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February 09, 2010

Optiway to Intro RefAccess Laserless Remote Optical DAS solution at MWC


Optiway Integrated Solutions Ltd., a provider of In-Building Wireless or IBW cellular coverage reportedly announced the unveiling of the RefAccess technology at the Mobile World Congress (News - Alert) 2010, to be held in Barcelona.


The RefAccess is an innovation of In-Building technology. It is a patent pending laserless remote optical DAS solution and it removes active elements from the remote units. This reduces the complexity of such systems making the entire project simple and cost effective.

Wireless in-building coverage of the end-user domain is imperative in broadband communication networks, more so in the case of new technologies like WiMAX and 3G Long Term Evolution or LTE (News - Alert). Integrated broadband services with a combination of voice, data, video and multimedia services and other value added services require higher data transmission capacities. This is more than the standards of wireless systems available today, said Optiway sources.

Also the need for more capacity per unit area results in higher operating frequencies and smaller radio cells. In case of in-door applications the high operating frequencies face huge losses through the building walls.

Optiway’s patent-pending RefAccess, increases the Mean Time Between Failures or MTBF of In-Building Wireless systems. Optiway’s patented Optical Time Division Multiplexing by Locking Laser or OTDMLL technology is applied to RefAccess, enabling increased coverage quality and elimination of crosstalk between up and down links.

Also RefAccess reduces the emitted radiation power from the root unit antenna, making it environmentally friendly, emphasized company sources.

“The majority of users now believe in the notion of ‘always on’ communication. As the concept of broadband communication has caught on and as fiber penetrates closer to the end-user environment, wired transmission speeds will continue to rise,” said Ofer Reviv, CEO of Optiway.

“The demand to have this broadband capacity also wirelessly has put pressure on the wireless service providers to increase both their transmission capacity, as well as their coverage and Optiway's RefAccess is here to facilitate this need,” added Reviv.

Optiway proposes to showcase its AllAccess, AllRep, AllMax optical-based In-Building Wireless systems and its management application, the OPtiMOS at the MWC. The advanced single-fiber design of the products simplifies the project from design through deployment and ongoing maintenance. This helps reduce total cost of ownership besides, decreasing power consumption and radiation levels.
 

Shamila Janakiraman is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Shamila’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Patrick Barnard










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