NEC Corp. has introduced a new wireless outdoor unit (ODU), which is claimed to be the smallest and lightest of its kind in the market, to its existing iPASOLINK split-mount microwave communications system. First shipments are scheduled for March 2013.
The ODUs small size and low weight allows for fast and flexible installations in areas with limited space, such as busy telecommunication towers and prime rooftop locations. Its volume of 1 litre and weight of 2 kg is achieved by using miniaturized microwave receiver components, highly integrated circuits, and a high-density design.
Furthermore, the ODU enables dynamic control of power consumption in response to the signal strength of radio wave transmission, resulting in as high as 30 percent reduction in power consumption when compared to existing products. Moreover, the ripple shaped fin on the back side of the ODU enables highly efficient heat dissipation while providing power output that is equivalent to conventional products.
“The miniaturization achieved in our new advanced ODU model draws on the design and field expertise gained over 30 years of supplying microwave transmission systems throughout the world,” said Hiroya Nakata, Vice President and General Manager at NEC Corporation. “The new ODU will reduce site rental and workforce costs during installation and it will also reduce our customers’ energy bills. This is yet another example of how NEC uses practical innovation to deliver business value to our customers.”