October 31, 2016
System Delivers Public Safety Service Plus Future-Proof Support
Without Hardware Upgrades
Dallas, TX – October 31, 2016 – Zinwave, a global provider of wideband distributed network solutions for in-building wireless, today announced that it will showcase its UNItivity distributed wireless access solution (DAS) at the Critical Communications MENA show being held on November 7-8 at the Dubai World Trade Center in Dubai. In booth A6, Zinwave will demonstrate the industry’s only DAS that supports all current public safety frequencies and can accommodate the addition of future frequencies without the need for hardware upgrades.
UNItivity’s wideband architecture supports frequencies from 150 to 2700 MHz, providing access for any public safety frequency. In addition, UNItivity uses a streamlined design that includes just two components: a primary/secondary hub, and a thin, ceiling-mounted remote unit, so installation and maintenance is less expensive than with other, more complex DAS systems. Zinwave also offers a waterproof enclosure for remote units that protects the DAS from water, smoke and other environmental factors.
As an all-fiber system, Zinwave’s UNItivity DAS is an ideal solution for large facilities like airports, hospitals, and hotels because cabling can extend for more than a dozen kilometers while delivering uniformly high performance at each antenna location. UNItivity also delivers the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) because it natively handles a wide range of current and future public safety frequency bands, so expensive equipment upgrades aren’t needed when new bands go into service.
“Public safety wireless coverage is a requirement in many new buildings, and a DAS is the most effective way to provide it,” said Scott Willis, president and CEO at Zinwave. “Zinwave’s wideband DAS architecture delivers outstanding performance with the industry’s lowest TCO, making it the best choice for public safety deployments.”
Zinwave’s UNItivity platform is the only truly future-proof, universal wireless access solution on the market. UNItivity’s unique wideband architecture breaks the cycle of endless DAS upgrades because it supports any frequency from 150 MHz to 2700 MHz, accommodating current and future wireless services without hardware upgrades. In addition, UNItivity’s streamlined, all-fiber architecture makes it more reliable and much easier to install than traditional DAS solutions. Zinwave has a global customer base and is a subsidiary of McWane Inc. (www.mcwane.com), a privately held US manufacturing company and owners of a global group of wireless technology companies. For more information about Zinwave, please visit www.zinwave.com.
McWane, Inc. is a family-owned business based in Birmingham, Alabama, with companies across the United States and the world. At the McWane Family of Companies, we cast ductile iron products--including pipe, valves, hydrants, fittings, and plumbing products--manufacture fire extinguishers, fire suppression systems, steel pressure vessels, and build network switches and monitoring equipment. We are the leader in delivering clean, safe drinking water around the world while focusing on the safe, environmentally-friendly manufacturing of our products. With more than 6,000 team members McWane has a longstanding commitment of support to the communities where we live and work.