Advanced RF Technologies (ADRF), a specialist in the provision of in-building distributed antenna systems for public safety and commercial RF, announced it will incorporate ADXV Series DAS and PSR Series repeaters as well as future product specifications, into Ranplan Wireless’ network modeling and design software via the Collaboration-Hub.
ADRF said the cloud-based Collaboration-Hub provides OEMs greater control over intellectual property while allowing network engineers to design and deliver high-quality Public Safety, LTE and 5G systems.
With the proliferation of 5G, the internet of things and re-use of a spectrum to provide capacity and coverage for emerging use cases, in-building designs can no longer be planned without assessing the mutual impact between other network layers such as outdoor small cells, ODAS, and macro sectors, the company said.
The firm also highlighted that the collaboration between OEMs and RF design tools is essential to accurately design modern multi-layer systems. This helps network design engineers addressing both in-building and heterogeneous networks to be confident that device specifications used in conjunction with advanced 3D propagation models match real-world performance and equipment functionality.
“Our partnership with Ranplan as a preferred OE partner will benefit our new and existing partners in both the in-building and ODAS markets,” said Julie Song, President of ADRF. “ADRF continually updates our existing products and develops new solutions through our interaction with clients. Leveraging Ranplan’s new device platform ensures a constant feedback loop with our development teams and supports optimal usage of our products.”
“We are excited to add ADRF as a preferred OEM partner under the Ranplan Precision Design Initiative,” said Alastair Williamson, CEO at Ranplan Wireless. “Having a veteran supplier of commercial and public safety solutions for twenty years is a great addition to our network of OEMs. Working alongside our regional device database and international product management teams will help ADRF define new standards ensuring design accuracy in diverse indoor and outdoor scenarios for current and advanced technologies such as 5G.”
ADRF and Ranplan Wireless will host a training session May 14-16 in Dallas, Texas, which will introduce the software and leverage ADRF components to create an in-building design.
Established in 1999 in Burbank, California, ADRF’s product portfolio of in-building wireless solutions includes Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS), repeaters, antennas, and passive components.