SOURCE: Radio Frequency Systems (RFS)

Radio Frequency Systems (RFS)

May 19, 2015 10:00 ET

Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) Announces New Ultra-Broadband RF X-TREME™ Triple-Band Antennas

Additions to RF X-TREME Product Family Ideal for Triple-Band Site Upgrades and MIMO 4x4

MERIDEN, CT--(Marketwired - May 19, 2015) - Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, introduces APXVBLL20X-C and APXVBLL20X-C-I20 models of its popular RF X-TREME™ Triple-Band Antenna. The newest ultra-broadband antennas facilitate triple-band site upgrades for reduced cell interference in high traffic areas. BLL RF X-TREME antennas can be used for multiple bands such as LTE 700, LTE 800, Digital Dividend 2, CDMA, GSM, DCS, UMTS and LTE 2.6.

With RF X-TREME, RFS provides the capacity of three full-band antennas by orienting them side-by-side to achieve high gain and optimal performance in a single package. Providing full-band coverage on every port enables operators to implement 4xRx and 4xMIMO on higher frequency bands for excellent cell-edge performance with fewer base stations.

The aerodynamic BLL models support 694-2690MHz frequency bands. They are triple-band cross-polarized with three arrays (6 ports), 1x694-960 / 2x1695-2690. The radome design dramatically reduces wind load and minimizes tower loading. RFS triple-band antennas offer broad variable tilt range from 0-10 degrees, beneficial in dense areas, while maintaining 28dB isolation premium performance.

Variable electrical downtilt enhances precision for controlling intercell interference; tilt is remotely adjustable according to AISG/3GPP standards. The antennas offer integrated RET, manual overdrive and tilt indicator to streamline installation and ease-of-use. Integrated RET serial numbers on the antenna radome ease on-site commissioning and secure remote mapping from OMC.

"The next generation of multi-band antennas is coming, starting with triple-band. RFS is committed to expanding our product portfolio to give customers what they need to keep up with demands and maintain a competitive advantage," said Arnaud Baron, global product manager, base station antennas, RFS. "Our RF X-TREME antennas are the natural choice when migrating from legacy dual-band. The new BLL models' architecture delivers some of the best gains in the market, allowing better performance even in dense urban markets."

BLL antennas optimize vertical pattern control in low and high bands and deliver high gains in high band frequencies where attenuation is sharp -- critical for cellular site planning. High suppression of upper sidelobes (USL) reduces cell interference, a leading capacity limiter for all cellular networks.

BLL RF X-TREME models are compatible with RFS Universal Mount APM40 for simple installation. For more information visit www.rfsworld.com, or follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/RFSworld.

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