DAS Fiber optic transport system improves frequency band-specific modularity
EP&T MagazineElectronics Wireless fiber optic system transport
OPTICAL ZONUConnect 3.0 next generation fiber optic transport system connects multi-sector base transceiver stations (BTS) and distributed antenna systems (DAS) for distances of 300 ft. to 16 miles. The carrier-grade system is now ‘future-proof,’ boasting hot-swappable individual band amplifiers in a compact design to simplify indoor wireless deployments and reduce costs. Product features modular trays that can remain in the rack while individual amplifiers are removed and replaced without shutting down the system. This new feature allows customers the ability to swap bands, easily upgrade their network to emerging frequency bands like C-band and CBRS as well as provide ease of maintenance in the case of a faulty module. Previously, if a single band amplifier failed to connect the BTS and DAS, the entire solution had to be sent for repair. Now, it’s only a simple plugin at the DAS interface tray and the BTS point of interface (POI).