SOURCE: MobileAccess


November 10, 2009 08:00 ET

MobileAccess Launches EnCOVER VE -- the First 4G In-Building Solution to Deliver Cellular Services Over a LAN Infrastructure

Breakthrough Addition to MobileAccess' EnCOVER Solutions Pathway Cuts Installation Time in Half, Significantly Reduces Costs for Carriers and Enterprise Customers

VIENNA, VA--(Marketwire - November 10, 2009) - MobileAccess, the leading global provider of in-building wireless solutions, today announced the launch of EnCOVER VE, the first 4G distributed antenna system (DAS) to deliver cellular services over a LAN infrastructure. EnCOVER VE leverages existing building infrastructure, enabling carriers and enterprise customers to address indoor coverage needs at a significantly lower total installed cost and in less than half the deployment time of traditional DAS solutions. With EnCOVER VE, any building with an existing LAN network is now wireless ready.

"We needed to extend PCS coverage from Verizon Wireless to an employee-only building, and were able to install the MobileAccess EnCOVER VE solution quickly and easily without any special cabling requirements," said Todd Frantz, associate chief technology officer, Florida Hospital, where EnCOVER VE has already been successfully deployed. "By sharing cellular services with Ethernet services on existing CAT 5/6 cabling, Florida Hospital can deploy a very low cost solution to ensure reliable in-building wireless."

Backed by multiple patents filed in the U.S., Europe and Asia, the EnCOVER VE converged wireless and cellular solution delivers:

--  The most cost-effective path to 4G MIMO (multiple input, multiple
    output) services in any indoor environment;
--  All wireless services -- 2G, 3G and 4G cellular services as well as
    enterprise applications -- over a single, shared LAN infrastructure without
    using any of the customer's Ethernet capacity;
--  Patented, unobtrusive Access Pods that simply connect to any Ethernet
    port and use Power over Ethernet (PoE), removing the challenge and expense
    of individual power sources;
--  The unique ability to connect to a single or multiple distributed RF
    source of any type, including femtocells, picocells, microcells and bi-
    directional amplifiers (BDAs), which significantly reduces carrier costs;
--  A 100% recoverable asset by re-using cabling infrastructure, allowing
    carriers to recoup their investment in EnCOVER VE hardware for redeployment

"The growth of the iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android Smartphone platforms, along with the thousands of new mobile applications will continue to drive an increase in mobile data traffic and create wireless performance challenges for carriers," said Ron Wells, vice president, MobileAccess. "In order to keep up with the data demand and off-load traffic from the macro network, carriers are seeking new ways to deliver in-building wireless solutions, Wi-Fi networks and 3G/4G technologies to customers. MobileAccess' EnCOVER VE DAS solution is enabling carriers and enterprises to quickly and cost-effectively deploy in-building solutions in office buildings, hotels, hospitals and public venues, where users depend on reliable wireless voice service and strong data performance."

The launch of EnCOVER VE, the latest addition to the MobileAccess EnCOVER Solutions Pathway™ product suite, continues MobileAccess' legacy of innovation delivering any mix of wireless services to anywhere in a single building or multi-building campus. Optimized through an extensive VAR network, proven technology and strong relationships with carriers, the EnCOVER Solutions Pathway enables MobileAccess to meet the demands of any indoor wireless environment. With EnCOVER VE, MobileAccess has created an easy migration path for carriers and enterprise customers to leverage their existing infrastructure in order to take full advantage of this fast-evolving market and realize the benefits of pervasive mobility within the enterprise.

EnCOVER VE will be available in December 2009. For more information on EnCOVER VE, visit

About MobileAccess

MobileAccess is a global provider of wireless coverage solutions for all indoor wireless environments. The company's EnCOVER Solutions Pathway™ platform delivers wireless connectivity in enterprises of every size, and has become the industry standard in the healthcare, hospitality and higher education markets. MobileAccess' legacy of innovation and proven architecture set the bar for indoor wireless peak performance, ensuring customers can meet current wireless demands as well as easily expand with future applications and services. Thousands of organizations worldwide rely on MobileAccess including: Clarian Health, the Comcast Center, M Resort Spa Casino, Ford Field, GAN Tower (Paris), Grand Lakes Orlando, the Dutch Parliament building (Netherlands), Hearst Corporation, Melbourne Australia Airport, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Royal Dutch Shell and the University of Phoenix Stadium. MobileAccess is headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, and has offices in Europe and the Middle East. For more information, please visit:

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