Market leader in feeding system technology Rhein-Nadel Automation GmbH (RNA) takes over part of Nexolink Solutions AG

Rhein-Nadel Automation GmbH (RNA) has acquired all assets of the former start-up Nexolink Solutions AG regarding the Sensor Connector, a device that gathers data and conditions of a machine with the help of sensors. The deal includes all intellectual property rights for the devices and IoT Platform, laboratory equipment, stock, etc. All data is analyzed and visualized on an IoT Platform, which is also part of the deal. With the acquisition RNA obtains its own IoT Platform and secures know-how in data capturing technology. RNA will market the IoT Platform and Sensor Connector under the name IoT ConnectBox in the future. With its new IoT ConnectBox, RNA is now able to offer an IoT Platform together with its feeding systems in order to analyze data such as frequency, temperature, output rate, and other values with the objective to also offer a predictive maintenance solution. Furthermore, RNA offers the IoT ConnectBox also to all other customers, that want to use the device with their own machines. Each customer thus, has the possibility to gather all data from their existing machines and to manage the data on an own IoT Platform.

The IoT ConnectBox has 8 digital and 8 analog inputs. One big advantage of the IoT ConnectBox is that it does not need any internet connection as it operates via an integrated SIM card, which transfers all data via a GSM-Antenna. The IoT ConnectBox can be used with any machine, that can be equipped with or already has sensors.

“With the IoT ConnectBox we will be able to offer our customers their own device and IoT Platform, giving them the possibility to access data in real-time and to simply digitize their own machines or products – independent of the industry or business segment.” says Christopher Pavel, Managing Director of RNA. “On the other hand, we will now be able to analyze all data in our feeding systems that can also be linked to alert messages, thus offering our customers a predictive maintenance tool. In addition, we can now exactly measure output rate and other important data that the customer wants to know, when performing the FAT of a feeding system.” With the takeover RNA further strengthens its know-how and broadens its product line in Industry 4.0 topics.

For more information, please contact RNA at +49-241-5109-290

Contact:

RNA Rhein-Nadel Automation GmbH
Reichsweg 19-23
52068 Aachen
GERMANY

Phone +49 241 5109 0
info@rna.de
www.rna.de

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Rosenberger – Innovation for Tomorrow’s Network Technology

Globally present, Rosenberger designs, manufactures, and markets a vast variety of state-of-the art and high-performance infrastructure systems, products, and components meeting standard or dedicated OEM or operator requirements. These include high-performance antennas, smart active and passive DAS systems, and high-quality PIM test and measurement equipment.

We invite you to visit Rosenberger at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona from February 25 to 28, 2019 where we will be showcasing the latest series of recently introduced state-of-the art products and solutions. Rosenberger will be located in hall 6 / stand 6J34 (www.mobileworldcongress.com).

Base Station Antenna Solutions

Rosenberger provides professional and high-quality base station antenna solutions, including multiband, multi-port macro antennas for 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G-ready networks. We also provide dense capacity antenna solutions such as Pico/Micro cell Quasi-Omni and Whip antenna for use in high density Central Business Districts or hotspots. These antennas cover the frequency band of 698-960MHz, 1417-2690MHz, 3500-3800MHz and 5150-5925MHz, which are suitable for site-sharing among modern network. Massive-MIMO antennas are now available in our product portfolio, enabling LTE advanced and 5G NR MIMO with CA to further improve user data experience.

DAS Solutions

Rosenberger wireless coverage solutions provide customers with indoor wireless systems, outdoor site solutions, BTS coverage expansion, and single DAS deployments.

Microwave Antenna Solutions

Rosenberger can provide point-to-point backhaul antenna solutions from 0.3M to 1.8M and in all licensed bands (6 – 42 GHz and E-band) to help you meet the demands of your customer today and in the future.

E-band Flat Panel Array Antenna

The E-band Flat Panel Array Antenna is an innovative new design that seamlessly merges in to the environment, reducing visual impact to a minimum. It also lessens the total cost of deployment while providing excellent RF performance.

Reflector Solution (E-band and Standard Microwave Frequency band)

Rosenberger offers cost effective and compliant MW/MM wave reflector antennas in all sizes from 0.3M to 1.8M. This includes 0.3M 80 GHz (displayed), and 0.6M 80GHz reflector antennas which provide E-band solutions for both current and future backhaul networks.

Rosenberger Lyra Intelligent Micro Data Center (RMDC)

The Rosenberger Lyra series intelligent microdata center (RMDC), has the characteristics of intelligent monitoring, rapid deployment, removable and modularized.

