MINNEAPOLIS -- ADC (NASDAQ: ADCT) announced InterReach Spectrum, the world's first active distributed antenna system (DAS) that delivers up to eight mobile frequencies in a single system.
Featuring modular system hubs with plug-in radio cards and the ability to use indoor or outdoor remote units, InterReach Spectrum brings strong and consistent coverage and capacity to buildings and campuses of any size or shape. ADC introduced this new solution at the International CTIA Wireless 2010 show being held March 23-25 in Las Vegas, Nev.
As 3G and 4G services proliferate, operators need to provide multi-generation mobile voice and data services with the lowest cost of deployment and ownership. InterReach Spectrum allows service providers to support any frequency and technology simultaneously inside of enterprise offices, campuses, stadiums, airports or any other environment. Its digital transport technology provides extremely high quality service and a host of features that set it apart from alternative solutions, including scalability to support urban, suburban and campus areas, and support of multiple input/multiple output (MIMO) configurations to maximize spectrum utilization for LTE and other advanced mobile broadband protocols.
"As devices like the iPhone have clearly shown, carriers need far more capacity and far better coverage to adequately deliver 3G and 4G mobile services," said Allen Nogee, analyst at In-Stat. "By delivering a system that can address coverage and capacity issues with high precision in environments of any size while supporting easy migration from 2G through 4G protocols, ADC is leading the pack in terms of addressing operators' present and future needs in this area."
Flexibility, Capacity As Needed
Like ADC's other market-leading DAS solutions, InterReach Spectrum uses digital transport and a dual star architecture to provide maximum deployment flexibility with high, uniform signal performance at every antenna location. Elements of the system include:
- Modular host units that use plug-in frequency cards to provide up to eight frequencies per system, supporting RF, CPRI or OBSAI interfaces;
- Expansion units that can be cascaded to connect hundreds of antennas;
- A selection of band-selectable indoor or outdoor remote units;
- Digital transport via fiber between host and expansion units that can deliver signals up to 20 kilometers away, ideal for large or sprawling environments; and
- Standard CATV cabling linking InterReach Spectrum antenna units for simplified, cost-effective deployments.
"InterReach Spectrum builds on ADC's world-leading experience with precision-targeted wireless coverage and capacity solutions to allow operators to support any mobile service in any environment," said John Spindler, vice president of product management for ADC. "As we enter the 4G service age, operators will have to support legacy services while significantly upgrading network capacity, and this system makes it far easier and more cost-effective to do that than anything else on the market."
About ADC Network Solutions
ADC's Network Solutions Business Unit offers products that help service providers and enterprises deliver high-performance wireless coverage and capacity to business and consumer subscribers in any indoor or outdoor location. ADC is the global leader in advanced, in-building wireless solutions, and in solutions that enhance coverage and manage capacity in macro networks.
ADC provides the connections for wireline, wireless, cable, broadcast, and enterprise networks around the world. ADC's innovative network infrastructure equipment and professional services enable high-speed Internet, data, video, and voice services to residential, business and mobile subscribers. ADC (NASDAQ: ADCT) has sales into more than 130 countries.