Optimized “DAS Tray” Maximizes Distributed Antenna System (DAS) Signal Power and Clarity
April 2, 2013, Sunnyvale, CA — SOLiD, a publicly-traded global communications solutions innovator, launched its new Link Balancer Unit (LBU) today – a “DAS Tray” which delivers superior control, simplicity and reliability compared with current industry offerings. Designed and manufactured by Kaelus, a leading provider of RF and microwave solutions for the wireless telecommunications industry, the LBU can be bundled with SOLiD’s ALLIANCE multi-service DAS and EXPRESS single-carrier DAS to provide wireless operators with an integrated, end-to-end solution that optimizes DAS signal power and clarity performance.
Wireless operators increasingly require DAS Trays to enable a centralized method for attenuating RF signals in DAS networks. The SOLiD LBU’s elegant and high-quality form factor reduces the amount of cabling and the number of third party components commonly required to fabricate a DAS Tray. In addition, the LBU empowers wireless operators and DAS integrators to quickly and easily address network performance issues.
SOLiD Link Balancer Unit features:
- Supports MIMO and SISO BTS Configurations
- Band configurations at 700/800/850/900/1900/2100 MHz
- DIN connections for BTS inputs, N connections for DAS and monitor ports
- 40 and 200 watt handling versions
- Low PIM performance <-161dBc
- 19” rack design; 2 RU
- 50db variable attenuation for Rx and Tx; 1db steps
“We are delighted to partner with SOLiD, combining our leadership and heritage in low PIM solutions with the industry expertise of SOLiD to develop this innovative new solution for DAS systems” said Brent McMurray, Vice President of Americas Sales, Kaelus. “The market is demanding solutions which provide a clean RF path to the DAS array irrespective of the number of combined carriers or power levels and together we made this happen.”
“Our carrier partners have been asking for a more elegant DAS Tray solution for some time now,” said Seth Buechley, President of SOLiD. “Working with the industry leader in PIM, Kaelus, the SOLiD LBU delivers the consistent, reliable, clear signals they require and the simplicity to quickly dial-in attenuation to optimize the DAS network.”
SOLiD will be showcasing the Link Balancer Unit at the 7th Annual In-Building Technology Update Forum (IBTUF) hosted by Verizon Wireless. For a demonstration, please contact SOLiD
for more information.
Kaelus (www.kaelus.com), a Smiths Microwave business formed by consolidating a number of previously independent Smiths brands including Summitek Instruments, designs and manufactures a wide range of innovative RF and microwave solutions for the wireless telecommunications sector. Products include specialized filters, combiners, tower mounted amplifiers, Passive Intermodulation (PIM) test solutions, radio link diplexers, ferrite isolators and circulators. Kaelus’ experience and understanding of the RF environment enables it to excel by developing technically differentiated offerings that improve network performance.
SOLiD (www.solid.com) empowers communications through innovative Distributed Antenna System (DAS), Optical Network Transport and Passive Optical LAN (POL) solutions that ensure capacity and coverage for cellular and public-safety throughout buildings, campuses and venues, enable Fronthaul / Backhaul for Small Cell and WiFi Offload deployments, and deliver carrier-grade Fiber-to-the-Room (FTTR) network capacity and reliability to facilitate next-generation voice, data and video applications such as 4KTV.
For further information please email info(at)solid.com or call 888-409-9997.