PIM Site Analyzer α – Ultimate Precision and Efficiency for PIM Tests

With an accuracy of less than 30 cm, the portable site analyzer PIM α provides high-precision and efficient distance to PIM tests on site. Rosenberger rack analyzers are designed to make PIM tests in production or test lab environments as modular, precise, and efficient as possible.

NEX10® and MQ4/MQ5: Next Generation Coaxial Connectors

The NEX10® and MQ4/MQ5 connector systems are designed to meet the existing and future demands of upcoming 5G networks. Both connector designs offer low PIM performance in a robust design and compact size

TMxS: Plug & Play FTTA/PTTA Design

The modular TMxS design offers a fully flexible and future-proof multi-fiber, multi-power or hybrid solution.  The Plug & Play and easy-to-install TMxS system ensures efficient installations with minimum site down-time in critical site upgrade or hot swap phases.

Fiber Optic Outdoor Weather-Proofing Solutions: Protect Your Investment

Able to withstand the most-harsh environmental conditions, the outdoor Fiber Optic weather-proofing solutions offer outstanding protection of FO interfaces on site. 2 – 12 fibers per connector to meet your specific requirements.

GPS Over Fiber System: Synchronisation for Centralized BBU Installations

Rosenberger presents a new and innovative easy-to-install GPS over Fiber system for applications where a coaxial cable cannot be used to route the GPS signal to base stations.

The most cost-efficient RF-Connectivity Solutions for Massive MIMO Applications

Increasingly, active antennas are exploiting massive MIMO.  A huge number of B2B connections are therefore required for connecting active circuitry with the antenna array. Pricing will become much more critical. In addition, 5G will use very large antenna arrays (up to 64 or 128 elements).

Rosenberger will showcase the following RF-connectivity solutions: SLC (spring loaded contacts), EBC / Filter, ROPIN and ROP51

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Wi-Fi-zertifiziertes Modul für sichere industrielle IoT-Lösungen

Würth Elektronik eiSos bietet mit dem WLAN-Modul Calypso ein kompaktes voll integriertes Funkmodul für Embedded-Systeme in industriellen Anwendungen. Durch die Wi-Fi- Zertifizierung sind die Interoperabilität und entsprechende Sicherheitsanforderungen nachgewiesen.

Das auf dem IEEE-802.11-b/g/n-Standard basierende Modul hat seine eigene Antenne an Bord, kann aber dank „smart antenna selection“ wahlweise mit einer externen Antenne betrieben werden. Die verzinnten Kanten ermöglichen im Prototypenstatus das manuelle Auflöten des Moduls sowie in der Serie eine AOI. Calypso bringt einen integrierten TCP/IP Stack mit und unterstützt IPv4, IPv6 sowie gängige Netzwerkapplikationen wie SNTP, DHCP, MQTT, mDNS, HTTP(S). Alternativ zur Standardfirmware kann der Kunde eine eigene Firmware wählen, die in der Fertigung aufgespielt wird – er bekommt eine individuelle Funklösung zum sofortigen Einsatz.

Das AT-Kommando Interface ermöglicht eine einfache und schnelle Erweiterung eines Embedded-Systems um eine WLAN-Schnittstelle. Zur adäquaten Absicherung industrieller Internet-of-Things-Applikationen, hat Würth Elektronik eiSos das WLAN-Modul mit bis zu sechs simultanen Secure Sockets, Secure Boot, Secure Storage und Secure OTA Firmwareupdate ausgestattet. Das nur 19 × 27,5 × 4mm große Modul ist für Betriebstemperaturen von -40  bis +85°C ausgelegt und verfügt für batteriebetrieben Geräte über einen Low-Power-Betriebsmodus. Um dem Anwender Entwicklungszeit und Kosten zu sparen, ist Calypso vorzertifiziert. Das WLAN-Modul ist ab Lager verfügbar. Muster und Evaluation-Boards können kurzfristig angefragt werden.

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Smartrac Launches Cattle Ear Tag – a High-Performance RAIN RFID Product for Animal Identification

Smartrac is further extending its Animal ID portfolio by launching its new Cattle Ear Tag. The RAIN RFID product comprises a chip module that is inductively coupled to an advanced RFID antenna design, which ensures outstanding ruggedness in demanding applications. Its UHF-based technology allows reading of multiple tags simultaneously, at high speed and at distances of up to five meters/15 feet.

