SAN DIEGO and LAS VEGAS – September 6, 2016 – CTIA Super Mobility 2016 – Nextivity Inc. today announced Cel-Fi QUATRA, an enterprise-class cellular coverage solution for 3G and 4G LTE, including VoLTE. As a cost-effective and high-performance active DAS hybrid solution, this new class of technology immediately solves indoor cellular coverage challenges in larger, more complex enterprise environments and industrial applications up to 500,000 sq. ft. Nextivity will be showcasing Cel-Fi QUATRA at CTIA Super Mobility 2016.
Cel-Fi QUATRA is a self-configuring system built on award-winning Cel-Fi technology, which is unconditionally network safe, and approved for use by carriers on their networks. Cel-Fi QUATRA is an all digital solution, specifically designed for ease of installation. Unlike typical DAS systems that can require between 12 and 24 months for deployment from start to finish, Cel-Fi QUATRA can be ordered, delivered, installed, and operational in a matter of weeks—and at a lower installed cost per sq. ft. Cel-Fi QUATRA achieves this by eliminating much of the complexity, leveraging RF-over-ethernet (RFoE) and Power-over-ethernet (PoE) technology.
“The commercial mid-market has long lacked a truly affordable, enterprise-class indoor coverage solution—until now,” says Werner Sievers, CEO of Nextivity. “Cel-Fi QUATRA bridges the gap for these organizations, eliminating the cost, complexity, and time involved with the installation of full-blown active DAS systems.”
How it Works
Cel-Fi QUATRA is comprised of a Network Unit (NU), which receives and distributes the donor cellular signal; and the Coverage Unit (CU), which contains actively powered antennas that transmit the cellular signal throughout the venue to users actively or passively. Cel-Fi QUATRA offers exceptional value and optimal performance when installed off-air or tethered to a small cell.
Off-air: Cel-Fi QUATRA can be installed off-air using a macro donor signal from a wireless service provider. The NU, which brings in the off-air donor signal, is connected to up to four CUs that are distributed throughout areas where better cellular coverage is needed. The NU and CUs operate in a coordinated manner to amplify the off-air signal and provide high-quality in-building wireless connectivity covering up to 50,000 sq. ft. per system.
Tethered to a small cell: Up to four Cel-Fi QUATRA systems can be tethered to a small cell to deliver both increased capacity and greater coverage, and to service more concurrent users. This Boosted Supercell® configuration can deliver coverage to an entire middleprise building. It provides a carrier-class, intelligent, and fully integrated HetNet enterprise solution for high-quality in-building wireless capacity and coverage.
An organization can very quickly install Cel-Fi QUATRA off-air while waiting for small cell equipment delivery. It can then be easily connected to a small cell if increased capacity is required.
- Support for bands 2, 4, 5, 12, and 66 (699 MHz to 2200 MHz)
- FCC and Industry Canada (IC) certified
- CU power supplied over Cat 5e cable, up to 100 meters
- Built-in MIMO antennas
- External MIMO antenna connections
- Automatic system configuration
- Supports Nextivity’s WAVE cloud-based software platform
- Real-time, flexible system monitoring, alerts, alarms, and diagnostics
- Software updates, device management, and engineering application support through Cel-Fi WAVE mobile and desktop applications
- Cel-Fi AntennaBoost integrates the optional Cel-Fi MIMO Panel Antenna with the WAVE platform to provide intelligent aiming and the best donor signal in the industry
- QUATRA Range Extender (QRE) extends Cat5e cable distance from 100 meters to 200 meters (optional)
- Small Cell Interface (SCIF) device that optimizes integration with small cells (optional)
Pricing and Availability
The Cel-Fi QUATRA purchase process begins with Nextivity distribution partners for integrators, and resellers for end customers. Resellers can place orders for the United States, Canada, and Latin America immediately, with additional global rollouts to follow.
Nextivity will be showcasing Cel-Fi QUATRA at CTIA Super Mobility 2016 in the GetWireless booth (#4855). To set up a meeting at the show, contact [email protected].
For more information on Cel-Fi QUATRA, download the white paper.
About Nextivity Inc.
Headquartered in San Diego, Nextivity Inc. develops the Cel-Fi family of products, delivering best-in-class indoor cellular coverage for home, office, and on the road – at the lowest cost per decibel. Cel-Fi is authorized for use by nearly 200 leading global carriers in 100 countries. Nextivity’s engineering team has leveraged advanced signal processing and intelligent antenna design to develop the world’s only self-configuring, environmentally aware indoor coverage systems. Additional information is available at Cel-Fi.com, on Twitter, LinkedIn, and on Facebook.
Nextivity, the Nextivity logo, Cel-Fi, Smart Signal Booster, and Boosted Supercell are registered trademarks of Nextivity Incorporated in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.
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