Radio Frequency Systems (RFS), a global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, has enhanced its portfolio of passive RF components with an entire suite of new products – 90 in all – to provide a full range of solutions for all wireless in-building commercial and mission-critical communications requirements. New products complement RFS’ comprehensive line of low loss RF feeder cables and jumpersfor DAS and include passive DAS components such as couplers, power splitters, tappers and hybrid combiners.

RFS’ comprehensive, passive DAS product portfolio enables RF wideband, multi-band, multi-technology, and multi-operator support. It provides the ability for future systemic shifts between operators or frequency bands to support any changes in macro network providers and/or technologies, including re-banding/re-farming of spectrum. All RFS components deliver high-quality and highly reliable in-building wireless systems for both commercial and mission-critical applications. RF cables combine flexibility and strength with low attenuation and high power ratings; non-cable components maintain overall system and PIM performance; and RF-over-fiber repeaters can be used to re-amplify signals across long distances.

Meeting the coverage and capacity demands of in-building wireless services, every passive DAS solution must be purpose-built for specific business objectives, application requirements, and physical environments. RFS, which had previously committed to providing professional services for these types of applications, now offers the expanded product portfolio to aid customers in deploying these future-proof solutions. Comprehensive RFS services and solutions ─ which are optimized for cost and performance ─ assist customers through the entirety of the design and deployment stages, with the added potential to provide a turnkey solution, if desired.

This DAS product line expansion enables RFS to better deliver all of the capabilities needed to give people greater access to wireless services indoors with maximum flexibility and optimum electrical performance. All frequency bands are now covered including mission-critical (380-520MHz), commercial wireless (698-2700MHz), broadband and ultra-broadband (380-2700MHz) in 2G, 3G, 4G LTE and TETRA. Mission-critical and commercial communications can be configured to function over one broadband network.

In addition to a broad offering of frequency bands, RFS’ hybrid combiners and hybrid couplers can combine multiple signals within the same wireless band in a common cable. Directional couplers (5 dB, 6 dB, 7 dB, 8 dB, 10 dB, 15 dB, 20 dB and 30 dB) uniformly distribute RF signals for unequal splitting to compensate for cable loss at higher floors.

“This massive expansion of our passive DAS solutions portfolio enables RFS to stay ahead of a rapidly-changing wireless technology landscape and accommodate a broader range of frequencies,” said Axel Schroeder, RFS’ Commercial Product Manager. “While we have always offered a wide selection of passive components, these new products enable our customers to get everything they need from one source. RFS can now meet every imaginable in-building network requisite with all the pieces designed to work seamlessly together – no matter what the system looks like or is required to do.”

As required for all RFS products and systems, each of the updated passive components have undergone the same rigorous testing as all other RFS products, upholding the company’s high quality standards. RF distribution via coaxial cable such as RFS’ CELLFLEX® cable offers loss reduction, and power splitters evenly split input signals with minimal reflections or loss. All RFS passive DAS products share harmonized PIM specifications (-150 dBc) to maintain this high level of repeatability and reliability of services.     

All passive DAS components are now available worldwide as RFS looks forward to continuing to update and expand its product offerings in other lines to further ensure comprehensive coverage for all RF installations.

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