For livestock tagging, LF has been the standard frequency for many years. However, that standard nowadays presents some limitations relevant to the livestock industry, such as restricted read range and signal collision that prevents multiple tag reading. Smartrac’s new Cattle Ear Tag effectively overcomes these limitations as its RAIN RFID technology enables multiple tags to be read simultaneously, more quickly and at much greater distances than existing LF RFID tags. The typical read distance under practical conditions (tag applied to cattle ear, outer antenna functional) is approximately five meters/15 feet. This extended read range and speed significantly reduce operator risk and increase speed of handling and data collection throughout the entire supply chain.

Superior resistance to harsh environmental impacts

Smartrac’s Cattle Ear Tag is a GS1 UHF Gen2-compliant transponder comprising a chip module that is inductively coupled to an embroidered RFID antenna. Compared to traditional etched antennas, Smartrac’s wire-made embroidered antenna offers more resistance against fractures or disruption in the antenna structure. The embroidered antenna wire is affixed to the carrier material – namely thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) foil – using the state-of-the-art “Tailored Wire Placement” technique.

The antenna is not directly bonded but inductively coupled to the chip loop, which itself has a tiny inner antenna within its encapsulation. The absence of any intermetallic connection between chip loop and antenna also contributes to the tag’s ruggedness. If the outer antenna is damaged by brute force, the tag can still be read at short distances using the inner antenna’s basic transmission capabilities.

“To develop our new Cattle Ear Tag, we have worked closely with livestock industry experts. Offering superior read range through RAIN RFID technology, and outstanding ruggedness through its advanced antenna design, the new tag is set to make its mark in the animal ID market and to further extend Smartrac’s strong position in this sector,” said Rasmus Forntheil, Product Manager Animal ID at Smartrac.

Full traceability and quality assurance of Smartrac’s products

Like all applicable transponder products manufactured by Smartrac, Cattle Ear Tag also benefits from the company’s Internet of Things Platform Smart Cosmos®, which records and manages a complete set of unique transponder data (e.g. UID no., order no., batch no. or yield) at production level in a controlled and secure way. As the backbone of its product digitization solutions, Smart Cosmos enables full traceability of delivered RFID-enabled products and provides fully reliable quality assurance.

State-of-the-art materials, comprehensive customization

All electrical parts of the new Cattle Ear Tag are fully sealed by TPU material, which is widely recognized in the market for its convenient handling characteristics and ability to withstand harsh environmental impacts. Thanks to Smartrac’s manufacturing expertise, the TPU color and the design of the embroidered antenna can be customized to specific needs, and laser engravings may be added on request. Equipped with high-performance Impinj Monza R6-P chips, the tags come in a compact size conforming to the shape of typical LF livestock ear tags and are priced competitively despite their technological advantages. Smartrac Cattle Ear Tag samples are available as of now.

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EDD®– Excellent PIM performance at minimal space

Due to increasing demands of miniaturization, telecommunications infrastructure requires smaller devices. At the same time modern transmission technologies require many connections per device and make high demands on intererence-free functionality.
This results in the need for a connector that has been specially developed for radios and antennas with smaller footprints and offers excellent passive intermodulation, return loss and RF characteristics. The solution is a small, high-performance RF connector series. EDD® has been designed by IMS Connector Systems to meet the present and future requirements of Small Cells and 5G networks and antennas. The EDD® series is characterized by its robust design, compact size, with a maximum flange height of only 12.7 mm, and very low PIM-values.
In contrast to previous connector series the PIM-stable EDD® combines the compact size needed for radios and filters in Small Cells und Macro Cells, and Distributed-Antenna-Systems (DAS) with the robustness that is a requirement for connectors in harsh environment. The compact size of EDD® is 55 % smaller than the 4.3-10 and 68 % smaller than the 7/16 connector, nevertheless all indoor and outdoor RF connector specifications are met.

The EDD® series has bees developed primarily for applications that require high PIM stability with low space. These are among others

  • Radios and filters in Small Cells
  • Radios and filters in Macro Cells
  • Distributed-Antenna-Systems (DAS)
  • In-building antennas
  • Higher-Order-MIMO antennas
  • Antenna-connector solutions.

 

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HUBER+SUHNER drives E-Mobility solution forward at EV TECH EXPO 2018

HUBER+SUHNER, leading manufacturer of components and systems for optical and electrical connectivity, will present its quality power solutions to combat the demand for fast charging systems in the most harsh and demanding environments at the Electric & Hybrid Technology Expo Europe 2018, in Hannover, May 15-17.

