Microlab Digital GPS Repeater Selected by Distrito T-Mobile in Puerto Rico

The Microlab Digital GPS Repeater has been selected and by Anziva Technologies for the new Distrito T-Mobile entertainment venue in Puerto Rico to enable precision network synchronization for cellular communication. The Microlab Digital GPS Repeater, with Digital SkyTiming Technology, provides future-proof network synchronization for both 4G deployments and the tighter timing demands of 5G. Anziva Technologies chose the Microlab solution because of its simple installation process which enabled them to achieve their rapid deployment requirements and objectives.

"We recently completed a DAS deployment at District Live in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Due to the complexity of the property and the project itself, specially esthetics, it was simply impossible to install a typical coaxial GPS system anywhere close to our head-end,” said Israel Aviles, Partner at Anziva Technologies. “The Microlab Digital GPS Repeater was the perfect solution for us considering that our facility includes multiple exterior locations connected to our headend through our fiber optic backbone. We intend to standardize our facilities on this excellent solution, Microlab has come up with an outstanding, simple to install, easy to deploy, solution.

“Our Digital GPS Repeater is a high-performance network synchronization solution that delivers the precise phase delay measurements required to address the unique scheduling demands of Anziva Technologies” says Dino Giordano, VP of Engineering. “Our expertise in delivering specialized solutions has enabled us to address the specific frequency and phase synchronization challenges facing current and emerging cellular communications networks in play with this deployment.”

The Microlab Digital GPS Repeater transports digitized GPS signal over fiber, allowing the receiver to be up to 10km away from the GPS antenna. Solving distance limitations increases GPS signal accessibility for large-scale projects, including Puerto Rico’s new, 476,000 square foot District Live entertainment complex. With support for subcarrier spacing greater than 15 kHz in 5G New Radio (NR) and strict physical limitations between GPS receivers and GPS antennas, synchronization requirements are more stringent than ever before. The repeater capabilities represent a complete, future-ready synchronization solution to address current and emerging 5G communications demands and is compatible with any network device requiring GPS signals, and is ideal for situations in remote locations where GPS signals are not readily available. Network devices in remote sites benefit with better throughputs from synchronization to Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) due to GPS signal availability and traceability with the digital repeater. To further fulfill prospective installation requirements, 16 GPS RF outputs are accessible at the system's head-end.

The continuous monitoring capabilities of the active GPS solution from Microlab provides continuous monitoring capabilities realized through a web GUI and SNMP alarm interface with Network Operation Center (NOC) provisions. These monitoring capabilities provide insight into the satellite link’s fidelity and the corresponding received signals. Redundancy of power supply, GPS antenna, and CPRI fiber link increases reliability in critical applications with intuitive switching to the antenna with the most GPS satellite visibility. The Digital GPS Repeater plug-&-play configuration enables quick and easy installation for Anziva Technologies to realize the communication network at Distrito T-Mobile. Simultaneously, the compact size saves valuable real estate in tight rack environments, reducing the total cost of ownership.


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