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April 2017

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Feature Article

 

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The Ripple Effect: Impacts of Antenna Selection on the Stages of a New Wireless Tower Build

John Keating, P.E., EVP of Market Operations 
Centerline Solutions

 

Every decision has consequences. Like ripples in the surface of a pond that travel outward, each choice influences everything that comes afterward. These ripples intersect with those created by other decisions, forming new patterns in the process. Standing on the shore of a pond and watching the water’s surface probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when you think of wireless tower projects, but it’s an apt metaphor for the way antenna-related decisions throughout a tower project impact how the process unfolds and reshapes the next phase of the project. <read more>

 

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  Sponsored Announcement
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IoT West 2017 Dates Announced

The dates for the IoT West Conference have been announced. Already in its 4th year, IoT West will pick up and head to Denver, Colorado for 2017. The conference will consist of two days of technical presentations, an interactive exhibit hall, and pre-conference technical workshops.

 

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New for 2017 - The Low Power Networking Summit 
IoT West will host a new event covering all manners of low power wide area networking. LPWAN is taking the IoT market by storm, enabling a wide range of IoT and M2M applications with low-bandwidth connectivity. The applications are as endless as the technologies rush to gain dominance in the marketplace. Attend to learn more about: LoRa, zigbee, Bluetooth, RPMA, LoRaWAN, Sigfox, Ultra Narrow Band, LTE-MTC, Narrowband IoT and more. Learn More

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  New Products
 

JMA Wireless Setting the Pace for Global Innovation in Mobile Connectivity Solutions
Mobile connectivity solutions from JMA Wireless ensure infrastructure reliability, streamline service operations, and maximize wireless performance. JMA Wireless solutions cover macro infrastructure, outdoor and indoor distributed antenna systems and small cell solutions for applications such as underground stations and high-speed trains, stadiums and arenas, healthcare facilities, hotels, offices, outdoor sites and campuses, corporate offices, and use by mobile network operators. JMA Wireless corporate headquarters are located in Liverpool, NY, with manufacturing, R&D, and sales operations in over 20 locations worldwide.

Gap Wireless stocks and distributes JMA Wireless products including:

  • TEKO Distributed Antenna System (DAS) C-DAS (centralized DAS) and E-DAS (enterprise DAS) architectures that enable a wide range of deployment options;
  • FUZE™ platform that fully integrates capabilities such as cellular node, digital electricity, and IP POE distribution for applications such as Wi-Fi, security cameras, and IoT edge devices;
  • FUZE Generation II digital electricity platform that significantly changes the equipment powering paradigm;
  • C-Series compression connector technology, solutions now packaged to address a broader range of international market applications.
Gap Wireless works with industry-recognized vendors to stock and distribute thousands of wireless infrastructure, Test & Measurement products, and offers a suite of hardware and value-added services for the UAV (Drone) market. Serving carriers and contractors throughout North America, Gap Wireless also provides value-added technical/engineering services. More information on JMA Wireless products stocked and distributed by Gap Wireless is available here.

New 2X2 and 4X4 MIMO 120° Sector Panel Antennas for S and C Band Communication

Southwest Antennas has introduced four  MIMO sector antennas to their existing line-up of directional antenna solutions. The four MIMO sector antennas feature a wide 120 degree horizontal beamwidth, allowing for wide area coverage. <read more>

 

Fairview Microwave Launches Line of Coaxial Voltage Variable Attenuators

Fairview Microwave Inc. has introduced a line of  voltage variable attenuators (VVAs) that offer up to 60 dB of attenuation across a broad range of frequencies from 400 MHz to 18 GHz.  <read more>

 

Pasternack Introduces New Series of 1.0 mm Flexible VNA Test Cables Operating up to 110 GHz

Pasternack has released four new 1.0 mm flexible cables that are designed to deliver precision testing results for Vector Network Analyzer (VNA) testing, semiconductor probe testing, automotive radar testing and military radar testing. <read more>

 

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  Industry News
 

Leti Presents on Advances in Propagation Modeling and Antenna Design

Leti, a research institute of CEA Tech, presented a paper at the 11th European Conference on Antennas and Propagation (EuCAP) on March 21 that characterizes the propagation channel in the V- and E-bands for indoor scenarios. <read more>

 

Cobham Ensures Radio Communications for the Big Game

Cobham AvComm was selected by WBL Services to provide Radio Communication testing and monitoring for the NFL’s Big Game. The critical voice and data RF communication systems operated flawlessly during the game on February 5, 2017. <read more>

 

Lime Microsystems Announces LimeNET Campaign to Enable SDR-Based Wireless Networks Crowdfund

Lime Microsystems has announced its LimeNET crowd-funding campaign, to take its software defined radio small-cell and carrier-class base-stations to mass market. LimeNET is the follow-up to the LimeSDR crowd campaign, which is set to become CrowdSupply’s first $1 million project later this month. <read more>

 

Dielectric Announces $3.9 Million Antenna Order by American Tower in Preparation for US DTV Spectrum Repack

Dielectric has announced that American Tower Corp. has placed a $3.9 million order for TFU-WB broadband, side-mount antennas and transmission line in preparation for the impending US DTV spectrum repack. <read more>

 

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Event Listings

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Sensors Expo & Conference is the only event in North America focused on sensors and sensor-integrated systems. For 30+ years, Sensors has brought technical innovation and thought leadership to engineers involved in the development and deployment of sensors and sensing systems. The 3-day program explores cutting-edge trends and applications including Energy Harvesting, Emerging Technologies, Flexible & Wearable, IoT & Wireless, Measurement & Detection, MEMS & Sensors, Novel Sensor Applications, Optical, Sensors & Embedded Systems, and Sensor Data in an information-packed Conference Program and reflects those trends throughout the Exhibit Floor. Register at www.sensorsexpo.com and use code WEBCOM100 for special discount to attend.

 

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