November 28, 2016
Future-Proof UNItivity DAS Offers Built-In Support for New Spectrum
Without Hardware Upgrades
Dallas, TX – November 29, 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 DAS and Small Cells Congress Europe show being held November 30 through December 2 at the Sheraton Arabellapark Hotel in Munich, Germany. At the show, Zinwave will demonstrate the industry’s only DAS that supports all current cellular and public safety frequencies and can accommodate the addition of future frequencies without the need for hardware upgrades.
Mobile operators are continually adding new spectrum to their networks, and DAS must adapt to accommodate these changes. UNItivity’s wideband architecture supports frequencies from 150 to 2700 MHz, providing access for any cellular and 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.
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.
“Wireless coverage has become the ‘fourth utility’ in 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 in-building wireless 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.