
station transceiver (BTS) rack, which works with any original equipment
manufacturer’s BTS radio equipment. It can run
site tests automatically according to a schedule or in real-time via an
Internet connection. InSite RF takes readings on antenna return loss,
uplink and downlink VSWR, pilot power, and other site metrics and will
notify radio frequency technicians via alarms when performance is at or
nearing sub-par levels. The system will begin customer trials in May.
Initial support is for CDMA wireless protocols, with expansion to handle
other technologies soon to follow.
InSite RF is Andrew’s first stand-alone site
diagnostic product for installation at the BTS site, though a similar
solution has previously been sold as part of the company’s
multicarrier power amplifier. Andrew will display its OneBase InSite
product family at the CTIA WIRELESS 2008 show in Las Vegas, Nevada, on
Teletilt is a registered trademark and InSite and OneBase are
trademarks of CommScope, Inc.
CommScope, Inc. (NYSE: CTV)(www.commscope.com)
is a world leader in infrastructure solutions for communication
networks. Through its Andrew Wireless Solutions™
brand, it is a global leader in radio frequency subsystem solutions for
wireless networks. Through its SYSTIMAX®
brands, CommScope is a world leader in network infrastructure solutions,
delivering a complete end-to-end physical layer solution, including
cables and connectivity, enclosures, intelligent software and network
design services for business enterprise applications. It is also the
premier manufacturer of coaxial cable for broadband cable television
networks and one of the leading North American providers of
environmentally secure cabinets for DSL and FTTN applications. Backed by
strong research and development, CommScope combines technical expertise
and proprietary technology with global manufacturing capability to
provide customers with infrastructure solutions for evolving global
communications networks in more than 130 countries around the world.
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.