Small and mid-size venues often have wireless coverage problems that can be solved easily with an off-air bi-directional amplifier (BDA) or RF booster drive into indoor antennas. However, the required location for the donor antenna (off-air is outdoors) is too far away for coaxial cable to be practical. Optical Zonu’s Antenna Extender solves this problem by providing an easy-to-install fiber optic link between the donor antenna and BDA. The link consists of a compact Antenna Unit that connects to the donor antenna and a mechanically identical Equipment Unit that connects to the BDA. The two units are connected by a single strand of optical fiber to provide a robust RF connection for distances up to 3,000 ft.
The units require no adjustments and can be powered locally or remotely.
The two versions currently available are:
1. Commercial Cellular: 700MHz, 850 MHz Cellular, 1900 MHz PCS, 2100 MHz AWS, 2300 WCS bands
2. Public Safety: 700 MHz, 800 MHz
Each unit can be installed indoors or outdoors. For outdoor installations, Optical Zonu also provides the outdoor-rated fiber cable assembly to connect the units. This cable can be fiber-only or hybrid (fiber-copper), which includes the DC power connection for the Antenna Unit.
The Equipment Unit connects directly to any BDA with up link transmit power up to +24 dBm. The RF Antenna over fiber extender provides an essentially lossless down link RF connection with minimal impact on system sensitivity. RF connectors are rugged N-type. Single mode fiber is standard but there is an option to support multi mode fiber. We offer a broad range of Distributed Antenna System fiber link solutions.