Electronic Products & Technology

Gap Wireless expands facility, incorporates PIMD testing

June 29, 2015  By Stephen Law, EP&T Editor

Tripling its existing warehouse space with its recent move into a new facility in Mississauga ON, Gap Wireless Inc., has afforded itself plenty of room to grow. This is a good thing considering significant developmental steps have been taken by the service provider to the mobile wireless and electronics development and manufacturing markets.

Sporting an expansive 15,000-square-feet footprint of new space has allowed GAP Wireless to consolidate inventory, validate equipment and perform required testing – such as Passive Intermodulation Distortion (PIMD).

PIMD testing rose to prominence along with the emergence of 4G technology, while today, most mobile wireless service providers (such as Bell, Rogers, TELUS, etc.) have specified the service as mandatory.

“With the rise in demand for 100% accuracy on delivery by vendor, this kind of testing is paramount to the customer today,” says Glenn Poulos, vice-president and general manager, Gap Wireless. “The new facility allows us room to grow and provides the opportunity to stock more inventory,” Poulos says.

Gap also recently implemented a new vendor managed inventory (VMI) system that provides ease in delivery traceability to its customers along with greatly reduced lead-times. Further enhancing its commitment in this area, Gap recently hired an application engineer to specifically support In-Building DAS (distributed antenna systems) applications. Gap’s approach on sales service is two-pronged, as it operates a sales team focused on mobile infrastructure and in-building, with another specializing on test and measurement including a T&M specialist dedicated to telecom carriers.

Gap Wireless exclusively distributes the Keysight Technologies (formerly Agilent Technologies) test and measurement line. While government and military top the list as top markets served, the educational and institutional markets come in a close second, according to Poulos. By contract, Gap Wireless serves as a Keysight full solutions provider, including everything from software, rack & fixturing and probing.

“We will often bundle high-end solutions into a product and/or provide free samples to the customer,” says Poulos. “We have a National presence through our valued network of employees and customers supported through a growing list of suppliers from around the world.”

Gap Wireless serves both public and private sector clients with wireless technology solutions and onsite professionals in support of these main disciplines:

* PCS/cellular infrastructure and coverage enhancement

* Test & Measurement Equipment

* Power products

* RF & microwave coaxial components

* RF, power, data, audio cable assemblies

* Custom solutions

With offices in the Toronto area, Montreal, Ottawa Edmonton and Vancouver, Gap Wireless also operates sales offices in the US, including North Carolina, Boca Raton, Seattle, Chicago and soon in California.


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