Ultra-thin ceiling antennas appear almost invisible

10th June 2015
Nat Bowers

Expanding its ultra-thin, clear, DAS ceiling antennas, Pulse Electronics' DASUTCC family has a see-through housing which makes them nearly invisible when mounted. Extending just 8.4mm (0.33") below the ceiling, the antennas have an industry-leading PIM rating of better than -155dBc at 2x20W (2x43dBm).

Their translucent design makes them suited to providing access to wireless networks in hotels, convention centres, formal spaces, older buildings with low ceilings, shallow spaces or areas where aesthetic concerns are of major importance.

Part of the company's PIMinator line of low passive intermodulation antennas, the DASUTCC omni antenna family includes seven different antenna product variants. Three different connector options are available (N, 4.1-9.5 Mini-DIN and 4.3-10) either with or without an energy director. Products in the family include: the DASUTCC500NF with N female connector; the DASUTCC500MD with 4.1-9.5 Mini-DIN connector; and the DASUTCC5004310 with 4.3-10 connector. With its mounting the antenna has a diameter of 239mm (9.41").

A reflector accessory, the DASUTCCACC1, is available to optimise radiant energy by reducing above-ceiling radiation. Kits of the antenna plus reflector are also available. Pairs of the antennas can be installed to create a MIMO system.

Paul Fadlovich, Director of Infrastructure Marketing, Pulse Electronics, comments: "The inclusion of these new connector types makes this exciting family of transparent in-building antennas suitable for all major wireless carriers. The indoor DAS market is being driven by increased consumer demand for high data rates, streaming video and clear, reliable, mobile data services everywhere in a building. Operators are faced with having to find an antenna that can be installed without interfering with the aesthetics or design of the building. The ultra-thin, clear ceiling antenna from Pulse solves these issues. They boost in-building coverage and capacity and have been shown to have some of the best PIM performance, yet they are attractive and their thin translucent mounting makes them nearly invisible."

Pulse Electronics will be exhibiting its DASUTCC antennas at the DAS and Small Cells Congress, at The Roosevelt New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, 9th to 10th June, in booth #301.

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