The state-of-the-art RADOX® HPC (High Power Charging System) for electric vehicles allows to increase the power-throughput of a charging cable to 500 kW and so grants fast and effective charging – with charge times of less than 15 minutes (80% State of Charge). At the same time, it offers a smaller cable cross section compared to the traditional high-powered cable option as they are thin, flexible, lightweight and easy to handle.

“Currently, charging times are lengthy and disruptive for everyday life. Many charging spots offer an average output of 7-50 kW, with full charging taking more than three hours. But with our HPC cable offering, charging currents of up to 500 kW are possible and take as little as 15 minutes,” said Max Göldi, Market Manager HPC at HUBER+SUHNER. “The RADOX® HPC is designed to be fast-charging, light-weight and easy to handle making it the go-to product for electric vehicle drivers to turn to and the Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo Europe is the perfect place to showcase our EV solutions.”

Also on display will be the high voltage distribution unit (HVDU) and the RADOX® automotive connection system (RACS) 2nd generation. The HVDU is fully customisable and assures power distribution between all high voltage components within every electric vehicle, land, water or air – even in demanding and harsh environments such as snow ploughs, street sweepers and trucks. By combining the HVDU with the innovative RACS wire-to-device connection system, users can benefit from considerably smaller space requirements, with 360° electromagnetic shielding and excellent environment protection.

Another innovative technology at the show will be the injection moulded radar antennas for autonomous driving. With a conformal antenna design and low loss distribution network, the antenna is perfectly positioned to aid the rollout to autonomous vehicles. HUBER+SUHNER will showcase a live demonstration of this technology directly at the booth.

Max Göldi, Market Manager HPC at HUBER+SUHNER, will present a demo of the RADOX® HPC high power charging system on 15 May at 3pm local time at booth 382.

All the products will be presented at the HUBER+SUHNER at the Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo Europe 2018 exhibition from 15-17 May. For more information see www.evtechexpo.eu

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Epson starts shipping two new IMUs optimized for autonomous applications

Seiko Epson Corporation (TSE: 6724, “Epson,”) has developed and recently commenced shipping samples of two new, high-performance six-axis inertial measurement units (IMU)1, the M-G370 and the M-G365. Both models are scheduled for volume production at the end of 2018.

Epson launched its first IMU in 2011. Since then, Epson IMUs have been used in a multitude of applications, earning an excellent reputation for outstanding performance and quality. Rapidly increasing demand from autonomous precision agriculture machinery, intelligent construction machinery and unmanned vehicle applications has fueled demand for high-accuracy positioning in a compact, cost-effective package. Epson’s new IMUs were developed to offer outstanding quality and productivity with the FOG2-class performance needed to realize practicable autonomous driving and navigation. In addition, the new IMUs maintain backward compatibility with the earlier M-G364 and M-G354, making it easy to upgrade performance.

Product Features

The M-G370 and M-G365

  • Newly developed high-performance sensors that offer higher stability and lower noise in a wide dynamic range.
  • Outstanding dynamic performance (scale factor non-linearity) for high-precision measurement, from static states to high-speed motion.
  • Backward compatibility with the earlier M-G364 and M-G354, sharply reducing customer development costs and evaluation time.
  • Low current consumption (16 mA, compared to 18 mA for the M-G364 and M-G354).

M-G370

  • Epson’s top-of-the-line IMU provides FOG-class performance in a 1-inch package.
  • Ideal for inertial navigation and other applications that require excellent position measurement accuracy, such as autonomous and unmanned applications.
  • A newly-developed gyroscopic sensor3 provides sharply improved in-run bias instability4(0.8°/hr), angular random walk5, and noise performance.
  • A newly-developed accelerometer provides dramatically improved in-run bias instability performance of 6 uG (compared to 50 uG for the M-G364) and initial bias error of 2 mg (1σ).

M-G365

  • The standard for the next generation, this IMU has a new attitude angle output function and supports a wide variety of applications.
  • An original high-speed DSP6 with an extended Kalman filter7 provides highly accurate real-time attitude angle output (Roll/Pitch/Yaw)8 at low power consumption.
  • Eliminates the need for high-speed calculation of dynamic attitude angle on the system end, thus reducing system load and power consumption. 

Application Examples

  • Autonomous driving and unmanned control of precision agriculture and construction machinery.
  • Unmanned equipment such as industrial drones, ground and subsea vehicles.
  • Navigation systems (GNSS9, INS10, high-precision locators).
  • Gimbaled camera and antenna stabilization.
  • Vibration, angle and path measurement of industrial equipment and vehicles.

