Zinwave Debuts Small Cell Point of Interface Solution

Zinwave, a global provider of wideband distributed network solutions for in-building wireless delivery, has launched new Small Cell Point of Interface (SC-POI) solution. It is a 1U interface panel that connects up to four small cells to the company’s UNItivity distributed wireless platform. The 19-inch, rack-mountable panel simplifies the connection of small cells as signal sources for Zinwave’s UNItivity distributed antenna system (DAS), providing the ideal combination of cellular signal sources and distribution capabilities to deliver wireless services.

DAS solutions are known to provide proven distribution efficiencies and real economic benefits for multi-operator, multi-frequency applications, but they require an RF source to provide cellular signals. And although small cells are an ideal signal source for DAS as they are smaller, more energy-efficient, and much less expensive than traditional base stations; they are currently available in only one – or two- frequency units, thus requiring multiple small cells to deliver the multi-frequency signals needed in most modern buildings. Zinwave’s SC-POI makes it easy to configure up to four small cells per panel as signal sources for the UNItivity distributed wireless platform allowing better efficiency.

Rather than competing with one another as in-building wireless solutions, small cells and DAS can work together to deliver cost-effective, multi-frequency services within buildings. While configuring small cells to feed a DAS can be a complex and messy operation, the SC-POI makes it simple and easy to deploy small cells as a DAS signal source.

Zinwave will be demonstrating the Small Cell Point of Interface (SC-POI) at the Mobile World Congress 2017 (MWC 17) in Barcelona.