FlexWave Universal Radio Head Systems Ensure Cellular Connectivity
MINNEAPOLIS – September 2, 2008 — ADC (NASDAQ: ADCT; www.adc.com today announced that its FlexWave™ Universal Radio Head (URH) systems will deliver seamless cellular services for capacity crowds inside the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul on September 1-4, 2008. In addition to the convention center, ADC systems also have been deployed at the adjacent Saint Paul River Centre and Roy Wilkins Auditorium. The nine URH systems will ensure reliable, consistent wireless voice and data services for convention visitors throughout the facilities. ADC supplied the FlexWave URH systems to NewPath Networks, a wireless neutral host company building the network for the convention sites.
“Supporting tens of thousands of visitors to the Republican National Convention with clear and consistent wireless service is an extremely important project for us,” said Mike Kavanagh, president and CEO of NewPath Networks. “We selected ADC’s FlexWave URH system because it allows us to blanket a large indoor area like the Xcel Energy Center with multi-carrier coverage in a very cost-effective manner.”
ADC’s FlexWave URH systems provides focused in-building and urban coverage with easily-deployable units that can support multiple frequencies and wireless services while providing a platform for network sharing reducing the total cost of ownership in an unobtrusive package.
At the three convention venues, visitors will enjoy improved, gapless wireless coverage and capacity from wall-mounted FlexWave URH systems or, in some instances, systems mounted to catwalks throughout the facilities. The highly flexible URH systems distribute coverage from centralized radio suites and offer unmatched scalability and compatibility for the growing number of protocols and frequencies in today’s demanding wireless networks.
“We have seen strong interest from major carriers in our FlexWave system since it was announced last year,” said Tony LeFebvre, director of product management for ADC. “We are pleased to be supplying Xcel Energy Center, especially since it’s in ADC’s corporate headquarters cities. And because it allows us to illustrate the effectiveness of our solution in meeting the huge demand created for seamless coverage and capacity.”
About ADC Network Solutions
ADC’s Network Solutions Business Unit offers products that deliver high-performance wireless coverage and capacity to business and consumer subscribers in any indoor or outdoor location. ADC is the global leader in advanced in-building wireless solutions and compact network systems, and is a leader in solutions that enhance coverage in macro networks.
ADC provides the connections for wireline, wireless, cable, broadcast, and enterprise networks around the world. ADC's innovative network infrastructure equipment and professional services enable high-speed Internet, data, video, and voice services to residential, business and mobile subscribers. ADC (NASDAQ: ADCT) has sales into more than 130 countries. Learn more about ADC at www.adc.com.
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