Glossary

1 An inertial measurement unit (IMU) is a device that is used for sensing inertial motion. It is comprised of 3-axis angular rate sensor and triaxial accelerometers.
2 A fiber optic gyro (FOG) is a type of gyroscopic sensor based on optical fiber and the properties of light interference that can be found in some high-performance IMUs.
3 A gyroscopic sensor (angular rate sensor) measures the rotation angle (angular rate) of an object versus a reference axis per unit of time.
4 Gyro bias instability is a measure of random variation in gyro output bias as computed over a specified sample time and averaging time interval, the variation of the bias being characterized by 1/f noise density.

5 Angle random walk is a measure of random variation in gyro output bias as computed over a specified sample time and averaging time interval, the variation of the bias being characterized by random noise density.
6 A digital signal processor (DSP) is an arithmetic circuit for high-speed processing of digital signals.
7 The extended Kalman filter, which uses model-based estimates and actual observed values to sequentially calculate the most probable values, are used to more accurately predict information from observed values that include filter errors.
8 Orientation angle (roll, pitch, and yaw):

  • Roll: Angle of rotation of an object along its longitudinal axis 
  • Pitch: Angle of rotation of an object along its lateral axis
  • Yaw: Angle of rotation of an object along its vertical axis

9 A global navigation satellite system (GNSS) is a satellite system that is used to pinpoint a geographic location anywhere in the world.
10 Inertial navigation system (INS)

About Epson
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, smart glasses, sensing systems and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 80,000 employees in 86 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.

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RFS to showcase advanced antenna solutions to simplify the evolution to 5G at MWC 2018

Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), a global designer and manufacturer of total-package solutions for wireless and broadcast infrastructure, will be showcasing three new antenna product lines at Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2018 to help streamline the evolution to 5G. 

As operators continue to invest in new hardware as a means of keeping pace with growing capacity demands, it’s become all the more important to introduce high performing infrastructure designed for today’s complex macro-environment. RFS CEO, Herbert Merz commented, “To help address this and satisfy our customers, we have extended our product range looking at the specific challenges operators face with LTE-A and 5G infrastructure and designing an innovative portfolio to solve these, driving further efficiency and reducing Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for existing and next-generation network deployments. 

MWC will see RFS showcase three flagship products:

• Active Passive Antenna

RFS is introducing the first Active Passive Antenna (APA) with interleaved radiating layers for 3.5GHz mMIMO. As a key enabler of 5G, mMIMO systems will be used on both small cell and macro sites, however, operators face the challenge of deploying the infrastructure to support this on crowded cell sites. RFS will exhibit a prototype APA at MWC and demonstrate how it solves many of the technical and economic challenges operators face with mMIMO on LTE-A and 5G networks.  

• Multi-band Antennas

Revealed for the first time at MWC will be RFS’s new multi-band antenna range to support the newly reallocated L band for LTE applications. This new product range holds the greatest potential for operators as it not only allows the addition of the 1.4GHz band, but has an evolution path to support 3.5GHz and 2.3GHz TDD applications. 

The design features and capabilities of the high-performance, multi-band platform allow operators to expand capacity and coverage, as well as integrating new frequencies, delivering a product that not only supports the frequencies of today but can easily adapt to integrate the next-generation frequencies as networks evolve. 

• Microwave Antenna Systems

To offer a more efficient microwave backhaul solution to meet the needs of growing 4G, and 5G networks, RFS will demonstrate its new Dual Band Microwave Antenna system which combines two frequency bands into a single antenna. RFS’s Dual Band system provides benefits both on reducing CAPEX due to lower transportation and installation costs; and on savings OPEX due to a reduction in tower leasing costs. 

RFS will also be showcasing an expansion of its existing SerenityLine family of microwave antennas, built to meet ETSI Class 4 standard to increase the link capacity of a network by deploying new microwave links where high levels of interference are present; to help mobile operators satisfying their customer connection expectations.

Alongside the above newly developed products, RFS will be discussing its broader portfolio of end-to-end solutions for indoor and outdoor capacity extension and network densification with small cells, uniquely positioning RFS as a full-service strategic partner to operators and OEMs. 

