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Viavi Unveils Testing Equipment

Viavi has launched NITRO Mobile, which captures, locates, and analyzes all mobile events across the RF, RAN, xHaul and core, providing operators with insight to optimize the customer experience and drive new revenue streams.

Operators are building ultra-dense, massively scalable, automated networks that are difficult to test and challenging to monitor. NITRO Mobile meets these challenges real-time intelligence platform, connecting virtual and physical VIAVI instruments with software-based assurance and optimization probes, agents, and applications, sharing end-to-end intelligence throughout the network lifecycle.

Dali Wireless’ Virtual Fronthaul Interface Opens RAN to 5G

By J. Sharpe Smith, Senior Editor

Dali Wireless launched the second-generation Dali Matrix Virtual Fronthaul Interface (vFI) at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week, which allows any baseband to be routed to any remote radio unit. The product, which follows the trend for open RAN to be a component of 5G networks, will be trialed by major operators in the United States and globally later this year.

“While the applications and use cases of 5G are no doubt very exciting, it is important to remember that 5G is yet another network rollout for mobile network operators,” said Nick Marshall, Research Director, ABI Research. “Having the ability to connect any baseband unit to any remote radio unit, regardless of vendor and fronthaul protocol is a very important step to unbundling the RAN and creating the more flexible and open RAN essential for 5G’s success.”

An open RAN eliminates vendor lock-in and reduces total cost of ownership. Any-to-Any fronthaul connectivity also contributes to send-to-end network slicing, and helps operators migrate to 5G networks in a more cost-effective and efficient way while providing maximum investment protection for legacy networks.

“Cost has always been the Achilles’ heel for any network rollout. At a time when 4G infrastructure expansion continues to grow and 5G hardware is set to drive up CAPEX even further, operators need an open, and cost-effective way to manage the requirements of the countless use cases 5G is set to deliver,” said Albert Lee, CEO of Dali Wireless.

Virtual fronthaul will make radio resource configuration and allocation both dynamic and dynamic. vFI’s on-demand routing is designed to deliver capacity improvements, and new spectrum bands and operators can be added incrementally with each operator getting its own management domain and software enabling remote configuration. The Dali vFI works with any transport protocol so operators may continue to use their current equipment.

“Vendor and protocol agnostic signal routing in the fronthaul is an important step to unbundling the RAN and creating a more flexible open framework needed for 5G. Dali’s vFI supports translation between different protocols including CPRI, eCPRI, RoE, and Ethernet enabling seamless communication between RAN elements provided by different vendors,” Lee said.

Alarm Monitoring System

The DMCIP Alarm Monitor from TWR Lighting is a highly sophisticated standalone product that delivers quality monitoring at a reasonable price. Though typically used to monitor tower lighting, the DMCIP Alarm Monitor can also be used to monitor other applications such as fire alarms, thermostat alarms, generators, door alarms, etc.

This monitor has 10 inputs that can be configured for contact closure or voltage alarms. A built in photocell monitor (that works with 120/240 VAC or 5-24 VDC photocells) has selectable day/night alarm timers and logs when the photocell changes from day to night and back to day. The cabinet door is monitored and can be used to generate an alarm for quarterly test or for tamper detection. When there is a power loss, an on board circuit monitors the battery voltage, disconnecting it before the voltage drops to low and causes damage to the backup battery.

A DMCIP SNMP configuration utility is supplied to allow easy configuration and interrogation through the on-board Ethernet or modem wireless interface, allowing the alarm conditions to be viewed at any time. Monitoring options for the DMCIP Alarm Monitor include: GPRS/CDMA wireless modem, Ethernet TCP/IP modem, or NOC software from TWR Lighting, Inc. Monitoring services are also available. ww.twrlighting.com

DC-Powered Medium-Intensity LED Obstruction Lighting

From Hughey & Phillips

Urbana, Ohio (4/25/16)—Hughey & Phillips (H&P), a global leader in the obstruction lighting industry, announces the new DC HORIZON™ line of medium-intensity strobe LED based obstruction lighting solutions for daytime and nighttime lighting on tall structures such as communication, television and radio towers, wind turbines, smokestacks and other obstructions to aerial navigation.

Intertek (ETL) certified and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approved the DC HORIZON™ L-864 which provides nighttime red light to light various structures as aeronautical obstructions, and is part of the newest addition to H&P’s obstruction lighting portfolio. The DC powered series will be available in L864 (Red), L865 (White) and L864/L865 (Red/White). Daytime white strobe eliminates the need to paint the structure with aviation orange and white stripes, and nighttime red flashing beacon lights are community friendly. The HORIZON™ L-864/865 is best suited for structures between 150’ (45 m) and 700’ (225 m) above ground level and operates at a range of -/+ 48VDC.

The new microprocessor controlled LED strobe system boasts a self-contained power supply that simplifies wiring but also accepts external signals if necessary. Its compact design, built-in testing, GPS sync, automatic day/night sensor and wiring compatibility make the product easy to use and install. Like other products in the HORIZON™ line, the units are compatible with existing cable systems in most cases, allowing users to retrofit to LED without purchasing entire new systems.

“Our customers have come to rely on Hughey & Phillips to provide the next generation of cutting-edge LED obstruction lighting solutions. The new H&P DC HORIZON™ LED Series fills the need for both daytime and nighttime strobe lighting technology, and outperforms legacy incandescent fixtures by substantial margins. We’re proud to add another offering to our HORIZON™ line that provides our customers with significant cost- and power savings,” said Jim Sullivan, Vice President of Sales for Hughey & Phillips.

H&P HORIZON™ system uses 90 percent less power than incandescent medium intensity models, and is designed, built and sourced in the United States, using U.S. suppliers. There are more than 20 patents pending on components and features of the HORIZON series. The system comes with a five-year warranty and has an expected life of more than 15 years. It is the only unit in the market to be completely serviceable, ensuring a longer life than any competitor models. To receive more information please visit our website, www.hugheyandphillips.com

About Hughey & Phillips
Hughey & Phillips is a global leader in the design and manufacturing of obstruction lighting technology. The company engineers and designs a complete line of low, medium and high intensity lighting technology solutions that provide illumination for radio, television, and communication towers; wind turbines; buildings; smokestacks; bridges; and other obstructions to aerial navigation. Hughey & Phillips offers complete solutions comprised of power and lighting systems designed and manufactured by Hughey & Phillips in the USA. The company has a full engineering staff providing complete support and design in optical, electrical and mechanical disciplines to customize any of our products to fit our customers’ unique needs. To learn more, visit www.hugheyandphillips.com

Site Pro 1’s New Universal Ground Bars

Site Pro 1’s New Universal Ground Bars feature a universal slotted hole pattern to fit a wide selection of lugs and accept more runs. Kits include insulators & stainless steel brackets. Our universal ground bars are available in a variety of sizes. Find Site Pro 1’s complete selection of grounding products in the grounding section of their website. Grounding products include ground bars, grounding wire, lugs, grounding hardware, molds and accessories. Products are fully stocked in seven convenient locations nationwide and Site Pro 1 offers same day shipping. 1-888-GET-PRO1 • www.sitepro1.com