Public safety communication networks are vital to protecting US
citizens, civil servants and emergency personnel every day. To ensure
the reliability of these life-saving networks in a future of high-speed
wireless broadband, CommScope,
a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communication networks,
is actively engaged in a US federal government project to test the
interoperability of next-generation public safety networks and equipment.
The company’s portfolio of Andrew
Solutions wireless products—including RF feeder lines, base
station antenna systems, and cable assemblies—are enabling the
Department of Commerce’s Public
Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Demonstration Network in
Boulder, Colorado. Andrew base station antennas are currently the only
antennas used at the demo network sites.
“The PSCR Demo Network was designed to create a totally interoperable,
broadband public safety network across the US, and we are proud to be
contributing the RF Path antennas and cables that are making it
possible,” said Paul Bell, senior vice president and general manager,
Base Station Antenna and Microwave Products, CommScope. “Our RF Path
solutions can help operators meet coverage and capacity challenges in
virtually any broadband wireless network.”
The PSCR Demo Network in Boulder is a proving ground where police, fire
and emergency services departments and other stakeholders come to test
equipment for interoperability on the 700 MHz long term evolution (LTE)
band. It is a joint effort between two Department of Commerce agencies,
the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National
Telecommunications and Information Association. The network consists of
three sites on which various stakeholders and end-users can test the
interoperability of their equipment.
CommScope supplied Teletilt®
base station antennas with AISG 2.0 actuators and controllers; HELIAX®
transmission lines, connectors and accessories; and antenna network
management system software for the PSCR Demo Network. CommScope has a
long history of supporting wireless network deployments and upgrades
since the first 2G networks. The company’s extensive portfolio of Andrew
products includes comprehensive site solutions for the entire RF Path.
CommScope equipment is deployed extensively in public safety and
commercial wireless networks worldwide.
To learn more about CommScope’s involvement in the PSCR Demo Network,
visit the CommScope booth at International CTIA WIRELESS 2011®, March
22-24 in Orlando, Florida. Philip Sorrells, vice president, Wireless
Site Solutions, CommScope, will be joining a panel about optimizing
towers for 4G at the co-located Tower
Technology Summit on Wednesday, March 23 from 3:10 – 4:00 p.m.
Teletilt and HELIAX are registered trademarks of CommScope, Inc.
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 everything 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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