A range of demos and solutions will be showcased on hospitality stand 2LV24, Hall 2. To set up a meeting at MWC 2018 with RFS to discuss the evolution from 4G to 5G and how RFS can help, contact Véronique De Fournoux: veronique.de_fournoux@rfsworld.com 

Trademarks: RFS® is a registered trademark of Radio Frequency Systems. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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RFS and Blue Danube Systems Announce First Active Passive Antenna (APA)

RFS and Blue Danube have demonstrated the first Active Passive Antenna (APA) that combines a 96 element Hybrid Massive MIMO antenna for mid band frequencies (1700-2300 MHz) and a low band passive antenna for low band frequencies (600-900 MHz). Outdoor testing results confirm APA performance is uncompromised by the integration.  Several variants have been tested, with gains over 23 dBi gain in the mid band active antenna and 17 dBi in the low band passive antenna. The first commercial system trial will begin in March. The APA supports todays LTE 4G systems and is upgradeable to 5G. The product will be showcased at Mobile World Congress in both the RFS and Blue Danube booths. The APA is contained in one panel and does not increase the site antenna counts. The system provides increased capacity while reducing the OPEX of a multiple antenna solution. 

“Wireless networks must address not only future capacity but existing tower top and siting challenges. Massive MIMO offers significant gains in wireless data rates,” said Mihai Banu, CTO at Blue Danube. “By combining Massive MIMO with a passive low band we are providing operators a flexible solution for site implementation.”

“RFS provides a full range of antenna solutions for the Wireless industry. We are proud to announce the APA as an extension to our product line. APA is a major technical enabler for the evolution of 4G and 5G networks as it simplifies adding and deploying Massive MIMO systems on existing crowded macro sites,” said André Doll, CTO at RFS. “RFS will continue to innovate in this integration of passive and active antennas to bring solutions to our customers.”

As network demand grows, operators have to rely on acquiring more sites, obtaining additional spectrum and deploying multiple frequency bands. This results in a shift towards complex multiband passive antennas to reduce OPEX and meet zoning and environmental regulations. With the introduction of Massive MIMO active antennas for 4G LTE today and 5G in the future, a new dimension of complexity is added to existing deployments.  By integrating Massive MIMO systems with passive antennas into an APA, a number of potential issues can be solved. APA’s do not increase the site antenna counts with a minimal size increase to reduce visual impact and wind loading.  APA’s also help solve some technical challenges faced by Massive MIMO radios such as thermal dissipation and number of RF connections. All of these will ease and reduce site negotiations and its related OPEX and CAPEX.

Trademarks: RFS® is a registered trademark of Radio Frequency Systems. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

About Blue Danube Systems
Blue Danube Systems is a privately held start-up backed by Sequoia Capital and Silver Lake along with other investors including AT&T. Blue Danube’s unique, award-winning technology combines intelligent software and hardware into a Massive MIMO solution that enables a significant increase in network capacity, utilizing existing infrastructure and today’s mobile devices. For more information, please visit www.bluedanube.com

Blue Danube Participation at Mobile World Congress 2018 
Blue Danube will have representatives at Mobile World Congress from February 26 through March 1n Barcelona. Blue Danube can be found in Hall 2, hospitality stand 2L10

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RFS Announces Development of Dual Band Microwave Antenna Solutions

Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), a global designer and manufacturer of total-package solutions for wireless and broadcast infrastructure, today announced it has developed a new dual band antenna solution to enable mobile operators to keep up with increasing capacity demands, better utilize available spectrum, reduce installation costs, and cut down on tower leasing fees. 

RFS will offer compact 1ft and 2ft dual band solutions to support a traditional frequency band plus the higher frequency E-Band from a single antenna. The ability to combine a low frequency band that has good propagation properties and the higher frequency with greater capacity will allow carriers to leverage the benefits of both bands – supporting higher capacities and broader availability over longer distances. 

Carrier aggregation with a single dual band antenna has been demonstrated to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) and result in CAPEX/OPEX savings by minimizing transportation needs, installation time, and tower loading and rental fees.

“We’ve seen how significantly the buildout of LTE has already driven the need for more mobile network capacity and that demand is only going to become greater with the advent of 5G,” said Benoît Bled, global product line manager, RFS. “As a leader in microwave technology, RFS is committed to product innovation and looking ahead to simplify network evolution. The availability of dual band antenna options will allow us to best support our customers’ future needs to increase capacity, while providing maximum savings for them.”

RFS will unveil the first of its multiple dual band offerings –- a 2ft antenna that supports both E- band and 23 Ghz frequencies –- in Booth 2LV24, Hall 2. at Mobile World Congress Barcelona taking place February 26-March 1, 2018. 

Trademarks: RFS® is a registered trademark of Radio Frequency Systems. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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