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Ethertronics unveils innovative EtherDAS 1.5 and EtherDAS S DAS solutions

April 2, 2013
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Ethertronics, a technology company enabling innovative antenna and RF system solutions to deliver the best connected experience, today announced that the company has expanded its EtherDAS Indoor USA™ line of distributed antenna systems (DAS) with two new products – EtherDAS1.5™ and EtherDAS S™.

Like Ethertronics’ flagship EtherDAS Indoor™ family of antennas, both EtherDAS 1.5 and EtherDAS S are capable of achieving industry-leading passive intermodulation (PIM) performance of -153dBc in all 2G, 3G and 4G bands – from 700MHz through 2.7GHz – delivering on mobile operators’ stringent PIM requirements for DAS. A low PIM figure indicates that a DAS system can minimize interference and provide noticeably superior performance and faster throughput on both the uplink and downlink. Ethertronics’ EtherDAS Indoor line of DAS products is the first to achieve this low PIM specification.

EtherDAS 1.5 provides a Voltage Standing Wave Ratio (VSWR) spec of ≤1.5:1 for an optimum impedance match, providing higher transmit power and improved performance.

EtherDAS S employs Ethertronics’ innovative, proprietary technique to shape the antenna’s radiation pattern. The result is optimal wireless coverage within the building, such as an office or hotel lobby. Keeping the signal strength inside a given building improves connectivity within the office space and minimizes interference with other DAS signals from surrounding buildings, solving a major pain point for wireless operators and their DAS customers.

“With mobile use at an all-time high, mobile operators are increasingly focusing on improving in-building coverage and capacity – particularly for LTE,” said Olivier Robin, GM Americas & Europe for Ethertronics. “Given their low-PIM and VSWR specifications, our new EtherDAS 1.5 and EtherDAS Steered products are ideal solutions for mobile operators as they are a powerful tool for meeting in-building needs while reducing their macro base station CapEx and OpEx numbers and minimizing their need to purchase additional spectrum. Given their proprietary design techniques, EtherDAS 1.5 and EtherDAS S antennas also greatly benefit users by delivering high-performance uplink and downlink speeds and ubiquitous connectivity while inside buildings.”

In addition to featuring a compact design and neutral color so they blend in with their surroundings, both products are available in three versions – N connector, DIN connector and 500mm pigtail with N connector, providing installation flexibility. EtherDAS 1.5 and EtherDAS S are assembled in the USA.

The EtherDAS Indoor family of products latest additions underscore Ethertronics’ commitment to providing innovative solutions to the DAS market for a superior user experience. EtherDAS is the latest example of Ethertronics’ leadership in developing industry-first RF solutions for cellular, Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi and WiMAX. To date, Ethertronics has shipped more than 650 million passive and active RF solutions to leading OEM and ODM customers.

To request a meeting with Ethertronics at the Verizon IBTUF, DAS in Action and DAS & Small Cells Congress events, please contact DAS@ethertronics.com

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