A solar-powered GSM radio base station is providing energy-lean network coverage in remote areas of South America. There was a requirement for a radio base station to provide high output power, low energy consumption, a small footprint and low weight.
A GSMA-led collaboration with 16 IT and mobile companies aims to create a new category of always-connected mobile broadband devices to provide an alternative to WiFi.
“Rapid deployment solutions should be smaller, lighter, easier to use and more cost effective,” said David Cox, PWC operations director, speaking at the launch of Pico, an ultra-compact lunchbox-size portable repeater which is said to be a ‘world record' for product miniaturisation.
Andrew and Siemens have jointly designed a wireless communications system for the CRH3 Harmony multiple unit trains, which were developed specifically for the Olympics and have maximum speeds of 350 km/h.
Based on the software-defined radio platform used in the company’s DRB-25 repeater/base station and operating in the 136-174 and 380-520 MHz bands, the Irukandji platform is a 50 W analog/project 25 repeater/base station housed in a 2RU (88 mm) high enclosure designed for mounting in a standard 19" rack.
Andrew, the CommScope division, has won a multi-year contract for communications systems that will provide improved wireless coverage inside Deutsche Bahn AG's high-speed train ICE in Germany.