An “all-in-one,” intelligent point of interface from CommScope
offers a smarter way to bridge the connection between base transceiver
stations (BTS) and the distributed antenna systems (DAS) that enable
wireless connectivity in buildings and large venues.
By some industry estimates, more than 75 percent of today’s mobile calls
originate or terminate indoors. Carriers are ramping up DAS deployments
to match this growth. With an active option like CommScope’s
i-POITM, they have another tool for helping manage an
aspect of the network that’s been a blind spot and potential source of
expense, especially when issues go unnoticed only to become major
problems over time.
Visionary by design, CommScope’s new i-POI lends insight into BTS
conditioning, helps gain control over passive
intermodulation (PIM), provides power control for multi-operator
deployment and blends all of these capabilities into a single, compact
“Wireless operators, systems integrators and facility owners commonly
face issues when planning a DAS deployment or upgrading an existing
system,” said Matt
Melester, senior vice president and general manager, Distributed
Coverage and Capacity Solutions, CommScope. “Their most pressing
concerns surround the lack of visibility into the BTS conditioning
process, drops in data throughput due to PIM and space constraints.
i-POI meets these challenges head on—whether in current CommScope
Intelligent Optical Network (ION) environments or a third-party DAS
i-POI’s smart approach to reducing the components required for BTS
conditioning also enables increased visibility into the process of
preparing signals for broad distribution. In conventional
configurations, BTS conditioning is implemented by piecing together
several different discrete components, often from multiple
manufacturers. That requires more space and equipment. Design and
installation costs also go up and there’s greater potential for
introducing PIM into the network.
Multiply that by several carriers with varied frequency bands and things
fast become difficult to manage. i-POI makes a complex problem simple
and delivers further local and remote monitoring capabilities for
setting, controlling, and alarming input and output power levels. Also
compared to conventional footprints, i-POI’s sleek, smaller form reduces
space requirements by up to 75 percent. i-POI is available now in North
America and launches in other regions in the coming months.
CommScope, is a leader in the DAS space with more than 20,000 ION
deployments in the United States alone. ION is an easy-to-scale,
fiber-based coverage and capacity solution for indoor and outdoor
applications, available in multiple power levels with a unique
multi-band, multi-operator platform. CommScope’s off-air repeaters
include a full line of pico and micro class RF enhancers and macro class
digital nodes. The repeaters provide RF signals for wide area coverage
through antennas and are self-diagnosing, self-adaptive and available in
multiple power classes.
CommScope is a world leader in providing coverage and capacity system
solutions, including ION™
distributed antennas systems, Node
series repeaters, HELIAX®
hybrid fiber and coaxial cable, RADIAX® leaky
cables, Cell-Max™ indoor antennas and other passive components.
CommScope, through its Andrew Solutions portfolio, has nearly 30 years
of experience in providing, installing and managing complex radio signal
distribution systems for railway tracks, large-scale buildings, radio
operators and telephone operators around the world. Major projects have
included the ICE high speed train line in Germany; metro rails in
Beijing, Hong Kong, Moscow, and Montreal; major venues such as the
Dallas Cowboys Stadium and World Cup 2010 stadiums; and numerous
has played a role in virtually all the world’s best communication
networks. We create the infrastructure that connects people and
technologies through every evolution. Our portfolio of end-to-end
solutions includes critical infrastructure our customers need to build
high-performing wired and wireless networks. As much as technology
changes, our goal remains the same: to help our customers create,
innovate, design, and build faster and better. We’ll never stop
connecting and evolving networks for the business of life at home, at
work, and on the go.
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information currently available to management, management’s beliefs, as
well as on a number of assumptions concerning future events.
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subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, which could
cause the actual results to differ materially from those currently
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