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RFS Announces Dual Axis Mechanical Tilt Sensor
- Performs Calibrated Angle Measurement to Remotely
Detect Shifting in Antenna Placement
Meriden, CT (United States), August 8,
2013 – Radio Frequency Systems (RFS),
the global wireless and broadcast infrastructure specialist, today announced the availability
of an AISG 2.0 compliant, dual axis
RFS Mechanical Tilt Sensor (MTS). The simple-to-install in-line device enables RFS customers
to accurately measure the position of its antennas in real-time without physically having to
check the placement on site.
MTS performs calibrated angle measurement with respect to gravity, reading 0 degrees when the
device is vertical. Any deflection from a vertical position will result in increasing angle
values. MTS is expertly engineered to withstand extreme temperatures and weather conditions
and prevents water intrusion, making it ideal for providing reliable data even under the most
severe environmental conditions. Digital filtering ensures stable measurements and prevents
false alarms caused by antenna vibrations and its +/- .5 degree of accuracy improves RF optimization.
The tilt sensor has the ability to be installed into a live system and be recognized by the
system without requiring the system to be shut down or rebooted.
“Antenna positioning is obviously critical to wireless performance and it has typically been
necessary for wireless carriers to physically send a representative to check the placement of
antennas, particularly in the aftermath of extreme weather occurrences,” said Tom Nowik, product
manager, Radio Frequency Systems. “Obviously this process is inconvenient, requires an investment
of someone's time and resources, and can result in a delay in accurately detecting if antennas
have shifted. RFS' Mechanical Tilt Sensor is the first to market of its kind and enables the
entire process to be conducted remotely in real-time. As more and more carriers are upgrading
their sites to be LTE-compatible, now is the ideal time to add a tilt sensor – which is as easy
to install as a standard cable - at the antenna site.”
Trademarks: RFS® is a registered trademark of Radio Frequency Systems.
All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) is a global designer and manufacturer
of cable, antenna and tower systems, as well as active and passive RF conditioning modules,
providing total-package solutions for outdoor and indoor wireless infrastructure. RFS serves
OEMs, distributors, system integrators, operators and installers. Its customers currently include
the four largest wireless carriers, the majority of tier 2 and 3 wireless carriers in North
America and many of the top wireless and microwave OEMS worldwide.
than 70 years, RFS has provided its customers world-class service that today is backed by a
global presence of nine manufacturing facilities worldwide and sales and technical support centers
in 23 countries. RFS offers advanced engineering capabilities, superior field support,
and expert technical assistance and training to provide scalable, flexible, future-proof and
lightweight end-to-end solutions optimized across the entire RF chain. As an ISO-compliant organization,
RFS solutions offer proven longevity, premium performance and unrivalled quality.
For more information visit www.rfsworld.com,
or follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/RFSworld.
RFS Press Contact
Marketing and Communications Specialist
Phone: + 1 203 630 3311
Cell: + 1 203 715 1595
Posted August 8, 2013
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